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Doughnut Day Downer: Palm Oil In Pastries Drives Deforestation

An environmental group is blasting Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme for buying palm oil from suppliers who destroy rain forest and peatlands. The group says sustainable palm oil should be used instead.
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Clamping Down on Car Washes?

Car washes, along with bake sales and silent auctions, are among the traditional techniques used to raise money for organizations. But some communities are clamping down on charity car washes because of concerns about how they impact the...

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Can Farmed Fish Feed The World Without Destroying The Environment?

Farmed fish production will have to more than double by 2050 to keep up with global demand, a report finds. And aquaculture can be far more sustainable than meat production, the researchers say.
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Man Hired To Clean National Mall Sewers Pleads Guilty To Dumping In Potomac

The manager of a company hired to clean the National Mall storm water sewer system pleaded guilty today to dumping debris and wastewater into the Potomac River.
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Why West Virginia Residents Are Still Uneasy About The Safety Of Their Water

It's been five months since the water crisis that contaminated the drinking water of hundreds of thousands of people in West Virginia. But plenty of people there are still concerned about the incident's long-term impacts.
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At 'Pestaurant,' Grasshopper Burgers Win Over Eaters Who Say 'Yuck'

A pest control company and a venerable Washington, D.C., grill teamed up to offer gourmet bugs to anyone who'd try them. The selection included roasted crickets, spiced mealworms and ant lollipops.
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Mapping Earth's Final Frontier — The Ocean Floor

USGS scientists in Reston, Virginia, want to map unknown territory at the bottom of the Atlantic, but the proposal is the source of some controversy among animal rights groups.

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Virginia Advisory Panel Reviews Fracking Process, Chemicals

The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy convened for the first time in Richmond Wednesday, and on the table is the controversial fracking process.

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Ice Wall May Stop Radioactive Leak At Japanese Nuclear Plant

Workers are building an underground ice wall around the damaged nuclear reactors at Fukushima Daiichi. The wall is the latest attempt to try to keep radioactive water from leaking out of the plant.
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An Underwater Race To Transplant Miami's Rare Corals

A group of scientists is on an urgent mission: It's rushing to save as many corals as it can from Miami's shipping channel before the creatures are destroyed in an underwater excavation project.

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