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Maryland Incinerators Make Coal Look Clean

Maryland is rapidly becoming the waste-to-energy capital of the nation, according to one environmental watchdog group in the state.

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D.C. Officials: Sewage Project Will Raise Rates, Bring Jobs

The huge sewage treatment project D.C. launched yesterday will mean significant water rate hikes during the next several years -- but city officials are also hoping it will bring hundreds of jobs to residents.

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D.C. Breaks Ground On $2.6 Billion Sewage Tunnel

The sewage system in D.C. is undergoing a $2.6 billion upgrade, the largest construction project in the District since the Metro.

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Facing Planetary Enemy No. 1: Agriculture

A new study looks at whether we can feed the world without destroying the Earth. The answer is yes, but how to make it happen is complicated, and will require big changes in the way we practice agriculture.
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Poll: Marylanders Support Offshore Wind Power

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A new poll shows Maryland residents would be willing to pay more for their power if it came from cleaner sources like offshore wind.

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Anti-Mosquito Activist Tells City To Put a Sock In it

A D.C. man is waging a war on mosquitoes, and he says his homemade sock-laden traps work just as well as the ones used by the U.S. Department of Health.

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Bag Tax Hits Montgomery County In 2012

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Montgomery County is joining D.C. in the war against that ever-present annoyance: the plastic shopping bag.

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Climate Activist Visits Wilderness Before Prison Term

Tim DeChristopher was to go to prison, convicted of disrupting a government sale of oil and gas leases. He called his actions an act off civil disobedience against climate change. Prosecutors called them felonies. Ahead of his confinement, DeChristopher wanted to go on a final wilderness adventure.
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In Peru, A Hunt For Chocolate Like You've Never Tasted It

Some 500 years after Columbus first encountered cocoa beans, scientists are discovering new, wild cacao flavors in the Amazon rainforest. Turns out, we've barely begun to sample the many flavors nature has to offer.
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To Save Wildlife, Namibia's Farmers Take Control

Imagine the U.S. government saying to the people living around Yellowstone, "You know what? All those wild animals in the park — the grizzlies, the bison, the wolves — they belong to you." This is exactly what the government of Namibia has done in a radical experiment to save wildlife — and the people who share their land.

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