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Congress Asked To Serve Tap Water At Inauguration

In an effort to save money and be more environmentally friendly, some lawmakers are asking Congress to serve tap water instead of bottled water at the presidential inauguration.

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In Southwest, Worst-Case Fire Scenario Plays Out

Climate change is exaggerating the normal swings in weather. For the American Southwest, that means more intense waves of heat, drought and fire that could wipe out trees that have stood for centuries. It's already revamping the ecology of the landscape.
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DC Water Challenges Residents To Taste The Tap

Tap water is not only more environmentally sound than bottled water, but DC Water is keen to prove to District residents that it tastes as good, or better.

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Why Forest-Killing Megafires Are The New Normal

Woodland forest fires are burning with such power and size, no one can remember anything like it. The problem with fires of this intensity is that the forests can't recover — they are completely destroyed.
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Loudoun County Makes Recycling Easier

Loudoun County is giving people another reason to recycle... at no cost.

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Ivan Dies At 50: A Gorilla Life, Remembered

Ivan spent decades confined within a small department store display, until activists won the gorilla's transfer to a zoo. Anthropologist and ape observer Barbara J. King remembers Ivan and considers the intense impact — positive and negative — that human actions have on individual animals' lives.

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