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Closure Of BP Refinery Sends Gasoline Prices Soaring In The Midwest

Gasoline prices in the Midwest are up sharply even as oil prices head down. The problem is unscheduled repairs at a big BP refinery in Indiana.
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Arlington's Discovery Elementary Being Built As First 'Net Zero' School In Virginia

Slated to open in September, Arlington's Discovery School will have 2,000 solar panels and a geothermal well field.

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How DC Water Turns Poop Into Power

It might sound gross, but D.C. Water is discovering the raw power... of poop. They're even working on ways to sell it back to you.

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Wyoming Boom Town Worries Less Demand For Coal Will Darken Its Future

In Wyoming, the coal mining town of Gillette is booming. But under the Obama administration's new regulations for carbon emissions from power plants, demand for coal is expected to plummet.
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EPA Evaluates Impact Of Wastewater Spill In Colorado

An estimated 3 million gallons of orange fluid that spilled from the Gold King Mine in Colorado has traveled from the Animas River in Colorado to the San Juan River in New Mexico.
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Wyoming Governor: EPA Is 'Shutting Down The Coal Industry'

President Obama's new environmental guidelines will likely curb coal-generated power. Gov. Matt Mead tells NPR's Rachel Martin what this means for Wyoming, the nation's biggest coal producer.
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Around The Bend Of The Rio Grande, A Proposed Pipeline Stirs Turmoil

Oil and gas are part of the Texas' DNA. But a proposal to build a natural gas pipeline in far West Texas has roiled residents and galvanized deep community opposition.
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Sen. Tim Kaine On ISIS, Iran And Obama's Carbon Emissions Plan

The Virginia Democrat talked with WAMU 88.5 about getting Congress to vote on authorizing U.S. military operations against Islamic State militants. The senator also discussed the Iran nuclear deal and President Obama's proposed power plant regulations.

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Obama, Kennedy And Nuclear Security: History At American University

Veteran journalist Marvin Kalb joins us to discuss the parallels between JFK's nuclear disarmament speech in 1963 and President Obama's speech on the nuclear deal with Iran.

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When Relying On The Sun, Energy Storage Remains Out Of Reach

The ability to store energy could revolutionize the way electricity is made and used. But for many utility companies and regular folks, energy storage is still too costly and difficult.

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