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Companies Face Criticism In Campaign Against Rainforest Destruction

The environmental group Greenpeace has been stepping up its campaign against rainforest destruction. The organization is going after companies it says use materials from rainforest trees, including one with ties to Virginia.

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Consider This By Fred Fiske: World's Water Supply

In the past 50 years, world population has about doubled. Water use has tripled. In the next 50 years, population is predicted to grow another 50 percent.

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Civil Rights Leaders See Economic Boost in Environmental Movement

NAACP president Benjamin Jealous says it's time people started looking at sustainability as a civil right.

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Bay Game Puts Watershed Management In Hands Of Players

In June, congressional staffers will gather to play the Bay Game, a new tool developed by professors at the University of Virginia. The game is growing in popularity and was most recently played by students from seven universities across Virginia.

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The MoCo Agricultural Reserve: Its Purpose And What It's Done

More than 30 years ago, Montgomery County did something rather unusual to protect what was left of its rural character: It set aside a huge piece of land for agriculture. Laws have protected the land since then, but some worry they are also hindering other needs, like housing.

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The Season For Solar

The dog days of summer can be hard for businesses, as vacationers trade the boardroom for the boardwalk. But some members of D.C.'s solar thermal industry say summer is when the industry really heats up.

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Maryland Will Study Marcellus Shale Drilling

The state of Maryland will study drilling techniques, including fracking, to be used to extract natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation in the state.

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