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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: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:51:00 -0500

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Scientists Peek Inside The 'Black Box' Of Soil Microbes To Learn Their Secrets

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:51:00 -0500

Microorganisms play a vital role in growing food and sustaining the planet, but they do it anonymously. Scientists haven't identified most soil microbes, but they are learning which are most common.


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Moscow Sees Only 6 Minutes Of Sunlight During All Of December

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:16:00 -0500

The city experienced the darkest month in its recorded history in December. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with reporter Charles Maynes, who lived through those nearly sunless weeks.


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The National Parks And Ryan Zinke

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:07:00 -0500

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to journalist Elliott Woods, whose profile of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke just appeared in Outside magazine.


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Night Became Day In Detroit As Meteor Lit Up Sky

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:16:00 -0500

A meteor streaked over southeast Michigan Tuesday night, creating a sonic boom so loud it shook houses. After seeing the spectacle in the night sky, thousands of people took to social media to share what they witnessed.


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Nearly All Of The National Park System Advisory Board Has Resigned

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:16:00 -0500

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks to former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles, who has resigned from the National Park System Advisory Board. He, along with eight others, have said that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has failed to meet with the board once since being confirmed last March.


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Like Florida, Maryland Wants To Be Exempt From Offshore Drilling

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:03:00 -0500

Now that the Trump administration has excluded Florida from its offshore drilling proposal, other places want the same. They're making their case as the public comment period gets underway.


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Why Three Towns Are Fighting To Be The 'Ice Box Of The Nation'

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:19:00 -0500

January is one of the coldest months out West. Three towns in Minnesota, Colorado and Wyoming have historically claimed the title of "Ice Box of the Nation." But, there can only be one. International Falls, Minn., did legally secure the title in 2008, but the other two towns still unofficially claim it.


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Rescues Continue In California Mudslide Zones

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 17:47:38 -0500

Search and rescue operations in Southern California continue for people still missing after this week's massive mudslides and debris flow. Many areas are still unreachable in Santa Barbara County.


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It's Becoming Increasingly Hard For California Homeowners To Get Insurance

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:16:00 -0500

Insurance companies are increasingly dropping homeowners in California because of wildfire risk. There's concern the problem will grow worse after this year's destructive fire season.


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Tim Kruger: How Do We Slow Climate Change Before It's Too Late?

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:27:00 -0500

To tackle climate change, geoengineer Tim Kruger is developing technology that could remove large quantities of CO2 from the atmosphere. But he says it takes unprecedented cooperation to make it work.


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How Firewood Is Faring In Vermont After Severe Cold Spell

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:16:00 -0500

When New England experiences severe cold weather, rural homes quickly burn through a precious wintertime commodity: firewood. After the latest cold spell, NPR looks at how Vermonters' woodpiles are faring, and what the rest of the the winter will hold.


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Search Continues In California For Missing People After Mudslides

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:16:00 -0500

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Capt. Sara Rathbun of the Los Angeles County Fire Department's search and rescue team about the mudslides in Santa Barbara, Calif. The mudslides have killed at least 17 people.


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