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Environmental Outlook: Update on Coral Reef Bleaching and Possible New Remedies

Coral reefs are crucial to the ocean's ecosystem, providing sustenance to a quarter of marine life. Today, more than one third of the world's reefs are deteriorating. What's causing coral reef destruction and possible new remedies to address it.

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Why Are Weather Geeks Talking About Snow Measurement Right Now? The Capital Weather Gang Explains

The National Weather Service released a report this week that is an "indictment of the current system" for how the National Weather Service and Federal Aviation Administration measure snowfall totals, according to the Capital Weather Gang at The Washington Post. Forecaster Angela Fritz talks about the controversy.

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LISTEN: How The Weather Above The Water Affects Blue Crab Season

John Hopewell, contributor to the Capital Weather Gang, explains how rain, wind and heat affect the Chesapeake Bay's famous blue crabs.

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At The Tidal Basin, It's All About The Yoshino Cherry Blossoms

Trees of the Yoshino variety make up 80 percent of the nearly 4,000 specimens at the Tidal Basin, and there are still dozens left from the original Japanese gift to the United States.

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LISTEN: The Capital Weather Gang Explains How Weather Affects Cherry Blossoms

Jason Samenow of The Capital Weather Gang and Jonathan Wilson of WAMU 88.5 talk about "peduncle elongation" and other aspects of cherry tree blooms.

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Sweet Relief! Metro Announces Break In Weekend Track Work For Cherry Blossoms

For five brief weeks, Metro will be without track work as D.C. gets its annual influx of Cherry Blossom Festival tourists.

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LISTEN: The Science Of Snowfall In March, As Explained By The Capital Weather Gang

With the D.C. area set for some snow on Thursday night, Jason Samenow of the Capital Weather Gang talks about what's different for winter storms in March.

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Environmental Outlook: Concerns About The Unique Warming Trends In The Pacific Ocean

Climate change, El Nino, cyclical warming trends, and an unusual warm water zone off North America may all be playing a role in the above-average temperatures in the Pacific Ocean. For this month's Environmental Outlook: a look at how these phenomena interact, and effects on marine life, coral reefs, and storm patterns.

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Pedestrians, Wheelchair Users Say D.C. Botched Snowzilla Cleanup; Some Lawmakers Agree

The District did not strike the right balance between clearing roads and sidewalks following the massive Jan. 23 snowstorm, city legislators and residents said at a D.C. Council hearing Thursday.

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Why Is Predicting D.C.'s Weather So Difficult?

There are many factors that make the D.C. region unique. The challenge of accurately predicting winter storms here is among them.

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