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Nature As A Business: Rewarding Farmers For Conservation

Typically, environmentalists are at odds with market forces -- think clear cutting the rain forest or over-harvesting of fish. But some conservationists believe the best way to save the environment from the market is to turn it into one. If nature can be rewarded for the economic benefits it provides, it might survive better.

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What's That Tree? There's An App for That!

Those seeking to enjoy Rock Creek Park this summer will be able to use their smart phones to connect to nature.

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Commentary By Rev. Jered Weber-Johnson: Weatherization Means Jobs

The joblessness rate in D.C.'S Ward 7 is 16.4 percent; in Ward 8 it's more than 24 percent, according District estimates. Commentator the Reverend Jered Weber-Johnson -- pastor at St. Alban's Episcopal Church -- says community-led efforts expanding the local green energy economy can both improve the environment and create green jobs for residents.

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Virginia Offshore Drilling Bill Passes U.S. House

The House of Representatives has passed a bill to reverse an Obama Administration decision banning offshore drilling in Virginia.

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U.S. Senate Mulls Rodent Eradication in MD, VA, DE

The U.S. Senate is considering expanding an effort to eradicate an invasive rodent in seven states including Maryland, Virginia and Delaware.

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U.S. House to Vote on Offshore Drilling in Virginia

The U.S. House is scheduled to vote today on legislation that could open Virginia waters to offshore oil and gas exploration.

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House Passes Bill to Reopen Virginia Coastal Water to Drilling

The U.S. House has passed a bill that would reopen areas off Virginia's coast to oil and gas drilling, reversing the Obama administration decision to halt all lease sales there in the wake of the BP oil disaster.

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