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Go Fish: Numbers Of Young Striped Bass Plummet In Bay

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Striped bass, better known in the Chesapeake Bay area as rockfish, have had a bad year, as scientists say the lower-than-normal levels of rainfall have hurt their population levels.

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Test Your Food IQ: Do We Need More Farms To Grow Fruits And Veggies For All?

We may be able to grow enough fruits and vegetables on land we already have if we're smart about how we do it, says World Wildlife Foundation expert Jason Clay. Take the James Beard Foundation's food quiz to see just how literate you are on this and other agriculture matters.
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EnviroCab Adds All-Electric Nissan Leaf To Its Fleet

Arlington taxi company EnviroCab is testing out the use of an all-electric vehicle as part of its 50-car fleet. 

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On The Campaign Trail, Regulations Dominate The Environmental Debate

In this presidential election, neither candidate is talking much about cleaning up the air or protecting scenic lands. Instead, the debate is about whether and how much environmental regulations hurt businesses.
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Tracking The Ozone Hole, As It Waxes And Wanes

Every August, the ozone hole begins to grow over Antarctica, reaching its maximum size by late September. But by the New Year, it's gone again. Russell Schnell, of NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory, explains the weird forces behind the ozone hole's formation--and why, in recent years, an ozone hole has capped the Arctic too.
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Environmentalists And Poultry Industry Square Off In Hudson Trial

A trial pitting environmentalists and an Eastern Shore family farm may set some important precedent for the way that chicken waste is handled in agriculture.

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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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