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In a Noisy World, Our Brains Still Need the Sounds of Nature

Next time you’re outside, turn off your car, stop talking and listen. What you hear might just be good for you.

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In an Ohio Town, Officials Waited Months to Disclose Dangerous Lead Levels

Residents of Sebring, Ohio recently learned that officials failed to notify them of dangerous levels of lead in their water supply.

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Eating Crickets is Good for You—and the Planet

Meat carries a bigger carbon footprint than most foods. But an Ohio couple is raising an environmentally friendly protein you can get behind—as long as you’re okay with eating insects.

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No—Your Recycling is not Just Going to the Landfill. Well, Most of it Isn’t.

It does seem impossible that somebody is separating paper receipts from soda cans. But we can assure you, your recycling is getting sorted. And the whole system is pretty high-tech.

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In Coal Country, No Cash In Hand For Billions In Cleanup

When coal companies go bankrupt, often the insurance designed to cover clean-up costs turns out to be little more than a promise.

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Why Coal's Recent Slide Makes it Harder to Clean Up its Dirty Past

Because clean-up funds for old mines are tied to revenues from current mining operations, a slow-down in the industry could delay the clean-up of hundreds of abandoned mines in Pennsylvania.

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Mister Rogers, the Quiet Environmentalist

If you thought Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was just a wimpy kids show about feelings, think again. According to a new book, it was subversive social commentary that took on all kinds of political issues.

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Wild Elk are Heading (Back) to West Virginia

West Virginia will soon be getting back a species it hasn't seen since the time of the Civil War. And elk could also be a key engine for rehabilitating old mine lands across the country.

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City’s Bid to Pump Great Lakes Water Could Be a Precedent Setter

Under the complex laws governing Great Lakes water, Pennsylvania will have veto power over whether a Wisconsin city can pull its drinking water from Lake Michigan.

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The Psychology of Littering

Given the right (or wrong) conditions, even an environmentalist can probably be turned into a litter bug.

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