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Ash Trees Threatened By Pest In Howard County

A pest that has been killing ash trees in more than a dozen states has been found in Howard County, Md. The ash borer could threaten Baltimore's large ash tree population.

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Virginia Rep. Wants To Streamline Offshore Wind Projects

Virginia Congressman Rob Wittman (R) has introduced a bill to speed up offshore wind energy projects even before they reach the public hearing stage.

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Virginia Beaches Temporarily Closed Due To Bacteria Levels

Several Hampton Roads beaches along the Chesapeake Bay have been placed off limits to swimmers.

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Companies Face Criticism In Campaign Against Rainforest Destruction

The environmental group Greenpeace has been stepping up its campaign against rainforest destruction. The organization is going after companies it says use materials from rainforest trees, including one with ties to Virginia.

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Consider This By Fred Fiske: World's Water Supply

In the past 50 years, world population has about doubled. Water use has tripled. In the next 50 years, population is predicted to grow another 50 percent.

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Civil Rights Leaders See Economic Boost in Environmental Movement

NAACP president Benjamin Jealous says it's time people started looking at sustainability as a civil right.

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Bay Game Puts Watershed Management In Hands Of Players

In June, congressional staffers will gather to play the Bay Game, a new tool developed by professors at the University of Virginia. The game is growing in popularity and was most recently played by students from seven universities across Virginia.

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