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Germany announces plan to ditch nuclear power by 2022

May 31, 2011
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has endorsed an initiative to shut down its nuclear power plants by 2022. The move underscores growing concerns following the events at Japan's Fukishima nuclear power plant.
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Migratory bird causes construction disruption

May 13, 2011
The Washington D.C. Department of Transportation had been constructing a footbridge over some railroad tracks when they came across an obstacle.
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Chicago suburb moves to ban grocery bags

May 2, 2011
The town of Evanston, Ill., is considering a ban on not only plastic bags, but paper bags as well. But the move could actually end up hurting environmental causes.
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Earth Day used to be about the earth

Apr 22, 2011
Now, this day of environmental activism has morphed into one of corporate promotion.
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Shrimpers try to catch customers through online market

Apr 21, 2011
Louisiana shrimp season just got underway. The BP spill made it harder to sell seafood from the Gulf of Mexico, but new online marketing and sales could help fishermen lure customers.
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Freakonomics: Saving the environment, or just showing off?

Apr 19, 2011
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner talks about the idea of "conspicuous conservation," where people indulge in certain earth-saving acts as a way to show off that they care about the environment, and in turn, benefit socially.
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EPA scientist advocates 'green chemistry'

Mar 23, 2011
Environmental agency's new chief scientist envisions a world in which chemicals aren't toxic.
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Japan escalates evacuation efforts after explosions at nuclear plant

Mar 15, 2011
The Japanese government has expanded the evacuation zone surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after several explosions. The fires, triggered by the earthquake, have caused a surge in potentially toxic radiation.
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U.S. nuclear energy under more scrutiny

Mar 14, 2011
As Japan struggles to control quake-damaged nuclear reactors, lawmakers and leaders express doubts over the future of global nuclear power.
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Bank of Japan adds $183 billion to economy

Mar 14, 2011
After a devastating earthquake last week, Japan is taking steps to prevent an economic collapse in the country. The Bank of Japan has injected a record amount of cash into the financial system to provide liquidity and stabilize the shaky economy.
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