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Scientists Look To Insects To Diagnose The Health Of A National Park

Put on your waders and foam-soled boots — we're about to adventure into a shallow creek in Great Smoky Mountains National Park which straddles the border of North Carolina and Tennessee.
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Clock Continues To Tick On Flint's Drinking Water Crisis

For more than 2 years, Flint residents have had unsafe drinking water. Steve Inskeep talks to Bishop Bernadel Jefferson of Faith Deliverance Center, a church in Flint, who's fighting for clean water.
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Huge Wildfire Forces Evacuation Of Oil Sands City In Canada

Some 80,000 residents of Fort McMurray, Alberta, have been ordered to evacuate their homes. The wildfire spans more than 6,500 acres.
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4 Arrested In Murder Of Honduran Activist Berta Cáceres

Some of the suspects are said to have ties to DESA, the company building an electric dam protested by the environmental activist.
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CSX Derailment Affects Commuter Train Service Into Washington

As many as 15 CSX freight cars skittered off the tracks on Sunday, causing a ripple effect on MARC service on Monday.

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Up In Flames: Kenya Burns More Than 100 Tons Of Ivory

Nearly 30 years ago, Kenya burned 12 tons of ivory to try to halt the illegal ivory trade. Today it's burning 100 tons. How much difference does burning ivory make?
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Weasel Apparently Shuts Down World's Most Powerful Particle Collider

The Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland is offline, following a run-in with a small mammal that munched on a power cord.
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McAuliffe Close To 'Flunking Out' On Environmental Issues, Groups Say

A coalition of four environmental said that after two years in office, the Virginia governor's environmental record deserves a "D+" grade.

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Keeping Bees Safe: It's A Ruff Job, But This Doggy Detective Gets It Done

Mack is the newest addition to the Maryland Department of Agriculture's apiary inspection team. He uses his superior sniffer to find hives infected with a contagious disease that kills bee colonies.
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Wayne Pacelle: "The Humane Economy"

This has been a significant year for the animal rights movement. Sea World vowed to stop breeding orcas. And Walmart pledged to sell only cage-free eggs. The head of the Humane Society on how consumer pressure and innovation are driving animal protection.

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