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Big Ag Agrees to Conserve Cropland, But At What Cost?

Farmers say they are ready to compromise with some environmental groups on the issue of conservation compliance. But critics say the price tag for the taxpayer may be too high.
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Mining For A 'Mother Lode' Of Gold In Montgomery County

Once upon a time, in the late 1800s, it was believed you could find a 'mother lode' of gold... in Maryland.

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George Washington National Forest Awaits Fracking Decision

The National Forest Service will soon rule on whether fracking will be permitted in the 1 million acre preserve of Virginia's the George Washington National Forest.

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With Warming Climes, How Long Will A Bordeaux Be A Bordeaux?

Climate change is already creating new winners among Europe's winemaking regions. (Great bubbly from Britain — who knew?) But those changes have also put in doubt the rules and traditions that have defined the continent's top winemakers for centuries.
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Barton Seaver: Kitchen Table Environmentalism & Public Health

You may not be thinking lofty topics like public health and environmentalism when you grill fish in your backyard, but Barton Seaver says the path to understanding such complex topics in human terms goes right through our stomachs ...

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Students Hit The Road For National Bike To School Day

There were bikes aplenty on the road to school this morning, in a national event to promote healthier lifestyles and greater bicycle safety.

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Head Of Environmental Division Is Leaving Justice Dept.

Assistant U.S. Attorney General Ignacia Moreno's tenure spanned one of the worst disasters in U.S. history, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in April 2010. She oversaw a record civil penalty in the case.
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Bee Deaths May Have Reached A Crisis Point For Crops

The number of honeybees has now dwindled to the point where there may not be enough to pollinate some major U.S. crops, including almonds, blueberries and apples. And this year brought farmers closer than ever to a true pollination crisis.

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