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Expedition Seeks To Save Florida's 'Terra Incognita'

Four adventurers are coming to the end of a 1,000-mile trek across the state. That might have been the easy part. Their goal: Document the disconnected and disappearing wildlife in Florida's interior and promote a continuous natural corridor the length of the state.
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Poultry Pollution Lawsuit Postponed

The court date for the poultry pollution lawsuit against a Maryland-based poultry company and contract grower has been postponed.

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Virginia Offers Tree Seedlings To Residents

April 25 is the final day for Virginia residents to order tree seedlings from the state.

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Sustainable Seafood?

Whole Foods made headlines this week when it announced it was taking a number of fish out of its stores based on their sustainability ratings by a widely-cited environmental group. We look at what it means for your dinner choices.

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Two Years Later, BP Spill Reminders Litter Gulf Coast

It's been two years since the Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 rig workers and unleashing the worst oil spill in U.S. history. The oil has long stopped flowing and BP has spent billions of dollars cleaning up beaches and waterways — but the disaster isn't necessarily over.
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Frozen Cows Present Dilemma In Rockies

Six dead cows, likely part of a herd of 29 cattle that went missing last fall, were recently found frozen solid in a cabin high in the Rocky Mountains. Melissa Block talks to Scott Snelson, district ranger for the Aspen-Sopris District for the White River National Forest, about how the forest service plans to dislodge the cows.
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Designing A Bridge For Earthquake Country

Scientists estimate a more than 60 percent chance of a major earthquake hitting the San Francisco Bay Area within 30 years. Marwan Nader, lead design engineer for the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, discusses features that give the bridge the flexibility to withstand the 'Big One.'
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Exploring The Deepest, Darkest Spots On Earth

Very few people will ever visit the ocean's depths. This hour, Ira Flatow talks with a few who have, like divers Sylvia Earle and John McCosker, who've discovered flashing fish and spotted sharks in the deep. And filmmaker James Cameron joins to discuss his dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench.
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2 Years On, Gulf Families, Businesses Holding On

On April 20th, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico and set off the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Host Michel Martin speaks with researcher Irwin Redlener, who found that children suffered mental and physical stress from the spill. Martin also checks in with Byron Encalade, whose oyster business is struggling.

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