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Maryland State Panel Approves Survey For Offshore Wind

The Maryland Board of Works approved a plan to conduct a survey that would pave the way for offshore wind power along Maryland's coast.


Transocean To Pay $1.4 Billion In Gulf Oil Spill Settlement

The owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig where 11 men died in April 2010 has agreed to pay criminal and civil penalties to resolve Justice Department allegations over its role in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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Environmental Outlook: Strategies For Limiting Carbon Emissions

California's landmark cap-and-trade law goes into effect this month. The Congressional Research Service reports that a modest tax on carbon emissions could cut the federal deficit in half. But industry groups say such approaches kill jobs. For this month's Environmental Outlook, Diane and guests discuss pros and cons of pricing carbon emissions.

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Chesapeake Bay Shows Modest Environmental Improvement

The Chesapeake Bay is still far from healthy, according to an environmental report, but its 2012 rating did creep up slightly from the last report issued in 2010.


Grrr, Said The Grylloblattid. I'm Not Leaving. Not Yet.

Here's an animal that's really, really old on our planet, a true survivor. But to keep going, it's been forced to move, over and over, till it's almost out of moves. The story of a bug that ran away from flowers and learned to live on ice.
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Maryland Bans Arsenic In Chicken Feed

Maryland became the first state to prohibit the use of additives containing arsenic in chicken feed Tuesday.

Oil Drilling Rig Runs Aground In Gulf Of Alaska

A Shell oil drilling rig holding more than 150,000 gallons of diesel, oil, and hydraulic fluid has run aground near Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska, after breaking away while being towed during a storm. The crew was evacuated before the rig was incapacitated.

A Busy And Head-Scratching 2012 Hurricane Season

Superstorm Sandy is what most people will remember from the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. But Sandy was just one of 10 hurricanes this year during a season that was both busy and strange. From an El Nino that never materialized to meandering tropical storms, meteorologists were baffled.