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Norton Says She'll Keep Fighting Against Ethanol Shipments Through D.C.

D.C.’s delegate to Congress says the government should ban ethanol and other flammable substances from being transported by freight rail through densely-populated areas.

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The Environmental Cost Of Growing Food

Economists are working on ways to put a price on the environmental damage of growing food. Take sugar: Half of what we eat comes from beets, half from cane. Each has an impact, in very different ways.
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Sugar Vs. Sugar: Which Crop Is More Environmentally Friendly?

NPR explores whether one version is better for the environment than the other.
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CSX Train Derailment Raises Concerns About Chemical Safety

A 16-car derailment in Northeast D.C. reignites a debate over freight routes in well-populated areas.

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'I've Got Your Back,' Obama Tells Residents Of Flint, Mich., Amid Water Crisis

The president told an energetic audience he "will not rest" until the city's water is safe to drink. A federal state of emergency has been declared as a result of lead leaching into Flint's water.
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How A Cheese Factory Is Transforming The Landscape Of Northern Colorado

Leprino's is the largest mozzarella manufacturer in the world. Now that the company is expanding, Colorado dairy farmers are beefing up their operations. The changes don't come without costs.
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CSX Says Derailment Site Has Been Cleaned Up And Trains Are Running Again

The first train moved through the site Tuesday night around 9:30 p.m. and normal operations have resumed, a spokesman for the rail company said.

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Environmental Outlook: Update on Coral Reef Bleaching and Possible New Remedies

Coral reefs are crucial to the ocean's ecosystem, providing sustenance to a quarter of marine life. Today, more than one third of the world's reefs are deteriorating. What's causing coral reef destruction and possible new remedies to address it.

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Obama To Travel To Flint, Where City Water Still Requires A Filter

President Obama visits Flint, Mich., on Wednesday for the first time since the water crisis began. Flint residents are still relying on bottled water and faucet filters to get safe drinking water.
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Scientists Look To Insects To Diagnose The Health Of A National Park

Put on your waders and foam-soled boots — we're about to adventure into a shallow creek in Great Smoky Mountains National Park which straddles the border of North Carolina and Tennessee.

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