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TIMELINE: Namibia's Checkered History Of Conservation

Conservation has long been a part of Namibia's story – but not always to the benefit of wildlife or people.
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Wild Oysters Get Boost From Area Restaurants

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The Oyster Recovery Partnership is fighting back against disease and pollution, supplementing wild oyster populations with the help of local restaurants.

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UMD Wins Solar Decathlon Challenge

The University of Maryland has taken the top prize in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon.

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Event Offers Wild Mushroom Education

After four people were hospitalized last month, the Mycological Association of Washington hosted an event to help people identify which mushrooms are safe to eat and which are not.

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Back-Porch Beekeepers Take Honey Hyperlocal

One of the spinoffs of the go-green movement has been do-it-yourself beekeeping, and it's beginning to swarm. Weekend Edition food commentator Bonny Wolf has the buzz.
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Recycled Water Quenches San Antonio's Thirst

Texas has implemented widespread water restrictions due to a historic drought. Still, many large Texas cities are using up to 200 gallons of water per person per day. San Antonio is guzzling much less with the help of a state-of-the-art water treatment plant.
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UMD Team Wins Architecture Prize At Solar Decathlon

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At the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon this week, the team from University of Maryland won first prize in the architecture category for their solar-powered home dubbed "Watershed."

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Could A Lack Of Empathy Explain Cruelty?

Can neuroscience and psychology explain cruelty? In his new book, The Science of Evil, Cambridge University professor Simon Baron-Cohen explains the empathy spectrum we all lie on and that an erosion of empathy can explain why some commit cruel acts.
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Living In A Geodesic Dome Home

Kevin Shea is a retired New York City firefighter with an unorthodox home. He lives in a 93,000 cubic-foot-geodesic dome, equipped with solar panels, a wind turbine, and a geothermal system. The home is on the grid, but outside the box.

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