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Perdue Says Its Hatching Chicks Are Off Antibiotics

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Perdue Farms, one of the country's largest suppliers of chicken meat, says its hatcheries are working better now without antibiotics. Public health advocates call it "a big step" forward.

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New U.S. Rules Protect Giant Bluefin Tuna

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

To reduce the number of giant bluefin tuna killed by fishing fleets, the U.S. is putting out new rules about commercial fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and parts of the western Atlantic.

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All Things Considered

To Save A Species, Scientists Trick Jays With An Egg Bait-And-Switch

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Scientists hope to protect the endangered marbled murrelet with a new strategy: tainted decoy eggs that give the bird's predator a bit of tummy trouble.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

We Don't Have to Drink Polluted Water

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Every year, 80 million pounds of pesticides are used on residential lawns in this country, and the chemicals that we put in our yards seep into our drinking water. But that can change.

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The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations, a company has invented a novel way to help migratory fish over blocked rivers. It uses air pressure to fire them out of a cannon.

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All Things Considered

Climate Policy Takes The Stage In Florida Governor's Race

Friday, August 29, 2014

Rick Scott, Florida's GOP governor, has come under criticism for his record on the environment. Now, he's rolling out his own proposals for safeguarding the state's water and wildlife preserves.

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Science Friday

Experimental Therapy Saves Monkeys From Deadly Dose of Ebola

Friday, August 29, 2014

ZMapp, the cocktail of antibodies used to treat two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus, spared 18 severely ill monkeys from death.

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Volcanoes In Iceland, Papua New Guinea Keep Residents On Edge

Friday, August 29, 2014

Two eruptions a half a world apart have caused evacuations and aviation warnings, but so far no injuries.

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Morning Edition

As BP Pays For Oil Spill Impact, Some People Aren't Seeing The Cash

Friday, August 29, 2014

The oil giant is paying billions of dollars to businesses hurt by the 2010 spill. But BP refuses to pay business owners hurt by a government drilling moratorium that was put in place after the spill.

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Morning Edition

Rats! New York City Tries To Drain Rodent 'Reservoirs'

Friday, August 29, 2014

Health officials want to reduce the rat population, so they're hiring extra exterminators, sealing up holes and teaching regular New Yorkers how to make homes and gardens less rat-friendly.

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All Things Considered

Night Of The Cemetery Bats

Thursday, August 28, 2014

And you thought cemeteries were for the dead. A nighttime census of leafy Bellefontaine in St. Louis reveals at least two species of bats. Parklike graveyards provide key habitat for urban wildlife.

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Science Friday

Science in the Writers’ Room

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hollywood T.V. and film writers explain how they balance scientific accuracy and storytelling.

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Science Friday

Science in the Writers’ Room

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hollywood T.V. and film writers explain how they balance scientific accuracy and storytelling.

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Science Friday

Less Flashy Fossils Offer Paleoclimate Clues

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Uncharismatic microfauna, such as insects and mollusks, are giving scientists at La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles a glimpse of the city's cool, humid past.

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Science Friday

Unraveling the Mysteries of Black Holes

Thursday, August 28, 2014

High energy x-rays provide a rare glimpse into the behavior of black holes.

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Science Friday

Making Hollywood’s Digital Doubles

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Now that Hollywood’s visual effects wizards can create convincing “digital actors,” will we still need the real thing?

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Science Friday

Making Hollywood’s Digital Doubles

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Now that Hollywood’s visual effects wizards can create convincing “digital actors,” will we still need the real thing?

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Science Friday

Science in the Writers’ Room

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hollywood T.V. and film writers explain how they balance scientific accuracy and storytelling.

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Science Friday

From the Lab to the Silver Screen: The Birth of CGI

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Animator Tom Sito explains how scientists and engineers kickstarted Hollywood’s digital animation revolution.

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Science Friday

Electric Bacteria Form Nanowires, Shoot Out Electrons

Thursday, August 28, 2014

USC's Moh El-Naggar says engineers hope to harness bacterial energy using fuel cells.

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