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Is California Up Next For An Oil And Gas Boom?

The Bureau of Land Management is auctioning off 18,000 acres of oil leases in California Wednesday. The state has one of the largest deposits of shale oil in the country. And it's attracting new attention because of the drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing – or fracking.
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Seafood Sleuthing Reveals Pervasive Fish Fraud In New York City

Red snapper, wild salmon, and other fish sold in some outlets were other, cheaper species, according to DNA tests done by an ocean conservation group. The report is just the latest in a string of investigations revealing that seafood mislabeling is commonplace.
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Latest Climate Talks Wrap Up In Doha

The United Nations climate talks were seen as a stepping stone toward a new climate treaty. Instead, the countries attending have agreed to extend the Kyoto Protocol through 2020.
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Virginia's Annual Pesticide Disposal Program Continues

Virginia residents are taking steps to remove thousands of pounds of dangerous chemicals from the environment.

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At Doha Climate Talks, Modest Results At Best

Diplomats in Doha, Qatar, are working late into the night to hammer out a deal in the 18th round of U.N. climate talks. Expectations are low as the talks are part of a multiyear process to make a transition from the fading Kyoto climate treaty to something that engages all nations of the world.
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Oceans Rising At Higher Rate Than Expected

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration claims oceans are rising at a much higher rate than scientists previously thought.

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