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Virginia Proposes Fining CSX Transportation For 2014 Oil Spill

Virginia is proposing a large fine against the freight rail carrier CSX Transportation for last year's train derailment that dumped nearly 30,000 gallons of crude oil into the James River in Lynchburg.
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Acidifying Waters Are Endangering Your Oysters And Mussels

Many coastal communities that harvest shellfish could soon be hurt by ocean acidification, a study finds. The Pacific Northwest and New England are hot spots, as are estuaries along the East Coast.

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Instead Of Cleaning Up Litter, D.C. Wants Kids To Learn Not To Toss It

Instead of paying to pick up litter every year, two D.C. agencies are now hoping to discourage young residents not to litter at all.
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Freight Farms: How Boston Gets Local Greens, Even When Buried In Snow

Big metal shipping containers are often used to import food from around the globe. Now, two Boston entrepreneurs are modifying those containers to grow local produce hydroponically, 365 days a year.
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Parks Service Surveys The Environment's Accoustical Health

The National Park Service has been measuring sounds in nature for a decade. But not all sounds are natural. NPR's Rachel Martin checks in with Kurt Fristrup, who's behind the bio-acoustical project.
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Maryland Environmentalists Want To Get Serious About Rising Sea Levels

Mike Tidwell, the head of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, calls rising sea levels "a huge problem" for Maryland.
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I-66 Toll Lanes Proposal Gets Stamp Of Regional Planners

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments voted to include Virginia's transportation plans, including the I-66 tolls, in a larger air-quality study for regional transportation projects.

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W.Va. Train Derailment Raises Safety Questions About Newer Tankers

Authorities are investigating what caused a freight train hauling crude oil to derail and explode into flames. The rail cars that ruptured were newer tankers designed to be more puncture resistant.
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Climate Scientist Tries Arts To Stir Hearts Regarding Earth's Fate

Physicist Robert Davies worked with a classical quartet and two visual artists to create a musical performance about climate change. The music and images, he says, help the information take hold.
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Navy Funds A Small Robot Army To Study The Arctic

The U.S. Navy has completed the largest robotic survey of the Arctic ever attempted. Warming waters are absorbing more sunlight and melting more ice there each summer, the gizmos and gliders suggest.

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