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Here, Drink A Nice Glass Of Sparkling Clear Wastewater

Silicon Valley will soon open up a high-tech water recycling facility, capable of turning treated sewage into crystal clean water. In theory, it should be better than what comes out of kitchen sinks today. The purification is tough, but the hardest challenge is convincing people to drink it, even as freshwater becomes more scarce.
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National Aquarium

We talk with John Racanelli, CEO of the National Aquarium.

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Gray Pushes Ban On Styrofoam Containers

Mayor Vincent Gray is pushing a ban on the use of styrofoam containers by restaurants and retailers, a step he says could help clean up the city's rivers.
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Forget Barley And Hops: Craft Brewers Want A Taste Of Place

Craft brewers around the country are making beers with foraged seeds, roots, fruits and fungi from their backyards and backwoods. It's a challenge to the placelessness of mainstream brewers, who mostly use the same ingredients grown in the same places — barley from the Great Plains and hops from the Pacific Northwest.
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Thanks To Parasites, Moose Are Looking More Like Ghosts

Parts of the U.S. and Canada have seen a rapid decline in moose populations that may be linked to climate change. And, scientists and hunters warn, those declines have often been accompanied by a surge of infestations of the winter tick.
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The Future Of The Past: New Frontiers In Exploration

Explorers of the past spent years investigating sites in far flung corners of the world. Kojo talks with National Geographic Explorers about the innovative tools they're using and what they're finding.

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Environmental Outlook: Dan Fagin: "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation" (Rebroadcast)

For two generations, chemical companies in Toms River, N.J., dumped toxic waste. For this month’s Environmental Outlook, Diane and her guest discuss the life of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution.

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Labeling GMO Foods

Around the country, the debate over GMO foods is shifting from questions of safety to the issue of labeling requirements. We look at a ballot initiative voters take up this week in Washington State on the issue.

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Bag Tax Rollback Considered In Montgomery County

A revision to the bag tax is being considered in Montgomery County that would exempt retailers not involved with in the sale of food.

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How An Aqueduct Turned Los Angeles Into A 'Garden Of Eden'

The pipeline that brings water out of California's Owens Valley to metropolitan Los Angeles turns 100 this month. The water wars it has spawned over the century still simmer, and the issues of water use, scarcity and stewardship are inextricable — if often invisible — to life in the city.

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