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When This Oil Spills, It's 'A Whole New Monster'

What could be worse than a ruptured pipeline of crude oil? A ruptured pipeline of tar sands oil — a thick, sticky substance. Cleanup of a 2010 spill in Michigan's Kalamazoo River took much longer and was far harder than anyone had anticipated. It's now a cautionary tale for people in the middle of the new Keystone pipeline's path.
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Drought Warnings In Effect For Central Virginia

Drought watches are in effect for the Northern Piedmont and Roanoke River drought evaluation regions.

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Focusing On Fish In Knoxville, Tenn.

Conservation Fisheries helps save small, rare freshwater fish, such as chubs, darters, madtoms and minnows.
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A Conservative Approach To Climate Change

One former Republican lawmaker thinks it's time for conservatives to make fixes for climate change a priority. We find out where free-market policies fit into the issue.

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Public Power To The People?

More than 2,000 communities around the country are served by publicly-owned electric utilities. What would it take to have "public power" in the Washington region?

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Scorching Phoenix Plans For An Even Hotter Future

The Arizona city already logs more days over 100 degrees than any U.S. city, and climate researchers predict Phoenix will grow hotter still in the coming decades. Planners are taking the projections seriously, and are looking for ways to adapt the city and its residents to a hotter, drier reality.
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Germans Confront The Costs Of A Nuclear-Free Future

Germany has announced plans for a total nuclear phaseout in 10 years and an ambitious transition to renewable energy. But one big challenge is distribution, and new power lines are planned. Opposition is growing among Germans who say the power-grid expansion will hurt their homes, land and lives.

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