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In Hampton Roads, A Comprehensive Approach To Sea Level Rise

There's nearly twice the relative sea-level rise in Hampton Roads as similar Atlantic coast communities, and the Army Corps of Engineers is rolling out a plan to address it.

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They're Going Door To Door In The Amazon To See Why People Get Sick

In one of the most remote parts of the Peruvian Amazon, researchers are in the midst of an extensive health census. The study could be key to figuring out the impact of mercury used in illegal mining.
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Hundreds Of 'Kayaktivists' In Seattle Protest Shell's Arctic Drilling

Seattle will be home port to a large Shell Oil Arctic drilling platform when it's not up in the Arctic Ocean. But the city and many residents aren't happy about it. The crowd chanted, "Shell No."
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Who Did This To Peru's Jungle?

When the price of gold skyrocketed, illegal miners flooded into the country's Amazon basin, eager to find even the tiniest bits of the precious metal. Trees and villagers have paid a price.
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In Arctic Drilling Debate, A Dispute Over Cleanup Preparedness

Royal Dutch Shell can drill oil exploration wells this summer in the Chukchi Sea, if Shell shows it can prevent and clean up a potential spill. Environmentalists are skeptical; Shell says it's ready.
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'Not On My Land': Southern Residents Fight Building Of Palmetto Pipeline

Kinder Morgan is proposing the pipeline to carry oil and natural gas through South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. But smaller oil suppliers are also concerned about markets like Savannah, Georgia.
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Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf Will Be Gone Within Years, NASA Says

What's left of the Larsen B shelf, two-thirds of which underwent a spectacular collapse in 2002, will disappear by the end of the decade, according to a new study.
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How Has Fairfax County's Rapid Growth Affected The Environment?

Decades of development have been good for the bottom line, but conservation groups are concerned about what has been done to local watersheds.

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Calif. Bottled Water Plants Are Scrutinized During Severe Drought

Companies like Nestle are being eyed for how and where they're drawing the water. Steve Inskeep talks to Ian James, a reporter with The Desert Sun Newspaper in Palm Springs, Calif.
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Santa Fe Cuts Water Consumption By Imposing Tiered Pricing Model

NPR's Melissa Block interviews Santa Fe, N.M., Mayor Javier Gonzales about how the city managed to cut water usage by one-fifth while its population grew by 10 percent.

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