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Here's A Reason To Love Disco Again: Stopping Food Waste

Wednesday is World Food Day, an occasion meant to strengthen the commitment to end global hunger. Across Europe, activists are throwing disco soup parties to turn leftover food into delicious food to give to the hungry. And as the name suggests, there's music, too.
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As Greenland Seeks Economic Development, Is Uranium The Way?

The debate over lifting a ban on uranium extraction pits the Danish territory's lawmakers against environmentalists. It would be a controversial move and one with consequences for Greenland's economic development as well as its political status.
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Fuel In The Fire: Burn Wood For Power Or Leave It To Nature

The record-breaking wildfire in Yosemite National Park is calling attention to a problem found across the West: Forests are overloaded with fuel after a century of putting out fires. What to do about that is fueling its own heated debate.
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Farm Families Pick Massive Corn Harvest As Prices Shrink

There's a lot of uncertainly in the air as harvest season gets into full swing across the Midwest. But this is a time of year when farm families come together to focus on the big task at hand.
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How India Has Learned To Deal With Major Cyclones

Fewer than 30 people were killed when Cyclone Phailin struck India's eastern Orrisa state over the weekend. Ten thousand people were killed when a similar storm hit the state in 1999. The difference can be attributed to not only improved infrastructure and communications, but also lessons learned after the last storm.
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Newly Discovered Caves Aid Researchers Study Melting Glacier

Two explorers have discovered more than a mile of caves underneath a glacier on Mt. Hood near Portland, Oregon. They suspect the beautiful formations account for a significant loss of the glacier's ice, and they have set out to measure how much the inside of the glacier is melting each year. It's dangerous work, but it could reveal that some glaciers in the Pacific Northwest are retreating faster than anyone realized.
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North Dakota's Delay In Reporting Oil Spill Raises Questions

A North Dakota agency waited more than a week to tell the public about a pipeline spill of more than 20,000 barrels of crude oil. A wheat farmer was the first to recognize the spill had happened.
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O'Malley Touts Record Oyster Planting

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is touting a record year for reviving the state's badly depleted oyster population.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Shutdown City

As the partial government shutdown slogs through its second week, we'll look at the ripple effects on our region's residents and businesses.

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What Ever Happened To The Deal To Save The Everglades?

In 2008, Florida announced the largest land sale in the state's history — to buy hundreds of miles of Everglades land owned by U.S. Sugar. But only a small fraction was acquired. Now, environmental groups are lobbying for the deal's revival before a contract giving the state an exclusive option to buy expires.

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