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Breaking news on the environment, climate change, pollution, and endangered species. Also featuring Climate Connections, a special series on climate change co-produced by NPR and National Geographic.



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After G7 Summit, Merkel Says Europe Can No Longer Completely Rely On U.S. And U.K.

Sun, 28 May 2017 21:55:00 -0400

In a call for European unity, the German chancellor urged a crowd of supporters to "take our fate into our own hands," because, she says, the two nations are no longer reliable allies.



Tourists Who Steal Volcanic Rock Are Said To Unleash A Curse

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:09:35 -0400

Jessica Ferracane of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park explains why hundreds of visitors a year mail back pieces of volcanic rock they've taken from the park. The answer has to do with a mythic curse.



G7 Summit Ends Without U.S. Joining Consensus On Climate Change

Sat, 27 May 2017 11:30:00 -0400

Today's communiqué from the summit is unusually short. Notably, it says the U.S. "is in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris Agreement."



Two Scientists, Two Different Approaches To Saving Bees From Poison Dust

Sat, 27 May 2017 08:00:03 -0400

Two scientists agree that pesticide-laden dust from planting equipment kills bees. But they're proposing different solutions, because they disagree about whether the pesticides are useful to farmers.



Market Forces May Impact Emissions More Than Climate Agreements

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

Today President Trump is at the G7 summit and high on the agenda is climate change. Many world leaders are imploring Trump stay in the global climate agreement, but emissions are going down already.



In Europe, World Leaders Try To Change Trump's Mind On Climate Change

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:01:00 -0400

It was eight against one, at a table in Italy on Friday: Six heads of state and two EU representatives, arguing with the U.S. president about the urgency of committing to the Paris climate accord.



'Mother Of All Landslides' In Big Sur Buries Section Of California's Highway 1

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:22:00 -0400

Dirt and rock now cover a third of a mile of the road known for its breathtaking views. And where the coast used to form roughly a straight line, aerial photos now show a rocky bulge into the Pacific.



Opinion: How Policing Black Boys Leads To The Conditioning Of Black Men

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:41:00 -0400

Two criminal defense attorneys weigh in on the reasons for and impact of over-policing black boys.



International Eel Smuggling Scheme Centers On Maine

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:35:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Bill Trotter, a fishery and environmental reporter for the Bangor Daily News, about the illegal eel fishing scheme in Maine.



Australian City Of Melbourne Finds Novel Way To Protect Its Trees

Mon, 22 May 2017 06:15:00 -0400

The city assigned every tree — tens of thousands of them — individual email addresses. If a tree is vandalized, or diseased, you report it with that email.



Norwegian Seed Vault Guarantees Crops Won't Become Extinct

Sun, 21 May 2017 07:13:34 -0400

Burrowed into the side of a mountain, on a Norwegian island deep in the Arctic, is the Global Seed Vault, a small building where vital seed varieties are kept in a deep freeze year round.



In Washington, D.C., A Program In Which Birds And People Lift Each Other Up

Sat, 20 May 2017 13:44:00 -0400

For 25 years, the Earth Conservation Corps has been cleaning up the capital's polluted Anacostia River. Volunteers have turned their lives around and now work to help others do the same.



Why Do Journalists Love Reporting On The Everglades?

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:02:18 -0400

The Florida Everglades is known for its beauty, and recently for its pythons. Efforts are accelerating to rid the ecosystem of the pesky invasive species. It's a huge story ... for journalists.



Public To EPA On Cutting Regulations: 'No!'

Fri, 19 May 2017 04:38:00 -0400

The Environmental Protection Agency asked for public input on "job-killing regulations" and has received more than 28,000 comments, many of which urge the agency not to roll back protections.



Energy Companies Urge Trump To Remain In Paris Climate Agreement

Thu, 18 May 2017 18:32:00 -0400

Shell CEO Ben van Beurden says he wants the U.S. to remain in the 2015 Paris climate accord. Energy companies like Exxon Mobil and BP have also urged President Trump to continue supporting the deal.