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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.
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Why Freshwater Mussels Are Dying

12/5/2019
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A mysterious die-off of freshwater mussels has biologists scrambling to figure out a cause. Freshwater mussels are critical to river ecosystems and to U.S. water supplies.

Duration:00:06:50

How To Live On A Disappearing Island

12/4/2019
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Climate change is making Isle de Jean Charles an unlivable place in Louisiana.

Duration:00:16:55

Jane Fonda On Climate Change And Civil Disobedience

12/4/2019
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The Hollywood icon trades the red carpet for the Capitol steps.

Duration:00:30:20

Europe Is Burning U.S. Wood As Climate-Friendly Fuel, But Green Groups Protest

12/4/2019
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In the search for alternatives to coal and gas, some European countries have turned to a very old fuel. They're importing wood from the United States. Some environmentalists say it makes no sense.

Duration:00:04:34

On The Oregon Coast, Turning Pollution Into Art With A Purpose

12/4/2019
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A local artist is turning the mountains of plastic garbage that wash up on beaches into dramatic sculptures of the very marine life threatened by the deluge of plastics.

Duration:00:03:41

No, Koalas Aren't 'Functionally Extinct.' But They Are In Danger.

12/3/2019
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Amid a catastrophic fire season in Australia, what do we know about the fate of the koala?

Duration:00:16:59

Raiders Of The Lost Crops: Scientists Race Against Time To Save Genetic Diversity

12/3/2019
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Elephants, snakes and crocodiles? Researchers around the globe faced risky situations to gather wild relatives of key foods. That genetic pool could be vital to helping crops adapt to climate change.

Duration:00:03:01

Montana Residents Ask Supreme Court To Allow Cleanup Beyond Superfund Requirements

12/3/2019
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Montana property owners are suing BP to clean up arsenic pollution left over from mining. The case is now before the U.S. Supreme Court, and businesses worry it could open them up to huge new costs.

Duration:00:04:00

As Miami Faces Threats From Sea Level Rise, Some Worry About Climate Gentrification

12/2/2019
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As flooding grows worse in Miami's upscale beachfront areas, black residents living on higher ground worry they'll be displaced. The city is studying this climate gentrification.

Duration:00:05:15

25th U.N. Climate Change Conference Begins In Spain

12/2/2019
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The two-week event had been due to take place in Chile, but because of social unrest in that country, the Spanish capital Madrid offered to host it instead.

Duration:00:03:35

News Brief: Impeachment Probe, Climate Conference, London Terror Attack

12/2/2019
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A new phase starts this week in the House impeachment inquiry against President Trump. The global climate conference begins in Madrid. And, the latest on Friday's terror attack in London.

Duration:00:11:15

To Help Coral Reefs Come Back, Fake It (With Sound) 'Til Fish Make It

12/1/2019
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Researchers have found that by playing the sounds of healthy reefs in places where coral has died, fish are more readily attracted back, and help speed the reef's recovery.

Duration:00:01:16

Opinion: Bill Ruckelshaus, Conservationist Who Also Protected The Rule Of Law

11/30/2019
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William Ruckelshaus died this week. He was 87 years old. NPR's Scott Simon remembers his legacy as the first director of the EPA, and a defiant act against President Nixon.

Duration:00:03:01

Chew On This: Farmers Are Using Food Waste To Make Electricity

11/30/2019
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Dairy farmers in Massachusetts are using food waste to create renewable energy. Each farm produces enough to power about 1,500 homes. This helps prevent the release of methane, a greenhouse gas.

Duration:00:05:19

Huge Amazon Wildfires Endanger Our History As Well As Our Air, Archaeologists Say

11/30/2019
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Cristiana Barreto says deforestation threatens to erase evidence of huge, dispersed civilizations, including rock art, ceremonial earthworks and waterways.

Duration:00:03:04

Bringing Higher Education Into The Wild In Alaska

11/30/2019
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In remote Southeast Alaska, an experiment is bringing together radically diverse groups of college students to learn from the land, physical labor and each other.

Duration:00:06:22

This Florida Keys Neighborhood Has Been Flooded For Nearly 3 Months

11/28/2019
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Exceptionally high "king tides," combined with rising seas, have left some Key Largo residents surrounded by water. Getting out of the house for work and daily chores can be a challenge.

Duration:00:03:52

How Vaping Could Be Damaging The Environment

11/28/2019
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With more than three dozen deaths attributed to vaping, attention is focused on the health and addiction impacts of e-cigarettes. But e-cigs and disposable vape pods can also harm the environment.

Duration:00:04:12

Author Kristin Kimball Wants To Persuade You To Become A Farmer

11/27/2019
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Kristin Kimball's second book — published nearly two decades after she left New York City to start a farm upstate — explores the ways in which farming has shaped her life and marriage in middle age.

Duration:00:04:25

U.N. Report Says World Is 'Not Doing Enough' When It Comes To Climate Change

11/26/2019
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NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Kelly Levin, senior associate with WRI's global climate program, about the U.N. Emissions Gap report and what impact repeated warnings about climate change are having.

Duration:00:04:17