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Massive Canada Wildfires Continue To Spread

Fires continue to rage in Alberta, Canada, threatening neighboring provinces. NPR's Melissa Block speaks with CBC reporter Evan Dyer about the continuing crisis.
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Your Workout Data Might Be Helping Cities Build Safer Streets

As more people bike, cities are working on ways to keep them safe alongside cars. Now, transportation planners are turning to data from apps that cyclists and runners use to track themselves.
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Secrets Of The Mariana Trench, Caught On Camera

Scientists are exploring creatures and habitats in the deepest parts of the ocean, and you can follow along by watching a live video stream.
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When D.C.'s Frogs Call for Mates, These Human Volunteers Respond

We're often told that a chorus of frogs will set about doing a lot of "ribbiting," but as a group of citizen scientists saw firsthand, D.C.'s amphibian friends have a much different signature sound.
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Geologists Find Clues In Crater Left By Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid

Scientists drilling beneath the Gulf of Mexico have hit the layer deposited when an asteroid the size of Staten Island, N.Y., hit Earth. Samples might contain details from that fateful day.
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Glacier National Park Gives Montanans A Close View Of Climate Change

David Greene visits Glacier National Park in Montana to explore the extent to which concerns involving climate change may inform Montanans' view of the presidential election.
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Norton Says She'll Keep Fighting Against Ethanol Shipments Through D.C.

D.C.’s delegate to Congress says the government should ban ethanol and other flammable substances from being transported by freight rail through densely-populated areas.

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The Environmental Cost Of Growing Food

Economists are working on ways to put a price on the environmental damage of growing food. Take sugar: Half of what we eat comes from beets, half from cane. Each has an impact, in very different ways.
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Sugar Vs. Sugar: Which Crop Is More Environmentally Friendly?

NPR explores whether one version is better for the environment than the other.
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CSX Train Derailment Raises Concerns About Chemical Safety

A 16-car derailment in Northeast D.C. reignites a debate over freight routes in well-populated areas.

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