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Nations Agree To Deal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

In Lima, Peru, almost all of the world's governments agreed on a document meant to galvanize efforts to curb climate change. While the outcome was modest, it did establish some important principles.
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EPA Deems Montana City An Environmentally Safe Place To Live

The city of Libby was home to a mine that blanketed residents in asbestos dust for decades. After years of cleanup, the Environmental Protection Agency now says most of the risk is gone.
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Congress To Nutritionists: Don't Talk About The Environment

Should dietary guidelines consider the environmental effects of our food choices? The government-appointed Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee thinks they should. Congress, however, says no.
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More Than Just Cute, Sea Otters Are Superheroes Of The Marsh

Sea otters are furry and photogenic, but those aren't the only reasons to save them from extinction. Turns out that just by eating, they can preserve their entire estuarine ecosystems.
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Mega-Irruption Of Snowy Owls Will Continue, Just Not In D.C. This Year

A once-in-a-century irruption of snowy owls last year prompted sightings of the birds across the D.C. region, including one famously at The Washington Post building. Scientists don't expect a repeat this year.

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Nations Salvage Deal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The deal is the first-ever to require all nations to reduce emissions, but it doesn't include a mechanism to monitor compliance.
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Aerial Photos Are New Weapon In Organic Civil War

An organic watchdog organization says big organic egg and milk producers are violating organic rules. As evidence, it offers aerial photos — but some photos may not be of organic operations.
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Climate Sticking Point: Who Cuts And By How Much?

On the final day of the latest round of climate talks, rich and poor nations meeting in Lima, Peru, have yet to agree on the central issue of emissions targets.
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Why The White House Wants To Go After Seafood Pirates

Americans eat more seafood than just about anyone, but a big portion of imports are caught illegally. One expert calls this "the single greatest threat to sustainable fisheries in the world today."
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Debate: Should We Genetically Modify Food?

Many crops we eat today are the product of genetic modifications that happen in a lab, not in nature. Scientists and consumers are divided how cautious we need to be about these foods.

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