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Aging City Pipes In Need Of A Plumber's Touch

A typical American family uses 400 gallons of water a day. But the pipes that ferry that water are bursting faster than they can be replaced. George Hawkins, general manager of DC Water, and environmental historian Martin Melosi discuss past and present issues with pumping water into cities.
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Maryland Volunteer Oyster Program Expands

As part of a program to increase oyster populations in the area, seven Maryland waterways have been accepted as applicants.

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When This Oil Spills, It's 'A Whole New Monster'

What could be worse than a ruptured pipeline of crude oil? A ruptured pipeline of tar sands oil — a thick, sticky substance. Cleanup of a 2010 spill in Michigan's Kalamazoo River took much longer and was far harder than anyone had anticipated. It's now a cautionary tale for people in the middle of the new Keystone pipeline's path.
WAMU 88.5

Drought Warnings In Effect For Central Virginia

Drought watches are in effect for the Northern Piedmont and Roanoke River drought evaluation regions.

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Focusing On Fish In Knoxville, Tenn.

Conservation Fisheries helps save small, rare freshwater fish, such as chubs, darters, madtoms and minnows.
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A Conservative Approach To Climate Change

One former Republican lawmaker thinks it's time for conservatives to make fixes for climate change a priority. We find out where free-market policies fit into the issue.

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