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Hundreds Congregate to Support Offshore Wind Technology in Maryland

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More than 300 Marylanders packed into the Westin Hotel to support the push for putting an offshore wind farm off the coast of Ocean City.

As dozens of people marched towards the Capitol building in Annapolis, you could almost feel supporters of offshore wind energy riding the recent wave of momentum toward making renewable energy a reality in the Old Line State.

Many activists believe 2011 could be the year legislators here will pass a law instructing power companies to enter into long term purchasing agreements with offshore wind developers thus securing thousands of green collar jobs in Maryland.

Doing so would put Maryland at the front of the line alongside Delaware and Massachusetts in the country's race to go green.


No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


What Is Li-Fi And When Will You Use It To Download Everything Faster?

Li-Fi is a lot like Wi-Fi, but it uses light to transmit data. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the man who invented the faster alternative: Harald Haas.

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