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Environmental Outlook:  Stink Bugs

Environmental Outlook: Stink Bugs

May 7, 2013

The brown marmorated stink bug tops the USDA's list of most invasive insects. Since arriving on the East Coast aboard a ship from Asia, they've spread to 40 states and threaten billions of dollars in crops. In this month's Environmental Outlook, we look at the biology and ecology of stink bugs and efforts to control their invasion.

Comfort Dogs

May 2, 2013

In the aftermath of recent tragedies, specially trained dogs have been sent to provide comfort. Diane and her guests discuss why canines are uniquely suited for the job.

Tim Gallagher: "Imperial Dreams: Tracking the Imperial Woodpecker Through the Wild Sierra Madre"

Tim Gallagher: "Imperial Dreams: Tracking the Imperial Woodpecker Through the Wild Sierra Madre"

April 25, 2013

A naturalist tracks the Imperial woodpecker through Mexico: He describes his dangerous expeditions through the Sierra Madre mountains to save a rare bird.

Clinical Trials And Premature Babies

April 17, 2013

Many universities reportedly failed to inform parents about the risks to their premature babies of an oxygen study. Understanding risks and benefits of clinical trials.

New Research On Red Meat And Heart Disease

April 9, 2013

For our Mind and Body Series: A new study finds that bacteria released when you eat red meat can damage the heart. Diane and a panel of experts discuss new findings on red meat and heart disease.

Mapping The Human Brain

April 3, 2013

President Barack Obama announced a multi-year research project to understand how the brain works. What the findings could mean for the treatment of neurologic disease.

Environmental Outlook: Dan Fagin: "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation"

April 2, 2013

For two generations, chemical companies in Toms River, N.J., dumped toxic waste. For this month’s Environmental Outlook, Diane and her guest discuss the life of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution.

Help For Families Of Wounded Veterans

March 26, 2013

When a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury comes home, the whole family is affected: Helping families cope with wounded veterans.

Lee Sandlin: "Storm Kings: The Untold Story Of America's First Tornado Chasers"

March 11, 2013

The United States sees an average of 1,000 tornadoes a year. The history and the latest research on American twisters.

US Health Care Costs

February 27, 2013

What makes U.S. health care so expensive: Understanding the complex pricing schemes that drive up costs, create an enormous tax burden and bankrupt households.

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