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Growing Pains: Nations Balance Growth, Power Needs

India's massive power outage last week points to a major problem for developing nations: supply is struggling to keep up with the growing demand — an imbalance that can affect the reliability of electric grids. Grid catastrophes are rare, but blackouts can be an everyday feature of life.
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Drought Warning Issued For Most Of Eastern Shore

Lower than usual levels of rainfall have prompted the Maryland Department of the Environment to issue a drought warning for much of the Eastern Shore.


Are Recent Heat Waves A Result Of Climate Change?

It's been an unusually hot couple of years in many parts of the U.S., and climate scientists say the piercing heat goes far beyond normal variations in temperature.

No Space, Mate: Koalas' Habitat Under Threat

It's estimated that about 100,000 koalas remain in the wild as urbanization envelops their habitats along the Australian east coast. Although Australia recently put the marsupial as "vulnerable" on its endangered species list, advocates say the status doesn't give the animals maximum protection.
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New Consensus On Climate Change

Some climate change skeptics have reassessed their views. Diane and her guests discuss shifts in the debate on the role of humans in a warming world.


Spending The Holidays At A Toxic Waste Site

To avoid the crowds at Niagara Falls, why not sail the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, or ogle oil refineries in Port Arthur, Texas? In Visit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures In The World's Most Polluted Places, Andrew Blackwell describes traveling to the world's most contaminated destinations.