A conservation group is working to keep purple martins in our region, but loss of habitat, invasive species and now climate change threaten the bird. A pioneering mussel researcher reflects on her career trying to save this freshwater animal. A study links fracking with anxiety and depression in pregnant women. Climate change will cause people to have to leave their homes. We have the story of two brothers.
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- Purple Martins Get a Helping Hand from Humans - A conservation group is working to save the bird that relies on human-made colonies, as it faces a loss of habitat, invasive species and climate change.
- Pioneering mussel conservationist talks about preservation and threats - Janet Clayton's 30-year career studying freshwater mussels has helped provide the knowledge to save these animals from extinction. But many challenges remain.
- Drought Migrants - Severe drought in Honduras has left two brothers weighing the weather odds and facing a life-changing decision: To stay or start over some place else.
- Fracking Linked To Anxiety, Depression In Pregnant Women - A new study finds that pregnant women living near hydraulic fracking activity in Pennsylvania are more likely to develop depression and anxiety.