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Biologist Says Promoting Diversity Is Key To 'Keeping The Bees'

Laurence Packer says humans need to appreciate both domestic bees and the some 20,000 species of wild bees. His book Keeping The Bees explores all types, including some that feed on tears.
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Plants Know The Rhythm Of The Caterpillar's Creep

According to new research, plants can hear the sounds of insects chewing. A University of Missouri study reports that plants can recognize the sound of a predator using the vibrations of their leaves.
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Study Shows Penguins Endangered By Waning Antarctic Ice

A new study argues emperor penguins should be classified as an endangered species because of shrinking ice. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with scientist Hal Caswell, who co-authored the study.
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Tell Me, Wave, Where Did You Come From? Who Made You?

Richard Feynman, one of the greatest science teachers ever, asks a wave to tell him a story.
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Damming The Mekong River: Economic Boon Or Environmental Mistake?

Laos' government says it needs the money the two dams will generate. But environmentalists and downstream neighbors say the dams are a major threat to fish migration and agriculture.
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Study: Surge In Okla. Quakes Can Be Traced To Drilling Operations

StateImpact Oklahoma's Joe Wertz reports on a new study that links a "swarm" of earthquakes to four specific, high-volume oil and gas industry disposal wells. It's one of several reports that show oil and gas activity could be causing a rise in earthquake activity.
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Florida County Goes To Court Over 'Acid Fracking' Near Everglades

Acid has long been used in oil drilling in Florida, but Collier County officials say the state has been lax in its oversight of a new process that involves injecting acid underground under pressure.
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Two D.C.Universities Go Solar

Two local universities will get half their energy next year from solar power. The deal could encourage more schools and businesses to move away from fossil fuels, but raises questions about cost and efficiency.

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Watch It Swallow An Entire Tree In Seconds

It's got big iron teeth and a powerful jaw. When it finds a 30-foot tree it goes to the top, opens its mouth and — watch this.
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Living 63 Feet Underwater Helps Cousteau Team Conduct Experiments

Fabien Cousteau and a crew of scientists and explorers have spent the past 31 days underwater in the Aquarius Reef Base off the coast of Florida. David Greene talks to Cousteau about the experience.

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