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Researchers Observe Climate Change, First-Hand

As the climate changes, scientists are documenting measurable shifts in the natural world — from a tremendous loss in Arctic sea ice and an increase in extreme weather like drought, floods and heatwaves, to the migration of plants and animals to new latitudes.
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Sea Level Rising Faster In Mid-Atlantic

Sea levels in the mid-Atlantic region are rising faster than in other parts of the world, according to a new study. 


Alaska Glacier Studied For Clues On Water Supply

Anchorage is one of the few North American cities that depend on a glacier for most of their drinking water. The Eklutna glacier also provides some of the city's electricity, through hydro power. So a team of researchers is working to answer a very important question: How long will the glacier's water supply last?
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Virginia Republicans Push For Offshore Drilling

Virginia House Republicans continue to try to pressure the Obama Administration to open up Virginia's coast to offshore oil and gas drilling.

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House Appropriations Cuts EPA Funding

Some Democrats in the region are upset that House Republicans are trying to slash clean air funding.


Rio+20 Summit Sustains Little More Than Sentiment

The international conference dedicated to alleviating poverty and leaving the planet livable was the biggest U.N. conference ever, but it may also have been one of the biggest duds. As the organizer put it, "equally unhappy means equally happy."