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As Lake Mead Levels Drop, The West Braces For Bigger Drought Impact

Near Las Vegas, levels in the nation's largest reservoir have dropped 140 feet since 2000. Water deliveries to Nevada, Arizona and California may soon be rationed — and farmers would feel it first.
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India, China Seek To Capitalize On Nepal's Water Wealth

China and India are each spending billions of dollars on infrastructure, especially hydroelectric dams, in Nepal. Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Donatella Lorch about what China and India want.
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Feds Cancel Commercial Sardine Fishing After Stocks Crash

Federal regulators close commercial sardine fishing in an effort to rebuild the depleted populations of the fish. Sardine shortages are blamed for the high rates of starvation deaths of sea lion pups
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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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California Cities Struggle To Enforce Mandatory Water Restrictions

Gov. Jerry Brown ordered the state to cut back its water use by 25 percent overall and mandated specific targets for each city.
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Maryland Startup Gobbles Greenhouse Gases With Algae

A local start-up is aiming to grow algae with methane and then sell that algae to consumers.

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D.C. Attraction Boasts Specialty Gardens, Streams... And Sewage?

Supporters of the U.S. National Arboretum say raw sewage is flowing through the streams of the 446-acre D.C. attraction.
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D.C.'s Last, Best Stop For Electronic Junk And Household Gunk

Every Saturday, the Fort Totten Transfer Station is the place to unburden your home — and your conscience — of whatever doesn't seem to belong in the trash or recycling bins.

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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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Turning A 'Pedestrian Dead-Zone' Into A D.C. Eco-Showcase

From brown and gray to bright green: 15 blocks of Southwest Washington are on their way to becoming a "high performance environmental showcase."

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