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Rock Creek Park: Past, Present, and Future

Rock Creek Park celebrates its 125th anniversary next year. We speak with two local experts with books about the history, flora, and fauna that abound in Washington's "backyard."

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Dominion Weighs Solar Plant In Virginia

Dominion is considering building a 220 megawatt solar power facility in Virginia, but a spokesperson with the utility says not to expect big progress on solar and wind in their energy mix.

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Driven By Climate Change, Cotton Buyers Look For Alternatives

One clothing company whose bottom line was hurt in the wake of bad weather events decided to look to polyester fibers made from recycled plastic bottles.
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The 'Greening' Of Florida Citrus Means Less Green In Growers' Pockets

Orange juice sales are at their lowest point in 10 years. Florida's citrus industry is reeling from a disease called "greening," while consumers face dozens of other choices in the supermarket aisle.
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Texas-Based Company Wins Auction For Maryland Offshore Wind Leases

An offshore wind farm is one step closer to becoming reality.
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Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing

Grocers are hoping to entice young consumers and their parents to eat more vegetables by creating kid-focused produce. They're borrowing tactics from the soda and snack industries to win them over.
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Iceland Lowers Volcano Warning

Scientists in the island nation say after an earlier sub-glacial eruption, there are no signs of ongoing volcanic activity at Bardarbunga.
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The Future of Personal and Photo Drones

Personal drones with cameras attached are increasingly popular with everyone from filmmakers to hobbyists. We explore the evolving legal and social norms for flying them.

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California Trees Nailed As The Source Of Mystery Infections

Nobody knew how people in Southern California were getting infected with the life-threatening fungus C. gattii. A 13-year-old helped figure out the source: three types of trees.
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Pesticides Used On Florida's Mosquitoes May Harm Butterflies

Environmentalists and a South Florida community want to limit aerial spraying for mosquitoes — saying it's ineffective and harmful to wildlife. Two butterfly species were added to the endangered list.

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