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11th Street Bridge Project Inspires Hope At Both Ends

Can a High Line-style park over the Anacostia River bring two sides of the city together?

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Tracking Trends In Bird Populations

The director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center at the National Zoo shares the latest annual count of birds that are thriving and those in decline, and examines humans' role in both degrading and conserving bird habitats.

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Scientists Step Up Food Fraud Efforts Following Horse Meat Scandal

The latest report in response to the horse meat scandal of 2013 reminds us that the potential for fraud in the food supply is high. But scientists are working to predict and prevent the next incident.
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Obama Requests All Nations Participate In Climate Treaty

Heads of state from well over 100 countries came to New York City this week to find ways to slow climate change. The summit is a dry run for a meeting next year to draft a treaty on global warming.
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Can Climate Legislation Pass In Washington's Political Environment?

Audie Cornish talks to U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz the morning after President Obama addressed the U.N. Climate Summit.
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Before You Take A Bite Of That Mushroom, Consider This

Guess what scientists found lurking inside a common-looking packet of supermarket porcini? Three entirely new species of fungi. That's what happens when you DNA sequence your dinner.

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Obama Calls For More Ambitious Approach To Climate Change In U.N. Speech

"There is such a thing as being too late," President Obama says in his address to the U.N. Climate Summit. The White House is touting tools to boost "global resilience" in the face of climate change.
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Your Guide To Dining From The Dump

Maximus Thaler really puts his money (or at least, his morals) where his mouth is when it comes to food waste. He's a dumpster diver. And he's happy to share tips for foraging from trash bins safely.
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Calderon: End Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Create Carbon Tax

Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon lead a group to encourage heads of state to propel climate change. He discusses the obstacles that block aggressive efforts to curb climate change.
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Climate Activists Look For Solutions From Business, Diplomats

Business and corporate leaders are starting to take climate risk seriously enough to put money on the table to do something about it.

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