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Wyoming Tribe Wins Right To Hunt Two Bald Eagles

The Northern Arapaho tribe in Wyoming has won a permit to hunt two bald eagles for religious purposes. It's the first time federal authorities have granted such approval for bald eagles. The move comes in the wake of a lawsuit that alleged that refusing such permits violated tribe members' religious freedom.
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EPA Awards Grants To Restore Bay

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the government with grants to help improve roads and water quality.

Startup Converts Plastic To Oil, And Finds A Niche

Only 7 percent of plastic waste in the United States is recycled each year, according to the EPA. A startup company in Niagara Falls says it can increase that amount and reduce the country's dependence on foreign oil at the same time.

Traveling To The Corners Of Our 'Frozen Planet'

The team behind the documentary Planet Earth have teamed up again to explore the coldest, most isolated places on Earth. TV critic David Bianculli says watching Frozen Planet "captures images of so much majesty, artistry, and clarity, it's almost ridiculous."

Mount Everest Still Holds Mysteries For Scientists

On his upcoming trip to Mount Everest, mountaineer Conrad Anker will team up with geologist Dave Lageson to remeasure the peak's exact altitude--a stat scientists still dispute. Physiologist Bryan Taylor will also be in Nepal to monitor how Anker's blood, brain and muscles respond to the thin Himalayan air.
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Environmentalists Tout Group Weatherization Before Summer

A group of homeowners in Mount Pleasant are undertaking a group weatherization project just in time for summer.

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Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Moved Up To Next Week

Cherry blossom experts have moved up the expected peak bloom time for the District's signature trees due to the warm weather.


F. Sherwood Rowland, Warned Of Aerosol's Danger

The Nobel Prize-winning chemist made the link between man-made chemicals used in spray cans and the depletion of the Earth-insulating ozone later. His scientific work and advocacy for a ban on these chemicals, called CFCs, led to a public appreciation for humans' impact on the planet. He was 84.