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Post-Irene Cleanup May Damage Environment

Towns and villages in Vermont and upstate New York are beginning to recover from Tropical Storm Irene. But scientists say the widespread chemical and sewage spills, and the cleanup's effect on trout streams, could cause lasting environmental damage.
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Al Gore: It's An Honor To Be Attacked On Climate Change

"There's a long tradition of people who don't like a particular message turning to attack the person delivering the message," he told NPR. "I view it as an honor, really."
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Agency Takes New Approach To Save Everglades Land

In Florida, federal officials have released plans for a new wildlife preserve just south of Orlando. The Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge will include at least 150,000 acres, but there's a twist — most of it will remain under private ownership.

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Perry Takes Hard Line On Environmental Issues

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is taking a hard line on the campaign trail when it comes to the environment. He has dismissed global warming and climate change. The Perry administration in Texas has a long record of going after the Environmental Protection Agency.
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High Price Of Blowing The Whistle On EPA

Marsha Coleman-Adebayo served as a high-ranking black woman at the Environmental Protection Agency. She faced racism and sexism, then dealt with retaliation when calling out the EPA's failure to fulfill commitments made overseas. She speaks with guest host Jacki Lyden about her new book No Fear. This conversation contains sensitive content that may not be suitable for younger audiences.
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Chesapeake Pollution Linked To Dairy Farms

Northern end of Chesapeake Bay

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency believes dairy farms in Virginia partly to blame for ongoing pollution problems in the Chesapeake.

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Rare Black-Footed Ferrets Blossom At National Zoo

black-footed ferrets

There has been a baby boom at the National Zoo for an animal once thought to be extinct in the wild.

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New Oil Drilling Method Could Cause More Earthquakes

We may see more earthquakes in coming years, if oil companies begin a controversial drilling method in Virginia.

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More Than 100 Arrested Protesting Oil Pipeline

A Maryland state senator and more than 100 other people were arrested in front of the White House for protesting a proposal to build an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.

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