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Long Island Wins Ultimate Faceoff Against Hurricane Sandy
The storm's damage and disruption to homes, cities and families is undisputed. But researchers studying the underwater coastline say Long Island fared relatively well. The face of the shore retained much of its shape because underwater ridges of sand just offshore may have cushioned the blow.
Scientists Map Vast Reserves Of Freshwater Under The Seabed
Scientists think there are potentially valuable fresh groundwater reserves under the sea. There's more than all the water that was ever pumped up in the last century.
Robots Could Help Farmers Rein In Fertilizer Pollution
When it comes time to fertilizing a cornfield, most farmers use huge machines that weigh at least 10 tons. But three brothers in Minnesota have created a tiny robot they say can do the same job much more efficiently.
Israel, Jordan, Palestinians Strike Water-Sharing Deal
Under the agreement, Jordan would build a desalination plant and a pipeline would be built from the Gulf of Aqaba to the Dead Sea.
Unrealized, Unforeseen Environmental Results Of NAFTA
When the U.S., Canadian, and Mexican governments were negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement back in the 1990s, environmentalists warned that it would create a race to the bottom: Countries would compete to gut environmental rules to attract businesses. But by and large, those fears were not realized. Still, the trade deal had other unforeseen environmental consequences.
Fishery Closure Puts New England's Shrimp Season On Ice
After several years of declining shrimp stocks, regulators have imposed a moratorium on shrimping in New England waters. The closure could hurt commercial fisherman and future demand for the Gulf of Maine shrimp, but scientists say the move may be the only way to prevent the population from collapsing.
Warming Sends A Chill Through Ski Industry
Temperatures are rising faster in the winter than in the summer, a trend that will likely have a profound impact on the tourism sector. Host Scott Simon speaks with Auden Schendler, of the Aspen Skiing Company, about how climate change is influencing the winter sports.
Shanghai's Choking Smog Registers 'Beyond Index'
Officials in China's commercial capital ordered schoolchildren to stay indoors, construction to halt and even delayed flights because of the city's highest-ever pollution levels.
How Important Is A Bee?
When bees disappeared from central China years ago, Chinese apple farmers had to pollinate by hand. Embarrassing — people doing bees' work, but then came the big discovery –- a surprise that still haunts the conservation movement. What if people outperform bees?
Can Hacking The Stratosphere Solve Climate Change?
Environmental scientist David Keith proposes a cheap and shocking way to address climate change: What if we inject a huge cloud of sulfur into the atmosphere to deflect sunlight and heat?
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