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Eagle Advocates Warn About Lead Poisoning

While increased protections have helped bald eagle populations in the D.C. area bounce back, birds are still at risk thanks to lead shot being used by hunters.

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Scientists Say Amphibian Die-Offs Hit Area Years Ago

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A fungal plague causing havoc on amphibians across the globe may have already hit Virginia decades ago, according to a study by local scientists.

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Frederick County Fights Over The "S" Word

Frederick County, Md. is weighing the rights of property owners versus the concerns of environmentalists as it ponders how to grow in the future.

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Cheap Chinese Panels Spark Solar Power Trade War

U.S.-based solar panel manufacturers say inexpensive panels from China are hurting their business and want a tariff slapped on the imports. But other parts of the industry, such as installers, say the cheaper panels are driving a solar power boom in the U.S.
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Rejected Pipeline Becomes Hot-Button Election Issue

The Obama administration has rejected a Canadian company's permit request to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The president said he turned down the proposal because congressional Republicans gave him a 60-day deadline that did not allow for a thorough review of the project.
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Commission Proposed To Assess Virginia Uranium Mining

The debate on whether to mine for uranium in Virginia continues, with leaders in the southern part of the state proposing an independent commission  to review the issue.

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Prison Time Sought For Maryland Mercury Polluter

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Maryland's attorney general is going after a man accused of mishandling dangerous amounts of mercury, charging him with 10 felony counts.

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Keystone: Dead Pipeline Lives On As Election-Year Issue

Now that President Obama has rejected the Keystone XL pipeline, an obvious question is what will it mean for the 2012 presidential election? The key to Keystone is which side will have the most success in framing its case to enough voters for it to make a difference.
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Snowstorm Pummels Northwest U.S.

A major snowstorm is blowing through the northwest U.S. Wednesday, dumping more than a foot of snow in some places. Seattle only got a few inches. But that's enough to close much of the city down.

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