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Environment

All Things Considered

As California's Economy Reels From Drought, At Least One Industry Is Doing Fine

Sunday, April 26, 2015

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with a California landscaper who says demand for her business is booming.

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All Things Considered

What's That Smell? The Beautiful Tree That's Causing Quite A Stink

Friday, April 24, 2015

Once embraced by cities for its beautiful white flowers, disease resistance and ability to grow just about anywhere, the Callery pear is now considered a nuisance due to its smell and invasive nature.

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All Things Considered

California Cities Struggle To Meet Water Conservation Targets

Friday, April 24, 2015

Early next month, California plans to finalize its emergency water conservation plan. Cities are under the gun to cut their water usage from anywhere between 15 and 40 percent.

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Scientists Discover Massive New Magma Chamber Under Yellowstone

Friday, April 24, 2015

The newly discovered chamber is 4.5 times larger than the shallow reservoir already known and contains enough partially molten rock to fill the Grand Canyon 11 times.

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TED Radio Hour

Why Don't Ants Need A Leader?

Friday, April 24, 2015

The world's largest ant colony stretches over 3,700 miles. It succeeds, biologist Deborah Gordon says, because no ant is in charge. They communicate with algorithmic patterns to survive and thrive.

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PRI's The World

Southern Chile readies for a third volcano eruption

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted without warning this week — twice. The first eruption sent a plume of ash into the sky for 90 minutes. The second shot lava into the sky.

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Science Friday

Hr2: News Roundup, Lovelace and Babbage, NASA Administrator Bolden, Teaching Evolution

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A look at the week in science, a graphic novel featuring pioneers of computing, a conversation with NASA administrator Charles Bolden, and a video about teaching evolution in the classroom.

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Science Friday

Hr1: ISS Science, Solar Sails, Smarter Every Day

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A look inside what may be the most unusual lab available to science, dreaming up the future of space travel, and a conversation with YouTube science star Destin Sandlin.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The New 'One New York' Plan

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Anthony Shorris, NYC’s first deputy mayor, and Nilda Mesa, director of the office of sustainability, talk about the city’s new sustainability plan, OneNYC.

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PRI's The World

Will new garbage bins bring Toronto victory in its war on raccoons?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Toronto has been called the raccoon capital of the world. Now, the city is launching a new weapon in its war against the backyard bandits — a redesigned garbage bin it hopes will keep nightly raccoon raiders away.

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The Takeaway

Giant Volcano Erupts in Chile

Thursday, April 23, 2015

In Chile, a giant volcano has erupted twice in the past 24 after lying dormant since 1972. The eruptions sent a massive column of lava and ash miles into the sky.

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Morning Edition

Oklahomans Feel Way More Earthquakes Than Californians; Now They Know Why

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The U.S. Geological Survey issues a report Thursday on quakes linked to oil and gas drilling, but Oklahoma has said that the industry's wastewater disposal is the cause. What's unknown is a solution.

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Morning Edition

Fruit Growers Try Tricking Mother Nature To Prevent Crop Damage

Thursday, April 23, 2015

In Michigan's orchard country, extreme heat and cold can mean disaster for fruit growers. Now some are using a new twist on old technology to fool trees when sudden, unexpected weather changes occur.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

OneNYC; the Quest for Cool & Jim Kaat

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The city's new environmental plan; changes to the way summons are issued in the city; strangers policing parents; the quest for cool and former Yankees pitcher and broadcaster Jim Kaat.

Visiting The Everglades, Obama Takes Swipe At Climate Change Deniers

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

"Climate change can no longer be denied," Obama said. "It can't be edited out. It can't be omitted from the conversation. And action can no longer be delayed."

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All Things Considered

Buzz Over Bee Health: New Pesticide Studies Rev Up Controversy

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Two new studies published in the journal Nature point to a connection between a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids and a decline in bee health. What's bad for bees is bad for crops, too.

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All Things Considered

White House Climate Change Policy Faces Legal Hurdle

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block speaks to Brian Deese, President Obama's senior adviser in charge of climate policy, about the Obama administration's push for new restrictions around power plant emissions.

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All Things Considered

Julian Koenig, Well-Known Adman, Named Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NPR remembers Julian Koenig, the longtime adman who coined some of the catchiest phrases in the business and named Earth Day.

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PRI's The World

As new leader of the Arctic Council, the US will focus on the region's Big Thaw

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Climate change is hitting the Arctic harder than anywhere else. And when it takes over leadership of the eight-nation Arctic Council later this month, the US will shift the organization's priority from economic development to fighting — and adapting to — climate change.

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Impatient gardeners don't have to wait for summer to harvest salad fixings. A surprising variety of crops will bring homegrown produce to your table in as little as three weeks.

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