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Obama Withdraws Suggested EPA Changes

President Obama is withdrawing proposed Environmental Protection Agency changes to national smog standards. The president said a science review is underway on the current ozone standard — and rules will be reconsidered in 2013. Needless to say, environmentalists aren't happy.
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Commentary by Mike Tidwell: Saying "No" To The Tar Sands Pipeline

Mike Tidwell is the director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network -- and he says it's an especially appropriate time to consider our relationship to the environment.

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Scientist Sweats It Out In Salt Marshes To Study Pollution's Effects On Shore Birds

They may not know it, but a flock of shore birds from Chincoteague, Va., are proving very useful for one environmentalist studying the effects of mercury pollution.

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Talking Trash In Baltimore

One Baltimore retiree is on a quest to clean up his city's mini-landfills.

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Hidden Washington: Inside a Sewer Tunnel

They work in a place that's dark, dank, and occasionally dangerous. So how do the people who spend their 9 to 5 in the city's sewers feel about their jobs?
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An Ice Age Beast Evolved To Beat The Cold

The recent discovery of a woolly rhino skull on the Tibetan Plateau suggests that the rhino was one of the few animals that was prepared for the Ice Age when it came along. Scientists wonder which isolated places on Earth today will be the cradle of evolution for the next big environmental change.

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