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D.C. Leaders Eye No. 1 Slot in Green Power Competition

D.C. is currently number one on the Environmental Protection Agency's list of Green Power Communities. And District officials say they want city residents to join the fight to keep it that way.

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Wildlife Center of Virginia Integral In Bald Eagle's Comeback

The Wildlife Center of Virginia has released six rehabilitated bald eagles back into the wild this year, contributing to the comeback of the United States' national bird.

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Scientists: Ozone-related Health Problems Will Get Worse With Climate Change

Climatologists say the recent heat wave in the D.C. area may be a glimpse of our future. Average temperatures in the U.S. have risen faster than usual over the past several decades, and this may create health problems.

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Va. Lawmakers Hope To Renew Offshore Drilling Effort This Fall

Virginia lawmakers are fighting for the state to get billions of dollars in revenue by allowing drilling off its coast, but the proposal is stalled in Congress and the state's congressional delegation still can't agree on whether to drill at all.

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Lobby Calls on Congress To Prevent D.C. Pest Dumping

Lobbyists for pest control companies are calling on members of Congress to de-fund a new law regulating the capture of wild animals that find their way into D.C. homes.

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Fungus Pushes Frogs Towards Extinction

It's been called a crisis in amphibian biology: more than a third of amphibian species are at risk of extinction. Habitat loss and climate change are both causes, but so is an invasive disease that's been called the smallpox of the amphibian world. Researchers from D.C., Virginia, and Maryland recently traveled to Panama to try to help limit the effects of the disease.

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