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Obama's Pick For EPA Head The Most Likely To Cause Controversy

Gina McCarthy could find herself on the hot seat in the battle over global warming.
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Efforts Underway To Restore American Chestnut Tree In Maryland

University of Maryland researchers are working to repopulate the tree known as the redwood of the east back to the western part of the state.

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When Is Peak Season For Cherry Blossoms This Year?

Spring still seems a ways away with a snow storm bearing down on the D.C. area, but as the Park Service has announced, cherry blossom season isn't far off.


After Keystone Review, Environmentalists Vow To Continue Fight

A report released by the State Department Friday says the pipeline won't have much of an impact on the development of oil from Alberta. But activists who oppose the project aren't giving in.

Natural Gas Dethrones King Coal As Power Companies Look To Future

It's a brave new energy world, with two major opponents: natural gas and coal. As prices fluctuate and renewables, such as wind and solar, fight for a share of energy generation, there's heated competition for access to your wall socket.
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Environmental Outlook: Air Pollution In China

For this month's Environmental Outlook: Air pollution across China is forcing authorities to cancel flights, close highways and suspend work at some factories. Exploring the cost of growth in China.

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Community Battles Back Against VDOT Construction In Their Backyard

Residents in the Overlook neighborhood in Alexandria have said for months that a new highway ramp near their homes poses a health hazard, and their arguments are starting to gain traction with city leaders.