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You Think Your City Is Full Of Trash? Ha!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Welcome to Kathmandu — or, as some call it, Trashmandu. Even in the best of times, rubbish piles up everywhere. Now things have gotten worse.

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Paris Bans Some Cars For A Day To Battle Smog

Monday, March 23, 2015

The French capital last week briefly dethroned New Delhi and Beijing as the world's most polluted city, according to one company that measures air quality.

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All Things Considered

In California's Fourth Year Of Drought, New Regulations and $1 Billion In Relief

Sunday, March 22, 2015

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with KPCC reporter Molly Peterson on how effective California's new water restrictions will be in the midst of the state's historic drought.

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Top Beijing Scientist: China Faces 'Huge Impact' From Climate Change

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The head of the country's meteorological administration says it faces climate disasters and ecological degradation resulting from a warming planet.

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All Things Considered

Record Number Of Stranded Sea Lion Pups Strains California Resources

Friday, March 20, 2015

An uptick in malnourished pups on the coast has rescue centers struggling to keep up. Changing weather patterns and warmer ocean waters could be to blame, but it's still too early to tell.

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For The Love Of Pork: Antibiotic Use On Farms Skyrockets Worldwide

Friday, March 20, 2015

For the first time, scientists have estimated the amount of antibiotics pigs, chickens and cows consume globally — and how fast consumption is growing. Which country uses the most drugs on farms?

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All Things Considered

Some Anxiety, But No Slowdown For North Dakota Oil Boom Town

Friday, March 20, 2015

Low oil prices have led to a drop in drilling, but not as much as you might expect. In some parts of the state's Bakken oil patch, production continues at a feverish pace.

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Interior Department Issues New Fracking Rules For Federal Lands

Friday, March 20, 2015

The regulations, which go into effect in 90 days, establish safety measures for wells and for drilling companies to publicly disclose chemicals used in the process.

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On The Media

Climate Ch...

Friday, March 20, 2015

Even as Florida is threatened by rising sea levels, Gov. Rick Scott's administration has reportedly banned officials from using the term “climate change” for state business.

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All Things Considered

Exxon Settlement Falls Short Of Damage, N.J. Democrats Say

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Gov. Chris Christie is defending the state's $225 million settlement for decades of contamination at two refineries as a "good deal." But Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists say otherwise.

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Watch Your Back, Kale. Kelp Is Gunning For The Veggie Du Jour Title

Thursday, March 19, 2015

With a little help, scientists say that seaweed growing along the Maine and New Hampshire coasts could become the "kale of the sea." The first step is teaching chefs and consumers how to enjoy it.

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All Things Considered

How President Obama Wants To Shrink The Government's Carbon Footprint

Thursday, March 19, 2015

With hundreds of thousands of buildings and vehicles, the government is the nation's single biggest energy consumer.

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Obama Orders Reduction In Government's Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Thursday, March 19, 2015

He directed the federal government to cut emissions by 40 percent within the next decade and to increase its use of renewable energy sources to 30 percent of total consumption.

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Science Friday

Hr2: Ganymede Ocean, Humans To Mars, Warming West Coast Waters

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A subsurface ocean on a Jupiter moon, judging technological hurdles for a flight to Mars, and how warmer waters are affecting sea lions and birds.

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Science Friday

Hr1: US CTO, Women In Science History, Caroline Herschel

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A talk with White House CTO Megan Smith, unsung heroines of science, and early astronomer Caroline Herschel.

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Science Friday

Hr1: US CTO, Women In Science History, Caroline Herschel

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A talk with White House CTO Megan Smith, unsung heroines of science, and early astronomer Caroline Herschel.

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Science Friday

Hr2: Ganymede Ocean, Humans To Mars, Warming West Coast Waters

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A subsurface ocean on a Jupiter moon, judging technological hurdles for a flight to Mars, and how warmer waters are affecting sea lions and birds.

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The Takeaway

NJ Lawmakers Say Christie's Exxon Deal Stinks

Thursday, March 19, 2015

This week, the New Jersey State Senate approved two measures designed to push back against an environmental settlement Governor Chris Christie recently proposed to make with Exxon.

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WNYC News

Inside or Outside? Two Ways to Protect Jamaica Bay

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The massive recreation and residential area on the Atlantic got soaked from Sandy. It will cost more than $2 billion to prevent it from happening again.

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Morning Edition

Scientists Catch Up On The Sex Life Of Coral To Help Reefs Survive

Thursday, March 19, 2015

It's all in the timing. Biologists haven't been able to breed embryos of the rare, pillar coral in the lab because it's been tough to catch the creatures in the act.

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