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Fracking: New Rules Aim To Bring 'Best Practices' To Public Lands

Among the proposals: Requiring companies that are extracting natural gas to disclose the chemicals they use.
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Greenland's Ice Melting More Slowly Than Expected

While the glaciers hold enough water to raise sea level feet by 20 feet, a new study says the runaway meltdown of Greenland's ice isn't happening as some had feared. This means a "worst-case scenario" of 6 feet of sea level rise by the end of this century is unlikely, a polar researcher says.
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O'Malley Signs Chesapeake Bay Protection Bills

Several bills were signed into law in Maryland yesterday, including some that would help reduce petition in the Chesapeake Bay.

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Local Trees

DC was historically known as the "City of Trees," and it's still true today, with nearly forty percent of the city covered by tree canopy. We'll find out the best places to see enjoy our green bounty, and talk to the department responsible for caring for all those trees.

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Politics of the Plate

Perfectly red, unblemished winter tomatoes don't just disappoint when it comes to taste and nutrition: they may be the product of modern-day slavery. Barry Estabrook's exposé of abuses in the Florida tomato industry earned him a James Beard award.

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Drama Amid Indonesia's Disappearing Mangroves

Indonesia has the largest share of the world's mangroves — coastal forests that have adapted to saltwater environments. They play important environmental and ecological roles. The challenge is convincing locals that they benefit more from protecting the trees rather than cutting them down.
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Experiencing The Natural World With WAMU Listeners

In honor of Earth Month, WAMU listeners share what the natural world means to them, including personal experiences that have left them touched in deep ways.

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NASCAR Debuts Electric Pace Car In Richmond

Virginia and NASCAR will promote environmental sustainability with an all-electric pace car this weekend in Richmond.

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Countries Losing Steam On Climate Change Initiatives

The International Energy Agency warned energy ministers around the world that they are falling behind in their efforts to wean the world from dirty sources of energy. Nations are nowhere near being on track to avert significant climate change in the coming decade, and just about everything is conspiring to make it harder to clean up the world's energy supply.

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