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East Potomac Park: Hidden Gem, Neglected Greenspace?

Hains Point, at the confluence of the Potomac and Anacostia rivers, is one of the most scenic spots in D.C., and a favorite among cyclists and rollerbladers. but in recent years, facilities have fallen into disrepair.
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Do Fish Names Encourage Fishy Business?

Legally, a single fish species can go by many names from sea to plate, and different fish can go by the same name. An environmental group says that hampers efforts to combat illegal fishing and fraud.
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Close Listening: How Sound Reveals The Invisible

The stethoscope seems so simple — a 19th century tool for listening more closely to the human heart or lungs. It also sparked a culture of listening that is transforming the way scientists learn.
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Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels

Google's already tested three of the pollution-sensor equipped cars in Denver, and is currently trying them out in the Bay Area.
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Greenpeace Activists Protest Shell Oil's Plan To Drill In The Arctic Ocean

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with KUCB reporter John Ryan about how protesters are trying to block Shell's plan to drill in the Arctic by keeping a Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland, Ore.
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Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior's food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe's appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of "collapse."
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California's Drought Spurs Unexpected Effect: Eco-Friendly Development

In the state's agricultural Central Valley, planning is under way to transform peach and plum fields into Kings River Village, a solar-powered community that will send wastewater back into an aquifer.
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Sea Level Rise Could Mean Big Increase In Annapolis Flood Events, Scientist Says

Instead of say, 50 flood events a year, Annapolis could face hundreds per year, even if sea level increases stay on the lower side of projections, Brenda Ekwurzel says.

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Crews Scramble To Contain 3,000-Acre Fire In Glacier National Park

The more than 3,000-acre fire in Glacier National Park in Montana is forcing evacuations and road closures. The fire comes at peak tourist season for park area businesses.
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Sea Level Rise And Chesapeake Bay Communities

Scientists are warning that communities near the Chesapeake Bay are at risk because rising sea levels. Last week, public officials joined environmentalists to explore how businesses and institutions in Annapolis, including the Naval Academy, could be affected by rising waters and potential floods. Join Kojo as explore what communities are doing to prepare for the potential effects of climate change throughout the Chesapeake watershed.

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