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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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Is Thorium A Magic Bullet For Our Energy Problems?

As the search for cheap, safe and non-carbon emitting sources of energy continues, a band of scientists say the answer may be nuclear reactors fueled by thorium. Others caution that thorium reactors pose waste and proliferation risks. Ira Flatow and guests discuss the pros and cons of thorium reactors.
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Gauging Public Opinion on Climate Change Policy

Majorities of Americans say that global warming and clean energy should be among the nation's priorities, according to a new survey. Will those feelings translate into any action in the government? Anthony Leiserowitz of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication discusses the survey's findings.
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Fracking: New Rules Aim To Bring 'Best Practices' To Public Lands

Among the proposals: Requiring companies that are extracting natural gas to disclose the chemicals they use.
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Greenland's Ice Melting More Slowly Than Expected

While the glaciers hold enough water to raise sea level feet by 20 feet, a new study says the runaway meltdown of Greenland's ice isn't happening as some had feared. This means a "worst-case scenario" of 6 feet of sea level rise by the end of this century is unlikely, a polar researcher says.
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O'Malley Signs Chesapeake Bay Protection Bills

Several bills were signed into law in Maryland yesterday, including some that would help reduce petition in the Chesapeake Bay.

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Local Trees

DC was historically known as the "City of Trees," and it's still true today, with nearly forty percent of the city covered by tree canopy. We'll find out the best places to see enjoy our green bounty, and talk to the department responsible for caring for all those trees.

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