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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.

Expedition Seeks To Save Florida's 'Terra Incognita'

Four adventurers are coming to the end of a 1,000-mile trek across the state. That might have been the easy part. Their goal: Document the disconnected and disappearing wildlife in Florida's interior and promote a continuous natural corridor the length of the state.
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Poultry Pollution Lawsuit Postponed

The court date for the poultry pollution lawsuit against a Maryland-based poultry company and contract grower has been postponed.

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Virginia Offers Tree Seedlings To Residents

April 25 is the final day for Virginia residents to order tree seedlings from the state.