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EPA Connects 'Fracking' To Water Contamination

For the first time, a government study has tied contamination in drinking water to an advanced drilling technique commonly known as "fracking." EPA scientists found high levels of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing in the ground water of a small Wyoming town.
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D.C. Debuts Green Alleyway Project

Stormwater runoff can deposit all sorts of nasty wastes into groundwater, which has spurred a project in D.C. to put pervious concrete in several D.C. alleys to curb the problem.

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Environmental Claims For Farmed Fish Don't Hold Up To Scrutiny

A study released this week found that many eco-labels for farmed seafood don't guarantee the fish was raised in a way that protects the marine environment.
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Changing Your Tune To Adapt To The Urban Jungle

Scientists say urban birds are changing their tune to hear one other above the din of urban life.
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D.C. Affordable Housing Complex Gets Solar Panels

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A D.C. affordable housing complex just got a little greener with the announcement that it will be powered in part by solar energy.

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At Climate Talks, Resistance From India, China, U.S.

Fundamental disagreements among the nations attending the U.N. climate conference in Durban, South Africa, may stall a possible deal. There's still no consensus about the best way to move forward with an international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Can 'Carbon Ranching' Offset Emissions In Calif.?

Climate experts are thinking about growing dense fields of weeds to help soak up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This would require flooding dense, carbon-rich wetland soils of the San Joaquin Valley, and farmers hope money they make from capturing greenhouse gases would make up for the lost acreage.

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