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Hydroponic Tomatoes May One Day Be Tastier Than Ones Grown Outside

Advances in greenhouse technology have made growing flavorful tomatoes year-round easier. And scientists say climate change may soon make it harder to grow delicious tomatoes outdoors in fields.
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How Chocolate Might Save The Planet

Honey is nature's gift. It's natural. Made by bees. Chocolate is the opposite, a great engineering creation that could, just possibly, just maybe, help save our planet.
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O'Malley Applauds EPA Carbon Emission Cuts, Says Maryland Ahead Of Curve

New EPA regulations are putting a cap on emissions from coal power plants, but Maryland has already taken steps in that direction, as the state's Democratic governor points out in a statement.

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Warner: Lynchburg Oil Tanker Derailment Could Have Been Worse

An accident caused the derailment of a CSX train carrying Bakken crude oil in Lynchburg, Virginia, earlier this year, and the results of a hearing found it could have been much worse.

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Pa. Coal Area Worries Emission Rules Will Cost Economy Jobs

In Greene County, Pa., one in five jobs is in the coal industry. The EPA rules announced Monday were met with skepticism, and worries about what it will mean for the local economy.
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GOP Demonizes Once Favored Cap-And-Trade Policy

Republicans say the EPA is going to kill jobs and raise electricity prices with new carbon emissions limits. They're up in arms about something their own party championed during GOP presidencies.
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Environmentalists Hail Reduced Emission Rules, Others Criticize

For the first time, the U.S. would regulate the greenhouse gas causing emissions from existing coal plants. The goal is to reduce emissions 30 percent below 2005 levels by the year 2030.
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Will EPA's New Emission Rules Boost Your Power Bill? It Depends

The Environmental Protection Agency wants power plants to cut carbon pollution by 30 percent. Analysts say the impact on consumers will hinge on how individual states move to meet the standards.
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Study: Americans Less Fearful Of Storms Named After Women

People are less likely to seek shelter or otherwise prepare for storms given female names, researchers say. As a result, such storms result in nearly twice as many deaths as those with male names.
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With New EPA Rules, McCarthy Sees Economic Upside In Health Savings

For more on the new pollution regulations, Robert Siegel speaks with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy about her agency's carbon emission plan.

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