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David Haskell: "The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature"

Biologist David Haskell spent an entire year observing the same section of Tennessee forest. He writes about how the experience gave him insights into many of the biggest questions in science.


Sandy Stirs Up Superfund Site In New Jersey

As Northeast states take measure of the destruction brought by Hurricane Sandy, there's a new concern. New York and New Jersey have dozens of Superfund sites close to the shore. Some of these toxic zones were flooded by Sandy's storm surge. There are worries in Newark that toxic chemicals may have been swept into some people's home.
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Waterkeeper Alliance Accuses Maryland Poultry Farms Of Pollution

All poultry farms on the Eastern Shore could soon be in hot water for pollution violations under the Clean Water Act.


The Big Apple's Mayor Makes A Very Scary Video

The mayor of New York City wants you to see what an hour's, a day's, a year's worth of NYC's carbon dioxide emissions would look like — if you could see them. The gas is normally invisible. So he's made a video, and it ain't pretty. Why would the mayor do this? What's it look like? See for yourself.
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D.C. Businesses Barred From Running A/C With Open Doors

The D.C. Council passed a measure that would fine businesses from propping their doors open while running air-conditioning unit, as part of a measure to conserve energy.


In Sandy's Wake, A Reshaped Coastline

Superstorm Sandy caused billions of dollars of damage, washing away houses, boardwalks and boats. But it also washed away dunes that protect coastal communities, literally redrawing the map.

BP Agrees To Pay $4.5 Billion For Gulf Oil Spill

Oil giant BP will plead guilty to criminal misconduct related to the 2010 Gulf Oil spill. The settlement deal will also include the largest-ever penalty in a criminal case, $4.5 billion.

BP Oil Spill Has Lingering Effects In Gulf Coast

In some hot spots in the Gulf of Mexico, researchers are finding lesions in 50 to 60 percent of fish. Jim Cowan, professor of oceanography and coastal science at Louisiana State University, is one of those researchers. He tells Audie Cornish that there is great overlap between these hot spots and the region where oil was dispersed following the 2010 rupture of a BP oil well.