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Scientists Watch Antarctica, Arctic Sea-Ice Levels

The ice covering the Arctic Ocean was at a record low, in keeping with a sharp warming trend in the far north. At the same time, the amount of the ocean around Antarctica covered by sea ice hit a record high. It's winter in Antarctica when it's summer in the Arctic. But why in a warming world is wintertime ice growing?
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Record Number Of Baby Oysters Placed In Bay

The Horn Point Oyster Hatchery says it's produced a record number of baby oysters to help restore the Chesapeake Bay's depleted population.

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Restore The California Delta! To What, Exactly?

As a multibillion-dollar environmental effort gets underway, the state has to figure out what the landscape used to look like. Ninety-seven percent of the original wetlands in the inland delta near the San Francisco Bay are gone, so California is turning to historians for help.
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EPA's Bay Cleanup Strategy Heads To Court

The Environmental Protection Agency's strategy to clean up the Chesapeake Bay is being argued about in court.

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Starfish Blamed For Great Barrier Reef Coral Loss

Over the past 27 years, Australia's Great Barrier Reef has lost half of its live coral cover, and a type of starfish is partly to blame for the alarming decline. Mark Eakin, head of NOAA's Coral Reef Watch program, discusses how to save the world's largest coral reef system.
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Virginia Institute Gets $1M For Chesapeake Bay Restoration

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science has received $1 million from the EPA to work on protection of the headwater wetlands of the Chesapeake Bay.

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The Cost Of Saving Lives With Local Peanuts In Haiti

Fortified peanut paste saves lives in Haiti and other places where malnutrition is a problem, but producing it locally costs more than importing it from faraway factories in Europe because of labor and other costs. Still, feeding programs are willing to pay a little more, for now.

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