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The Salt Marsh Of The Future Is HERE, NOW!

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The salt marsh of the future, also known as the Smithsonian Global Change Research Wetland.
Sabri Ben-Achour
The salt marsh of the future, also known as the Smithsonian Global Change Research Wetland.

Climate change has already brought about rising sea levels, warmer temperatures and more Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere. Over the next century those change are expected to accelerate. Scientists in Maryland aren't waiting around to find out what this will mean for ecosystems around the Bay. As WAMU Environment Reporter Sabri Ben-Achour tells us, these researchers have created a salty simulation to bring the future here.

For more on the Salt Marsh of the Future, check out the Smithsonian's CO2 Lab.

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Remembering Robert Swanson, Advertising's 'King Of Jingles'

Robert Swanson revolutionized American advertising and wrote some of the most memorable ad jingles of the 1950s and '60s for products ranging from Campbell's Soup to Pall Mall cigarettes. He died at 95 July 17 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.
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Forget Instagram. We've Been Showing Off Fancy Food For Centuries

Scroll through social feeds long enough, and you're bound to come across someone gloating about their incredible meal. But exotic or aspirational foods have been used in Western art for 500 years.
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Democratic National Convention Day Two: Uniting The Party

An update on day two of the Democratic convention: Bill Clinton takes the stage and ongoing efforts by party leaders to build unity.

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How To Help Teens And Children Fight 'Tech Addiction'

Many parents and therapists say obsessive internet use is a very real problem for some teens and children. But the term “internet addiction” is controversial and not officially recognized as a disorder. How to help kids who compulsively use computers and mobile technology.

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