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A Legal Twist In The Effort To Ban Cameras From Livestock Plants

Legislation introduced in several states would require anyone who records evidence of animal abuse to turn it over to authorities within a set period of time. But animal rights activists aren't welcoming these measures: They see the bills as veiled attempts to stifle long-term undercover investigations that can prove a pattern of abuse.
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Cities Turn Sewage Into 'Black Gold' For Local Farms

Cities are finding beneficial and lucrative ways to dispose of solid waste, while also helping farmers. But a lot of sewage still ends up in landfills or being processed at big, industrial incinerators.
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Surprise: Organic Apples And Pears Aren't Free Of Antibiotics

Both fruits are vulnerable to a nasty disease called fire blight that can devastate orchards. So organic labeling standards allow for antibiotics to be used on apple and pear trees. That exemption is set to end in 2014 — but growers say they need a little more time.
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Tim Gallagher: "Imperial Dreams: Tracking the Imperial Woodpecker Through the Wild Sierra Madre"

A naturalist tracks the Imperial woodpecker through Mexico: He describes his dangerous expeditions through the Sierra Madre mountains to save a rare bird.

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DC Water Takes Aim At Sewage Overflows With Giant Tunnel Boring Machine

Standing before a two-story tall tunnel-boring machine, officials with DC Water say a new tunnel soon under construction will dramatically reduce sewage overflows into the Anacostia.

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Keystone XL Pipeline Could Be Huge Boon For Canada

Audie Cornish talks to Alberta Premier Alison Redford about the controversial Keystone XL pipeline proposed from the oil sands of her Canadian province through the United States.
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Energy Secretary Nominee Dodges Question On Gas Exports

A U.S. Senate committee held a confirmation hearing for Ernest Moniz on Tuesday, who has been nominated to be the U.S. Energy Secretary. Moniz says he will retire from MIT, where he's a professor of physics and energy systems. He would advocate for the Obama administration's "all of the above" energy strategy, which calls for continued fossil fuels development and supports nuclear energy, wind and solar.

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