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Maryland Incinerators Make Coal Look Clean

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Environmental Integrity Project says Maryland is quickly becoming the nation's capital for waste-to-energy plants which, it says, are more polluting than coal-fired plants.

The Washington-based environmental group says Maryland has three waste-to-energy plants permitted or under development and two already in operation. It's data shows the state's two largest incinerators create more pollution per hour of energy generation than each of the state's four largest coal-fired plants.    

Environmental groups earlier this year criticized a decision by Gov. Martin O'Malley to support enhanced incentives for waste-to-energy.  They say it will hurt recycling efforts.

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Cosby Admitted Giving Woman Quaaludes

The comedian testified in 2005 he got the sedative with the intent of giving it to women with whom he wanted to have sex.
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Mechanization Brings Quick Change To Borneo Region Known For 'Slow Rice'

A company is introducing mechanized rice farming to the interior of Malaysian Borneo for the first time. Scientists say the change may damage the bonds between the local people and their environment.
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New Challenges To Recycling In The United States

Falling commodity prices are putting a squeeze on American recycling companies. What this means for cities, counties and the future of recycling programs in the United States.

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UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski

Kojo chats with Freeman Hrabowski, the president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, about the future of higher education - and what he's doing to steer African-American students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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