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How To Find A New Nuclear Waste Site? Woo A Town

Community opposition helped sink plans for a nuclear waste repository in Nevada's Yucca Mountain. Meanwhile, thousands of tons of radioactive waste are piling up at temporary storage sites around the country. As the U.S. once again looks for a new permanent storage site, an expert panel says local buy in will be key.
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Gardening Map Of Warming U.S. Has Plant Zones Moving North

Gardeners: Take heed. An updated plant map shows that the United States is getting warmer. That means spring planting may come earlier and some plants can tolerate new northern latitudes.
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Green Tech On Display At Washington Auto Show

It's a great weekend for those who love cars, as the big automakers like Chevy are in town for the Washington Auto Show, pushing their improvements in efficiency in small cars.

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D.C. Neighborhoods Work for Environmental Justice

A local advocate who fights pollution east of the Anacostia River discusses why minority communities are often disproportionately affected by pollution.

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Obama: 'I Will Not Walk Away From The Promise Of Clean Energy'

In his State of the Union speech, President Obama called for more domestic oil and gas production, saying that "a future where we're in control of our own energy" is within reach, where the nation's security and prosperity would not be so closely linked to unstable parts of the world.
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Common Chemicals Could Make Kids' Vaccines Less Effective

Researchers found that children whose blood contained high levels of chemicals used in nonstick coatings and stain-resistant fabrics were less responsive to vaccination. The finding suggests, but doesn't prove, that these chemicals may make some children more vulnerable to infectious diseases.
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Op-Ed: The Verdict Is In On Climate Change

California became the only state to implement greenhouse gas emission controls in January 2012, but the debate there over climate change continues. University of California history and science professor Naomi Oreskes says the time for bickering over whether or not climate change is real is over.
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One Man's Quest To Capture America's Endangered Zoo Animals (With A Camera)

For Joel Sartore, it's a race against the clock to photograph as many animals as he can — before it's too late.

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