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Environmentalists Say Dominion Misleads Customers On 'Green' Energy

Environmentalists want the federal government to investigate the language used by Virginia's largest utility, saying that it misleads customers into supporting a practice worse than what it replaces.
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Scientists Investigate Outbreak Of Sea Star Wasting Syndrome

Sea stars, commonly referred to as starfish, are experiencing a massive die off. Sea star wasting syndrome has wiped out millions of them along the West Coast — from Mexico to Canada.
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Glass-Free Menagerie: New Zoo Concept Gets Rid Of Enclosures

An architectural firm is designing a zoo that will forgo cages, working barriers into a natural landscape. "You won't have a lonely tiger walking around inside a cage," says architect Bjarke Ingels.
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New Mexico's Northern Landscape Gets A New Burst Of Color

An unusually wet monsoon season has painted the desert, normally dusty brown, a lush green. It has been a welcome respite from the years of devastating drought that have plagued the state.
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Lake Erie's Toxic Bloom Has Ohio Farmers On The Defensive

Ohio farmers say they are not the only ones to blame for Toledo's polluted drinking water. They say they are using only as much fertilizer as they need to grow their crops.
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If A Water Main Isn't Broke, Don't Fix It (For 300 Years?)

Recent water-related problems in Los Angeles and Ohio have put a focus on infrastructure. Many of the pipes in the U.S. are more than 100 years old and may not be replaced for another 100 years.
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Lake Erie's Toxin-Fueled Bloom Has Ohio Famers On The Defensive

A recent water crisis cast a light on fertilizers used by farmers in the region of Toledo, Ohio.
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Iselle Lashes Hawaii's Big Island As Threat From Julio Fades

Hurricane Iselle weakened to a tropical storm before it barreled ashore early Friday with strong winds and heavy rains. Hurricane Julio, meanwhile, appears to be weakening and veering north.
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Mass. To Make Big Food Wasters Lose The Landfill

By October, the state will have the most ambitious commercial food waste ban in the U.S. Institutions that produce more than a ton of waste a week will have to find new uses for their scraps.
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Hawaii, Which Almost Never Has Hurricanes, Is Getting Ready For 2

Hurricanes Iselle and Julio are both expected to weaken into tropical storms before approaching the islands later this week, but residents are being urged to stock up on supplies.

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