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New LEED Credit Encourages Bird-Friendly Designs

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Floor to ceiling windows make for great light, but they can be a major hazard for birds -- a new credit is aimed at encouraging architects to think more about our avian neighbors.

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Va. Bay Cleanup Estimate Now Tops $15B

Virginia's bill for Chesapeake Bay cleanup may be more expensive than state officials originally thought, according to a new estimate.

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In India, Spreading A Green Gospel Among Pilgrims

Every year, millions of Sikhs flock to the holy city of Amritsar in northern India, adding heavily to the city's carbon footprint. Now, officials and activists are encouraging environmentally friendly practices such as using solar energy and reducing waste.
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Boston's Leaky Gas Lines May Be Tough On The Trees

Using a mobile gas sensor, researchers have found more than 4,000 significant natural gas leaks while driving through Boston-area roads. The city's gas infrastructure is currently being fixed up, but methane in the leaked natural gas has the potential to harm trees and dry out soil.
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Can Electric Cars Help Automakers Reach 55 MPG?

Fuel-economy standards are set to double by 2025. Electric cars could help reach that goal, but consumers just aren't buying them on a large scale. Beloved by niche markets, the cars face similar challenges as when they first appeared over 100 years ago: a higher price than gas cars and concerns over battery life.

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