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Environmental Outlook: Wildfires, Climate Change And Boreal Forests

A massive forest fire has been raging in Alberta, Canada, for nearly a month. Scientists say warmer, drier weather has increased the frequency and intensity of fires. For this month's Environmental Outlook: wildfires, climate change and threats to North America’s forests.

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What Satellite Images Are Teaching Us About Life On Earth

Satellite imagery is becoming critical to what we do on the ground, including disaster relief, economic projections, and monitoring environmental change. We look at what pictures from above can teach us about life on earth.

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Your Brand (Here): Sponsoring Our National Parks

Kojo explores a controversial plan by the National Park Service to raise money by soliciting more corporate sponsorships for national parks and landmarks.

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Frans De Waal: "Are We Smart Enough To Know How Smart Animals Are?"

The well-known Dutch-American biologist and primatologist Frans de Waal is known for his work on the behavior and social intelligence of primates. In a new book, he shows how humans underestimate the intelligence of many animal species.

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Wayne Pacelle: "The Humane Economy"

This has been a significant year for the animal rights movement. Sea World vowed to stop breeding orcas. And Walmart pledged to sell only cage-free eggs. The head of the Humane Society on how consumer pressure and innovation are driving animal protection.

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Will Nixing Pesticides Preserve Maryland's Bee Population?

In April, the state's General Assembly became the first in the nation to ban amateur use of pesticides with neonicotinoids, which are said to be harmful to bees.

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What Chesapeake Blue Crab's Higher Numbers Mean For Bay

After several years of below average crab populations, a recent survey shows that the Chesapeake Bay's "beautiful swimmers" have rebounded.

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Why Many U.S. Health Officials Are Calling For Urgent Action Against Zika

President Obama has called for nearly $2 billion in emergency funding for Zika preparedness. The mosquito that can carry the virus is present in about thirty U.S. states. Join us to discuss the threat of Zika and what can be done to reduce the risks.

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LISTEN: How The Weather Above The Water Affects Blue Crab Season

John Hopewell, contributor to the Capital Weather Gang, explains how rain, wind and heat affect the Chesapeake Bay's famous blue crabs.

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At The Tidal Basin, It's All About The Yoshino Cherry Blossoms

Trees of the Yoshino variety make up 80 percent of the nearly 4,000 specimens at the Tidal Basin, and there are still dozens left from the original Japanese gift to the United States.

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