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A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You

A new study reveals the full extent of globalization in our food supply. More than two-thirds of the crops that underpin national diets originally came from somewhere else — often far away.
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For The First Time In Decades, Herring Are Spawning In A Hudson River Tributary

The herring are spawning in New York's Wynants Kill tributary after a dam was removed. It's seen as an environmental success and is aimed at restoring the river's health.
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Safety Regulator Looks At Alleged Tesla Suspension Flaw

The celebrated electric car company denies allegations of a safety problem with its suspension and says claims that it told customers not to report the problem "preposterous."
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Light Pollution Hides Milky Way From 80 Percent Of North Americans, Atlas Shows

More than 99 percent of the people living in the U.S. and Europe look up and see light-polluted skies, according to a new atlas of artificial night sky brightness.
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Is Yellowstone National Park In Danger Of Being 'Loved To Death'?

The park attracts millions of visitors each year, but journalist David Quammen warns that balancing tourism and preservation in Yellowstone can be tricky. Originally broadcast April 18, 2016.
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Spring Is Swarm Season, When Beekeepers Are On The Hunt For New Hives

While a new neighborhood beehive can be stressful for homeowners, it's an exciting time for beekeepers. They see it as an opportunity to collect more colonies for their apiaries.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Food aid reaches a besieged suburb of Damascus, Syria, for the first time in years. Thousands of Iraqis flee fighting in Fallujah. And in a White House visit, India’s prime minister signals a willingness to ratify the Paris climate accord. A panel of journalists joins guest host David Gregory for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Stick A Fork In It: Federal Meteorologists Say El Nino Is Done

This year's extra-large El Nino weather pattern is over, according to federal meteorologists. The pattern brought heavy rain to many parts of the country and was one of the strongest ever.
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Congress Passes Largest Chemical Safety Legislation In 40 Years

Congress has passed the biggest chemical safety legislation in 40 years. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Richard Denison of the Environmental Defense Fund about what this means for consumers.
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Our Region's Path To A Sustainable Seafood System

Some of the greatest seafood sources in the entire world, like the Chesapeake Bay, are in our region. But we're also at the epicenter of massive efforts to make our seafood systems more sustainable.

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