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Ohio Rolls Back Renewable Energy Standards

Many states around the U.S. have adopted policies that encourage the development of renewable energy. Lately, though, there's been a major push nationwide for states to repeal those policies. As Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow reports, Ohio appears to be the first state to temporarily halt some of their standards for utilities.
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Going Against The Grain: FDA Threatens Brewers' Feed For Farmers

Breweries have been providing farmers with free or discounted grain to feed their animals for centuries. But a proposed FDA rule intended to make food safer could disrupt that relationship.
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Inside The Oyster Research Lab Known As The 'Room of Doom'

Is there a turning point at which Chesapeake Bay oysters fail to survive? That's the question Smithsonian researchers are trying to answer.

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Eating Broccoli May Give Harmful Chemicals The Boot

A study found that people who consumed broccoli sprouts excreted two air pollutants faster than usual. So does that mean there's something to detoxing with cruciferous veggies? Scientists say maybe.
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Goats In The City? Making A Case For Detroit's Munching Mowers

Goats aren't allowed in Detroit, but billionaire Mark Spitznagel thinks they could help revitalize blighted neighborhoods. Goat raisers in other cities say the animals can be eco-friendly landscapers.
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Is Collecting Animals For Science A Noble Mission Or A Threat?

Museums are filled with dead insects, birds, fish, mammals and reptiles meticulously gathered worldwide in the name of scientific discovery. But some researchers now say scientists should think twice.
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Plastics Don't Disappear, But They Do End Up In Seabirds' Bellies

When bottles and bags are cast out to sea, the debris never truly goes away — it just gets smaller. And these plastic particles, called microplastics, are ready meals for fish and birds.
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White House Plans To Mark Off World's Largest Ocean Sanctuary

The White House is announcing the creation of the world's largest marine sanctuary. The plan would make large sections of the Pacific Ocean off limits to fishing and energy exploration. The boundaries will be set after the White House consults with fishermen, scientists and other stakeholders
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Kerry Gathers World Players To Focus On Protecting Oceans

About 80 countries will be represented over the next two days at a State Department conference. They will discuss overfishing and pollution with government officials, scientists and business leaders.
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Efforts To Reduce Pollution Into Chesapeake Bay Falling Behind

States on the Chesapeake Bay have committed to plans to improve the quality of water in the area, and while pollution is being reduced, practices are behind where they are supposed to be.

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