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White House Announces New Fuel Efficiency Standards For Trucks, Buses

The Obama administration has announced new fuel efficiency standards for trucks and buses.
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'Roaring Wind' Examines Extreme Weather, And The Power Of Air

Biologist Bill Streever sailed from Texas to Guatemala while doing research for his new book, And Soon I Heard a Roaring Wind. He says the wind was working against him "most of the time."
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Fishing And Foraging: How To Catch Your Seafood, Ethically

Fisherman Kirk Lombard's new book teaches people to fish and forage along the northern California coast, while urging them to harvest in moderation, follow regulations and respect sea creatures.
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Southern Flooding Update

Torrential rains in Louisiana and Southern Mississippi have flooded homes and caused hundreds of evacuations. Much of the rest of the country is experiencing extreme heat.
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Worm Quiz: Don't Try To Squirm Your Way Out Of It

Do you know how long the longest earthworm is? Or how people might contract a parasitic worm?
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German Chestnut Tree Accepts Letters, Answers Queries, Promotes Environmentalism

The tree in Duesseldorf has gotten more than 5,000 letters and cards. People send it greetings, pour out their hearts, and ask for advice. The project encourages protection of old trees.
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In The Pacific Northwest, Oil Train Derailment Highlights Potential Dangers

The number of trains carrying oil along the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington could dramatically increase. There's a plan to ship more oil from the Bakken region of North Dakota to a proposed oil terminal in southwest Washington state. An oil train derailment earlier this year has shown the potential danger faced by the region.
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The Colony-Killing Mistake Backyard Beekeepers Are Making

Bee experts warn that novices may be inadvertently putting their hives in danger by not keeping the mite population in check.
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Flint Mayor: 'Everybody Played A Role In This Disaster'

As a federal state of emergency ends for Flint, Mich., Mayor Karen Weaver says residents don't trust that government officials have fully addressed the lead contamination of their water.
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Where Lead Lurks And Why Even Small Amounts Matter

Federal environmental regulations for lead in drinking water still leave room for concentrations high enough to pose a health hazard, critics say.

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