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Storm Pummels Nation's Midsection As It Heads East

Bad weather was making its way across the eastern part of the U.S. on a busy post-Christmas travel day. Hundreds of flights were canceled and roads were treacherous in many East Coast and Midwestern states.

Climate Change Gets Real For Americans

Something remarkable happened in 2012.
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New Report Finds Va. Loses Money With Coal Industry Tax Breaks

Tax subsidies for coal companies cost Virginians $22 million annually, found the nonprofit environmental group Appalachian Voices.

Texas Man Takes Last Stand Against Keystone XL Pipeline

The Keystone pipeline is supposed to carry tar sands oil from Canada to Texas — a route that runs right through David Daniel's land. To try to save his woods from bulldozers, Daniel built tree houses 80 feet in the air and protesters climbed up into them.
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D.C. Area Prepares For Tree Recycling

Public works departments across the D.C. area are gearing up for tree recycling efforts.

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Md. Elk Tourism Would Raise $4.5 Million Annually, Advocates Say

A new proposal to reintroduce the once-native elk to western Maryland says tourism would generate nearly $4.5 million every year.

Extreme Weather Was Front And Center In 2012

Between severe droughts, relentless wildfires, and destructive hurricanes, extreme weather played a major role in the headlines in 2012. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin is joined by science journalist Michael Lemonick for a recap of this year's notable weather events, and how they're effecting public opinion on climate change.