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Commission For Sea-Level Rise Advances In Maryland Senate, But Not Without Politics

The Maryland Senate is moving forward with creating a second state commission on climate change, but the membership on the commission is creating a political battle.
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Boston Economy Will Escape Big Freeze Of Historic Snowstorms

New England businesses are taking stock after weeks of record-setting winter storms disrupted transportation, stopping many workers from doing their jobs. Telecommuting is helping Boston get by.
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Maryland Fracking Debate: Q&A With Attorney General Brian Frosh

Maryland's attorney general has recently voiced support for a bill imposing tough liability standards on fracking companies. He discussed that topic and more in an interview with WAMU 88.5

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The Anti-Pollution Documentary That's Taken China By Storm

A prominent journalist with a sick child quit her job and produced an eye-opening look at the consequences of China's air pollution problem. Some 200 million have watched it since the weekend.
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Senate Fails To Override Obama's Veto On Keystone XL Pipeline

The final vote was 62-37, which falls short of the two-thirds needed to override the presidential veto.
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Why Shark Finning Bans Aren't Keeping Sharks Off The Plate (Yet)

Fewer shark fins are being imported into Hong Kong, the epicenter of shark-fin soup, a culinary delicacy. But while the trade in shark fins may be down, the trade in shark meat is still going strong.
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Science-Based Artist Gives Celebrity Tortoise A Second Life

Lonesome George was the last surviving member of his species and a conservation icon. When the tortoise died, taxidermist George Dante set out to preserve his body, and his legacy.
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Silly, Saucy, Scary: Photos Show The Many Faces Of Ugly Fruit

Wonky produce can take on absurdly entertaining shapes. But one food activist says learning to love these crazy contours is key to stopping mounds of food waste.
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U.S. Biologists Keen To Explore, Help Protect Cuba's Wild Places

Birders especially know that Cuba harbors hundreds of rarely seen, little-studied species. As the island nation opens to more U.S. visitors, scientists hope "green Cuba" can survive increased tourism.
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Many Of Oregon's Coastal Schools, Hospitals And Fire Stations At Tsunami Risk

The buildings are in the tsunami zone, meaning they'd likely be washed away in the event of a massive earthquake and tsunami. Seismologists say there's a 37 percent chance of a major quake along the West Coast in the next fifty years — the kind of quake that hit Japan in 2011.

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