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Severe Pollution In India Shortens Life Expectancy, Study Says

Nobel Prize winner Al Gore was in India this week training some 500 people to evangelize about global warming and convince India to get on board with commitment to cap emissions.
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Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the Senate will vote no later than March 3 to override the veto. But Republicans do not appear to have enough votes to override the veto.
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Washington State County Unsure If It Can Take Wave Of North Dakota Crude

Once a booming timber area, Grays Harbor County is the site of three proposed oil terminals. The local fishing industry sees the uptick in oil movement as a big risk, with limited economic benefits.
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Army Corps Project Pits Farmland Against Flood Threat

A levee project would cordon off lucrative farmland along the Mississippi River in southeastern Missouri. But towns in Illinois say that puts them at risk of flooding while protecting rich farmers.
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'Weird' Fern Shows The Power Of Interspecies Sex

Two species of fern that diverged 60 million years ago are as evolutionarily distant as, say, elephants and manatees. Nonetheless, the two species recently produced a hybrid, say astounded botanists.
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Virginia Proposes Fining CSX Transportation For 2014 Oil Spill

Virginia is proposing a large fine against the freight rail carrier CSX Transportation for last year's train derailment that dumped nearly 30,000 gallons of crude oil into the James River in Lynchburg.
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Acidifying Waters Are Endangering Your Oysters And Mussels

Many coastal communities that harvest shellfish could soon be hurt by ocean acidification, a study finds. The Pacific Northwest and New England are hot spots, as are estuaries along the East Coast.

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Instead Of Cleaning Up Litter, D.C. Wants Kids To Learn Not To Toss It

Instead of paying to pick up litter every year, two D.C. agencies are now hoping to discourage young residents not to litter at all.
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Freight Farms: How Boston Gets Local Greens, Even When Buried In Snow

Big metal shipping containers are often used to import food from around the globe. Now, two Boston entrepreneurs are modifying those containers to grow local produce hydroponically, 365 days a year.
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Parks Service Surveys The Environment's Accoustical Health

The National Park Service has been measuring sounds in nature for a decade. But not all sounds are natural. NPR's Rachel Martin checks in with Kurt Fristrup, who's behind the bio-acoustical project.

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