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The Takeaway

Imagining a World Without Birds

Friday, April 17, 2015

When he's not busy fielding nominations for Pulitzers, Jonathan Franzen is involved in a passionate fight against the poaching of endangered songbirds.

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Morning Edition

India, China Seek To Capitalize On Nepal's Water Wealth

Friday, April 17, 2015

China and India are each spending billions of dollars on infrastructure, especially hydroelectric dams, in Nepal. Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Donatella Lorch about what China and India want.

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Feds Cancel Commercial Sardine Fishing After Stocks Crash

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Federal regulators close commercial sardine fishing in an effort to rebuild the depleted populations of the fish. Sardine shortages are blamed for the high rates of starvation deaths of sea lion pups

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All Things Considered

California Cities Struggle To Enforce Mandatory Water Restrictions

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Gov. Jerry Brown ordered the state to cut back its water use by 25 percent overall and mandated specific targets for each city.

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PRI's The World

To prevent the next Ebola, scientists try to catch new viruses before they break out

Thursday, April 16, 2015

With the Ebola outbreak not yet behind us, global health workers are already scrambling to prevent what could be the next big outbreak of an emerging disease caused by a virus that jumped from animals into humans. In Tanzania, an organization is trying a new approach to tracking these new viruses and preventing another pandemic.

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Science Friday

Hr1: News Roundup, Waning Western Water, Remote Microbiome, Less Dark Dark Matter

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Science blogger Rachel Feltman gives us her top stories this week, a look at snowpack in the Sierra Nevada, studying the microbes that live on and in residents of a remote Amazonian village, and a new look for dark matter.

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Science Friday

Hr2: Zero-G Coffee Cup, Geek Physics, Science Documentaries

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A coffee cup suitable for space travel, how Rhett Allain uses physics to answer pop culture and everyday science questions, and a look at science on screen, from old to new.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Inside the Fastest Warming Place on Earth

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The West Antarctic Peninsula is one of the most perilous environments on the planet. It is also one of the fastest warming places on earth. 

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The Takeaway

Dr. Jane Goodall on Her Lifelong Work and New Film

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Famed primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall discusses her research and conservation efforts, and the new Disneynature film, "Monkey Kingdom."

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Morning Edition

Desalination Plants: Drought Cure Or Growth Enabler?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Desalination facilities are under construction across California that would make ocean water drinkable. Environmentalists debate whether more plants would only worsen long-term water issues.

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Morning Edition

In Record Drought, Calif. Course Ethically Keeps Greens Green

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Golf courses are water hogs, and that thirst is especially notable as California's drought grows in severity. At Pelican Hill, a top golf course near Los Angeles, water conservation is an obsession.

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Morning Edition

How Almonds Became A Scapegoat For California's Drought

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The relentless drought has turned almonds into a target for water conservationists who bemoan that it takes one gallon of water to grow one almond. Growers say the bad rap is unfair and misleading.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Preserving Glaciers in the Antarctic, Traditional Music in Lahore

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The fastest warming place on earth. Preserving traditional music in Pakistan. Jill Alexander Essbaum’s novel, Hausfrau. Dangerous gold mines in the Andes. The Theremin!

The Takeaway

World's Last Male Northern White Rhino Gets Team of Armed Guards

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

In the 1980s, the total population of all northern white rhinos hung around 2,000, but now there is only one male left and few females.

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The Takeaway

The Road to a Sustainable Future

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

With a crisis on nearly every continent, world governments are negotiating a set of  goals focused on ending extreme poverty, preventable diseases, and curbing climate change. 

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The Takeaway

Turning Human Corpses Into Compost

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Urban Death Project wants to bring sustainability and peace to our social practices of death and dying by taking deceased human bodies and turning them into nutrient rich compost. 

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Morning Edition

Redistribute California's Water? Not Without A Fight

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

What's a fair way to divide up California's scarce water? The current system relies heavily on history: Some farmers will get water, others won't, based simply on when their land was first irrigated.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Sustainability, Childhood Freedom, and Composting Corpses

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Takeaway explores new international goals on climate change and poverty, the debate over "free-range" parenting, and a new initiative to compost the dead.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Hillary's Campaign. A Star Trek Captain. Investigating Seafood.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Is Hillary and good at running for President? Kate Mulgrew! The French community that saved thousands in WW2. Did slaves catch your seafood?

If Walls Could Talk: What Lead Is Doing To Our Students

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A new study says Massachusetts' aggressive effort to lower lead exposure has also improved student performance.

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