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Tim Gallagher: "Imperial Dreams: Tracking the Imperial Woodpecker Through the Wild Sierra Madre"

A naturalist tracks the Imperial woodpecker through Mexico: He describes his dangerous expeditions through the Sierra Madre mountains to save a rare bird.

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

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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Climate Change In Our National Parks

The director of the National Park Service joins Kojo to talk about its stewardship mission and what lies ahead for the nation's natural treasures.

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The Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline & Ongoing Debate Over US Energy Policy

The oil industry and labor unions are pushing the Obama administration to approve the Canada-to-Mexico Keystone pipeline: The ongoing debate over the future of U.S. energy policy.

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Bringing Animals Back From Extinction

Scientists may soon be able to bring back certain animals that are extinct. But should they? We explore the science and ethics of de-extinction.

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The Science Behind Good Design

Why are some shapes more pleasing to us than others? And is beautiful design the same as good design? We explore what nature and science have to say.

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The Science Of Sinkholes

Recent tragedies concerning sinkholes have been making headlines, but scientists say they've been occurring for eons. Experts join Diane to discuss the causes of sinkholes and what they can teach us about the environment.

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Montgomery County To Cull Deer In Rock Creek Park

Montgomery County will close part of Rock Creek Park next month so hunters can cull the deer population in the area. 

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Stink Bug Population Will Bounce Back In 2013

Farmers and researchers alike are eying the local stink bug populations warily, as 2013 is expected to be another big year for the invasive Asian insects. 2012 offered a reprieve with extremely low numbers of the bugs.

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Virginia State Parks Offer Special New Year's Day Hikes

Virginia State Park staffers will be trying to get state residents on their feet with a series of "First Day Hikes" on New Year's Day. 

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