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Florida's Python Problem: Snakes Reshape The Everglades

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission launched its first ever "Python Challenge." More than 800 hunters have registered for the month-long competition aimed at harvesting Burmese pythons. University of Florida professor Frank Mazzotti talks about the threat they present to the ecosystem of the Everglades.
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Spring Weather Will Determine Chesapeake Bay's Health

The health of the Chesapeake Bay during the coming year depends on the weather over the next several months, according to scientists at the University of Maryland.

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From Corn Belt To Main Street: The Drought's Far-Reaching Grasp

Record heat and relatively dry winters have created a historic drought in the U.S., but the ripple effects extend beyond the farmland and ranches. Low crop yields are driving up food prices, and dry conditions are causing forest fires and water main breaks. The costs are high, and it's still unclear if we'll see the end of it in 2013.
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Report Guides Virginia On Dealing With Rising Seas

A new report urges Virginia lawmakers to take action on the state's rising sea levels.

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U.S. Will Be 2-4 Degrees Hotter In Coming Decades, New Climate Report Says

By 2100, U.S. temperatures are projected to rise 3 to 5 degrees, under the most optimistic estimates — and 5 to 10 degrees if global greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase.
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How E-Waste Is Becoming a Big, Global Problem

According to the EPA, more than 2.5 million tons of electronic waste, or e-waste, is produced each year in the U.S. Derek Markham, a contributing writer for Treehugger.com, discusses the global impacts, and why you should think twice before discarding your old cell phone.

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