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In Second Inaugural, Obama Makes Climate A Priority

President Obama pulled out a surprise in his inaugural address. After barely mentioning climate change in his campaign, he put it on his short list of priorities for his second term. Experts believe he'll use the EPA to ramp up efforts to reduce greenhouse gases from power plants.
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Agenda Laid Out In Obama's Inaugural Address Delights Area Lawmakers

President Barack Obama didn't pull any punches in his Inauguration Day speech. Area lamwkers reacted strongly to the liberal causes he addressed, including climate change.

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To Catch A Marten: Seeking Clues In Olympic National Forest

Scientists are worried about the elusive members of the weasel family that live in parts of Olympic National Forest in Washington state. To see whether martens are endangered, volunteers are installing remote camera traps to take photos of the animals.
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Will The Grass Be Greener In Obama's Second Term?

One of the chief expectations of those who voted for President Obama is that he moves assertively to pass climate change legislation, whatever the political climate in Washington. But that won't be easy given the polarization in Washington.
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Former Anti-GMO Activist Says Science Changed His Mind

For years, British environmental activist Mark Lynas vandalized genetically modified food crops. Then, he had a change of heart. He went in front of the world to reverse his position, telling the anti-GMO lobby to "get out of the way and let the rest of us get on with feeding the world sustainably."
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Virginia Lawmakers May Limit Menhaden Fishing

Virginia legislators are recommending a bill to cut down on menhaden fishing by 20 percent.

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New Director Of District Department Of Environment Appointed

The D.C. Department of Environment officially has a new director, after Keith Anderson, who has been serving as interim director, was officially appointed full-time.

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Beijing Grapples with Record Air Pollution

Last weekend, air pollution in Beijing reached record highs, raising concerns about the cost of China's rapid industrialization. David Pettit, of the Natural Resources Defense Council, discusses the pollution problem in China's capital, and why severe smog can be deadly.

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