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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:46:00 -0500At least 82 of the animals have died during the mysterious event on a remote coast in Florida's Everglades National Park. The species is part of the dolphin family and forms strong social bonds.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -05002016 was the warmest year on record, according to a new report by the U.S. government. This is the third year in a row that global temperatures have soared above the 20th century average. The report comes ahead of the inauguration of Donald Trump, who has at times, referred to global warming as a "hoax."
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Dallas Burtraw, senior fellow with the nonpartisan think tank Resources for the Future, about what role states have traditionally played in environmental regulation, and what a decentralized approach under the Trump administration would look like.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency has acknowledged that human activity plays "some" role in the changing climate. In his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Scott Pruitt said he wants to work with states to protect the environment while also encouraging economic growth.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:31:00 -0500Global temperatures soared above the 20th century average last year, as the climate continues to change. It's the hottest it has been since scientists started tracking global temperatures in 1880.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 04:59:00 -0500Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has sparked controversy for his denial of climate science and his ties to fossil-fuel interests. Here's what to expect in Wednesday's confirmation hearing.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:54:00 -0500Rep. Ryan Zinke testified that humans influence climate, although there is a debate over how much. He promised to emulate Teddy Roosevelt in managing public lands.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:18:00 -0500Interior Secretary nominee Ryan Zinke's confirmation hearing is scheduled for this week. Energy developers and tribal leaders are cheering. But environmentalists are wary of the Montana congressman.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:41:00 -0500Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf is about to lose an iceberg the size of Delaware. Scientists gathering in the U.K. are scratching their heads about why it's cracking off.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 07:00:21 -0500Ocean algae is plentiful and grows rapidly, and most of it is safe to eat. People have been harvesting seaweed for thousands of years, but now it's become so popular, you can even take a class.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:46:08 -0500Ecologist Suzanne Simard shares how she discovered that trees use underground fungi networks to communicate and share resources, uprooting the idea that nature constantly competes for survival.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:01:00 -0500After years of drought, California is getting drenched with rains. Some scientists and farmers are testing a way to capture that water by filling the state's depleted groundwater aquifers.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:36:00 -0500It's written from the perspective of lung cancer. And it's striking a chord on social media.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:28:00 -0500The Environmental Protection Agency says Fiat Chrysler violated the Clean Air Act by allegedly installing software in about 104,000 vehicles that masked the true level of emissions.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:44:00 -0500Storms dumped rain and snow all along the coast, prompting evacuations, closing roads and knocking out power to tens of thousands of customers. But all that water has helped the West's severe drought.