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The Trickiness Of Tracking Severe Weather

Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Laura Sullivan talks with Heidi Cullen, chief climatologist at Climate Central, a non-profit science journalism organization in Princeton, New Jersey. They discuss wildfires and extreme heat in the Midwest this week and how these climate conditions are tracked by Earth-observing satellites.
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Environmental Outlook: Rising Sea Levels

In this month’s environmental outlook, a look at rising sea levels and what's at stake.

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A Tale Of Two Coastlines, Skirted By Swelling Seas

Reports from the National Research Council and the U.S. Geological Survey say that sea levels on both coasts of the United States are rising at an accelerating rate. Oceanographer Peter Howd talks about what's pushing up the oceans, and which coastal hotspots may drown first.
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Bidding Farewell to Lonesome George

Lonesome George, the only living member of a subspecies of giant tortoise, died last weekend at his home in the Galapagos Islands. Linda Cayot, tortoise conservationist and scientific advisor to the Galapagos Conservancy, discusses the life of Lonesome George and how he fit in to the larger picture of biodiversity in the Galapagos.
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A Nation Of Meat Eaters: See How It All Adds Up

Americans eat more meat than almost anyone else in the world, but habits are starting to change. This may be in part because of health and environmental concerns. We explore some of the meat trends and changes in graphs and charts.
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Colum McCann Links Communities With Storytelling

When Colum McCann came to the U.S. from Ireland in the early 1980s, he set out on a cross-country bicycle trip to get to know his new country and its stories. He's spent the years since telling those tales through prose. With his Story Swap project, McCann is helping diverse communities better understand each other by sharing their own stories.
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Tropical Storm Debby Saturates Florida

Rain, rain go away --- that's what many Floridians are saying today after a weekend of almost non-stop rain. Tropical Storm Debby is barely moving as its heavy rain bands drop torrents of water. Flooding, tornadoes and high surf continue today.
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Reviving Extinct Species May Not Be Science Fiction

Stewart Brand, author of Whole Earth Discipline and founder of the Whole Earth Catalog, is working on a new project to bring back extinct animals. From the passenger pigeon to the wooly mammoth, Brand explains why and how the project, "Revive and Restore," plans to bring back some extinct species.

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