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Cold Winter Depleted Some Coastal Fish Populations

The extreme cold weather on the East Coast last winter has meant that some fishermen have smaller catches this summer. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to fishing forecaster Mitchell Roffer in Florida.
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Fighting (Tasty) Invasive Fish With Forks And Knives

Invasive fish like snakeheads and Asian carp are threatening to wipe out aquatic ecosystems across the U.S. So chefs and environmental agencies are encouraging their communities to eat them up.
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Virginia Watermen Call For Changes In How Blue Crab Population Is Managed

A group of commercial watermen is calling on the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to radically change the way it manages the state's Blue Crab population.
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Comment Period For Offshore Drilling Ends Friday

The federal government is developing its offshore oil and gas leasing plan for a 5-year period that begins in 2017. Right now most of the activity is in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Virginia Republicans Cheer Plan For Oil, Gas Exploration Off Atlantic Coast

The announcement from the White House that they will allow testing for gas and oil off Virginia's Atlantic coast has drawn rare support from Republican lawmakers, who say it's the first step towards kickstarting offshore drilling.

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Iowa's Corn Farmers Learn To Adapt To Weather Extremes

Studies warn that climate change will threaten corn production in coming decades. Meanwhile, farmers are experimenting with new planting methods in hopes of slowing soil erosion from torrential rains.
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Milwaukee Finds A Fix For Stormwater Overflows: Abandoned Basements

Stormwater and sewage backing up into someone's basement is a disaster. But a city official realized that if that basement is in a home that's going to be razed, flooding it could save other homes.
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In Time Of Drought, Arizona's Alfalfa Exports Are Criticized

As the West moves more into a record-setting drought, many are taking a look at how water gets used. Alfalfa grown with Colorado River water is a case study of how and why water gets used as it does.
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To Resolve Feud Over Fracking, Colo. Democrats Turn To Plan C

Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper has declared a compromise to avert a fight over oil and gas drilling. It's meant to solve fracking-related disputes, but it also serves Democrats' political interests.
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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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