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Environment

All Things Considered

As Climate Wars Heat Up, Some Skeptics Are Targets

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Environmentalists and Democrats have launched investigations into the funding of climate skeptics. Some say the probes are necessary, while others worry they could rightly be seen as harassment.

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All Things Considered

Florida Gov. Scott Denies Banning Phrase 'Climate Change'

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

University scientists and former state employees say Florida Gov. Rick Scott's administration has directed them to avoid using the phrase "climate change." Scott denies the charge.

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The Takeaway

Florida Officials Ban The Term 'Climate Change'

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Former employees at Florida's Department of Environmental Protection say they were banned from using phrases like "climate change" and "global warming." 

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PRI's The World

'God commanded' family planning, says this Muslim leader in flood-ravaged Malawi

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Into the 1990s, Malawi banned not only birth control, but sex education and even miniskirts. Now, attitudes toward contraception are changing under the pressure of climate change and rapid population growth.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Warning to Iran, Homework Vs. Playtime, and Ethan Hawke on Artistic Identity

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Takeaway explores a game of international politics playing out on Capitol Hill, a movement to get rid of homework in favor of playtime, and Ethan Hawke drops by.

Pigeon, Parakeet And Pony: Amsterdam Food Truck Serves Maligned Meat

Monday, March 09, 2015

The Kitchen Of The Unwanted Animal, a food truck and specialty food provider, is trying to change attitudes toward "edible" animals in Holland. They're doing it one My Little Pony Burger at a time.

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PRI's The World

São Paulo residents demand their city take a new attitude about water

Monday, March 09, 2015

The unprecedented water crisis in South America's largest city is leading citizens to change everything, from how they use water to how they engage with politics. But while the government is taking action, residents say it's not nearly enough.

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PRI's The World

South America's largest city is almost out of water

Monday, March 09, 2015

São Paulo is facing an unprecedented water crisis that many saw coming, but no one did much to prevent. And with reservoirs hovering near 10% of capacity, many residents are turning to unhealthy stopgaps and worrying about unrest.

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Anti-Smog Film Is Pulled In China; Protesters Reportedly Detained

Monday, March 09, 2015

A human rights group says police in China detained two people for protesting the government's approach to smog. A popular film about the same topic was recently removed from major websites.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Boko Haram & ISIS Join Forces, Little Girl is Queen of the Crows, and The Case Against Modern Zoos

Monday, March 09, 2015

The Takeaway explores the relationship between ISIS and Boko Haram, we look at a strange story involving an 8-year-old girl and crows, and one guest makes the case against zoos.

Why China's Pollution Could Be Behind Our Cold, Snowy Winters

Sunday, March 08, 2015

A video from NASA shows how air pollution moves around the world. So what happens when emissions from Asia blow across the Pacific Ocean to North America?

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Cold Weather Means Long Days For HVAC Crews

Saturday, March 07, 2015

It seems like furnaces give out whenever the temperatures are really frigid. What has this winter been like for a heating repair technician? NPR's Scott Simon talks to Doug Braford in Cleveland.

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Derailed Oil Train Continues To Burn In Illinois

Saturday, March 07, 2015

It's the third fiery derailment of trains carrying Bakken crude oil in three weeks, raising more questions about the volatility of the oil and the safety of the tank cars used to transport crude.

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PRI's The World

Mount Everest has a problem — with poop

Friday, March 06, 2015

The Nepal Mountaineering Association says human waste is a bigger problem than trash on Mt. Everest. But the climbers aren't going away, so we asked an Everest expedition leader how he plans to safely heed the call of nature atop the world's tallest mountain.

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Morning Edition

Boston Economy Will Escape Big Freeze Of Historic Snowstorms

Friday, March 06, 2015

New England businesses are taking stock after weeks of record-setting winter storms disrupted transportation, stopping many workers from doing their jobs. Telecommuting is helping Boston get by.

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Science Friday

Hr1: General Relativity, Dawn Mission, Avoiding the Doctor

Thursday, March 05, 2015

100 years of general relativity, Dawn arrives at Ceres, and how much medical care is too much medical care?

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Science Friday

Hr2: Guide to Exoplanets, Fossil Jaw and Human Evolution, Surveillance and Big Data, Mars Plume

Thursday, March 05, 2015

A guide to exoplanets, a how newly discovered fossil jaw pushes back the date of Homo evolution, Bruce Schneier on surveillance, and how an amateur astronomer spotted a Martian mystery.

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New Jersey News

Christie Aide Took Political Trips Before Exxon Settlement

Thursday, March 05, 2015

An explosive new allegation links one of Gov. Christie's top aides with a questionable environmental settlement with Exxon Mobil.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: American Gas Chambers, Exploring the Cosmos, and Family Dynamics

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The Takeaway looks at Oklahoma's push to use nitrogen gas in executions, we explore life in the Goldilocks Zone, and family band Kitty, Daisy and Lewis drop by.

All Things Considered

The Anti-Pollution Documentary That's Taken China By Storm

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

A prominent journalist with a sick child quit her job and produced an eye-opening look at the consequences of China's air pollution problem. Some 200 million have watched it since the weekend.

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