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Coffee Horror: Parody Pokes At Environmental Absurdity Of K-Cups

The market for single-serving coffee pods is dominated by Keurig's K-Cups. But they aren't recyclable, and critics say that's making a monster of an environmental mess. Meet the K-Cup Godzilla.
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Why Dump Treated Wastewater When You Could Make Beer With It?

An Oregon company has developed a high-tech process for turning sewage into pure drinking water. Now it's asking the state for permission to give its recycled water to a group of home brewers.
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Obama Moves To Cement His Environmental Legacy

He took steps to protect land in Alaska from oil and gas drilling, and to allow offshore drilling along the coasts of Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia — all part of a climate change strategy.
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Drilling Off Virginia Coast Could Harm Neighboring States, Cardin Says

The Obama administration has decided to open up the Atlantic states to offshore drilling, a move that is not playing well among East Coast democrats like U.S. Sen. Cardin (D-MD).
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Southern California's Water Supply Threatened By Next Major Quake

As if the drought weren't bad enough, four of the area's aqueducts sit on the San Andreas Fault. Engineers are working to protect the water system against the next major earthquake.
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Obama Administration To Allow Drilling Off Southeastern Atlantic Coast

The Obama administration announced on Tuesday that it will allow oil companies to drill off the southeastern Atlantic Coast. The move will also restrict access along parts of Alaska's coast.
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Murkowski Critical Of Proposal For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Renee Montagne talks to Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski about White House plans to designate 12 million acres of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness.
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How Much Oil And Gas Is At Stake In ANWR?

Alaska politicians are furious about Obama's proposal to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas development. They've argued ANWR is vital to the state's economic future.
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Obama's Arctic Refuge Drill Ban Won't Change Much, For Now

Oil industry representatives are criticizing the decision, but analysts say the shale revolution will buy the industry time to develop safe technology in the threatened environment.
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Tossing Out Food In The Trash? In Seattle, You'll Be Fined For That

Seattle is the first city in the nation to fine people for not properly sorting their garbage. The law took effect on Jan. 1 as a bid to keep food out of landfills and encourage composting instead.

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