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Maryland Incinerators Make Coal Look Clean

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Environmental Integrity Project says Maryland is quickly becoming the nation's capital for waste-to-energy plants which, it says, are more polluting than coal-fired plants.

The Washington-based environmental group says Maryland has three waste-to-energy plants permitted or under development and two already in operation. It's data shows the state's two largest incinerators create more pollution per hour of energy generation than each of the state's four largest coal-fired plants.    

Environmental groups earlier this year criticized a decision by Gov. Martin O'Malley to support enhanced incentives for waste-to-energy.  They say it will hurt recycling efforts.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 9, 2015

Cuban dance, Spanish opera and Sephardic Jewish music provide Spanish-influenced entertainment this weekend in D.C.


Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee?

The bees that pollinate crops are on the brink of collapse. One big reason why: a virus-carrying mite. Now, researchers think a rare fungi could boost bees' immune system and attack the mite itself.
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The Politics Hour - October 9, 2015

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.


California Approves A Sweeping Digital Privacy Law

The bill was signed into law on Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law requires a warrant before any business turns over clients' metadata or digital communications to the government.

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