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Wash. Mine Cleanup Puts Retreat Center At Risk

Holden Village, Wash., is a tiny town that faces big pollution problems from its long history with copper mining. The only way to clean up the mess is to almost shut it down completely for several years. As Northwest News Network's Anna King reports, the project is costly in more ways than one.
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Tough Work Lies Ahead In Climate Talks

In Durban, South Africa, thousands of men and women poured into the streets in front of the International Conference Center, where United Nations talks about climate change are taking place. Host Audie Cornish speaks with NPR's Richard Harris, who is at the conference.
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A User's Guide To The Climate Change Talks

Representatives from 191 countries are meeting in South Africa this week to discuss the future of the Kyoto Protocol and whether to start work on a new binding treaty. Also attending is NPR's Richard Harris. We asked him to answer some questions about the U.N. climate change talks.
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Combating Depression With Meditation, Diet

In his book Spontaneous Happiness, Dr. Andrew Weil writes of an 'integrative' approach to mental health, warding off mild and moderate depression with an anti-inflammatory diet, exercise and activities such as yoga and meditation, rather than antidepressants.
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Hitting The 'Off' Switch On Antibiotic Resistance

Doctors are running out of effective antibiotics, as bacteria evolve ways to evade one drug after another. Now DARPA has called for alternatives to conventional antibiotics. Nanotechnologist Chad Mirkin discusses one such weapon--tiny globs of DNA and RNA that can switch off the bugs' antibiotic resistance. Nanotechnologist Chad Mirkin discusses next-generation antibiotics that target a bacterium's DNA.
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Deconstructing A Skyscraper

In her new book, The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper, author Kate Ascher sheds light on the infrastructure and services that make life and work possible in a modern skyscraper. She examines everything that goes into designing, building and maintaining these towering buildings.
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Activists Say Walmart's Environmental Policies Incomplete

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D.C. environmental activists are dismissing Walmart's sustainability proposal as "greenwashing," that doesn't address of its effects on communities and distracts residents from unsavory labor practices.

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Virginia Water Now Safe After Pump Malfunction

Officials say water flowing from Rappahannock River is now safe, after last week's pump failure at a Fredericksburg wastewater station.

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