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This App Uses The Power Of You To Report The Weather

A new smartphone app allows users to document falling precipitation in their location. The mPING app aims to help weather officials program radar to determine exactly what's falling near you. For example, is it hail or mixed rain?
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Most Americans Eager To Buy Seafood That's 'Sustainable'

Consumers are increasingly being marketed seafood with labels that are supposed to certify that it's good for the environment. We asked about consumers' seafood eating habits and whether they prefer to buy "sustainably caught" fish.
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For A Florida Fishery, 'Sustainable' Success After Complex Process

Environmentalists, together with the Marine Stewardship Council, say that Day Boat's story reflects the good that the MSC system can do. But critics say the vigorous certification process is inconsistent.
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Debate Over The Use Of Domestic Drones

Government agencies and private companies foresee many good reasons to use unmanned remote controlled aircraft in the our skies here at home, but some say adequate safeguards need to be established.

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Conditions Allow For More Sustainable-Labeled Seafood

Most fisheries certified by the MSC system have conditions that spell out how they have to change their operations to comply with MSC standards. But they can still be labeled "certified sustainable seafood" even though they have years to comply.
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Pig Manure Reveals More Reason To Worry About Antibiotics

Manure from pig farms doesn't just contain residues of antibiotics used in livestock. It also carries high concentrations of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a new study of Chinese pig farms finds. And researchers say "it's a global problem."
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Vote On Names For Pluto's Little Moons; 'Nemo' Not Among Nominees

The SETI Institute has a list of 12 choices and is collecting votes online. There's also a write-in ballot. Nemo isn't one of the nominees, but write-in candidates are being accepted. Or what about a write-in for Endor? Eyder? Maybe Korva?
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U.S. Natural Gas Exports Stir Debate

There are several dimensions to the booming energy market. Steve Inskeep talks to Sarah Ladislaw, of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, about energy market trends.
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To Infinity And Beyond: Would-Be Astronauts Keep Faith In Uncertain Era

As NASA moves away from manned missions, the private sector is taking on the task. Those hoping for a ride are as eager as ever, and space exploration hasn't lost a bit of its luster.

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