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New Boom Reshapes Oil World, Rocks North Dakota

Breakthrough technology is allowing previously untapped oil to be drilled in the U.S., Canada and South America. And experts say that's moving the global energy supply's center of gravity away from the Middle East and toward the Americas. In a decade, they say, that could make the U.S. a bigger oil producer than Saudi Arabia. Small towns like Williston, N.D., are reaping the benefits — and bearing the burdens — of the boom.
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Va. Wildfire Continues Burning Despite Rain

A 2-month-old wildfire at Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia continues burning, despite the heavy rains that recently hit the area.

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Funding Pulled From Bay Restoration Project In WV

A $3 million federal grant was withdrawn from a Chesapeake Bay restoration project in West Virginia, which state officials say would have sharply reduced pollution flowing into the Bay.

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D.C.'s Aims For Sustainability With Start In September

D.C. officials are kicking off a new planning effort to make the District the most sustainable city in the nation, and they're asking residents for help.

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How Community Supported Agriculture Sprouted In China

In a village near Beijing, Little Donkey Farm is trying to rebuild a tradition of organic farming in the world's most populous country. It builds on thousands of years of Chinese history, but it's also inspired by American experiences.
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Public Input Needed For D.C. Sustainability

D.C. is launching a new sustainability initiative to make the city a greener, healthier place, and they're asking for input from residents.

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Record Numbers To Go "Car Free"

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A record 10,600 commuters have pledged to go without cars Thursday in honor of the 11th annual "Car Free Day."

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D.C. Ranked Sixth Smoggiest City

D.C. ranked sixth smoggiest

According to a report by Environment Virginia, the D.C. area was the sixth smoggiest metropolitan area in the country, generating unsafe levels of pollution 33 days out of the year.

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Hidden D.C.: Inside a Sewer Tunnel

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They work in a place that's dark, dank, and occasionally dangerous. So how do the people who spend their 9 to 5 in the city's sewers feel about their jobs?

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This Machine Can Suck Carbon Out Of The Air

While carbon dioxide streams into the atmosphere from tailpipes and smokestacks around the world, one man is building a machine to suck it back out. And some heavy-hitting investors are betting that it's going to work.

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