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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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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Two State Illusion, NCAA Maniacs, and Bad Habits

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a new digital tool for sports fans, and why bad habits come back to bite us.

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Why Bad Habits Come Back to Bite Us

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A new study finds that giving up one bad habit often leads to picking up another. For example, people switching from plastic to reusable grocery bags will start buying more junk food.

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Morning Edition

After Toxic Ash Spill, Energy Company And Locals Struggle Over Solution

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A storage failure at a coal-fired Duke Energy plant sent tens of thousands of tons of ash into a North Carolina river last year. Now, the company wants to move its stored waste to two abandoned mines.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Oxidation Nation

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Environmental journalist Jonathan Waldman talks about the world of rust and it what it teaches us about preservation and permanence.

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The Takeaway

A Dangerous Game: The Dark Side of Golf

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The new film "A Dangerous Game" looks at luxury golf courses, and how they negatively affect both their environments and the people who live in them.

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All Things Considered

Old Land Battle Resurfaces In Georgia Between The Gullah And The Government

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Gullah people, who are descendants of West African slaves, want to return to land the U.S. government took away during World War II. But the land has been a wildlife refuge for 40 years.

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The Takeaway

We Were Here: Measuring the Human Footprint

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A new study in the journal Nature explains why the years 1610 and 1964 have most gravely contributed to climate change.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Facebook Censorship, Modest Mouse's Epic Return, and Humanity's Impact on Earth

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Takeaway explores new changes to Facebook's community standards, the lead singer of Modest Mouse discusses the band's new album, and we look at history's impact on climate change.

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The Surprising Truth About Rust

Monday, March 16, 2015

A new book dives deep into the shocking cost and surprisingly wide-ranging effects rust has on everyday life. 

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Guardian Editor Pledges To Bolster Coverage Of Climate Change

Saturday, March 14, 2015

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian, about his recent column detailing his personal motivation for intensifying the paper's focus on climate change coverage.

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Ooze, Fog And Climate Change Threaten Mummies

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The oldest mummies in the world are in northern Chile. Preserved for seven thousand years, the mummies are now deteriorating, and scientists say climate changes are to blame.

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PRI's The World

Activists go up against Drew Faust as Harvard refuses to divest carbon

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Harvard University president, who skipped midterms to march in Selma 50 years ago, is facing activists who see her as representative of university's refusal to get rid of investments in fossil fuels. Says one Harvard student: "The leaders I’m supposed to look up to have 100 percent failed me.''

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PRI's The World

Drought forces Brazilians to curb their addiction to multiple daily showers

Friday, March 13, 2015

Brazilians are notoriously lavish bathers, taking as many as three showers a day. But as the country faces a major drought, they're trying to find way to keep up the shower numbers while still saving water.

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Science Friday

Hr2: Bot Authors, Pi Day, Pie Crust, Naming Pluto

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Can algorithms break into fiction? Plus, secrets of pi the number, secrets of pie the dessert, and how Pluto got its name 85 years ago this week.

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Science Friday

Hr1: Ebola, Polio-Like Paralysis, Fossil Arthropod, ResearchKit

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Can algorithms break into fiction? Plus, secrets of pi the number, secrets of pie the dessert, and how Pluto got its name 85 years ago this week.

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Morning Edition

Plans To Explore For Oil Offshore Worry East Coast Residents

Thursday, March 12, 2015

With memories of the massive BP spill still fresh, residents are hoping to stop offshore drilling and underwater seismic testing. Industry leaders say they follow rules meant to protect wildlife.

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