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With Styrofoam Ban, Environmentalists Hope For Cleaner Anacostia

Starting in January 2016, Styrofoam containers will be banned in D.C., a move that environmental advocates say will help clean up the long-polluted Anacostia River.
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Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger Of The Ocean, Is Not Without A Price

Scientists are trying to raise prized bluefin tuna completely in captivity. An experiment at a Baltimore university is the first successful attempt in North America.
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Want To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Choose Mackerel Over Shrimp

Sardines and other small, oily fish are some of the most nutritious in the sea. Now there's another reason to eat them: Fishermen use a lot less fuel to catch them than many other kinds of seafood.
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Widely Used Insecticides Are Leaching Into Midwest Rivers

Researchers found that a class of chemicals similar to nicotine and used on corn and soy farms has run off into streams and rivers in the Midwest. There they may be harming aquatic life, like insects.
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White House Says Delayed Action On Climate Change Could Cost Billions

The White House says the cost of inaction outweighs the cost of implementing more-stringent regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.
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This Albino Redwood Tree Isn't Dead — But It Came Close

An extremely rare, albino hermaphroditic redwood tree was in danger of being sent to the chipper because it was growing too close to the path of a new railroad line in Cotati, Calif. But thanks to local outcry from arborists and the community, the tree is getting a second chance at life.
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Where The Birds Are Is Not Where You'd Think

Birds are everywhere, but the greatest concentration of different birds — the "bird mecca" of America — is not in our great parks, not in our forests, not where you'd suppose. Not at all.
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How Protecting Wildlife Helps Stop Child Labor And Slavery

Food in supermarkets is increasingly connected to child labor and trafficking. Many laws aimed at ending these abuses overlook a key source of the problem: The rapid decline of fish and fauna.
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Researchers Explore Factors Contributing To Beach Injuries

What factors contribute to injuries at the beach? Researchers at the University of Delaware are looking into surf-zone injuries and comparing them to the conditions on the coast.

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Rust Devastates Guatemala's Prime Coffee Crop And Its Farmers

Central American coffee farmers are facing off against a deadly fungus that has wiped out thousands of acres of crops. Coffee companies like Starbucks are pooling money to support them in the fight.

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