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Apr 03, 2014National Geographic: A Better Way to Protect Our Ocean Ecosystems - Lee Crockett

Summary: Over the past 30 years, we’ve made tremendous scientific gains in understanding how marine ecosystems work while monitoring the impacts of fishing and other extractive activities on the health of our oceans.
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Mar 04, 2014Efficiency Bill a Good First Step - Phyllis Cuttino

Summary: Last week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act with a bipartisan group of co-sponsors. The bill would spur the use of energy efficiency technologies in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors of the U.S. economy. Among its many provisions, the legislation would strengthen the Department of Energy’s role in fostering technical support and supply-side energy efficiencies in the manufacturing sector.
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Jan 29, 2014To Take on Superbugs, Prime the Antibiotics Pipeline - Nicole Mahoney

Summary: In the State of the Union address, President Barack Obama recognized the need to “stay ahead of drug-resistant bacteria” and that developing therapies to fight these threats is an opportunity for American innovation and discovery.
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Jan 28, 2014Spotlight on Poverty: Making Economic Mobility a Priority - Erin Currier

Summary: Economic opportunity and upward mobility have formed the foundation of the American Dream for centuries and remain at the core of our nation’s identity.
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Jan 27, 2014To Stifle Superbugs, Veterinarians are Vital - Gail Hansen

Summary: To prepare for the big game this Sunday, some of America’s top athletes will run drills and watch film to anticipate the other team’s strategy—but even the best players cannot predict what might be their fiercest opposition.
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Jan 09, 2014Environment Magazine: Conservation and Abundance in Alaska - Henry P. Huntington

Summary: An opinion piece written by Henry Huntington, senior officer of International Arctic, and featured in Environment Magazine.
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Dec 30, 2013The New York Times: Save the Shark, Save the World - Joshua S. Reichert - Global Shark Conservation

Summary: In 1971, an unexpected series of interactions between international table tennis players turned out to be the first indication of China’s willingness to engage with the United States after decades of estrangement. It presaged President Richard M. Nixon’s watershed visit to the country.
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Nov 18, 2013Getting Smart is a Group Effort: Addressing the Crisis of Antibiotic Resistance - Nicole Mahoney

Summary: More and more, we hear about drug-resistant bacteria—superbugs that few, if any, available therapies can kill. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, released a report warning that infections from these pathogens result in at least 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths every year in the United States.
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Oct 07, 2013The Bottom Line: Five Myths About Fishing - Lee Crockett

Summary: An opinion piece written by Lee Crockett, director of federal fisheries policy, and published in National Geographic.
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Sep 12, 2013Still Waiting After All These Years - Laura Rogers

Summary: In 1977, Jimmy Carter was president. Elvis Presley was still in the building. And the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was rolling up its sleeves to start addressing the problem of antibiotic overuse on industrial farms.
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