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Natural Gas Boom Energizing The Chemical Industry

Chemical companies are the latest beneficiaries of natural gas drilling booms across the country, especially near the Marcellus Shale region in the Northeast. The ethane-rich gas there is providing a cheap resource, prompting chemical companies to build new plants, expand existing ones and even reopen shuttered facilities.
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Battling The Bottle: Students And Industry Face Off Over Water

Colleges are pulling bottled water off campuses as students argue the products hurt the environment and aren't well regulated. But the industry fired back this week with a YouTube video it hopes will sway students to keep buying bottles of water.
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Environmentalists Upset Over Plans To Export Gas Out Of Eastern Shore

Dominion Power wans to export natural gas out of Maryland's Eastern Shore, but environmental groups are opposing the plan.

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As Gray Wolves Return, So Does Debate Over Hunting

Back from near-extinction, the gray wolf will soon be removed from the endangered species list. Now, Wyoming has struck a deal with the federal government to allow trophy hunting of the predator in certain parts of the state. But the move has drawn the ire of environmentalists.
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Saved From Extinction, Darwin's Crocs Are Now King

Australia's Northern Territory is home to the cunning, powerful and deadly saltwater crocodile — the world's largest. And in the territory's capital, Darwin, the crocodile is both feared and beloved.
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Progress Widespread On Maryland Bay Clean Up

Maryland's counties are all over the map when it comes to Chesapeake Bay clean up plans, according to a coalition of environmental groups.

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New Wind In The Sails of Offshore Wind Advocates?

A new study by the University of Delaware finds Maryland could cover the state's entire energy needs -- and then some -- if it makes a big investment in offshore wind.

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Drilling Team Finally Hits Antarctica's Liquid Lake

After years of trying, Russian scientists say they have drilled into an Antarctic lake that is buried beneath more than two miles of ice. They are looking for signs of life that haven't been exposed to sky in 20 million years.

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