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Buying Sustainable Fish Is Getting Easier, But It's Still Hard

Even as some retailers are turning to certification schemes and rating systems to offer consumers trustworthy choices, the art of sustainable seafood buying now requires a sophisticated understanding of geography and science on the part of the consumer.

First Criminal Charges Filed In BP Gulf Oil Spill

The first criminal charges were filed on Tuesday in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster. An engineer for BP was charged with obstruction of justice for deleting hundreds of text messages after the spill. Carrie Johnson talks to Robert Siegel.
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Mayor Gray Releases Green Plan For D.C.

The District of Columbia has an an ambitious long-term agenda to make the city "the greenest, healthiest and most livable city in the nation."


Melt Or Grow? Fate Of Himalayan Glaciers Unknown

A few years ago, the U.N.'s climate panel warned that the Himalayas' glaciers were quickly disappearing. The claim was dead wrong. The true picture of how the ice in those glaciers is responding to a warming world is far more complex. "There are so many uncertainties that it's really hard to predict the future of the glaciers," says one scientist.

How Making Food Safe Can Harm Wildlife And Water

After an outbreak of E. coli in spinach killed several people in 2006, farmers clamped down on every possible source of contamination. Those safety efforts have also pushed out wildlife, destroyed sensitive habitats and increased pollution in waterways.
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Computer Simulation Forecasts Chesapeake Bay's Future

A new computer simulation will help scientists determine how human behavior and climate will impact the Chesapeake Bay.

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Virginia Reminds Residents Of Safe Digging

Virginia is reminding residents to call 811 before starting any projects that might require digging near utility lines.

Wasting Away: An Earth Day Look At Living Among Garbage

Around the globe, waste can tell both an environmental and social story. Here are some reports of communities living in, among and off of others' trash.