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"It's a Completely Different World": Antartica's Scientists Study Mysterious Continent

"It's a Completely Different World": Antartica's Scientists Study Mysterious Continent

Scientists say the pristine, undisturbed icy continent can help us understand the early Earth — and where we might be headed.

Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 06:00 PM EDT

Post-Sandy, Md. and Va. Get $17 Million for Storm Protection

Post-Sandy, Md. and Va. Get $17 Million for Storm Protection

Maryland and Virginia were awarded a total of $17 million from the Hurricane Sandy Resilience Fund to bolster natural infrastructure and improve storm resources.

Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 05:50 PM EDT

Chesapeake Bay Council Agree to Submit Plans to Fight Pollution

Chesapeake Bay Council Agree to Submit Plans to Fight Pollution

Governors from states neighboring the Chesapeake Bay signed a new agreement Monday that will require state officials to submit plans in 90 days on how they specifically plan to fight pollution in the nation's...

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 12:36 PM EDT
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By Elizabeth Ladzinski

Stunning Historic Photos of Air Pollution

Click to see some fascinating images of air pollution throughout the US from the...View gallery

  • Earth Day Evolution
  • River Rouge Ford Factory 1922
  • Air Pollution 1953
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 03:32 PM EDT

Local College Students Build House in National Competition

Local College Students Build House in National Competition

Students from three local colleges team up to build a solar house to enter a national competition sponsored by the U.S. Energy Dept.

Monday, Aug 5, 2013 at 01:02 PM EDT

Green Car Wash Sanitizes Without Soap

Green Car Wash Sanitizes Without Soap

A car wash in Arizona installed a water filtration tank allowing high levels of oxygen to sanitize the water they use to clean customers' cars — all without soap. An environmental engineer at Arizona State University is skeptical about the car wash's filtration system.

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 04:48 PM EDT

Energy for Sale: Is It Worth It?

Energy for Sale: Is It Worth It?

Door-to-door salesmen, telephone calls and direct mail, all trying to sell you electricity or natural gas. The pitches promise to save you money. They are called alternative energy suppliers. There have been more than 1,000 consumer complaints about them to Maryland and D.C. authorities so far this year, and we've been receiving emails asking whether these companies are real and are the deals worth it. CLICK HERE for a list of legitimate suppliers.

Thursday, Jul 25, 2013 at 04:11 PM EDT

94 in Alaska? Weather Extremes, Jet Stream Linked

94 in Alaska? Weather Extremes, Jet Stream Linked

The more the jet stream undulates north and south, the more changeable and extreme the weather. The most recent example occurred in mid-June when some towns in Alaska hit record highs. McGrath, Alaska, recorded...

Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 09:44 AM EDT

Recycling Older Gadgets

Recycling Older Gadgets

In the last three years, the number of people who say they recycle their electronics jumped from less than 40-percent to more than 70-percent. NBC's Chris Clackum reports on the resources available for rechecking.

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 at 07:36 AM EDT

Bioengineers Invent Light-Controlled Gel

Bioengineers Invent Light-Controlled Gel

Modeled after the way plants cells expand and shrink in the sun, bioengineers at UC Berkeley have created a new gel that can be manipulated by light, which could be used for drug delivery and tissue engineering.

 

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