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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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Virginia Tech Shares Green Pest Control Technology Worldwide

With the world’s population growing, the pressure is on to produce more food on less land. The challenge is especially great in the tropics, where insects and fungi compete with farmers for edible crops. Now scientists from Virginia Tech are traveling the world, promoting powerful organic ways to protect plants.

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Arlington County Board Seeks To Reduce Emissions

Arlington County is trying to slash carbon dioxide emissions, but the community energy plan approved in May by the County Board doesn't include mandates or penalties for carbon dioxide reductions.

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Jury Still Out on Endocrine Disruptors, Research Continues

Endocrine disruptors – chemicals that mimic hormones – come from pharmaceuticals and detergents that degrade in the water. They've been linked to intersex fish in the Potomac, but it's not known if they're affecting people.

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D.C. Businesses Offer Free Refills On Water Bottles

A new program in the District is urging residents to drink water sustainably.

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