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Environmentalists And Fishermen Team Up To Save Oysters

We go inside a new program designed to replenish oysters stocks in the Chesapeake Bay by teaching fishermen to farm.
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Solar Panels Compete With Cheap Natural Gas

With new, affordable supplies of natural gas coming to market, renewable forms of energy are having difficulty competing. Electricity prices are down, which means it now takes longer for people who installed solar panels to recover their investment.
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Chesapeake Bay Foundation Going On The Offensive

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation published a new report which seeks to counter the claims the increased environmental regulations in the area have a negative effect on jobs and the economy.

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Fracking Byproducts May Be Linked To Ohio Quakes

Melissa Block interviews John Armbruster, a seismologist with Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, part of Columbia University, about why he believes the waste from fracking in Ohio has led to the earthquakes there. He says the injection of waste water from the fracking process created pressure on nearby faults, and he expects the quakes to continue — even after the process is stopped.
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Oil-Drilling Wastewater Seen Causing Earthquake

Thousands of gallons of brine were injected daily into a Youngstown, Ohio, well that opened in 2010. It might take a year for the wastewater-related rumblings in the earth to dissipate, an expert says.
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Montgomery County Bag Tax Goes Into Effect

Montgomery County's 5-cent bag tax goes into effect today, and the county has already distributed more than 30,000 reusable bags as alternatives to disposal ones.

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Chesapeake Bay Sediment Plume Caused Less Damage Than Feared

Scientists say the huge sediment plume that formed in the Chesapeake Bay after Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee did not cause the widespread damage they had feared.

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Delaware High Court Strikes Down Watershed Buffer Regulations

Delaware's high court has struck down state regulations requiring buffers around new development near the Inland Bays watershed.

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Exploring Science At The End Of The Earth

Every year thousands of scientists visit Antarctica. Some study the gas plume from the active volcano, Mount Erebus. Others map the ever-changing ice caves. But they all face the same challenges of working on extreme terrain. Two researchers and a photojournalist discuss how research is done on the frozen continent.

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