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Fisheries Scientist Under Fire For Undisclosed Seafood Industry Funding

Ray Hilborn has a reputation for challenging studies showing declines in fish populations. But Greenpeace says its public records request has revealed a failure to disclose industry funding on papers.
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As Big Candy Ditches GMOs, Sugar Beet Farmers Hit A Sour Patch

As companies shun genetically modified ingredients, they're buying more sugar extracted from sugar cane rather than beets. Sugar beet farmers are thinking of going back to conventional beets.
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In Polluted India, Negative Ion Necklaces Vow To Help You Breathe Easier

In India, there is money to be made fighting air pollution. NPR examines one product geared towards the bad air: a negative ion necklace.
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Indian Auto Maker Balances Luxury With Global Sustainability

The luxury brand Jaguar is now owned by an Indian car company, Tata. A drive through the Los Angeles hills in a super high-end convertible provides some insights into what a country's auto industry says about its role in the world.
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Researchers Appear Close To A Remedy For Citrus Greening Disease

Florida is known for its oranges and orange juice. For the past decade, a disease called greening has devastated the citrus crop there, and it has spread to other states. Now there's hope for a cure.
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Car Rationing Experiment Backfires In Polluted New Delhi

New Delhi has the most polluted air of any city in the world. NPR explores whether rationing cars in the Indian city could solve the problem.
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Chevy Chase Couple Challenges D.C. Chicken Statute

The debate over keeping urban chickens has flown from one area county to another and now, the issue comes home to roost in Washington, D.C.

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Tracking "Superbugs" In D.C. Hospitals

Kojo learns about a recent study that tracked the prevalence of a deadly superbug in D.C. hospitals, and finds out how we can reduce the spread of drug-resistant bacteria in our daily lives.

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Meet The Tiny Critters Thriving In Your Carpet, Kitchen And Bed

Dust mites, gall wasps and book lice don't bite, but they might make you wheeze. Scientists found about 100 types of arthropods wiggling or munching skin flakes in typical homes. Take a look.

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Competing Political Visions For America’s Coal Workers

Coal mining companies in Appalachia have been steadily laying off workers and closing down. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders promise to bring new economic opportunities to the area. Donald Trump says he can revive the industry: Join us to discuss competing visions for America's coal workers and the future of the region.

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