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Battling Wildfires In The West

Thousands of firefighters are struggling to control a giant wildfire threatening Yosemite National Park and San Francisco's water supply.

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Shaping The City: The National Mall As America's Gathering Place

As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we explore the role of the National Mall in hosting landmark events past, present and future.

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Dinosaurs: Big Digs And Local Fossil Finds

We get the latest on fossil finds in our region and learn about some of the challenges scientists face in collecting dinosaur remains and other ancient specimens.

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Va. Fisherman Reels In World's Largest Snakehead Fish

The 17-pound, six-ounce monster was hauled in by 27-year-old Caleb Newton in Aquia Creek on June 1. 

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Goats In The Graveyard: Congressional Cemetery To Get Capra Cleaning

One-hundred Capra hircus—that's goats to you—will be let loose on Congressional Cemetery today, where they will graze away weeds and plants that are killing local trees.

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Panda Pregnancy Watch Kicks Off At The National Zoo

It's time for the city's favorite guessing game: is the National Zoo's female panda pregnant?

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David Rothenberg: "Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise" (Rebroadcast)

A musician travels the world to study the science of bug music: what we can learn from sounds of crickets, cicadas and beetles.

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Environmental Outlook: Combating Light Pollution

America is losing its dark sky. Artificial light at night is harming sea turtles and other animals and has been linked to health problems in humans. For this month's Environmental Outlook, fighting light pollution.

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Reactive To Predictive: Tracking Global Epidemics

Kojo explores how far the scientific community has come in developing new technology and surveillance programs for tracking, predicting and preventing global disease outbreaks.

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Inside The World Of... Competitive Soil Judging

Environmental science students at the University of Maryland are the reigning national champions of the little known discipline of soil judging.

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