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Science Friday

The People's March Against Climate Change

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit, the People’s Climate March in New York City will bring a public voice to the climate change discussion.

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Science Friday

Artificial Sweeteners Might Sour Your Microbiome

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Researchers say artificial sweeteners may alter the microbiome and the body’s ability to control glucose levels.

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Science Friday

Food Failures: How to Collect Mushrooms (and Eat Them, Too)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Eugenia Bone, president of the New York Mycological Society, talks about the dos and don'ts of wild mushroom foraging.

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Science Friday

Dissecting the Politics and Money Behind Health Care

Thursday, September 18, 2014

In The Cost of Cutting, private practice surgeon Paul Ruggieri delves into the shadowy ways money influences health care.

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Morning Edition

Wilderness Area Accused Of Inhibiting Idaho Town's Economy

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Since President Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, Congress has set aside more than 109 million acres for federal protection. But off-limit landscape represents untapped potential for towns.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

It's Bring Your Own Bag Week

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

For some, a plastic bag is the most beautiful thing ever seen. For others, it’s superfluous litter, and a campaign is underway this week to push for reusable bag use.

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Transportation Nation

New Environmental Regulations Spur Redesign of Silver Line's Next Phase

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Officials say sections of the second phase of Virginia's Silver Line will be redesigned to comply with new environmental regulations.
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Morning Edition

Toxic Algae Problem Likely To Get Worse Before It Gets Better

Monday, September 15, 2014

The issue of blue-green algae in lakes took the spotlight in August after the Ohio city of Toledo banned its drinking water for two days. Toledo could be a wake-up call for people around Lake Erie.

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All Things Considered

California Blue Whales On The Rebound, Study Says

Saturday, September 13, 2014

California blue whales are rebounding to historic levels after being hammered by whaling, a University of Washington study says. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Trevor Branch, co-author of the study.

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BackStory

Can We Still Call it Wilderness?

Friday, September 12, 2014

With the American History Guys

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The Takeaway

Half of All North American Birds Threatened by Climate Change

Friday, September 12, 2014

The National Audubon Society says many species will be forced to find new habitat over the next 65 years. Some will survive, but many others will not.

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The Takeaway

One Success Story in Saving the Planet

Friday, September 12, 2014

We've actually managed to reverse some of the damage we did to the ozone layer. Could the international cooperation that solved that problem be repeated with other environmental issues?

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PRI's The World

Here's how to keep that old cell phone you're about to toss from becoming toxic e-waste in a developing country

Friday, September 12, 2014

You've seen the new iPhone 6. You want one. You buy one. So what do you do with your old iPhone to make sure it doesn't end up in some e-waste toxic pile in West Africa? We've got a few recommendations from an e-waste expert.

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TED Radio Hour

How Far Can Curiosity Take You?

Friday, September 12, 2014

As a kid, director James Cameron was fascinated with exploring the world around him — everything from pond water to bugs. Those childhood obsessions led him some of the deepest places underwater.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Whole World, in Our Hands

Thursday, September 11, 2014

We've entered an age in which humanity is changing the Earth itself, from the seas to the land to the atmosphere. Is "The Human Age" a new beginning — or the beginning of the end?

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Science Friday

A Jovian Moon With Earth-Like Tectonics

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The icy surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa may undergo processes similar to plate tectonics on Earth.

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Science Friday

Keeping an Eye on Eruptions Around the World

Thursday, September 11, 2014

At least 20 volcanoes are probably erupting as you read these words.

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Science Friday

The Science of ‘Sameness’: Developing Generic Medications

Thursday, September 11, 2014

As of 2010, generic drugs comprise almost 80 percent of the American pharmaceutical market, compared to 10 percent in 1960.

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Science Friday

Can Conservation Efforts Save the Birds?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A look at the effects of conservation efforts and climate change on bird populations in North America.

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Science Friday

After 40 Years, a Blue Whale Population Bounces Back

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Blue whale populations are only a fraction of what they once were globally, but a California population has nearly made a comeback.

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