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Environmental Concerns Top Objections To Arlington Chickens

As Arlington considers relaxing restrictions on backyard hens in residential areas, one of the primary objections raised is the potential environmental impact wrought by chicken waste.

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Maryland Issues Drought Watch For Eastern Shore

The Maryland Department of the Environment is warning residents on the Eastern Shore about drought conditions in their region.

NPR

Storms Threaten Great Plains With Hail, Tornadoes

Major storms have reached a swath of the Great Plains from Oklahoma City up through central Kansas and into Nebraska. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz speaks with Chance Hayes, the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Wichita, Kansas.
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Solar Panels Within Reach For D.C. Residents

The District is offering a leg up to people who want to use solar thermal heating units.
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Region Enforces Cleanup, Cracks Down On Litter Laws

Officials in the D.C. metro area are cracking down on litter and illegal dumping laws, and violators will pay a hefty fine.

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Warm Temps Stir Chesapeake Bay Wildlife

Scientists say record warm temperatures have affected wildlife around the Chesapeake Bay.

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Competing For Wind: Green Passport Games Open Across DC

Green Passport DC is a new game that gives environmentally-conscious area residents monetary awards for going around and checking out the area's many wind-powered businesses.

NPR

Federal Government To Pay Indian Tribes $1 Billion Over Mismanagement

The U.S. government will pay more than $1 billion to settle lawsuits filed by 41 American Indian tribes, who had accused federal agencies of mismanaging tribal money and resources. The agreement ends nearly two years of negotiations; some claims date back more than 100 years.
NPR

Calif. Study: Nail Products Contain Toxic Chemicals

A new study indicates some of the products used in nail salons, which claim to be free of certain toxic chemicals, actually contain them. Representatives of the nail care industry say the study is nonsense. Worker safety groups have long been concerned about nail salon employees who work with the products.

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