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The Power Of Poop: A Whale Story

Whales are famous for spouts and blowholes. Turns out there's another whale opening that's just as important, but I'm too polite to mention it.
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Waters Will Flood Part Of Colorado River, For Just A Few Weeks

Thanks to an agreement between the U.S. and Mexico, water is flowing to 35 million people in both countries along the Colorado River Delta. At least for now.
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Bill That Delays Wind Farm Gets Preliminary Approval In Maryland Senate

The Maryland Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill stalling a wind farm project off the coast of the state's Eastern Shore.
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Farmers Need To Get 'Climate Smart' To Prep For What's Ahead

Climate change will likely hurt food production, raise food prices and increase hunger. But those calamities may not be inevitable, according to a group of international agriculture researchers.
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Remembering Silver Spring's Rachel Carson, Environmental Pioneer

On the 50th anniversary of the death of Silver Spring resident Rachel Carson, a conservationist whose book Silent Spring helped kickstart the environmental movement, her legacy lives on.
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Should We Close Part Of The Ocean To Keep Fish On The Plate?

Tuna, swordfish and other migratory fishes are being overfished by vessels on the high seas. A new proposal says we should close these international waters for a few years to let the fishes rebound.
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Concerns Linger For N.C. Residents After Coal Ash Spill

It has been nearly 2 months since a metal stormwater pipe ruptured near the Dan River. A federal criminal probe was launched into the relationship between Duke Energy and a state environmental agency.
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Is The Latest Climate Report Too Much Of A Downer?

One researcher who participated in the latest U.N. report on climate change says the final product is simply too depressing. Others say the somber tone is justified — but that humans can also adapt.
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International Ruling Puts Stop To Japan's 'Scientific' Whaling

Since the world community banned whaling, Japan has continued to permit its fleet to kill whales under the guise of scientific research. The International Court of Justice in the Hague Monday ordered Japan to stop whaling in the Antarctic Ocean. Japan says it will abide by the ruling.
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Political Equation For Offshore Drilling On Virginia Coast Changing Thanks To Russia

Virginia is currently subject to a federal moratorium on offshore drilling for natural gas, but that may be changing as the U.S. seeks to use the export of natural gas as a diplomatic tool on the international stage.

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