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Ahoy! New iPad App Helps Ships Steer Clear Of Whales

An animal welfare group has designed a new iPad app to help ship captains avoid hitting endangered whales.

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Ginkgo Trees Receive Treatment To Avoid Stench

Female Ginkgo trees in the District are receiving their annual spray down to prevent stinking up the city.

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Bears Stuffing Themselves Near Massachusetts Homes

The mild New England winter means that more black bears are up and about, looking for food — and not just in the woods. In Northampton, Mass.,they're also exploring urban backyards and residential cul-de-sacs, where finding food scraps is a lot easier than berry-picking.
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Tree Canopy Shows Improvement In D.C.

According to statistics released by the D.C. Urban Forestry Administration, the urban tree canopy in the District is up 2.1 percent since 2006.

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Early Spring Means Bugs — Lots Of Bugs

There seem to be a lot of bugs in certain parts of the country this spring. Richmond, Virginia reports an unusual amount of cankerworms this spring; Iowa experienced surprisingly thick swarms of fungus gnats about two weeks ago; and then there's the increasing issue of stinkbugs in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic. Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish talk about what people are seeing, and what experts think is going on.
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Feds Interview New Witnesses In Polar Bear Probe

The interviews are part of an ongoing investigation of government scientists who described seeing dead polar bears in Arctic waters in 2006. Investigators were apparently interested in archived aerial surveys, suggesting their probe remains focused on the scientific integrity of the 2006 paper.
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Link Between Extreme Weather And Climate Change

2011 brought exceptionally mild winters in most of the U.S., deadly tornadoes in the Midwest and extended drought in the West and Southwest. Kevin Trenberth, distinguished senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, discusses the correlation between climate change and extreme weather.

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