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Murkowski Critical Of Proposal For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Renee Montagne talks to Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski about White House plans to designate 12 million acres of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness.
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How Much Oil And Gas Is At Stake In ANWR?

Alaska politicians are furious about Obama's proposal to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas development. They've argued ANWR is vital to the state's economic future.
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Obama's Arctic Refuge Drill Ban Won't Change Much, For Now

Oil industry representatives are criticizing the decision, but analysts say the shale revolution will buy the industry time to develop safe technology in the threatened environment.
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Tossing Out Food In The Trash? In Seattle, You'll Be Fined For That

Seattle is the first city in the nation to fine people for not properly sorting their garbage. The law took effect on Jan. 1 as a bid to keep food out of landfills and encourage composting instead.
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Obama Proposes New Protections For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The president recommends more than 12 million acres of the region receive the highest level of protection available for public lands.
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Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

A handful of chefs and food companies are experimenting with fish-like alternatives to seafood. But the market is still a few steps behind plant-based products for meat and dairy.
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Poultry Jobs May Be Leaving Maryland — Even Without Regulations In Place

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan won allies in the state's agriculture industry this week when he blocked controversial phosphorous management regulations from taking effect. But poultry jobs that some feared would leave the region if the regulations were implemented might be leaving anyway.
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Ecologist's Airborne Scanners See The Forest And The Trees — All Of Them

Gregory Asner has loaded a plane with lasers, spectrometers and computers to create models so detailed, they distinguish between and count plant species in even the densest biomes, like the Amazon.
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Investment Fund Pours Cash Into Cleaner, Greener Fish Farming

Aqua-Spark is the world's first investment fund for sustainable aquaculture. So far it has bet on an alternative fish feed that could take pressure off the oceans and a tilapia farm in Mozambique.
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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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