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On The Campaign Trail, Regulations Dominate The Environmental Debate

In this presidential election, neither candidate is talking much about cleaning up the air or protecting scenic lands. Instead, the debate is about whether and how much environmental regulations hurt businesses.
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Tracking The Ozone Hole, As It Waxes And Wanes

Every August, the ozone hole begins to grow over Antarctica, reaching its maximum size by late September. But by the New Year, it's gone again. Russell Schnell, of NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory, explains the weird forces behind the ozone hole's formation--and why, in recent years, an ozone hole has capped the Arctic too.
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Environmentalists And Poultry Industry Square Off In Hudson Trial

A trial pitting environmentalists and an Eastern Shore family farm may set some important precedent for the way that chicken waste is handled in agriculture.

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Local Farmers, Environmentalists Square Off In Court

Local chicken farmers and environmentalists head to court this week in a battle that could affect agriculture across the nation.

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Software Calculates City-Specific Carbon Footprint

Reducing carbon dioxide emissions is tough if you don't know exactly where those gases are coming from. Scientists at Arizona State University have invented a new way to pinpoint those sources — down to individual buildings and highways.
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Environmentalists Target Maryland Farm That Supplies Purdue

A New York-based environmental group is trying to get at massive chicken producer Purdue through a small, Maryland family farm that supplies it.

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Scientists Watch Antarctica, Arctic Sea-Ice Levels

The ice covering the Arctic Ocean was at a record low, in keeping with a sharp warming trend in the far north. At the same time, the amount of the ocean around Antarctica covered by sea ice hit a record high. It's winter in Antarctica when it's summer in the Arctic. But why in a warming world is wintertime ice growing?

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