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McAuliffe To Announce New Virginia Climate Change Commission

A new commission that will issue recommendations on how the Commonwealth of Virginia can cope with the effects of climate change will be announced today.

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Carbon Observatory To Monitor Greenhouse Gas From Space

On Tuesday, NASA is to launch a new satellite to observe carbon dioxide from space. The satellite could revolutionize our understanding of where this greenhouse gas comes from and where it goes.
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Assateague State Park Ranked High For Clean Water

An annual report has given Assateague State Park's beach a "superstar'" rating for water quality.
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Lead Exposure May Cause Depression In Chinese Children

Lead exposure lowers children's IQ and causes aggression. But children exposed to low levels of lead show different symptoms, including more depression and anxiety, a study of preschoolers finds.
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Carbon-Sensing Satellite Prepares For Second Launch

An earlier version of the satellite crashed into the ocean near Antarctica shortly after launch. Scientists are keeping their fingers crossed for the second attempt.
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Thinking Small To Solve Environmental Problems In The Chesapeake

The Choptank River, which begins in Kent County, Delaware, is emblematic of the environmental problems facing many of the waterways in the region, and is a source of interest for scientists and environmentalists in the region.

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Drought Has Drillers Running After Shrinking California Water Supply

Farmers and ranchers, increasingly reliant on pumping groundwater, are desperate to have more and more wells installed. This frenzy could deplete California's aquifers, experts say.
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As Yosemite Park Turns 150, Charms And Challenges Endure

In 1864, Abraham Lincoln set aside the nation's first federally-protected wilderness areas. Visitors have enjoyed Yosemite's wonders ever since — sometimes to the point of endangering them.
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Republican Candidates Call To Stop New Climate Change Rules

In 2008 the Republican mantra was "Drill baby drill." This year Republican candidates across the U.S. are carrying a different banner: "Stop the EPA."
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Oil Off The Coast Of Ibiza? Protesters Don't Want To Know

Spain is weighing a plan to allow oil exploration near the party island of Ibiza. Opponents fear the move could threaten the environment and tourism, but finding oil could also be an economic boost.

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