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'The Garbage-Men' Rock A Trashy Sound

The Garbage-Men is a band of high school-aged musicians who play instruments made out of recycled cereal boxes, buckets, and other materials they've rescued from the trash. Guitarist Jack Berry and drummer Ollie Gray talk about the band and their signature "trashy" sound.
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Hear That? Annoying Hum Has Canada Making Noise

The residents of Windsor, Ontario, say they're being invaded by an irritating sound that's emanating from outside Detroit. It's known as the "Windsor Hum" and, with U.S. officials claiming Americans can't hear it, no one seems to know who should be in charge of shutting it up.
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What Iraq's Oil Boom Means For The Global Market

In a remarkable shift, Iraq's oil exports jumped by 20 percent since January, and the country exported more oil in April than in any month since Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990. Energy expert Daniel Yergin discusses how Iraq's oil wealth is driving the Iraqi economy and reshaping the global oil market.
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Homegrown Underwater Grass To Replenish Potomac

Volunteers have been growing underwater grass this Spring as part of an effort to transplant it into the Potomac River, where pollution and major storms have largely wiped beds out.

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Analysis: Farm Bill Could Cut Funding For Chesapeake Bay

The annual farm bill is usually a contentious affair for Congress, but as The Hill's Alex Bolton explains, its focus on earmarks could eliminate funding for Chesapeake Bay cleanup and preservation.

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Recipe For Safer Drinking Water? Add Sun, Salt And Lime

Adding dirt and salt can help make drinking water cleaner, and is far cheaper than fancy filtration systems for getting rid of harmful bacteria, scientists say. It just takes a little patience and the sun.
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Drilling Boom Strains State Regulatory Agencies

Cash-strapped states are embracing the millions of dollars in new tax revenue coming from shale oil and gas development. But there aren't enough inspectors to make sure the sites aren't polluting. The problem seems especially apparent in Colorado, which now has more than 47,000 active oil and gas wells but the state employs just 17 inspectors.
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Virginia Participates In Climate Impacts Day

In honor of Climate Impacts Day, environmental activists are showing Virginia residents that climate change is taking a toll now.

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D.C. Area Activities Planned For Climate Impacts Day

Environmental activists around the region are joining in a global day of action on climate change.

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