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How A 'Western Problem' Led To New Drilling Rules

New EPA rules would control air pollution coming from wells being drilled by the oil and natural gas industries. The rules are a result of a lawsuit by an environmental group that sued the agency to clean up the drilling industry after communities in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming complained about air pollution.
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Sparse Rain Makes For Thirsty D.C. Trees

With rain sparse in recent months, its important to keep track of water levels for trees in your area. One local nonprofit is offering the tools to do just that.

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New Rules To Curb Pollution From Oil, Gas Drilling

The federal rules announced Wednesday will, among other things, soon require oil and natural gas drillers to limit air pollution from drilling operations. Though the requirements stand to save companies money long term, producers say pollution regulations should be left to the states.
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Hydraulic Fracturing In The Marcellus Shale

A supply glut and price collapse in natural gas is slowing down the hydraulic fracturing boom in some areas. How market forces, state regulations and health and environmental concerns are shaping development of the Marcellus Shale.

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In Time For Earth Day, Bill Aims To Make D.C. Greener

D.C. Council member Mary Cheh is pushing an energy-efficient agenda leading up to Earth Day.

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Chesapeake Bay Health Gets D+ For 2011

Prompted by rainy conditions and excessive run-off, the environmental rating for the Chesapeake Bay fell off in 2011, according to the University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Science.

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Greenpeace: How Clean (And Green) Is Your Cloud?

A report issued Tuesday by the environmental advocacy group found fault with Microsoft, Amazon and Apple. Greenpeace ranked the companies according to the efficiency of their cloud facilities, as well as where they get their electricity.
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Proposed Bill Would Rein In Pepco Tree-Trimming

Pepco has undertaken an effort to aggressively trim trees that could impact the company's powerlines, but a new measure proposed in Montgomery County would give residents a means to push back.

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