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After Storm, Some Northeasterners Still In The Dark

Residents of the northeast are still coping with a weekend storm that was more trick than treat. Schools are closed and utility crews are working overtime to restore power in several states. More than 3 million people were without power immediately after the storm.
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Activists Hope To Clean Up Chesapeake Bay's 'Horror Story'

A group of advocates are using Halloween to call attention to the need to make the Chesapeake Bay a little less scary -- at least when it comes to pollution.

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Greece Bets On Solar Power As A Debt Solution

Solar energy is being suggested as one partial solution to the debt problems besetting Greece. Under the plan, Greece will use future revenues from its "Helios" solar energy project to pay back as much as $21 billion in debt. European leaders, especially the Germans (who will buy the bulk of this energy), like the idea. However, Greece must attract investors to install some 10 gigawatts of solar panels by 2050 to make it all happen.
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Nations Grow Populations, And Face New Problems

Monday marks the symbolic arrival of a milestone in the world's population: 7 billion humans. And as the number of people grows, so does the need for infrastructure to support them, such as roads and schools. Both China and South Sudan have fast-growing populations, but the challenges the two countries face are vastly different.
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Hundreds Of Birds Killed At Wind Facility

Hundreds of dead birds are causing environmentalists to seek better safety measures at wind facilities.

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Want To Improve Your Lawn? Don't Bag Those Leaves

From compost to mulch, fall leaves can be used to improve the health and ecological diversity of lawns. The National Audubon Society's Melissa Hopkins, who calls the leaves "free vitamins," has some tips on how to make the most of them.
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Scientific Case Still Open On 2001 Anthrax Attacks

Army microbiologist Bruce Ivins, the FBI's prime suspect in the 2001 anthrax attacks, died before his trial in an apparent suicide, and the case is now closed. John Dankosky and guests discuss new investigations that question whether scientific evidence against Ivins was conclusive enough to hold up in court.
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Analysis Questions Flu Shot Effectiveness

A new report in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases says evidence that the flu shot offers protection in adults aged 65 years or older is lacking. Host John Dankosky and guests discuss the report, the upcoming flu season, and whether seniors should get the flu vaccine.

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