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Is It Easy Being Green?

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The sidewalk retains stormwater from the street.
Sabri Ben-Achour
The sidewalk retains stormwater from the street.

"Green Infrastructure" uses mother nature's original design to control some of the problems we humans create, from pollution-laden storm-water runoff to urban heat islands. The Environmental Protection Agency is gung-ho about it, but it hasn't taken the local streets by storm, yet. Environment reporter Sabri Ben-Achour visits a garden in Northeast D.C. to find out why.

[Music: "It's Not Easy Being Green" by Ray Charles from Hallelujah I Love Her So!]

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Barry Meier: "Missing Man"

Nine years ago, former FBI agent Robert Levinson disappeared in Iran while on a mission for the CIA. The story of his secret journey to Iran, the CIA cover-up that followed and efforts to rescue the longest-held U.S. hostage.


5,000-Year-Old Chinese Beer Recipe Revealed

Researchers discovered ancient "beer-making tool kits" in underground rooms built between 3400 and 2900 B.C. Analyses of funnels, pots and jugs show the brewers were using pretty advanced techniques.
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The Fight for D.C.'s Budget Freedom

Last week, a House committee with oversight of the District passed legislation that would block the ability of the Council to spend its own tax dollars.

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The U.S. Expands Ties To Vietnam

President Obama lifts the embargo against U.S. arms sales to Vietnam: Please join us to talk about what closer ties between the U.S. and Vietnam mean for trade, leverage on human rights and growing concerns over China's military expansion.

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