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Wetlands Continue To Decline

The rate at which wetlands are disappearing in the U.S. has slowed considerably, but the rate is still unacceptable to conservationists.

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Britain's Backyard Wildlife

The 2011 British Wildlife Photography Awards feature the U.K.'s resident animals as they roam their terrain and swim in their waters.
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D.C. Fire Stations To Install Green Roofs

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Several D.C. fire stations will soon have a green respite installed on their roofs as part of a Chesapeake Bay protection grant.

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Calif. Agency Considers Climate Change In Its Plans

Officials in California caution that rising sea levels could inundate the shoreline of San Francisco Bay, including the San Francisco International Airport and several Silicon Valley companies. A state planning agency votes on rules that would limit new construction around the bay on Thursday. That's inspired a fierce battle with the business community.
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Greener Infrastructure Manages Stormwater In D.C.

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More green trees and grass in D.C. might seem like an aesthetic addition, but in SE D.C., these additions are an important part of a new strategy to retain stormwater.

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Dominion Offers Discount To Electric Car Owners

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Owners of electric cars will get a break from Dominion Power when they plug in their rides during non-peak hours.

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New D.C. Gardening Program Takes Root

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Local schools are starting to reap the benefits of a gardening program introduced as part of the Healthy Schools Act last year.

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McDonnell: EPA Regulations Cost Too Much

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At a meeting of the Southern States Energy Board in Alexandria, Virginia governor Bob McDonnell described EPA regulations as "job killing."

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U.S. Regulators Promise Oversight Of Offshore Drilling Contractors

Nearly 18 months after a disastrous oil spill killed wildlife and endangered businesses along the Gulf of Mexico, the federal government announces it will regulate not only the operators of offshore oil rigs, but the contractors who work on them, as well.
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TIMELINE: Namibia's Checkered History Of Conservation

Conservation has long been a part of Namibia's story – but not always to the benefit of wildlife or people.

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