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How Coal Industry Jobs Coexist With Rising Sea Levels In Virginia

Virginia is dependent on coal mining and export, but it also faces routine flooding from rising sea levels. That irony is a very real, day-to-day problem for residents.
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Supreme Court Rules Against Homeowners In Superfund Case

The justices made it harder for residents in a handful of states to sue companies for contamination that wasn't discovered until long after it took place.
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EPA Rules To Play Big Role In Virginia Senate Election

New rules governing carbon emissions promise to be a divisive electoral issue this year, particularly in Virginia's coal country.

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James Cameron-Backed School To Terminate Meat And Dairy

A private school in Malibu Canyon supported by director James Cameron and his wife is set to go vegan. Meanwhile, Congress is debating whether to delay healthy school lunch rules for the rest of us.
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A Christian Climate Scientist's Mission To Convert Non-Believers

Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist and a devout Christian working to convince her fellow Christians that climate change is real. "God gave us the brains to make good choices," she says.
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Doughnut Day Downer: Palm Oil In Pastries Drives Deforestation

An environmental group is blasting Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme for buying palm oil from suppliers who destroy rain forest and peatlands. The group says sustainable palm oil should be used instead.
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Clamping Down on Car Washes?

Car washes, along with bake sales and silent auctions, are among the traditional techniques used to raise money for organizations. But some communities are clamping down on charity car washes because of concerns about how they impact the...

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Can Farmed Fish Feed The World Without Destroying The Environment?

Farmed fish production will have to more than double by 2050 to keep up with global demand, a report finds. And aquaculture can be far more sustainable than meat production, the researchers say.
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Man Hired To Clean National Mall Sewers Pleads Guilty To Dumping In Potomac

The manager of a company hired to clean the National Mall storm water sewer system pleaded guilty today to dumping debris and wastewater into the Potomac River.
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Why West Virginia Residents Are Still Uneasy About The Safety Of Their Water

It's been five months since the water crisis that contaminated the drinking water of hundreds of thousands of people in West Virginia. But plenty of people there are still concerned about the incident's long-term impacts.

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