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How Not Recycling Old Clothes Can Hurt The Environment

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:11am

Americans may think they donate all of their used clothes, but only 15 of textiles are reused. That means a lot of fabric ends up in landfills. Replacing old clothes has a big impact on the environment.

Colorado's GOP Voters Decide Whether To Fight For Trump Or Switch Alliances

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:11am

How divided are Republicans about the rise of Donald Trump as their presidential nominee? Are moderate GOP voters in the swing state of Colorado rallying behind the billionaire?

Fighting Zika Is About Protecting Pregnant Women, Fauci Says

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:11am

The Obama administration requested $1.9 billion two months ago to fight the Zika virus but no funds have been allocated yet. Renee Montagne talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, about the threat and what needs to be done.

Does The Placebo Effect Influence Consumer Products?

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:11am

Novices play better golf when they have expensive brand name equipment, research shows. Brand name products alleviate some performance anxiety. Brands have no effect on better players.

Can India's Sacred But 'Dead' Yamuna River Be Saved?

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:02am

The river enters Delhi relatively clean but by the time it flows out, it's a "toxic cocktail of sewage, industrial waste and surface runoff," says an environmentalist. Urbanization is partly to blame.

George Carlin's 'Stuff' Gets A New Home At National Comedy Center

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:00am

His daughter, Kelly Carlin, has announced that she's donating her late father's archives to the museum, which opens next year in Jamestown, N.Y.

A Wider, Deeper Panama Canal Prepares To Open Its Locks

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 3:42am

The expansion of the Panama Canal, a $5 billion project, opens next month and aims to triple the canal's capacity with bigger ships. A Chinese freighter will be the first one through the new locks.

Proposed Property Tax To Fight Climate Change Criticized As Unfair

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 3:40am

Voters in the San Francisco Bay Area will vote in June on a proposed property tax which would be used to restore wetlands to protect against rising sea levels. The tax is not based on property value.

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