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Maryland Pushes Back Time Line For Bay Cleanup

Maryland is pulling back on its ambitious plan to complete Chesapeake Bay cleanup by 2020 -- five years before federal law requires. 

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Forestry Department Says Virginia Losing Forests Fast

The combined effects of development and invasive pests have taken their toll on Virginia's tree canopy, which is worrying state foresters.

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The Life Of A Christmas Tree Farmer

A Jewish man from Brooklyn shares his story of how he became an organic Christmas tree farmer in Washington, D.C.
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West Virginia's Coal Plants Rank 7th-Worst For Mercury

West Virginia's coal-fired power plants rank 7th-worst in the country for mercury emissions, according to a new report.

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Putting Farmland On A Fertilizer Diet

With the release of a new standard, the federal government wants farmers to stop the spread of nutrients outside farm fields into waterways. Essentially, it involves putting farmland on a sensible diet.
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Offshore Wind Company Pulls Out Of Delaware Project

The developer of an offshore wind farm in Delaware is pulling out of the project, citing market pressures.

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In Brazil, Oil Boom Brings Environmental Worries

In Brazil, the discovery of huge oil deposits has prompted a patriotic outpouring as Brazilians celebrate the country's rise as an oil power. Currently the world's ninth largest oil producer, Brazil believes it may become one of the top five. But a recent spill has brought home the dangers of deep-sea drilling.
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EPA To Unveil Stricter Rules For Power Plants

The rules, which come two decades after Congress ordered the agency to regulate toxic air pollution, would give power plants nationwide just three more years to slash mercury and other harmful emissions. But some big power plants are angling for more time.

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