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Scientists Scramble To Protect The Ocean's Coral Reefs

Scientists at Baltimore's National Aquarium and across the country are worried about the future of coral reefs, which provide a critical home to all sorts of marine species.
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Analysis: Farm Bill Touches Food Stamps, Chesapeake Cleanup

While it wouldn't seem like an agricultural authorization bill would have a lot to do with the D.C. area, the one being considered in Congress right now has ramifications both for Chesapeake cleanup and for Food Stamp recipients.

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Giant Tankers Battle Wildfires From The Sky

The largest wildfire in New Mexico history continues to burn, spurred on by record drought conditions across the Southwest. Huge aerial tanker planes drop liquid payloads to extinguish many wildfires. One tanker deployed over Utah plummeted into a canyon and disintegrated, killing two pilots.
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Do Plastic Bags Bans Help The Environment?

Many cities are imposing fees and bans on plastic shopping bags. Advocates argue these measures help the environment. But others say these measures are ineffective, and hurt the urban poor. Host Michel Martin discusses the issue with Michael Bolinder of Anacostia Riverkeeper, and Nick Gillespie of the libertarian magazine Reason.
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Widespread Drought And Water Shortages

New data show more than half of the United States is experiencing moderate to extreme drought. Weather patterns, water shortages and crop prices.

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Terrie Williams: "The Odyssey of KP2: An Orphan Seal, a Marine Biologist, and the Fight to Save a Species"

A wildlife biologist tells the story of a two-day-old Hawaiian monk seal pup that was attacked and abandoned by his mother. It is a portrait of the unique relationship between a member of a critically endangered species and a scientist.

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Beset With Bedbugs? Don't Bother With Bug Bombs

Bug bombs may sound like a high-powered way to deal with a bedbug infestation. But research shows the pesticide fog they create doesn't have faze the tiny pests. And it turns out, the insecticides may only serve to stir up the bugs.

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