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WAMU 88.5

D.C. Attraction Boasts Specialty Gardens, Streams... And Sewage?

Supporters of the U.S. National Arboretum say raw sewage is flowing through the streams of the 446-acre D.C. attraction.
WAMU 88.5

D.C.'s Last, Best Stop For Electronic Junk And Household Gunk

Every Saturday, the Fort Totten Transfer Station is the place to unburden your home — and your conscience — of whatever doesn't seem to belong in the trash or recycling bins.

WAMU 88.5

How DC Water Turns Poop Into Power

It might sound gross, but D.C. Water is discovering the raw power... of poop. They're even working on ways to sell it back to you.

WAMU 88.5

How D.C. Is Turning A 'Pedestrian Dead-Zone' Into An Eco-Showcase

From brown and gray to bright green: 15 blocks of Southwest Washington are on their way to becoming a "high performance environmental showcase."

NPR

In Record Drought, California Golf Course Ethically Keeps Greens Green

Golf courses are water hogs, and that thirst is especially notable as California's drought grows in severity. At Pelican Hill, a top golf course near Los Angeles, water conservation is an obsession.
NPR

Desalination Plants: Drought Cure Or Growth Enabler?

Desalination facilities are under construction across California that would make ocean water drinkable. Environmentalists debate whether more plants would only worsen long-term water issues.
NPR

How Almonds Became A Scapegoat For California's Drought

The relentless drought has turned almonds into a target for water conservationists who bemoan that it takes one gallon of water to grow one almond. Growers say the bad rap is unfair and misleading.
NPR

Redistribute California's Water? Not Without A Fight

What's a fair way to divide up California's scarce water? The current system relies heavily on history: Some farmers will get water, others won't, based simply on when their land was first irrigated.
NPR

If Walls Could Talk: What Lead Is Doing To Our Students

A new study says Massachusetts' aggressive effort to lower lead exposure has also improved student performance.
NPR

Mountain Lion That Hid Out Under LA Home Appears To Have Left

P-22, as the mountain lion is known, typically lives in Los Angeles' Griffith Park. Attempts to dislodge him from under a home Monday failed.

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