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Local Farmers, Environmentalists Square Off In Court

Local chicken farmers and environmentalists head to court this week in a battle that could affect agriculture across the nation.

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Software Calculates City-Specific Carbon Footprint

Reducing carbon dioxide emissions is tough if you don't know exactly where those gases are coming from. Scientists at Arizona State University have invented a new way to pinpoint those sources — down to individual buildings and highways.
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Environmentalists Target Maryland Farm That Supplies Purdue

A New York-based environmental group is trying to get at massive chicken producer Purdue through a small, Maryland family farm that supplies it.

NPR

Scientists Watch Antarctica, Arctic Sea-Ice Levels

The ice covering the Arctic Ocean was at a record low, in keeping with a sharp warming trend in the far north. At the same time, the amount of the ocean around Antarctica covered by sea ice hit a record high. It's winter in Antarctica when it's summer in the Arctic. But why in a warming world is wintertime ice growing?
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Record Number Of Baby Oysters Placed In Bay

The Horn Point Oyster Hatchery says it's produced a record number of baby oysters to help restore the Chesapeake Bay's depleted population.

NPR

Restore The California Delta! To What, Exactly?

As a multibillion-dollar environmental effort gets underway, the state has to figure out what the landscape used to look like. Ninety-seven percent of the original wetlands in the inland delta near the San Francisco Bay are gone, so California is turning to historians for help.
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EPA's Bay Cleanup Strategy Heads To Court

The Environmental Protection Agency's strategy to clean up the Chesapeake Bay is being argued about in court.

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