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Scientist Sweats It Out In Salt Marshes To Study Pollution's Effects On Shore Birds

They may not know it, but a flock of shore birds from Chincoteague, Va., are proving very useful for one environmentalist studying the effects of mercury pollution.

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Talking Trash In Baltimore

One Baltimore retiree is on a quest to clean up his city's mini-landfills.

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Hidden Washington: Inside a Sewer Tunnel

They work in a place that's dark, dank, and occasionally dangerous. So how do the people who spend their 9 to 5 in the city's sewers feel about their jobs?
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An Ice Age Beast Evolved To Beat The Cold

The recent discovery of a woolly rhino skull on the Tibetan Plateau suggests that the rhino was one of the few animals that was prepared for the Ice Age when it came along. Scientists wonder which isolated places on Earth today will be the cradle of evolution for the next big environmental change.
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Surprising Areas See Growth In Green Jobs

A report says the upstate New York region has the highest concentration of green jobs in the country. Another surprising name in the top 10: northeast Ohio. But critics say the numbers of jobs created are too few to justify the use of federal stimulus dollars.
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For Protesters, Keystone Pipeline Is Line In Tar Sand

The prospect of a giant oil pipeline running from Canada to Texas has activists up in arms. About 800 people have been arrested in ongoing protests at the White House. The Obama administration says it will decide by the end of the year whether to approve the 1,700-mile-long Keystone pipeline.
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Polar Bear Scientist Was Accused By Federal Worker

The controversial "polarbeargate" investigation into Arctic researcher Charles Monnett originated when allegations of scientific misconduct were made by a "seasoned, career Department of the Interior" employee. Until now, what sparked the investigation had been a mystery.

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