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Beyond Almonds: A Rogue's Gallery of Guzzlers In California's Drought

Sunday, April 12, 2015

California is parched. Wells are running dry. Vegetable fields have been left fallow and lawns are dying. Who can we blame? From almonds to politicians to cheap water, here are seven candidates.

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All Things Considered

Federal Government Protects Bat, Angers Industry

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The northern long-eared bat has been designated as a threatened species, triggering new regulations to protect it. But oil and gas and agriculture organizations say those new rules will hurt them.

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Plagued By Smog, Krakow Struggles To Break Its Coal-Burning Habit

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Russian gas is expensive, so many Poles still rely on coal. Krakow is one of the most polluted cities in the EU's most polluted country. All that coal is akin to "smoking 2,000 cigarettes per year."

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On The Media

California's #DroughtShaming

Friday, April 10, 2015

In California, the search is on for who is most to blame for the drought. Neighbors report water waste using hashtags and apps, and finger-pointing has extended to national media.

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On The Media

The Denialist Mystique

Friday, April 10, 2015

When a presidential candidate denies climate change, how do journalists balance truth-telling with the mandate of objectivity? 

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On The Media

Climate Feedback

Friday, April 10, 2015

Scientist Emmanuel Vincent spearheads Climate Feedback, a group of scientists annotating climate change coverage online to bridge the gap between reportage and scientific fact. 

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On The Media

The Guardian Takes A Stand

Friday, April 10, 2015

Alan Rusbridger talks about his last campaign as editor of The Guardian: getting the world's two largest charities to divest from fossil fuels - before it's too late.

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Lunch, Not Landfill: Nonprofit Rescues Produce Rejected At U.S. Border

Friday, April 10, 2015

Each year, millions of pounds of Mexican produce are rejected just past the border even though it's tasty and edible. Instead of the landfill, it's now going to needy families across the U.S.

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On The Media

Blame, Shame, or Deny?

Friday, April 10, 2015

Climate change is arguably the most urgent story in human history, but journalism has struggled to address the threat. Plus: the report on the Rolling Stone's UVA story; and more.

Science Friday

Hr2: Arctic Permafrost, The Future of Artificial Intelligence, Publication Pollution

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Microbes living in Arctic permafrost could create greenhouse gases, asking questions about the future of artificial intelligence, and medical ethicist Art Caplan says science and medical journals are plagued by fraud.

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Science Friday

Hr1: News Roundup, Undersea Cables, Apple Watch, The Macroscope

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Science blogger Rachel Feltman gives us her top stories this week, a tour of the undersea cable network that connects the global internet, Re/Codes Lauren Goode give us her take on Apples new wearable, SciFri producer Luke Groskin introduces the first epis

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Morning Edition

California Works Out Details Of Mandatory Water Restrictions

Thursday, April 09, 2015

State regulators will begin enforcing the new restrictions on a sliding scale. That means that some cities that have been slacking in water conservation will have to do a lot more than others.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: ISIS Propaganda, Costly Gambles, and Evolving Human Values

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The Takeaway looks at new strategies being pursued by ISIS, an investigative report into Pentagon spending after 9/11, and the way our values change with the economy.

All Things Considered

From Pet To Pest, Goldfish Tip Scales Of Survival In Lake's Ecosystem

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Colorado wildlife officials believe someone released four or five pet goldfish into Teller Lake #5 a few years ago. Now, the fish number in the thousands and threaten the lake's ecosystem.

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PRI's The World

Water, water everywhere, but in Taiwan today there's just a drop to drink

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Taiwan is experiencing record low rainfall and water shortages. The island surrounded by water has had to restrict water consumption.

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Morning Edition

Fight For Water Heats Up In Desert Southwest

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

In New Mexico, there's a battle over the Gila River. The state has decided to divert the river and capture the water for later use. Critics say the move will be too costly and environmentally harmful.

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All Things Considered

California Farmers Gulp Most Of State's Water, But Say They've Cut Back

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Farms in California use as much as four times the water consumed by cities and towns. Now farmers are on defense after the governor decided to mostly exempt them from new, sweeping water cutbacks.

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All Things Considered

Iowa Water Lawsuit Calls Some Farming Practices Into Question

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The state's largest water utility is suing county boards for polluting rivers the city uses for drinking water.

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PRI's The World

When the grid says 'no' to wind and solar power, this company's technology helps it say 'yes' again

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Too much renewable power? A German engineer comes up with a way to store excess renewable energy, take pressure off the grid and ease the way for the adoption of more wind and solar power in a country that's already way ahead of most of the rest of us.

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All Things Considered

Burden Of Proof Hurt State In N.J.-Exxon Settlement, Some Say

Monday, April 06, 2015

Officials released the details of the state's proposed $225 million settlement with ExxonMobil, calling it a historically large payout. But environmentalists say the deal is worse than they feared.

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