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Exxon Settlement Falls Short Of Damage, N.J. Democrats Say

Gov. Chris Christie is defending the state's $225 million settlement for decades of contamination at two refineries as a "good deal." But Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists say otherwise.
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Md. Senate Delays Vote On Strict Fracking Bill, But Defeats One Key Amendment

For a third day, the Maryland Senate has delayed a vote on legislation that would put some of the strongest liability standards in the U.S. on drilling companies that frack in the state. But the measure did clear an important hurdle.
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Watch Your Back, Kale. Kelp Is Gunning For The Veggie Du Jour Title

With a little help, scientists say that seaweed growing along the Maine and New Hampshire coasts could become the "kale of the sea." The first step is teaching chefs and consumers how to enjoy it.

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President Obama Signs Order Cutting U.S. Government's Carbon Emissions

In his latest action to address climate change, President Obama signed an executive order Thursday that attempts to reduce the federal government's carbon footprint.
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Obama Orders Reduction In Government's Greenhouse Gas Emissions

He directed the federal government to cut emissions by 40 percent within the next decade and to increase its use of renewable energy sources to 30 percent of total consumption.
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Scientists Catch Up On The Sex Life Of Coral To Help Reefs Survive

It's all in the timing. Biologists haven't been able to breed embryos of the rare, pillar coral in the lab because it's been tough to catch the creatures in the act.
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Survey Approved For Pipeline Through George Washington National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service announced it will allow Dominion Transmission Inc. to survey the path for a $5 billion, 550-mile natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to southeastern Virginia and North Carolina.

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After Toxic Ash Spill, Energy Company And Locals Struggle Over Solution

A storage failure at a coal-fired Duke Energy plant sent tens of thousands of tons of ash into a North Carolina river last year. Now, the company wants to move its stored waste to two abandoned mines.
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Bill In Maryland Would Impose Strict Liability Standards On Drilling Companies

The Maryland Senate could vote as early as Wednesday on a bill that would impose some of the strictest liability standards in the U.S. on drilling companies in the state. Opponents call it an attempt to stop fracking, which has yet to start in Maryland.
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Old Land Battle Resurfaces In Georgia Between The Gullah Vs. Government

The Gullah people, who are descendants of West African slaves, want to return to land the U.S. government took away during WWII. But the land has been a wildlife refuge for 40 years.

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