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HISTORY
The World War II Bomber at the Bottom of Lake Mead

In 1948, a World War II-era bomber crashed into Lake Mead, the massive reservoir formed by Hoover Dam that straddles the Arizona-Nevada border. After several failed attempts to locate the plane, it was finally discovered in the early 2000s—still remarkably intact. As lake levels fall, will the draw to see the plane finish it off?
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CLIMATE CHANGE
Fading Fast? Colorado's Iconic Aspen Trees Will Likely Decline with Climate Change

Tourists in Colorado's high country might want to snap a lot pictures while they can. Researchers predict that climate change will reduce the number of aspens that make fall color in the Rocky Mountains so captivating. Listen now >
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INFRASTRUCTURE
The Dam Nobody Wants Just Won’t Go Away

The construction of dams on rivers worldwide has stopped the natural flow of sand and silt to the sea—resulting in coastal wetland loss and disappearing beaches—as well as preventing fish from reaching vital spawning grounds. But when the decision is made to remove a dam it can be remarkably challenging. Just ask the people of Ventura, California, who’ve been trying for 20 years—and are not much closer to ditching a dam that supplies no water but packs a lot of downsides—and risk. Listen now >

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Newscast for
June 13, 2021

This state is telling residents that when it comes to their landscapes, they need only "to survive not thrive."

The Biden administration moves to expand protections for waterways.

Biden officials won’t allow roads or development in the Tongass National Forest, one of the world’s largest intact temperate rainforests.

Earth just got a new ocean.

Scientists locate reclusive whales using bomb detectors.

Plastic Barbie® wants to keep oceans free of plastics.

Spider silk shows promise as a single-use plastic alternative.

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