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Debating Genetically Modified Salmon

Biotech company AquaBounty has not yet received FDA approval for its fast-growing, genetically-modified salmon. Biotechnologist Alison Van Eenennaam and environmental scientist Anne Kapuscinski discuss the food safety and environmental concerns associated with transgenic fish.
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Maryland Gives $17M To D.C. Wastewater Project

Maryland is chipping in $17 million for major upgrades to the Blue Plains wastewater treatment plant in D.C.

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At Climate Talks, Frustration And Interruptions

Frustrated by what some see as U.S. foot-dragging on climate policy, an American college student interrupted U.S. envoy Todd Stern Thursday during his remarks at the climate conference in South Africa. Later, Stern emphasized that the U.S. has been working hard to advance global climate policy into the 21st century.
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EPA Connects 'Fracking' To Water Contamination

For the first time, a government study has tied contamination in drinking water to an advanced drilling technique commonly known as "fracking." EPA scientists found high levels of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing in the ground water of a small Wyoming town.
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D.C. Debuts Green Alleyway Project

Stormwater runoff can deposit all sorts of nasty wastes into groundwater, which has spurred a project in D.C. to put pervious concrete in several D.C. alleys to curb the problem.

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Environmental Claims For Farmed Fish Don't Hold Up To Scrutiny

A study released this week found that many eco-labels for farmed seafood don't guarantee the fish was raised in a way that protects the marine environment.

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