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Commentary by Mike Tidwell: Saying "No" To The Tar Sands Pipeline

Mike Tidwell is the director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network -- and he says it's an especially appropriate time to consider our relationship to the environment.

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For Protesters, Keystone Pipeline Is Line In Tar Sand

The prospect of a giant oil pipeline running from Canada to Texas has activists up in arms. About 800 people have been arrested in ongoing protests at the White House. The Obama administration says it will decide by the end of the year whether to approve the 1,700-mile-long Keystone pipeline.
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Solar Panel Company Declares Bankruptcy

In 2010 President Obama gave a speech at the plant of a solar panel manufacturer in Fremont, Calif., saying "the future is here." That company, called Solyndra, has now declared bankruptcy. Melissa Block speaks with Bay Area business reporter George Avalos about what went wrong.
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University of Maryland Going Green With Solar Power

One of the largest solar panel arrays in the DC-region is now generating electricity at the University of Maryland in College Park.

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Massive Solar Panel Array Unveiled At College Park

The University of Maryland in College Park is unveiling a new solar panel array on one of its buildings. The school calls the facility one of the largest in the region.

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