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Enviro Groups Sue EPA Over Pollution Trading In Bay Plan

Two environmental groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency over the Chesapeake Bay restoration plan, saying that the inclusion of "pollution trading" could have a detrimental effect on the bay. 

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Eating Maryland Seafood Could Help Restore The Bay

Maryland's Department For Natural Resources is pushing a promotion next week which advocates eating state seafood to raise funds for oyster recovery in the Chesapeake Bay.

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'Paul Revere Of Ecology' Sounded Alarms On Pollution

Scientist Barry Commoner, a pioneer in environmental activism, died Sunday. Melissa Block speaks with Michael Egan, environmental historian at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and author of the book, Barry Commoner and the Science of Survival: The Remaking of American Environmentalism.
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A Tiny Ocean World With A Mighty Important Future

Tiny ocean organisms known as plankton are vital to life on Earth, generating enough oxygen to account for every other breath you take. As climate change alters the temperature and acidity of our waters, these mysterious ocean creatures may be in jeopardy.
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EPA Orders Military Base And WSSC To Fix Water Problems

Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission are required to sort out some water issues.

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On The Road: Reporting On Lead Poisoning In Nigeria

Gold ore mined in northern Nigeria is mixed with lead. When the ore is dug up, crushed and processed, the lead escapes into the air and settles on the ground. Children are being poisoned when they swallow lead-contaminated dust and dirt.
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Virginia Tree Nurseries Set To Reopen

Virginia residents will soon be able to take advantage of over 24 million tree seedlings in the state's two tree nurseries.

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Scientist Cleared In Polar Bear Controversy

Charles Monnett's 2006 report on drowning polar bears became a rallying cry for environmentalists. Then he was accused of scientific misconduct. On Friday, he learned he had been cleared.
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Environmental Outlook: Elephants And The Ivory Trade

Tens of thousands of African elephants are being slaughtered every year to meet demand for ivory in China, the Philippines and Thailand. Inside the underground ivory trade and the future of Africa's elephants.

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Environmentalist Uses Bio-Digestion To Deal With Poultry Waste

A businessman thinks he may have found a new solution for how to handle the countless tons of poultry manure on the Eastern Shore.

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