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New D.C. Gardening Program Takes Root


Local schools are starting to reap the benefits of a gardening program introduced as part of the Healthy Schools Act last year.

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McDonnell: EPA Regulations Cost Too Much

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At a meeting of the Southern States Energy Board in Alexandria, Virginia governor Bob McDonnell described EPA regulations as "job killing."


U.S. Regulators Promise Oversight Of Offshore Drilling Contractors

Nearly 18 months after a disastrous oil spill killed wildlife and endangered businesses along the Gulf of Mexico, the federal government announces it will regulate not only the operators of offshore oil rigs, but the contractors who work on them, as well.

TIMELINE: Namibia's Checkered History Of Conservation

Conservation has long been a part of Namibia's story – but not always to the benefit of wildlife or people.
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Wild Oysters Get Boost From Area Restaurants


The Oyster Recovery Partnership is fighting back against disease and pollution, supplementing wild oyster populations with the help of local restaurants.

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UMD Wins Solar Decathlon Challenge

The University of Maryland has taken the top prize in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon.

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Event Offers Wild Mushroom Education

After four people were hospitalized last month, the Mycological Association of Washington hosted an event to help people identify which mushrooms are safe to eat and which are not.


Back-Porch Beekeepers Take Honey Hyperlocal

One of the spinoffs of the go-green movement has been do-it-yourself beekeeping, and it's beginning to swarm. Weekend Edition food commentator Bonny Wolf has the buzz.

Recycled Water Quenches San Antonio's Thirst

Texas has implemented widespread water restrictions due to a historic drought. Still, many large Texas cities are using up to 200 gallons of water per person per day. San Antonio is guzzling much less with the help of a state-of-the-art water treatment plant.