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UVA, UMD Researchers Unveil Nitrogen Calculator

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Why care about Nitrogen? Well it's not a greenhouse gas like carbon is, but in certain forms it's it's own sort of pollutant. In the Chesapeake Bay, it fuels a chain reaction of algae explosions and bacterial decomposition that leaves the water starved of oxygen and life.

It comes from fertilizer on lawns and farms, and from autmobile and power plant exhaust, so it's something that everyone is responsible for creating in some way. The Web site has recommendations on how to reduce your nitrogen foot print by changing eating and travel habits.

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Encore: 'Future Shock' 40 Years Later

Future Shock by Alvin Toffler was a huge sensation when it was published in 1970. The book perfectly captured the angst of that time and prepared society for more changes to come.
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In Prison, The Passion That Drove A Yogurt-Maker To Arson Still Burns

The yogurt entrepreneur who set fire to his factory remains in prison, but he's in better spirits now. "He's dreaming again," says his wife.
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The Politics Hour - July 1, 2016

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Transportation Director Leif Dormsjo and Virginia Del. Marcus Simon (D-Fairfax).

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'Future Shock' Author Alvin Toffler Dies at 87

Toffler's warnings about 'information overload' and the accelerating pace of change in modern society made his seminal 1970 book a best-seller in the U.S. and around the world.

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