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Environmental Outlook: The Earth's Melting Ice Sheets

For this month's Environmental Outlook: The earth's great ice sheets are shrinking at an accelerating rate. But just how quickly is still unclear. Please join us to discuss the latest on the earth’s melting ice sheets and what it means for the world’s oceans.

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Environmental Outlook: Conservation In The 21st Century

As more and more people compete for space, food and water, some environmentalists say we need to rethink our approach to conservation. Join our discussion about what we should be conserving in the years ahead and why.

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Simon Winchester: "Pacific"

A "biography" of the Pacific Ocean by the best-selling author of "Atlantic." A look at the historical, political and geographical forces that shape this unique body of water where East and West meet.

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In Damp Metro Tunnels, Prehistoric Plants Thrive

Metro's dimly lit stations and damp leaky walls are the perfect environment for a fern species dating back 65 million years. But does the ferns' presence indicate maintenance problems in Washington's subway system?
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Environmental Outlook: Lessons From Israel's Search For Water

For this month's Environmental Outlook: Ten years ago, Israel experienced a prolonged drought that forced the country to come up with a strategy to address water scarcity. What its experience could teach an increasingly water-starved planet.

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Invasive Insect Could Wreak Havoc On U.S. Tomato Crop

A virginia tech plant pathologist says it's time to implement quarantine measures on tomatoes being imported from other countries where the South American Tomato Leafminer has already taken hold.
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"Above The Waterfall" Novelist Ron Rash On Redemption, Landscape And Rural America

We talk with "Serena" author Ron Rash about his new novel that blends poetry and prose to explore life in rural America and the way the landscape influences our outlook on life.

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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation" (Rebroadcast)

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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What Trees Contribute to Our Physical And Mental Health

Trees and greenspace shape the physical faces of cities like Washington, D.C. But researchers are learning more about how greenspaces contribute to the mental and physical well-being of the people who live around them. We explore the effects of greenspace on our health, and what we can learn about economic disparities by studying where trees thrive in urban areas.

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Environmental Outlook: Disappearing Beaches

Rising sea-levels, storms and erosion are threatening beaches and coastal communities worldwide. We look at efforts to rethink development along our shores and to protect the coastline.

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