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Virginia's Annual Pesticide Disposal Program Continues

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More than 42,000 pounds of unwanted pesticides have been collected in Virginia this year, as part of the state's annual Pesticide Disposal Program.

Each year, selected cities allow residents to bring dangerous chemicals to a central location where the waste is packaged and eventually destroyed. It's a service that gives agricultural producers and pesticide users a break from the high cost of disposing the chemicals.

Since the program began in 1990, more than a million pounds of pesticides have been collected.

This year 18 counties and five cities, primarily in central and southern Virginia, participated.

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Robert Irwin Brings 'Big' To Texas With Permanent Art Installation

The 87-year-old conceptual artist unveils a large-scale installation of his work in Marfa, Texas, this week. He's spent his career creating site-specific art that often treats light as its subject.
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Scraped, Splattered — But Silent No More. Finally, The Dinner Plate Gets Its Say

Instagram is the Internet's semi-obsessive, borderline-creepy love letter to food. But behind every great meal is a plate doing a pretty-OK job. So a comedian made an Instagram to celebrate plates.
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Post Republican Convention Wrap-Up: Did The Party Make Progress On Unity?

The Republican National Convention wrapped up on Thursday. Ron Elving was there, and tells NPR's Scott Simon about the ups and downs of the four day meeting.
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Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

Few people can demand what kind of electricity they get. But Microsoft and Facebook, which operate huge, power-hungry data centers, are trying to green up the electricity grid with their buying power.

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