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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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Scientists Glimpse Houston's Flooded Future In Updated Rainfall Data

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:55:00 -0500

Hurricane Harvey's deluge left some homeowners and politicians wondering whether the whole system for predicting floods is any good. Scientists are hoping better data can lead to better flood maps.


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How Tulsa Became A Model For Preventing Floods

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 04:54:00 -0500

For decades, Tulsa planned carefully and imposed regulations to prevent the kind of devastating floods that used to make national headlines. Now other cities are noticing.


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To Save Their Water Supply, Colorado Farmers Taxed Themselves

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:43:14 -0500

The recent drought in the West forced people to take a hard look at how they use water. In Colorado, some farmers tried an experiment: make their water more expensive without hurting business.


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Clues In That Mysterious Radioactive Cloud Point Toward Russia

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:34:00 -0500

Western scientists say they may never know the source of the cloud of ruthenium-106 that hovered over Europe last month. But what little data there is suggests a research facility inside Russia.


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Climate Change Ripens Prospects For German Winemakers

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0500

While Spanish and Italian growers worry heat will dry out vines, in Germany, warming has made for better Rieslings. And one scientist says they couldn't be making red wine so good otherwise.


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Air Pollution In New Delhi Forced Airlines To Ground Planes, Factories And Schools To Close

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:57:00 -0500

NPR's Elise Hu speaks with Anumita Roychowdhury, executive director at the Center for Science and Environment in New Delhi. She talks about how the air pollution is so bad, United Airlines had to cancel flights over the weekend, factories had to be shut down and schools had to close at one point.


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Michigan Pushes To Have Nation's Toughest Lead Water Rules

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0500

After the Flint crisis, GOP Gov. Snyder wants to adopt stricter rules regarding lead in water. He's pushing state regulators to change the federal rule because Republican state lawmakers won't do it.


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Instagram Crowds May Be Ruining Nature

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 07:31:08 -0500

When a particularly scenic shot gains traction on Instagram, visitors flood in. Travel photographer Brent Knepper tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro that can lead to permanent changes in the landscape.


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As China Moves To Other Energy Sources, Its Coal Region Struggles To Adapt

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 10:52:00 -0500

In Shanxi Province, coal is big business and a source of identity. Now China is closing and consolidating its coal mines under state ownership, and the region has not figured out how to rebound.


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Scientists In Houston Tell A Story Of Concrete, Rain And Destruction

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:53:00 -0500

As researchers and engineers analyze the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, it's becoming clear that Houston's runaway development had a big role to play in flooding.


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