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Texas Man Takes Last Stand Against Keystone XL Pipeline

The Keystone pipeline is supposed to carry tar sands oil from Canada to Texas — a route that runs right through David Daniel's land. To try to save his woods from bulldozers, Daniel built tree houses 80 feet in the air and protesters climbed up into them.
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D.C. Area Prepares For Tree Recycling

Public works departments across the D.C. area are gearing up for tree recycling efforts.

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Md. Elk Tourism Would Raise $4.5 Million Annually, Advocates Say

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A new proposal to reintroduce the once-native elk to western Maryland says tourism would generate nearly $4.5 million every year.
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Extreme Weather Was Front And Center In 2012

Between severe droughts, relentless wildfires, and destructive hurricanes, extreme weather played a major role in the headlines in 2012. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin is joined by science journalist Michael Lemonick for a recap of this year's notable weather events, and how they're effecting public opinion on climate change.
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An Urban Tree Farm Grows In Detroit

How does a post-industrial city manage property that no longer generates tax revenue but still needs the grass cut? One entrepreneur says he has a solution: He's buying up 1,500 empty city lots and planting thousands of trees. But where backers see a visionary proposal, critics see a land grab.
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Birding for the Holidays

The Audubon's 113th Christmas Bird Count is underway, and thousands of volunteers are taking part this year. Ornithologist David Bonter, and Gary Langham, Audubon's chief scientist, share tips on which species to look out for, and how even birding beginners can get involved.
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Drought, Economics And Your Holiday Feast

The Great Drought of 2012 dominated headlines this summer, but so far, it has not had a major impact on the prices of food on your holiday table, except the dairy products. That prime rib is more expensive for other reasons.
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The Small, But Mighty Menhaden

Menhaden, or pogy, is a fairly small fish that's been getting a lot of attention. We talk about new catch quotas and the menhaden's place in the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem.

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Perdue Victorious In Eastern Shore Pollution Case

A judge sided with Perdue in a controversial case where environmentalists tried to pin run-off from chicken waste on the poultry supplier.

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