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How Would A Merger With Exelon Affect Pepco's Reliability?

Pepco has been making strides to improve reliability in D.C. since it's low point in the wake of the derecho storm in 2012. But with a merger with energy giant Exelon in the pipeline, some wonder whether that improvement is at-risk.

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A Year After Typhoon Haiyan, The Philippines Braces For Another Big Hit

Typhoon Hagupit is expected to hit just north of where last year's devastating storm made landfall. It is forecast to cut a path toward the capital, Manila.
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The Mystery Of The Missing Martins

In Skunk Bear's latest video, join the search for an enormous flock of missing songbirds, and learn some bizarre facts about Shakespeare and Doppler radar along the way.
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Maryland Sets Off Fiery Debate With Plan To Allow Fracking

The O'Malley administration's upcoming plans to allow for "safe drilling" in Maryland are unlikely to end the debate over fracking.

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World Climate Talks In Lima Aim To Move Beyond Kyoto Treaty

Unlike the 1997 Kyoto treaty, the plan on the negotiating table in Lima this week asks every country, developed and developing, to limit carbon emissions. Each nation would set its own target.
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Martin Litton Remembered As Fervent Conservationist

Melissa Block speaks with Kevin Fedarko of Outside Magazine for a remembrance of conservationist and outdoorsman Martin Litton. He died Sunday at his home in California at the age of 97.
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Earliest Human Engraving Or Trash From An Ancient Lunch?

Carved zigzag marks on a shell found more than a century ago have drawn new interest from archaeologists. The half-million-year-old lines aren't from an animal, and might be art from Homo erectus.
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Martin Litton, Devoted Conservationist, Dies At 97

Litton spent his life preserving wilderness. Whether it was keeping dams from the Colorado River or a ski resort in the southern Sierra to preserving the redwoods, he refused to compromise.
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Taking Stock Of America's Toxic Sites And The Millions Living Near Them

A recent National Geographic article looks at toxic waste sites in the U.S. and the more than 49 million Americans who live near them. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with writer Paul Voosen about his piece.
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Sun, Sand And Offshore Drilling In Spain's Famed Canary Islands

Highly reliant on oil imports, Spain's government is encouraging oil exploration off the coast of the Canary Islands. But locals say the drilling threatens the natural attractions that draw tourists.

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