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How Virginia Is Using Composting To Take Care Of Their Roadkill Problem

Virginia has launched a pilot program to turn the many animals left dead on the commonwealth's roadsides into nutritious mulch.

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Building Sponge City: Redesigning LA For Long-Term Drought

In Los Angeles, some see drought as a design opportunity. The Arid Lands Institute in Burbank is developing ways to turn the city into a "sponge" in order to take in water and store it for later.
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Virginia Lawmakers Renew Push For Offshore Drilling

Virginia's two Democratic senators support the plan if the state is given a share of the revenue.
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U.S. Solar Industry Sees Growth, But Also Some Uncertainty

The solar industry employs nearly 174,000 workers in the U.S., up 22 percent from a year ago. But the industry's future is murky, as government subsidies are set to expire within two years.
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New Justice Department Environment Chief Takes Helm Of Gulf Spill Case

John Cruden returns to the department as litigation over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill intensifies. He'll also defend Obama climate change rules and try to protect wildlife while in the post.
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MTV Pimps Cars, Brazil Pimps Trash Carts

It's the brainstorm of a street artist, who wanted folks to pay more respect to the pickers who collect recyclable garbage that would otherwise pile up in landfills.
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It's Official: 2014 Was The Hottest Year On Record, NOAA Says

The annually-averaged temperature was 1.24 degrees Fahrenheit over the 20th century average, and easily broke the records set in 2005 and 2010.
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D.C.'s RiverSmart Project Takes Aggressive Approach To Polluted Runoff

Experts are taking everything they know about reducing storm water runoff and putting various techniques to the test in two D.C. neighborhoods.

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New EPA Guidelines Limit Methane Release From Drilling

The rules are mostly voluntary, which disappoints environmental groups, but they should ratchet down the amount of leaked methane from new or modified oil and gas operations, which contributes to climate change.
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Iowa's Largest City Sues Over Farm Fertilizer Runoff In Rivers

Fertilizer runoff has provoked a confrontation between Des Moines and the farms that surround it. The city's water utility wants to sue neighboring counties for nitrates in the Raccoon River.

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