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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Child Soldiers, The Lunar New Year, and 'Selma'

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a new novel on the Afghan War, a young Asian-American weighs in on the Lunar New Year, and black high school students discuss the Oscar-nominated film "Selma."

Morning Edition

W.Va. Train Derailment Raises Safety Questions About Newer Tankers

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Authorities are investigating what caused a freight train hauling crude oil to derail and explode into flames. The rail cars that ruptured were newer tankers designed to be more puncture resistant.

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All Things Considered

Climate Scientist Tries Arts To Stir Hearts Regarding Earth's Fate

Monday, February 16, 2015

Physicist Robert Davies worked with a classical quartet and two visual artists to create a musical performance about climate change. The music and images, he says, help the information take hold.

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PRI's The World

Here's what happens when increasingly severe weather meets deforestation

Monday, February 16, 2015

Massive flooding in Malawi have forced nearly a quarter-million people from their homes, and many say they will never go home. Where will they go?

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Navy Funds A Small Robot Army To Study The Arctic

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The U.S. Navy has completed the largest robotic survey of the Arctic ever attempted. Warming waters are absorbing more sunlight and melting more ice there each summer, the gizmos and gliders suggest.

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Buried Boston Copes With Piles Of Snow

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Boston has been buried under piles of snow this winter. The streets are covered and there's more snow on the way. Car Talk's Ray Magliozzi talks to NPR's Scott Simon about how the city is coping.

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All Things Considered

8 Million Tons Of Plastic Clutter Our Seas

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A scientist estimating the weight of candy wrappers, bags, bottles, syringes and other plastic trash in the world's water sees a synthetic tsunami. Should China and India create more landfills?

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Science Friday

Hr2: Ocean Plastics, Dog Behavior, Broken Hearts

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Plastic pollution in the oceans, surprising insights about breed-specific dog behaviors, and a history of treatments for maladies of the heart.

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Science Friday

Hr1: Megadroughts, Medical Fraud, Constellations Play

Thursday, February 12, 2015

An investigation of the FDA claims the agency is not doing enough to expose instances of fraud and misconduct. Plus, future drought predictions, and a play about love in the multiverse.

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Morning Edition

Keystone XL Pipeline Would Transport 'Dirty Energy'

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Despite veto threats, the House sent the Keystone XL pipeline bill to President Obama. David Greene talks to Susan Casey-Lefkowitz of the Natural Resources Defense Council about environmental issues.

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PRI's The World

How is the world getting both a) warmer and b) snowier in some places? Here's how.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Global temperatures are going up but that doesn't necessarily mean less snow. Here's a brief explainer of what seems like a contradiction.

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PRI's The World

You think the snow in the US is bad? Spare a thought for Iranians caught in a dust storm

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Many of us in the northeast US have been hunkered down because of major snow storms. Iranians in the city of Ahvaz have been forced to stay home too. But theirs is a sand storm.

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The Takeaway

Controversy and Asbestos in Nevada

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Two geoscientists and an epidemiologist found cause for concern in Nevada: A high incidence of asbestos, and a high incidence of mesothelioma. Why is the state blocking their research?

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WNYC News

What Causes Breast Cancer? These Mothers and Daughters May Hold a Clue

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Researchers are looking into whether in utero chemical exposure may be linked to breast cancers in women like Jenny Singleton.

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WNYC News

NJ Says 'NO' to Oysters and All They Have to Offer

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

New York and New Jersey have startlingly different policies on the bivalve, which can help clean dirty waters and mitigate storm surges from hurricanes.

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Scientific Pros Weigh The Cons Of Messing With Earth's Thermostat

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Studying techniques for engineering our way out of climate change would be helpful — and not the same as actually trying them, says a panel convened by the National Research Council.

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All Things Considered

Shake, Rattle And Toll: Berkeley's Bells Play Sounds Of Earth

Monday, February 09, 2015

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the bells of UC Berkeley's Sather Tower were programmed to play a score composed in real time by the data from seismic shifts happening under the campus.

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16 Years After Its Inception, 'GoreSat' Set For Launch

Sunday, February 08, 2015

In 1998, then-Vice President Gore proposed the satellite, which has since been repurposed for NOAA's needs.

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Birders Predict Another Snowy Owl 'Irruption'

Saturday, February 07, 2015

In 2014, ornithologists documented the largest numbers in a century of snowy owls wintering unusually far south. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Talkin' Birds host Ray Brown about this year's numbers.

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For Rockfish, A Tale Of Recovery, Hidden On Menus

Friday, February 06, 2015

Once depleted by decades of overfishing, rockfish have rebounded. But it's hard to tell this conservation and fishery management success story if purveyors continue to misidentify the tasty fish.

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