Nathan Rott

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A Mountain Lion Kitten Is Found, Leading To Excitement And Concern

Sunday, April 09, 2017

A mountain lion kitten was found in the Santa Monica Mountains, just outside Los Angeles. Biologists are excited to see new kittens being born but are concerned about inbreeding.

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The Call-In: Answering Your Questions About Trump And Climate Change

Sunday, April 02, 2017

President Trump has signed an executive order rolling back a number of climate change initiatives. This week, we answer listener questions about the Trump administration's environmental policies.

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Trump Signs Executive Order Rolling Back Regulation On Carbon Emissions

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

President Trump signed a sweeping set of executive orders on Tuesday that aim to dismantle the Obama administration's efforts to combat climate change.

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Trump Takes Aim At A Centerpiece Of Obama's Environmental Legacy

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Trump administration aims to roll back the Clean Power Plan, which limits emissions from power plants, lift the moratorium on federal coal leases and change the "social cost of carbon" policy.

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EPA Chief: Trump Plans To Kill Obama-era Clean Power Plan

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Trump administration is expected this week to unveil its executive order undoing President Obama's Clean Power Plan, which aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

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Debate Over Silencers: Hearing Protection Or Public Safety Threat?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Legislation would loosen restrictions on gun suppressors, with proponents saying quieter guns protect shooters' hearing. But opponents say easier-to-get silencers are a risk to the public.

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EPA Head Scott Pruitt Doubts Basic Consensus On Climate Change

Thursday, March 09, 2017

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says he does not agree that carbon dioxide is the main driver of climate change.

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Trump Orders Review Of Obama-Era Clean Water Rule

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

President Trump takes action to roll back another environmental regulation. The Clean Water Rule extends federal authority over smaller streams and marshes, but farmers, builders and others say it goes too far.

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White House Spokesman Predicts More Federal Action Against Marijuana

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Press secretary Sean Spicer's comments on Thursday came as a poll indicated a majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana.

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Senate Confirms Scott Pruitt To Lead Environmental Protection Agency

Friday, February 17, 2017

Scott Pruitt is promising an aggressive rollback of regulations at the Environmental Protection Agency. NPR takes a look at what he's likely to target and the challenges he will face.

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How The EPA Became A Victim Of Its Own Success

Friday, February 17, 2017

The Trump administration faces protests for its plan to aggressively rein in the EPA, an agency created by President Richard Nixon. But environmental protection was not always so politically divisive.

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Protestors On Both Sides Of Trump's Immigration Ban Meet At Los Angeles Airport

Saturday, February 04, 2017

The U.S. government said it had stopped implementing President Trump's executive order on immigration and refugees after a federal judge temporarily blocked it.

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GOP Lawmakers Take Steps To Repeal Environmental Regulations

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

There are two big environmental regulations on the chopping block for congressional Republicans this week — involving coal mining and methane emissions.

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EPA Scientists' Work May Face 'Case By Case' Review By Trump Team, Official Says

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A Trump official says he expects peer-reviewed research will be subject to vetting during the transition period. If such a rule became permanent, it would be a radical departure from existing policy.

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Media Blackout Ordered For EPA Employees During Trump Transition

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Trump administration has ordered a temporary media blackout for the Environmental Protection Agency as its transition team gets into place.

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Nominee To Lead EPA Testifies He'll Enforce Environmental Laws

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Scott Pruitt also told a Senate committee on Wednesday it's not clear how to measure humanity's effect on the climate. As attorney general of Oklahoma, he has filed many lawsuits against the agency.

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EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt Acknowledges Existence Of Climate Change

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency has acknowledged that human activity plays "some" role in the changing climate. In his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Scott Pruitt said he wants to work with states to protect the environment while also encouraging economic growth.

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Chief Justice John Roberts Lauds Federal District Judges In Year-End Report

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Roberts praised the "selfless, patriotic and brave" lower court judges, writing, "District judges make a difference every day, and leave a lasting legacy, by making our society more fair and just."

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Barbershop: 2016 Is Almost Over, But Was It Really The Worst?

Saturday, December 31, 2016

NPR's breaking news reporter Nate Rott, former political reporter Sam Sanders and senior business editor Marilyn Geewax talk about what happened in news during 2016.

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Obama Designates Two New National Monuments In Nevada And Utah

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The president used his powers under the 1906 Antiquities Act to create the Bears Ears and Gold Butte national monuments, protecting the areas from future development.

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