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Its Budget Sunk, Undersea Lab May Have To Surface

Florida's Aquarius Reef Base is the only working undersea lab left today. But now that federal funds have dried up, it may be forced to surface. Oceanographer Sylvia Earle joins Science Friday from inside Aquarius, 60 feet underwater, to talk about sponges, corals and other life she's observed on the reef.
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Warmer Water Culprit In Greenland Glacier Break

Audie Cornish speaks with Dr. H. Jay Zwally, a NASA glaciologist, about the latest break of ice off of the Petermann Glacier in Greenland.
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Effects Of Midwest Drought Spread Across Nation

The U.S. Drought Monitor reports that more than 80 percent of the continental U.S. is either in a drought or considered "abnormally dry". Farmers and ranchers in the corn and soybean belt are feeling the effects, and the impact is rippling through other economic sectors as well.
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Local Scientist Finds New Species - Without Leaving D.C.

We meet a local scientist who has discovered new species in the wild, and in collections preserved more than 100 years ago.

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Interactive: Mapping The U.S. Drought

More than half the country is experiencing drought conditions, some of them severe. Use this interactive map to see how the drought has covered the country — and how the conditions today compare to the past.
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Can Adding Iron To Oceans Slow Global Warming?

The process can cause blooms of algae that have the potential to soak up huge amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. A new study says this algae then drops to the sea floor, but some researchers caution that it's hard to track what happens to carbon in the ocean, and so-called "seeding" could have negative side effects.

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