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Starfish Illness Harms Other Sea Creatures

Starfish in the Pacific northwest are being decimated by what's called wasting disease. Researcher Drew Harvell tells NPR's Scott Simon that warming seas are making it worse.
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What We Learn When Find Silence

From NPR's Guy Raz, host of the TED Radio Hour: the story of environmentalist John Francis, who took a 17-year vow of silence — and what he learned about the power of quiet.
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Shrinking Glaciers Could Squeeze Washington's Water Supply

Washington state is home to more glaciers than any other state in the lower 48. And they're receding faster than ever before.
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How Do Years Of Silence Change Someone?

For almost three decades, John Francis has been a planetwalker, traveling the globe by foot and sail with a silent message of environmental responsibility. For 17 years he didn't speak a word.
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Why Would Someone Choose Silence For 17 Years?

For almost three decades, John Francis has been a planetwalker, traveling the globe by foot and sail with a silent message of environmental respect. For 17 of those years he didn't speak a word.
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With Eye On Revenue, Fairfax County Considers Changing How Residents Recycle

Fairfax County's recycling program is simple and convenient: just throw all your recyclable materials in one bin. But now officials say single-stream recycling may be cutting into the county's revenue stream.
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Turkey Looks For Energy In An Abundant Resource: Pistachio Shells

Converting the shells into biogas could provide most of the heat for a planned city of 200,000, engineers say. There's precedent in Australia, where macadamia nut shells are generating power.
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WATCH: How Carbon Dioxide Travels Around The Globe

A NASA computer model visualizes in detail where carbon dioxide is released, how it moves across the globe and how it's affected by the seasons.
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Plan Permits Fracking In Virginia's George Washington National Forest

Reversing a proposal that would have banned fracking in the George Washington National Forest, the U.S. Forest Service will allow it on a limited area of the forest.

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Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline Bill, In A Close Vote

The controversial project to expand an oil pipeline running from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico has failed to get the approval of Congress.

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