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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0500The teeth of winter are closing on the makeshift camp in North Dakota where demonstrators are trying to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Some are heeding tribal calls to leave, while others are digging in. But the company building the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline was in federal court Friday, trying to overturn a decision by the Army Corps of Engineers blocking the project.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:35:00 -0500Mongolian goats produce the world's highest quality cashmere wool, and international demand has soared. There's a problem, though. These goats are turning the country into an ecological wasteland.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:43:00 -0500The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter was about 100 miles off the coast and that there was no risk of a tsunami. Residents in Ferndale, Calif., said they felt the earth "roll" under them.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:57:00 -0500The International Union for the Conservation of Nature says the giraffe population has declined by as much as 40 percent in the past 30 years and could face extinction if the trend is not reversed.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:31:00 -0500President-elect Donald Trump has selected Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the incoming administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt is a self-avowed opponent of what he calls "the EPA's activist agenda."
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:31:00 -0500Pruitt has made no secret of his disdain for the Environmental Protection Agency — his official biography calls him "a leading advocate against the EPA's activist agenda."
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:50:00 -0500The Weather Channel published an article telling the right-wing news site, "The next time you write a climate change article and need fact checking help, please call."
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:39:00 -0500A decision by the Army Corps of Engineers on Sunday put a halt on the construction of the oil pipeline at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Protesters rejoiced after months of demonstrations. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak about what's next for the pipeline.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:37:00 -0500Pipeline opponents are celebrating Sunday's decision by the Army Corps of Engineers to not approve a key part of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Protesters fear the decision will be reversed by the incoming Trump administration.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:27:00 -0500A day after the Army Corps of Engineers blocked the proposed route for the Dakota Access Pipeline, the tribal leader said "nothing will happen" until the Trump administration begins.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:26:00 -0500Gore has spent decades warning about the dire consequences of unchecked, man-made climate change, while Donald Trump regularly called climate change "a hoax" during his presidential campaign.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:45:00 -0500The Army Corps of Engineers says it's denying a permit for building the oil pipeline right above the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The move comes after months of protests.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:00 -0500Weddings in Gatlinburg, Tenn., are big business. Among the casualties of this week's fire was Cupid's Chapel of Love, an ultra-kitschy, iconic wedding venue.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 05:50:00 -0500Recent scientific advances have offered some hopes of recovery to Florida's citrus industry, which has been declining over two decades due to a horrible bacterial disease called citrus greening.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:39:00 -0500Despite federal and state evacuation orders, the remaining protesters at the Dakota Access Pipeline construction site in North Dakota are staying through the heavy snow and freezing temperatures.