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Wind Farm Developers More Mindful Of Whales

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While environmentalists like the idea of wind energy, many are concerned about the wind turbines' effects on sea life and migrating birds. They also say loud construction noises typically associated with building those turbines could affect whales negatively.

For these reasons, wind farm developers from New Jersey to Virginia, have announced an agreement to avoid building towers and doing other activities at the peak of whales' migratory season.

The companies also agree to watch for whales and to use tools and technologies to keep their work as quiet as possible.


Breaking The Cranberry Mold: New Ways To Savor This Seasonal Berry

Cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving tradition. But if you're ready for a fresh take on this staple, why not try cranberries in chutney or cake? America's Test Kitchen founder Chris Kimball offers ideas.
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Recipes Get A Makeover With GIFs, Science, And Emojis

On Food Wednesday, we explore the new ways recipes are being presented, with everything from GIFs to scientific method.

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International Military Action In Syria

French President Hollande meets with President Obama in Washington to seek additional U.S. support in the fight against ISIS in Syria, and NATO holds an emergency meeting over the downed Russian fighter jet: An update on international military strategy in Syria.


Used Rocket Is A New Breakthrough For Blue Origin's Space Plan

Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has sent a craft past the edge of space and then landed its rocket safely – and vertically — in Texas.

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