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The Increasing Global Demand For Sand

A construction boom in Asia and Africa, and coastal restoration efforts worldwide, are creating a global demand for sand. The increase in sand excavation in oceans and rivers and the impact on the environment. Diane Rehm and a panel of guests discuss the impact this is having on coastal communities and ecosystems around the world.

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A Whiff Of The Corpse Flower, Washington's Stinkiest Tourist Attraction

“It’s a little cabbagey right now — a cabbagey stink," says a spokesperson for the U.S. Botanic Garden.
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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell On 100 Years Of National Parks And Challenges Ahead

As the National Parks Service celebrates its centennial year, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell talks with Diane about the future of parks, prioritizing diversity and conservation challenges as NPS looks to create the next generation of outdoor stewards.

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Environmental Outlook: How Public Opinion Has Shifted On Climate Change And Why

For this month's Environmental Outlook: Surveys suggest public attitudes about climate change are often disconnected from education levels and scientific research. Please join us to talk about why we believe what we do on climate change and how money is shaping public opinion.

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LISTEN: The 2016 Hurricane Outlook From The Capital Weather Gang

Is D.C. due for a tropical storm this summer? We talk about the Capital Weather Gang about their predictions for the hurricane season.

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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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