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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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Once Outlaws, Young Lords Find A Museum Home For Radical Roots

Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.
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Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior's food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe's appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of "collapse."
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A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

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Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels

Google's already tested three of the pollution-sensor equipped cars in Denver, and is currently trying them out in the Bay Area.

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