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17 Million & Counting

Jan 6, 2015

With 17 million people, the population of the Chesapeake Bay watershed has more than doubled since the 1950s. And it's expected to triple within the next several decades. Tom Horton, longtime environmental reporter, speaks with authority about the consequences of growth on the region's quality of life and its sustainability. The author of six books about the Chesapeake, Horton is an environmental studies professor at Salisbury University. 

Nature writer Tom Horton questions whether the Chesapeake Bay can sustain uninhibited population growth.