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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.

The Takeaway

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.

The Takeaway

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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All Things Considered

As Palm Oil Farms Expand, It's A Race To Save Indonesia's Orangutans

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Demand for palm oil is destroying the habitat of endangered Sumatran orangutans. One group is working to rescue, rehabilitate and reintroduce these often-orphaned primates back into the wild.

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PRI's The World

Some of Japan's 'nuclear refugees' can finally go home — but they don't want to

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Not everyone who evacuated the area near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant four years actually had to leave. But four years later, despite government reassurances — and plenty of pressure — they say returning to their homes still isn't safe.

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Morning Edition

Fla. Gov. Scott Denies 'Climate Change' Is A Banned Term

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Independent scientists in Florida are backing claims by former state employees that Gov. Rick Scott's administration has a policy of discouraging use of the phrase "climate change."

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Morning Edition

Nicaragua's Renewable Energy Revolution Picks Up Steam

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A few years ago, Nicaragua was almost totally dependent on imported fuel. Now the country's fierce winds, sun and volcanoes generate nearly half the country's electricity, and perhaps 80 percent soon.

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