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Specialists Monitor Water Quality During And After Sandy

The verdict is out on the effects Hurricane Sandy will have on the area watershed, but water quality experts have been monitoring sediment levels before, during and after the storm.

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Anticipating Sandy's Impacts On The Coastal Environment

The effects of the super storm Sandy aren't relegated to the land alone — officials with the EPA say wildlife in the Chesapeake Bay are at risk from high levels of sediment washed into coastal waters.

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Record-Breaking 'Superstorm' Sandy Hammers Coast

Hurricane Sandy is already huge, powerful and deadly. Now meteorologists warn it's set to collide with cold air moving in from the arctic and a wintry storm blowing in from the west. NPR'S Joe Palca, Margot Adler and Joel Rose discuss the unusual series of events that helped create the "superstorm."
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The Science Of Why Sandy Is Such A Dangerous Storm

Hurricanes often weaken as they travel north across colder water and approach land. But Sandy hasn't. One reason is that it's expected to change from a tropical storm powered by warm ocean water to something more like a winter storm powered by temperature and pressure differences in the atmosphere.
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Celebrating Autumn All Year Round ... By Becoming A Leaf

It's one thing to admire autumn leaves. It's another thing to become those leaves. Here we proudly present a collection of forest insects who spend their lives looking almost exactly like leaves about to drop from trees. And sometimes, they literally do it!
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Sweden Wants Your Trash

Move over Abba, Sweden has found new fame. The small Nordic country is breaking records — in waste. Sweden's program of generating energy from garbage is wildly successful, but recently its success has also generated a surprising issue: There is simply not enough trash.
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Frankenstorm: Has Climate Change Created A Monster?

This year, Americans saw a strangely warm winter, a ridiculously hot summer and extreme drought conditions. As Hurricane Sandy advances on the East Coast, folks may be wondering if climate change has come to pass. Let's see what science can tell us.
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Hurricane Sandy Roaring Up East Coast

Forecasters say Hurricane Sandy is heading northeast on an offshore track parallel to the Southeast coast off the Carolinas. NPR's Allison Keyes updates with some of the preparations people are making for the storm.

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