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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 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500

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U.S. Report Confirms 2016 Was The Hottest Year On Record

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500

2016 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."

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States Could Take Lead On Environmental Regulation Under Trump

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500

NPR'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.

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EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt Acknowledges Existence Of Climate Change

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500

Trump'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.

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Interior Nominee Familiar With Issues, But Worries Environmentalists

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:18:00 -0500

Interior 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.

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How Do Trees Collaborate?

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:46:08 -0500

Ecologist 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.

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Powerful Storms Make Dent In California's Historic Drought

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:29:00 -0500

A week of powerful storms on the West Coast is helping to put a dent in California's historic drought, yet state officials are warning they are by no means a drought buster.

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'What Doesn't Kill Us' ... Invites Practical Medical Benefits

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 08:35:28 -0500

Author Scott Carney talks about his new book, "What Doesn't Kill Us." Looking at case studies, Carney investigates how the body uses its environment to build resistance to normally extreme conditions.

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Scientists Work To Bring Back Once-Thriving American Chestnut Tree

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 08:08:08 -0500

The American chestnut tree used to make up a quarter of the forests in the eastern U.S., but disease decimated these trees in the last century. Now there's an effort to restore the American chestnut.

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Would You Eat This Fish? A Shark Called Dogfish Makes A Tasty Taco

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 08:08:00 -0500

About 90 percent of the fish Americans eat is imported, yet fish caught off our shores is often exported. New efforts are promoting locally caught fish, especially ones we've never appreciated before.

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