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Will The Grass Be Greener In Obama's Second Term?

One of the chief expectations of those who voted for President Obama is that he moves assertively to pass climate change legislation, whatever the political climate in Washington. But that won't be easy given the polarization in Washington.

Former Anti-GMO Activist Says Science Changed His Mind

For years, British environmental activist Mark Lynas vandalized genetically modified food crops. Then, he had a change of heart. He went in front of the world to reverse his position, telling the anti-GMO lobby to "get out of the way and let the rest of us get on with feeding the world sustainably."
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Virginia Lawmakers May Limit Menhaden Fishing

Virginia legislators are recommending a bill to cut down on menhaden fishing by 20 percent.

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New Director Of District Department Of Environment Appointed

The D.C. Department of Environment officially has a new director, after Keith Anderson, who has been serving as interim director, was officially appointed full-time.


Beijing Grapples with Record Air Pollution

Last weekend, air pollution in Beijing reached record highs, raising concerns about the cost of China's rapid industrialization. David Pettit, of the Natural Resources Defense Council, discusses the pollution problem in China's capital, and why severe smog can be deadly.

Experts Urge Caution As $50 Billion In Sandy Aid Passes House

More than two months after the storm, the House of Representatives passed a bill to spend $50 billion to help Eastern states struck by Hurricane Sandy. But some scientists and engineers say there's danger in rushing ahead to rebuild a coastline that's sure to get hit again.

Understanding Climate Change, With Help From Thoreau

Some of the most beloved nature writers of all time, Henry David Thoreau and Aldo Leopold, are helping scientists learn how global warming will affect spring. Using historical records, the scientists are able to predict when flowers will bloom during especially hot years.