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Inmates plant sagebrush to restore an area that was mined for uranium in Wyoming. | Credit: Dionné Mejía, Institute for Applied Ecology
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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
Dread, Fear, and Anger—The Rising Feelings of "Eco-Anxiety" and How To Cope

Eco-anxiety is a term that's entered the lexicon to describe persistent worries about the future of life on Earth. As the UN’s COP26 meetings end in Glasgow, Scotland, university students and teachers in Denver share their feelings on the climate crisis and what they're doing to endure. Listen now >
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CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY
Toilets, Streetcars, and Light Poles—A Brief History of Artificial Reefs in Southern California

Starting in the late 1950s, nearly everything but the kitchen sink was put in the ocean off the Southern California coast to promote sportfishing and recreational diving. It may sound like dumping, but initially there was serious science behind it. Listen now >

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Newscast for
January 16, 2022

Nebraska has fired a first shot in what looks to be a water war with Colorado.

A gene that causes bacteria to be resistant to one of the world’s most important antibiotics has been detected in sewer water.

As birds and mammals migrate to cooler territory because of climate change, plants are losing a way to spread their seeds.

Coffee can jump-start your morning, but the grounds left over could soon put a spring in your step.

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