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Hydraulic Fracturing In The Marcellus Shale

A supply glut and price collapse in natural gas is slowing down the hydraulic fracturing boom in some areas. How market forces, state regulations and health and environmental concerns are shaping development of the Marcellus Shale.

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In Time For Earth Day, Bill Aims To Make D.C. Greener

D.C. Council member Mary Cheh is pushing an energy-efficient agenda leading up to Earth Day.

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Chesapeake Bay Health Gets D+ For 2011

Prompted by rainy conditions and excessive run-off, the environmental rating for the Chesapeake Bay fell off in 2011, according to the University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Science.

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Greenpeace: How Clean (And Green) Is Your Cloud?

A report issued Tuesday by the environmental advocacy group found fault with Microsoft, Amazon and Apple. Greenpeace ranked the companies according to the efficiency of their cloud facilities, as well as where they get their electricity.
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Proposed Bill Would Rein In Pepco Tree-Trimming

Pepco has undertaken an effort to aggressively trim trees that could impact the company's powerlines, but a new measure proposed in Montgomery County would give residents a means to push back.

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Environmental Concerns Top Objections To Arlington Chickens

As Arlington considers relaxing restrictions on backyard hens in residential areas, one of the primary objections raised is the potential environmental impact wrought by chicken waste.

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Maryland Issues Drought Watch For Eastern Shore

The Maryland Department of the Environment is warning residents on the Eastern Shore about drought conditions in their region.

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Storms Threaten Great Plains With Hail, Tornadoes

Major storms have reached a swath of the Great Plains from Oklahoma City up through central Kansas and into Nebraska. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz speaks with Chance Hayes, the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Wichita, Kansas.

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