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Power Breakfast: Assessing Earthquake Risk Reduction In The U.S.

From Capitol News Connection:

Democrat David Wu represents an Oregon district that includes a swath of Pacific coastline. In the last Congress, he got a bill through the House that would have stepped up federal efforts to study and prepare for natural disasters.

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Stink Bug Threat Has States Asking For Expanded Pesticide Options

Scientists representing seven states, including Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, are petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to change rules on certain pesticides to allow farmers to better fight stink bugs.

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Hydraulic Fracturing Under Scrutiny In Watershed States

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is calling for a comprehensive federal analysis of Marcellus Shale drilling in the six Bay Watershed states.

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Environment Group Wants Maryland Regulation On Fertilizers

In Maryland, fertilizer used for lawns is being blamed for pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.

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Skunk Cabbage: A Foul-Smelling Blossom With A Hot Secret

It's cherry blossom season and the showy flowers will soon be at their peak, drawing around a million visitors. But there's another, less famous flower in our region that may be worth a visit. It's a remarkable blossom that quite literally burns its way out of the ice as early as January.

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Montgomery County Begins Street Cleaning

It's spring cleaning time in Montgomery County Maryland. Monday, road crews will start sweeping the streets, removing debris left behind from the winter snow season.

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