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Latest Climate Change Report Paints Dire Picture For Business

The economy faces great risks from climate change, according to a study by a bipartisan group of former business leaders and public officials. It predicts harsh consequences if action isn't taken.
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As Sea Levels Rise, Norfolk Is Sinking And Planning

Rising waters are threatening the giant naval base in Norfolk, Va., as well as the local businesses. The community is beginning to grapple with the reality, but many owners say they're staying put.
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Water Wheel Helps To Rid Trash In Baltimore's Inner Harbor

Officials in Baltimore have found a way to clean up the tons of litter that wash into the harbor when it rains. The city has a new trash cleaning water wheel.
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Leaders Sign Landmark Agreement To Help Clean Chesapeake Bay

Governors from states neighboring the Chesapeake Bay recently signed what some environmentalists are calling a landmark agreement that recommits the effort to clean up the bay and broadens the approach to solving the problem.
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After Deaths, Ocean City Beach Patrol Warns Against Rip Currents

After two teenagers were sucked out to sea and drowned, Ocean City's beach patrol has been ramping up its efforts to educate swimmers about the danger of rip currents.
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Ohio Rolls Back Renewable Energy Standards

Many states around the U.S. have adopted policies that encourage the development of renewable energy. Lately, though, there's been a major push nationwide for states to repeal those policies. As Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow reports, Ohio appears to be the first state to temporarily halt some of their standards for utilities.
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Going Against The Grain: FDA Threatens Brewers' Feed For Farmers

Breweries have been providing farmers with free or discounted grain to feed their animals for centuries. But a proposed FDA rule intended to make food safer could disrupt that relationship.
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Inside The Oyster Research Lab Known As The 'Room of Doom'

Is there a turning point at which Chesapeake Bay oysters fail to survive? That's the question Smithsonian researchers are trying to answer.

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Eating Broccoli May Give Harmful Chemicals The Boot

A study found that people who consumed broccoli sprouts excreted two air pollutants faster than usual. So does that mean there's something to detoxing with cruciferous veggies? Scientists say maybe.
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Goats In The City? Making A Case For Detroit's Munching Mowers

Goats aren't allowed in Detroit, but billionaire Mark Spitznagel thinks they could help revitalize blighted neighborhoods. Goat raisers in other cities say the animals can be eco-friendly landscapers.

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