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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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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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