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Rats! New York City Tries To Drain Rodent 'Reservoirs'

Health officials want to reduce the rat population, so they're hiring extra exterminators, sealing up holes and teaching regular New Yorkers how to make homes and gardens less rat-friendly.
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Night Of The Cemetery Bats

And you thought cemeteries were for the dead. A nighttime census of leafy Bellefontaine in St. Louis reveals at least two species of bats. Parklike graveyards provide key habitat for urban wildlife.
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Preserving Summer's Bounty

From making chutney and jam to canning your own tomato sauce, preserving at home is enjoying a renaissance. Whether you're a beginner or expert, we share tips in building a year-round pantry.

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Colossal Dam Removal Project Frees Washington's Elwa River

Two dams blocked the river for more than 100 years. The lower dam is completely gone and the last 30 feet of the upper dam were blown up this week. Now, the river is returning to life.
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An Icy Solution To The Mystery Of The Slithering Stones

In the moonscape of Death Valley, one mystery stands out: boulders that seem to creep along the desert floor when nobody's looking. Thanks to video and GPS, scientists now think they know why.
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There's A Big Leak In America's Water Tower

Peaks around Glacier National Park store water that irrigates a large section of North America. But a warming climate is shrinking that snowpack, with ominous consequences for wildlife and people.
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Rock Creek Park: Past, Present, and Future

Rock Creek Park celebrates its 125th anniversary next year. We speak with two local experts with books about the history, flora, and fauna that abound in Washington's "backyard."

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Dominion Weighs Solar Plant In Virginia

Dominion is considering building a 220 megawatt solar power facility in Virginia, but a spokesperson with the utility says not to expect big progress on solar and wind in their energy mix.

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Driven By Climate Change, Cotton Buyers Look For Alternatives

One clothing company whose bottom line was hurt in the wake of bad weather events decided to look to polyester fibers made from recycled plastic bottles.
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The 'Greening' Of Florida Citrus Means Less Green In Growers' Pockets

Orange juice sales are at their lowest point in 10 years. Florida's citrus industry is reeling from a disease called "greening," while consumers face dozens of other choices in the supermarket aisle.

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