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Climbing for Life

By BRO Staff | 01 Feb 08
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This week marks the start of the third annual HERA Ovarian Cancer Climb for Life, a month-long climbing festival in various venues around the metro Washington, D.C., area to benefit ovarian cancer research.   Taking place between February 29 and March 29, the event will feature a series of clinics, ranging from yoga to self-rescue,…

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Environmental Scorecard

By BRO Staff | 01 Feb 08
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How did your congressperson stack up when it comes to voting for the environment? The National League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released its 2007 National Environmental Scorecard, which shows how each member of Congress voted last year on the major legislation related to environmental quality. The report also analyzes the overall voting trends in Congress,…

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Worlds First Vegan Strip Club Opens

By BRO Staff | 01 Feb 08
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Portland, known for its alternative counter culture and by some considered the most vegan friendly city in the United States, now has a new vegan offering, adult entertainment. Casa Diablo Gentlemen’s club opened Friday, February 1. Casa Diablo is owned and operated by Johnny Diablo an ethical vegan for over 23 years. Casa Diablo is…

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Voices Heard in Virginia

By BRO Staff | 01 Feb 08
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Public Outcry Over Proposed Power Plant Forces Another Public Hearing

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Endangered Bats Face Mysterious Illness

By BRO Staff | 01 Feb 08
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The endangered Indiana bat—which hibernates in caves throughout the Blue Ridge region—is threatened by an unexplained new fungal illness called White Nose Syndrome. Biologists in New York documented the death of thousands of bats, including several hundred Indiana bats, all apparently infected by a fungus which often forms white tufts on the bats’ muzzles, giving…

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Public Overwhelmingly Opposes Weakened Mountaintop Removal Regulations

By BRO Staff | 01 Feb 08
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No fewer than 43,000 Americans spoke out during the public comment period on a U.S. Department of Interior Office of Surface Mining (OSM) proposal to weaken the Stream Buffer Zone (SBZ) rule and unleash more mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining, according to information gathered by 700Mountains.org and the Citizens Lead for Energy Action Now (CLEAN)…

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Mercury Falling

By BRO Staff | 01 Feb 08
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New court ruling sets tougher pollution standards for coal-fired power plants

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Hashes Hashes, Dust to Dust

By BRO Staff | 01 Feb 08
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When 84-year-old Stevie Wood died a few weeks ago in the United Kingdom, her family decided the outdoor enthusiast would be best celebrated with a few pints and a run through the English countryside.   Wood’s son-in-law is a member of the Dorset chapter of the Hash House Harriers, a worldwide group that calls itself…

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Line in the Sand

By BRO Staff | 01 Feb 08
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Beach driving jeopardizes endangered bird habitat on Cape Hatteras National Seashore

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BRO Blogs

By BRO Staff | 20 Oct 07
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Test blog.

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