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Pennsylvania Falls Short On Chesapeake Cleanup Pact, Report Finds

Pennsylvania is moving in the wrong direction when it comes to reducing pollution from large-scale industrial and municipal sources, according to a new report from an environmental watchdog group.


World Bank Issues Alarming Climate Report

Countries attending U.N. climate talks were not able to come up with any major agreements on reducing carbon emissions and slowing global warming. This comes after the World Bank issued a report predicting global temperatures could rise by 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century — possibly sooner if current promises to curb emission are not kept. Renee Montagne talks about this with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.

In Arid West, Cheatgrass Turns Fires Into Infernos

Cheatgrass is about as Western as cowboy boots and sagebrush. And until recently, scientists didn't realize that the yellowish plant is making Western wildfires much worse.
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D.C. Region Sees Peak Movement Of Asian Lady Beetles

It's peak movement time for the Asian Lady Beetle, which means people may see more of them inside their homes.


The Sight Of Road Kill Makes A Pretty, Data-Rich Picture

Scientists and citizens are filling up a database on dead critters with their smartphones. The EpiCollect app pulls data such as location, speed limit and the carcass's condition. Wildlife ecologist Danielle Garneau says the project tracks animal movement and may help protect species in the future.
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Court Ruling Could Affect Eastern Shore's Poultry Industry

An environmental group is pushing for more accountability of poultry farmers on the Eastern Shore.

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Risk, Rising Seas And Regional Coastlines

How local beachfront communities are preparing for the worst, and whether those efforts are enough in an increasingly unpredictable climate.


Glacier Photographer James Balog on 'Chasing Ice'

Photographer James Balog on Climate Change and 'Chasing Ice' — In the new documentary "Chasing Ice," photographer James Balog attempts to capture how the world's glaciers are being affected by climate change. As the film debuts across the country, Balog discusses the project, and what needs to be done to save Earth's shrinking glaciers.