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For decades, families in Dukeville, North Carolina have wondered why a seemingly disproportionate number of the population has died of cancer and suffered from other ailments. Now, locals are worried there may be toxins in their well water. (June 17) Video provided by AP


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Scientists Look to the Ocean as Fuel of the Future

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Reuters (July 10, 2013) — If the rising price of oil is hurting your budget, don't worry. Scientists in Australia have found a way to turn seawater into fuel.
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More Dead Dolphins Wash Up on US Coast

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AFP (Aug. 22, 2013) — With more dead dolphins washing up on East Coast beaches every day, experts worry this summer-long spike could indicate disease, or worse, an unhealthy ocean ecosystem.
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Studio Guest: Dr. Brigitte Knopf, Climate Scientist

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