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Town's Effort To Link Fracking And Illness Falls Short

Many residents of Dish, Texas, blame the fracking operations that surround their tiny town for a host of health problems — from nosebleeds to cancer. The former mayor was so scared, he left town. But scientists who've studied Dish say there's not enough evidence to link natural gas operations to any illness.
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Environmental Outlook: "The Ocean of Life" by Callum Roberts

For this month's Environmental Outlook: protecting the world's oceans. A noted marine conservationist on how people are harming the seas with overfishing, pollution and greenhouse gases, and what can be done.

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Potomac's Status As 'Most Threatened' River Resonates In Alexandria

A new ranking calling the Potomac the most threatened river in the United States could have implications for Alexandria's big plans for waterfront development.

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Medical Records Could Yield Answers On Fracking

Is fracking making people sick? The question has ignited a national debate. A proposed study in northern Pennsylvania could help resolve the issue. By mining more than 10 years' worth of patient records, researchers hope to better understand the potential impact of hydraulic fracturing on health.
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Potomac Rated America's Most Endangered River

The environmental group American Rivers identified the Potomac River as the most endangered in the country, thanks to agricultural and urban pollution along its length.

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Dead Zones Reversible, Virginia Biologist Says

A marine biologist in Virginia has been studying dead zones — areas in bodies of water that are devoid of oxygen. He says the danger they bring to U.S. fisheries is real, but they are still reversible.

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'Close Encounters' With Gas Well Pollution

Hundreds of thousands of natural gas wells have sprung up across the country. In Garfield County, Colo., the drilling rigs are so close to homes that some people call them "Close Encounters." When the gas boom began a decade ago, residents began asking: Is it safe to live this close? Their quest for answers became too polarizing to pursue.

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