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Forecasting Climate With A Chance Of Backlash

A surprising number of TV weather presenters are vocal deniers of climate change, while others fear audience backlash if they talk about such a polarizing topic. But one meteorologist in South Carolina is waging a climate education campaign, and says it's going over well.
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Protesters Call On Obama To Reject Keystone XL Pipeline

Tens of thousands of protesters turned out on the National Mall Sunday to encourage President Obama to make good on his commitment to act on climate change. The pipeline would carry tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, to refineries on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.
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Thousands Gathered For Climate Change Rally In D.C.

A crowd of more than 30,000 gathered in D.C. on Sunday to call on President Obama to block the Keystone XL pipeline that would bring tar sands from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Nuclear Waste Seeping From Container In Hazardous Wash. State Facility

Gov. Jay Inslee gets the call that between 150 and 300 gallons of toxic sludge are leaking from a single-shelled tank every year. There are dozens of these tanks holding waste that have outlived their life spans.
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Shaping The City: Design For A Graying Population

Wider sidewalks, front door thresholds with no step up, buttons on traffic signals that give pedestrians a bit longer to cross the street. Kojo explores urban design that accommodates an aging population.

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After Sandy, Not All Sand Dunes Are Created Equal

In New Jersey, thousands of discarded Christmas trees have dodged the wood chipper and hit the beach instead. They're being used to jump-start new dunes, but scientists warn that these man-made dunes could be less sturdy than dunes that form naturally.
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Don't Count On Extra Weight To Help You In Old Age

The notion that being a little overweight could help people in old age is being challenged. Some of the studies in support of the so-called obesity paradox excluded people who lived in institutions, like nursing homes, or were too sick to participate, a critic says.

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