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Waste-to-Energy: A Wise Or Risky Plan For Dealing With Trash?

Residents of Frederick County, Md. sound off on plans to build a "waste-to-energy" facility to help alleviate a landfill space crunch.


Could Wind Turbines Be Toxic To The Ear?

Critics argue that wind turbine syndrome is a fictional malady perpetuated by people angered by the wind turbines in their communities. Now ear, nose and throat experts are finally weighing in on whether it could be real.

EPA's Push For More Ethanol Could Be Too Little, Too Late

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could soon issue a final ruling that aims to force oil companies to replace E10, gasoline mixed with 10 percent ethanol, with E15. This move could come just as widespread support for ethanol, which is made from corn, appears to be eroding.
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Virginia Gas Prices Decrease In March

Travel analysts in Virginia say the recent spike in gas prices appears to have slowed.


Cause Of Exxon Oil Spill In Arkansas Under Investigation

The pipeline ruptured in the town of Mayflower on Friday, causing the evacuation of 22 homes. Crews have recovered about 4,500 barrels of oil and water, Exxon said Saturday. Officials are also monitoring air quality.
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Rural Community Debates Pros And Cons Of Uranium Mining

We'll visit a Virginia site that holds an estimated $7 billion of uranium and find out how local residents feel about the benefits and risks of mining that uranium.

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D.C. Aims To Out-Green Other Cities

By the year 2032, energy use in D.C. will be cut in half, and solar panels will fill the city's rooftops, if a plan released last month becomes reality.

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Visiting The Epicenter Of The Fracking Debate

Residents in Western Maryland's Garrett County talk about the prospect of fracking in their region.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Energy

From uranium mining to solar panels, we'll explore how we'll fuel our region's future with a show all about "Energy."