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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, 28 Jun 2017 17:22:00 -0400

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Beekeepers Feel The Sting Of California's Great Hive Heist

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:54:00 -0400

This year authorities uncovered a "beehive chop shop:" nearly $1 million in stolen hives in a field in Fresno County. There's money to be made by renting out bees to orchards, and thefts are rising.

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Environmentalists Rejoice: Court Says Land Regulation Doesn't Go 'Too Far'

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:48:00 -0400

The court upheld a regulation preventing a Wisconsin family from developing part of their land, denying them government compensation. The decision is a huge win for regulators and environmentalists.

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New Island Forms Off North Carolina's Outer Banks

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:01:02 -0400

In the ever-changing seascape off the Outer Banks of North Carolina is a new sand bar, possibly masking as an island. The questions now is how to get to it.

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Alaska's 40 Years Of Oil Riches Almost Never Was

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:00:00 -0400

Oil began flowing down the trans-Alaska pipeline in 1977, transforming Alaska into a wealthy state. But if it wasn't for one man, the Prudhoe Bay oil field may not have never been found.

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Michael Specter: What Happens When We Ignore Scientific Consensus?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:23:32 -0400

Michael Specter explores why some deny scientific evidence — such as the safety of vaccines and GMOs, or climate change. He says denying can provide a sense of control in an unsure world.

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'From The Ashes' Documents Rise And Fall Of Coal In America

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:31:00 -0400

After President Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged to lead a group of mayors, governors and CEOs in cutting emissions according to the Paris framework. And now Bloomberg also has a film out documenting coal's rise and fall in America, From the Ashes.

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ExxonMobil Uses Carbon Tax Strategy To Its Advantage, Author Says

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:06:00 -0400

ExxonMobil and several other oil companies are backing a Republican-led plan for a carbon tax. Steve Inskeep talks to Steve Coll, author of the book Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.

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The Rise Of Wind Energy Raises Questions About Its Reliability

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0400

As renewables make up a bigger share of the nation's energy grid, some worry about blackouts when the wind doesn't blow. But grid operators say they're getting better at balancing energy resources.

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Why Is China Snatching Up Australian Farmland?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:40:00 -0400

In the past year, Chinese investment in Australia's overall agricultural sector has skyrocketed, from $300 million to $1 billion. It's all to feed the world's largest, fastest-growing consumer class.

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Go To New York City For The Whales

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 07:45:42 -0400

Humpback whales have been showing up in the waters around New York City. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with founder of Gotham Whales Paul Sieswerda, who says it's because of environmental efforts.

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