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D.C. Named One Of The Most Sustainable Cities In North America

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D.C. earned high marks for its green action plan in public participation in environmental initiatives, parks, and energy efficient buildings.
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D.C. earned high marks for its green action plan in public participation in environmental initiatives, parks, and energy efficient buildings.

The U.S. and Canada Green City Index assessed 27 major cities for their carbon dioxide commissions, energy consumption, land use, green buildings, transportation, water quality, air quality, waste quality, and environmental governance.

D.C. earned high marks for its green action plan in public participation in environmental initiatives, parks, and energy efficient buildings.

In a statement, Mayor Vincent Gray called D.C. a pioneer in purchasing renewable energy, use of green transportation, and LEED certified buildings.

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Check Out This 1999 Profile Of The Late, Great Juan Gabriel

Juan Gabriel stayed true to his roots, even when it wasn't easy. This LA Times piece takes a look at why that was.
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Northeast Farmers Grapple With Worst Drought In More Than A Decade

This year, many fields are bone dry — and that has many farmers in the region thinking about how to manage their land, their animals and the water that is there.
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State Taxes, School Budgets And The Quality Of Public Education

Budget cutbacks have made it impossible for many states to finance their public schools. But some have bucked the trend by increasing taxes and earmarking those funds for education. Taxes, spending and the quality of public education.

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Scientists Looking For Alien Life Investigate 'Interesting' Signal From Space

Russian astronomers detected an unusual radio signal last year. The SETI Institute says it's too soon to say whether the signal came from intelligent life-forms — but researchers are checking it out.

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