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Learning from the Octopus

Marine ecologist Rafe Sagarin tells us what humans can learn from the way octopi, fiddler crabs, marmots and schools of fish react to threats.

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Cheryl Strayed: "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail"

Heartbreak and loss led a young woman to embark on an epic journey. Cheryl Strayed describes how she put her life back together while hiking the 1,100-mile Pacific Crest trail alone.

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Camera Live-Streams Baby Eagles From Richmond

A camera trained on a bald eagle's nest in Richmond live-streamed the hatching of two bald eagle chicks last weekend while the world watched. 

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Think Pink: New Breed Of Cherry Blossom Marks 100th Anniversary

The National Arboretum has created a new, pinker breed of cherry blossom for the 100th anniversary of the trees being planted in Washington.

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Effects of a Mild Winter

A mild winter in much of the country has ushered in an early allergy season and an increase in some insect populations: The wide ranging effects of a warmer winter.

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Fighting Emerald Ash Borer, D.C. Gets Added To Region's Firewood Quarantine

The District of Columbia has been added to the list of domestic areas that are under federal quarantine for the Emerald Ash Borer.

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Fairfax County Calls On SWAT Team To Thin Deer Population

They may look like Bambi, but deer in urban areas destroy natural habitat, and make roads hazardous.

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Virginia Celebrates Its Parks' 75th Birthday

Attendance at parks in Virginia is setting records as a destination for millions of visitors, and Governor Bob McDonnell is proclaiming this June as a month to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Virginia's park system.

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Adopt A Trail In Maryland For National Trails Day

National Trails Day is next weekend and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to help maintain trails at state parks across Maryland.

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