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Environmental Outlook: Jellyfish And The Health Of The Ocean

Jellyfish have thrived for hundreds of millions of years, but now scientists are worried they’re doing too well. For this month's Environmental Outlook: What warming waters and overfishing mean for jellyfish and the health of the ocean.

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Volunteers Clean Up 125,000 Pounds Of Trash Along Chesapeake Bay Shorelines

Over 6,000 volunteers participated this weekend in the 25th Annual Clean the Bay Day.

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Remapping Our Awareness Of Storm Surge Danger

As with Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy, nearly all deaths from hurricanes come from storm surge. The danger isn't well understood by the public, however, so the National Hurricane Center is retooling its forecast and warning systems to better track and alert vulnerable residents.
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The SciFri Book Club Takes a Hike

The book club regulars gather to chat about the best-sellingA Walk in the Woods, writer Bill Bryson's 1998 account of a hiking trip along the Appalachian Trail. Plus, journalist Deborah Blum joins the club to talk about the best science books to stash in your beach bag (or backpack).
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'Cicada Invasion' Prompts Creative New Snacks

As the 17-year cicadas emerge from the ground, millions of birds will be feasting, and a few people plan to join the party, too.

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Houston's Petrochemical Industry, Source Of Jobs And Smog

Houston's air quality improved dramatically over the past decade, but the city is still short of meeting the latest smog standards. Getting there isn't simply a matter of cracking down more on the petrochemical industry — the city needs to deal with cars on its sprawling roads, and bad air blowing from out of town.
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Battling Deforestation In Indonesia, One Firm At A Time

Environmentalists are focusing on big corporations to prevent the destruction of rain forests cut down for paper products. With help from some unlikely characters, they've scored a success against one of the world's largest paper companies.

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