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D.C. Among Top Cities For Energy Efficiency In U.S.

Washington D.C. ranked a respectable seventh place out of the 34 most populous cities in the country in the area of energy efficiency, according to a new study.

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Natural Gas May Be Easier On Climate Than Coal, Despite Methane Leaks

Some scientists have argued that so much gas leaks out during production that it is actually worse for the environment than coal. But a new nationwide study shows that methane leaks from natural gas production aren't as bad as some feared.
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Debate Revs As Decision Stalls Over Oil Pipeline From Canada

Five years ago, a Canadian company proposed building the Keystone XL pipeline to connect Canada's tar sands oil development with the big U.S. refineries on the Gulf Coast. The southern stretch of this pipeline is nearly finished, but the northern stretch is still under study.
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Afternoon Storms Knock Out Power For Thousands

Thunderstorms tore through the D.C. area late Thursday afternoon, leaving thousands in the area without power.

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Eric Schlosser: "Command And Control"

Investigative journalist Eric Schlosser explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age: How do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them? He joins guest host Steve Roberts in studio to talk about his new book, "Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety."

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Satellite Image Suggests North Korea Is Restarting Reactor

A photo snapped from space shows steam rising from the facility housing the 5-megawatt reactor at Yongbyon that was dismantled as part of disarmament efforts five years ago.
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Showdown Looms In Case Over Virginia Gas Royalties

Lawsuits accusing two energy companies of cheating Virginia landowners out of royalty payments for natural gas is being reviewed.

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Neigbhors Call For Notice When Fracking Moves In Next Door

The practice of hydraulic fracturing is something typically associated with fields and open land. But it's not uncommon in Colorado and other states for a residential neighborhood to become the site of oil and gas activity.
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Native Americans Camp Out To Protest Wis. Mining Project

A dispute over a proposed iron ore mine in Wisconsin has spilled into the nearby woods. Native Americans have set up a camp to protect land near the mine site and say federal treaty rights allow the campers to stay.
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Lights Out In Venezuela; President Blames Opposition Saboteurs

Nicholas Maduro blames says a "low-level war" was the cause of an electricity outage that affected 70 percent of the country, including the capital, Caracas.

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