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Proposed Oil Refinery Could Help Washington State Meet Clean Fuel Standards

The push for cleaner fuels in Oregon and Washington could bring the region more crude oil and a new refinery along the Columbia River. It would be the first refinery on the West Coast in 25 years.
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Administration Proposes New Truck Emissions Rules To Reduce CO2

The new rules, yet to be finalized, were expected to cut greenhouse gas emissions by a quarter by the year 2027.
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Hunting Ways To Keep Synthetic Estrogens Out Of Rivers And Seas

Hormones from medical treatments wind up in wastewater, and that can be a problem. Some scientists think a version of a household chemical, hydrogen peroxide, could be part of the solution.
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Once And Future Nut: How Genetic Engineering May Bring Back Chestnuts

The American chestnut is poised to return — as a bionic, blight-resistant tree. Scientists hope to plant about 10,000 transgenic plantlets to pollinate trees in the "wild."
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DNA Tracking Of Ivory Helps Biologists Find Poaching Hotspots

To stop elephant slaughter in Africa, zoologist Sam Wasser spent years extracting DNA from elephant dung and tissue. Much of the world's poached ivory, he discovered, comes from just two hotspots.
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Pope Makes Climate Change An Issue For GOP Presidential Candidates

Pope Francis made headlines around the world with his encyclical calling for action on climate change. In the U.S., that's put Republican presidential candidates on the defensive.
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Pope Francis Uses Encyclical To Deliver Moral Message On Climate Change

NPR's Melissa Block speaks to John Carr of Georgetown University's Initiative on Catholic Thought and Public Life about Pope Francis' call to moral action on climate change.
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Both Catholics, Non-Catholics Applaud Pope For Bold Remarks On Climate Change

Catholics across the nation are reacting to a sweeping encyclical issued by Pope Francis on the issue of climate change. The 184-page papal letter explains that it is a global problem with far reaching environmental and social ramifications.
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Pope Francis Calls For Urgent Action On Climate Change In Encyclical

Pope Francis blames climate change on apathy, political shortsightedness and a pursuit of profits. In a papal encyclical, he calls climate change one of the principal challenges facing humanity today.
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In Search Of Edible Weeds: Adventures In Urban Foraging By App

An expert forager has a video and an app for finding weeds to make the ultimate locally grown salad. But even a master foraging app might not lead an amateur to success.

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