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Sick From Fracking? Doctors, Patients Seek Answers

Mysterious fumes wafting in from outside have repeatedly sickened several nurses at a rural Pennsylvania health clinic, forcing the clinic to temporarily relocate. Like many other people living near gas wells around the country, the clinic's staff wonder whether the industry in their backyard is making them sick.
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North Anna Taken To Task For Generator Safety

The North Anna power plant in central Virginia is facing additional federal inspections following safety violations stemming from inoperable backup diesel generators.

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With Gas Boom, Pennsylvania Fears New Toxic Legacy

Industry has ruined a lot of Pennsylvania's water. Coal mining companies hammered the state, leaving behind acidic water that turned thousands of miles of streams into dead zones. People in the state are looking for ways to make sure the fracking boom doesn't deal another blow to its water.
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Science And The Fracking Boom: Missing Answers

People living on the front step of the natural gas boom have the same questions: What kinds of pollutants are entering our water and air, and are those pollutants making us sick? Explore key components of the natural gas production process — and the questions scientists are asking.
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D.C. Wraps Up Installation Of LED Lights In Alleyways

D.C.'s alleys will now be lit by LED lights, which are expected to provide more light for less money and fewer carbon emissions.

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South Dakota Tries To Avoid Oil Boom's Downside

The oil boom in western North Dakota has sparked a massive migration. Communities that struggled to keep people are now tripling in size as workers from all over seek their fortunes. In South Dakota, officials say there's oil in their state too. But before drillers head toward Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills, North Dakota's experience is being watched closely.
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The Price We Pay: Gas Is Down, Maybe For A While

After spending much of the year on the rise, gas prices are now falling — dropping nearly 20 cents in one month. Industry analysts expect the price to keep falling, but that might not take the strain off your wallet yet.
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Booming Oil Industry Struggles To Fill Jobs

The oil industry can't find enough new workers to replace an aging workforce. Recruiters are busy finding a new generation of workers and training programs have sprung up to prepare them. Some young people are signing on for jobs that promise good pay — but there are still a lot of positions to fill.

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