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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.

Last Build Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:43:00 -0400

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Swarms Of Tiny Sea Creatures Are Powerful Enough To Mix Oceans, Study Finds

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:43:00 -0400

Each night, the organisms gather in a "vertical stampede" to feed at the ocean's surface. Research suggests the columns of swimming animals can create large downward jets that help churn the waters.

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As Climate Costs Grow, Some See A Moneymaking Opportunity

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:25:00 -0400

Extreme weather cost Americans over $300 billion last year. Scientists say climate change will bring more of that. Entrepreneurs and businesses see a new market in gauging risk.

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The 'New Power' Generation: A Manifesto For A More Humane World

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:06:30 -0400

Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms have written a guide for spreading ideas, building movements and staying ahead.

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The Renewable Energy Movement Ramps Up In Red States

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:06:30 -0400

Where might you find a city that uses only renewable energy? Try Texas.

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A Grass-Roots Movement For Healthy Soil Spreads Among Farmers

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 15:16:00 -0400

America's farmers are digging soil like never before. A movement for "regenerative agriculture" is dedicated to building healthier soil and could even lead to a new eco-label on food.

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The Impact Of Pruitt's EPA Rollback

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 17:12:15 -0400

NPR's Michel Martin asks former EPA official Lisa Heinzerling whether EPA administrator Scott Pruitt's moves to roll back regulations are actually making an impact on the agency and the environment.

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Louisiana Issues Quarantine To Control Invasive Marsh-Killing Bug

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 08:08:17 -0400

Officials say more than 200,000 acres of marshland cane have been affected. State Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain worries the bug could mutate and start ruining agricultural crops.

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After Raising Concerns About Scott Pruitt, A Number Of EPA Officials Were Demoted

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 16:24:00 -0400

A number of Environmental Protection Agency officials have been demoted or reassigned after raising concerns about the way EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is managing the agency, according to a report from The New York Times.

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Another Place Plastics Are Turning Up: Organic Fertilizer From Food Waste

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 14:34:00 -0400

Turning food waste into fertilizer is popular in parts of Europe and is catching on in the U.S. But tiny plastics are also making their way into that fertilizer — and into the food chain.

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A Look At The Ethical Questions EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Is Facing

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:21:00 -0400

A new report in The Atlantic says that Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, bypassed the White House to grant raises to two of his closest aids. Reporter Robinson Meyer speaks with NPR's Audie Cornish about his reporting and other ethics questions Pruitt is facing.

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Cape Town's Water Crisis Marks Divide Between Rich And Poor

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 17:10:23 -0400

Wealthy residents of the South African city are coping with the drought by drilling bore holes into the aquifer. But compliance with water restrictions may have put off the day when the taps run dry.

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The Great Pacific Garbage 'Patch' Much Bigger Than Previously Thought

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 17:10:00 -0400

The most thorough examination of the infamous "Pacific Garbage Patch"-- a floating swath of debris caught in a gyre — shows it's bigger, way bigger, than thought. And it's mostly plastic.

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