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Federal Government To Pay Indian Tribes $1 Billion Over Mismanagement

The U.S. government will pay more than $1 billion to settle lawsuits filed by 41 American Indian tribes, who had accused federal agencies of mismanaging tribal money and resources. The agreement ends nearly two years of negotiations; some claims date back more than 100 years.
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Calif. Study: Nail Products Contain Toxic Chemicals

A new study indicates some of the products used in nail salons, which claim to be free of certain toxic chemicals, actually contain them. Representatives of the nail care industry say the study is nonsense. Worker safety groups have long been concerned about nail salon employees who work with the products.
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From Pa. Waste To Ohio Quakes

Much of the waste that results from Pennsylvania's drilling for natural gas is being shipped to Ohio, where it's injected deep underground. Some of these injections are suspected of causing earthquakes in the Buckeye State.
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Birds Change Tunes To Adapt To The Urban Jungle (Originally broadcast Dec. 9, 2011)

Birds are having an increasingly hard time being heard above the roar of sound in our urban jungle.

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Picturesque, But Polluted: Anacostia Gets C- In River Report

The Anacostia River is still getting below-average marks from environmental groups when it comes to pollution.

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Maryland 'Flush Tax' To Double

Maryland legislators have agreed on a plan that will double the so-called "Flush Tax," which is used to fund major cleanup efforts in the Chesapeake Bay.

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Prospects For Offshore Wind In Maryland Dim

A bill that would have required Maryland utilities to get a certain amount of their power from offshore wind died in committee, scuttling a big push by Democrats to expand renewable power in the state.

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Bay Cleanup Plans Get Detailed

Virginia, Maryland and the District are refining their plans to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.

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GOP Lawmakers Rally Against EPA's New Coal Plant Rules

Republican lawmakers are fighting a proposed EPA rule that would limit emissions levels allowed from new coal-fired power plants, but Democrats say it's necessary to fight global warming. 

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Sunny Days Are Here Again — But Is That Good?

Temperatures around the nation have been unusually warm this spring. While it might be time to lie on a blanket in the park, climate scientists are worried. They say all these sunny days are actually an extreme weather event, one with local and global implications.

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