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If Walls Could Talk: What Lead Is Doing To Our Students

A new study says Massachusetts' aggressive effort to lower lead exposure has also improved student performance.
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Mountain Lion That Hid Out Under LA Home Appears To Have Left

P-22, as the mountain lion is known, typically lives in Los Angeles' Griffith Park. Attempts to dislodge him from under a home Monday failed.
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Harvard Students Block Campus Building To Push Fossil Fuel Divestment

A group of Harvard University students is calling for the school to sell its investments in fossil fuel companies. Protesters began blocking the entrance to the main administration building Sunday.
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In Pennsylvania, Employment Booms Amid Oil And Natural Gas Bust

While lower oil and natural gas prices are great for the wallet, they've led to layoffs. NPR visits Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region, which is still seeing growth in high-paying natural gas jobs.
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Researchers At Virginia Tech Find Way To Pull Hydrogen From Biomass

A transportation system builty on hydrogen is likely a ways away, but researchers at Virginia Tech say they have solved one of the major roadblocks.

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Beyond Almonds: A Rogue's Gallery of Guzzlers In California's Drought

California is parched. Wells are running dry. Vegetable fields have been left fallow and lawns are dying. Who can we blame? From almonds to politicians to cheap water, here are seven candidates.
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Federal Government Protects Bat, Angers Industry

The northern long-eared bat has been designated as a threatened species, triggering new regulations to protect it. But oil and gas and agriculture organizations say those new rules will hurt them.
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Plagued By Smog, Krakow Struggles To Break Its Coal-Burning Habit

Russian gas is expensive, so many Poles still rely on coal. Krakow is one of the most polluted cities in the EU's most polluted country. All that coal is akin to "smoking 2,000 cigarettes per year."
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Lunch, Not Landfill: Nonprofit Rescues Produce Rejected At U.S. Border

Each year, millions of pounds of Mexican produce are rejected just past the border even though it's tasty and edible. Instead of the landfill, it's now going to needy families across the U.S.
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Compromise On Fracking Appears To Be Settled In Maryland Legislature

Versions of a two-year delay on permits for hydraulic fracturing in parts of western Maryland have passed in each side of the General Assembly.

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