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Sep. 17, 2010

No Return for Solar at 1600

Recently, Bill McKibben discussed an effort to return Carter-era solar panels to the White House. We'll get a report from him on his efforts.

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Sep. 03, 2010

Environmentalism Today

What does it mean to be an environmentalist today? Has the environmental movement grown too accommodating with the passage of time?

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Apr. 16, 2010

Earth Day and the Environment

Next week marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Has it made a difference?

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How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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