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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: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:31:00 -0400

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The Role Of Solar Eclipses In Religion

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Throughout human history, solar eclipses have been seen as having great religious significance, often as omens or signs of divine warning or punishment. Major and minor religions alike have their own understandings.

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California Prepares For An Eclipse Of Its Solar Power

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0400

On a sunny day, California gets up to 40 percent of its energy from solar power. Monday's total eclipse isn't just a scientific spectacle, it's a major concern for the state's power grid.

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United By The Sun: A Solar Event For All Americans To Share (Rebroadcast)

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:06:30 -0400

Skywatchers and astrophysicists are already gearing up for next month's "Great American Solar Eclipse."

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Scientists Move To Establish Wildlife Preserve At Guantanamo Bay

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:29:00 -0400

In the 15 years since the Guantanamo Bay detention camp was established to house suspected terrorists, a green buffer surrounding the facility to keep out the world has reverted back to the wild. Now some scientists would like to turn it into a protected research area.

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Greenland Is Still Burning, But The Smoke May Be The Real Problem

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:02:00 -0400

Wildfires are still burning in western Greenland, close to the Arctic island's ice sheet. As the fires burn, they release black particles that can coat the ice and snow, and make it melt more quickly.

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Calif. Communities Impacted By Rising Seas File Climate Suit

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 07:55:11 -0400

Two California counties and the city of Imperial Beach filed a tobacco-style lawsuit against oil, gas and coal companies alleging they knew about climate change and misled the public.

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Trump's EPA Has Rolled Back Dozens Of Environmental Regulations

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 07:55:00 -0400

Some Environmental Protection Agency employees have left under President Trump. NPR's Scott Simon talks with former Administrator of the EPA Gina McCarthy about recent policy changes.

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Nebraska Could Still Keep Keystone XL Pipeline From Being Built

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0400

When President Trump approved the Keystone XL Pipeline in March, many people thought that meant the controversial project would finally be built. But the pipeline still needs approval from Nebraska.

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Scientists Fear Trump Administration Will Counter Climate Report

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 16:22:00 -0400

A comprehensive government report on climate change has leaked to the public. The report clearly states that humans are changing the climate, and the consequences could be serious. Those views are at odds with statements by many in the Trump administration.

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Baby, It's Cold Inside

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 10:18:30 -0400

AC is central to American life — more than 8 out of 10 homes have it.

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Go See It, Eclipse Chasers Urge. 'Your First Time Is Always Special'

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0400

A small number of passionate "shadow lovers" roam the world to be at exactly the right place when the moon blots out the sun. One man has seen 33 — and calls each "one of the top events of my life."

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