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Elizabeth Shogren

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Shifts In Habitat May Threaten Ruddy Shorebird's Survival

Monday, July 28, 2014

To withstand their 9,300-mile migration, red knots feast on eggs from horseshoe crabs each spring in Delaware Bay. Scientists worry many crabs are starting to lay eggs before the birds can get there.

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States Say Cutting Down On Carbon Was Easier Than Expected

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Next week President Obama will unveil his plan for the first nationwide program to control greenhouse gas emissions from the electrical power sector. States that have already started ...

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White House Report Says Climate Change Is Here And Now

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

A new U.S. government report tells an unambiguous story: The planet is warming, climate change is driven primarily by people and it's already affecting Americans, through more frequen...

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What Is Plan B For Mideast Peace Negotations?

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A deadline U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry set to either end or extend the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks has expired. Kerry says the next step is a pause.

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Concerns Raised Over Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Environmental groups that have mired the Keystone XL pipeline in delays now are focusing on LNG export terminals. They say opening up exports of natural gas will hasten domestic hydraulic fracturing.

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In Diplomacy, Obama Aims To 'Hit Singles,' Not Swing For Fences

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

As President Obama returns from his trip to Asia, he's defending the trip's modest diplomatic accomplishments. He says that, while such efforts may not be sexy, they're better than unforced errors.

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High Court Ruling Revives Law Against Out-Of-State Pollution

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Supreme Court is upholding a major EPA air pollution rule. The rule seeks to rein in pollution from power plant smoke stacks which can make the air in downwind states unhealthy. R...

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Feds Hope $5 Billion Settlement A Lesson For Polluters

Saturday, April 05, 2014

This week, the federal government announced a record-breaking $5 billion settlement in a remarkable environmental case. The toxic legacy of the company involved, Kerr-McGee, stretches back 85 years and includes scores of sites across the country.

Kerr-McGee ran uranium mines in the Navajo Nation, wood-treating businesses across the Midwest and ...

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International Ruling Puts Stop To Japan's 'Scientific' Whaling

Monday, March 31, 2014

Since the world community banned whaling, Japan has continued to permit its fleet to kill whales under the guise of scientific research. The International Court of Justice in the Hagu...

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Toxic Chemical Dioxane Detected In More Water Supplies

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

West Virginia's drinking water crisis earlier this year highlighted an unsettling truth about tap water: Treatment plants test for only a fraction of the chemicals in use.

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The Hearts Of Fish Still Bear Scars Of Oil Spilled Years Ago

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Exxon Valdez spill happened 25 years ago Monday, and only 4 years ago this spring, a British Petroleum well spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. New research...

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Why The Exxon Valdez Spill Was A Eureka Moment For Science

Saturday, March 22, 2014

In the aftermath of the 1989 oil spill off the Alaskan coast, scientists expected the worst damage to be short-lived. Instead, the spill shattered conventional wisdom about oil's affect on wildlife.

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Colorado Becomes First State To Restrict Methane Emissions

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas from oil and gas production. The rules require companies to find and repair equipment leaks. The rules also will reduce air pollution that contributes to smog.

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Industry Challenges EPA's Greenhouse Gas Rules In High Court

Monday, February 24, 2014

The case focuses on the Clean Air Act permitting required of companies that want to build or modify facilities expected to emit a lot of gases. Critics call the requirement costly and time-consuming.

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A Scientist's New Job: Keeping The Polar Bears' Plight Public

Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Endangered Species Act, which turns 40 on Saturday, helped bring back iconic species such as the wolf, grizzly bear and bald eagle, after hunting, trapping and pesticides almost wiped those animals out.

But a very different kind of threat — global warming — is pushing some species like the ...

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Saving The Native Prairie — One Black-Footed Ferret At A Time

Sunday, December 01, 2013

American pioneers saw the endless stretches of grassland of the Great Plains as a place to produce grain and beef for a growing country. But one casualty was the native prairie ecosystem and animals that thrived only there.

Some biologists are trying to save the prairies and they've picked a ...

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California, Colorado Consider Tough Oil And Gas Regulations

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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Bald Eagles Are Back In A Big Way — And The Talons Are Out

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

"It's a jungle if you're an eagle right now on the Chesapeake Bay," says Bryan Watts, a conservation biologist at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. "You have to watch your back."

Americans have long imagined their national symbol as a solitary, noble bird soaring on ...

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N. America's Oldest Known Petroglyphs Discovered In Nevada

Friday, August 16, 2013

Ancient North Americans gouged elaborate rock art into a heap of big boulders northeast of Reno, Nev., more than 10,000 years ago and perhaps 15,000 years ago. That makes the carvings the oldest known petroglyphs on the continent, according to a paper published in the Journal of Archaeological Science.

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The Grid Of The Future Could Be Brought To You By ... You

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The electricity system is experiencing growing pains these days. But it's not only demand for electricity that's expanding — it's the sources of electricity, particularly unpredictable kinds, like wind farms and solar panels.

And grid operators know that we're just at the beginning. States are requiring more renewable power to ...

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