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Making sense of Americans' current spending habits

Friday, November 26, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Oxford economist Mahir Rasheed about Americans spending money this holiday season despite poll numbers saying people are worried about their future economic state.

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Dr. Francis Collins on what we know about the Omicron variant so far

Friday, November 26, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins about how the new COVID-19 variant might affect U.S. response and where the national strategy goes from here.

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A new website promises better Thanksgiving dinner conversations

Thursday, November 25, 2021

A new website is designed to alleviate the "Thanxiety" surrounding fraught arguments at the Thanksgiving day table by trying to start better conversations.

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Detroit homes are being overwhelmed by flooding — and it's not just water coming in

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The city has experienced more frequent and severe flooding due to climate change and an aging stormwater system. Detroiters hope federal infrastructure funding eases the problem.

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When consumers want to reduce their carbon footprint, food choices matter

Thursday, November 11, 2021

According to the World Bank, 20-30% of Earth's carbon emissions come from agriculture. When possible, consumers can reduce their carbon imprint through food choices.

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How other countries at COP26 view American leadership and climate promises

Thursday, November 11, 2021

President Biden has declared the U.S. is back as a leader in combatting disastrous climate change. But after years of unfulfilled pledges, how do other countries view American leadership and promises?

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U.S. and China announce surprise climate agreement at COP26 summit

Thursday, November 11, 2021

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry told NPR the declaration spurs mutual accountability. "I'm absolutely convinced that that is the fastest, best way to get China to move from where it is today," he said.

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For Brianna Fruean, the smell of mud drives home the need for climate action

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Many island nations have the most to lose when it comes to the climate crisis. But at the COP26 U.N. climate summit, they insist they aren't victims, they're warriors.

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How island nations vulnerable to climate change need rich, polluting countries to act

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Low-lying islands and nations are among those most at risk from rising sea levels, and have been sounding the alarm on the need for action by wealthier nations to limit global warming for years.

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From COP26: Pete Buttigieg describes how transportation factors into climate goals

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg from COP26, as world leaders release a draft of their goals to cut emissions and avert disastrous climate change.

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Uganda's Vanessa Nakate says COP26 sidelines nations most affected by climate change

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Nakate spoke with NPR about the role gender plays in climate activism, whether the COP26 summit feels inclusive and her advice for other youth who feel they can't affect change in the climate crisis.

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Uganda's Vanessa Nakate says COP26 sidelines nations most affected by climate change

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with climate activist Vanessa Nakate of Uganda about her goals in bringing the needs of the global south to the fore at the United Nations climate change conference, COP26.

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What President Xi Jinping's absence from COP26 indicates for China's climate pledges

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Chinese President Xi Jinping is not attending COP26 in person. Climate analysts and activists weigh in on what his absence means for the climate pledges made by one of the top carbon-emitting nations.

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Indigenous activists are united in a cause and are making themselves heard at COP26

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Indigenous activists from around the world are in Glasgow for COP26, but say the same legacy of colonialism that has led to climate-related losses has impacted their access to the conference.

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Indigenous activists say the legacy of colonialism has limited their access to COP-26

Monday, November 08, 2021

Indigenous activists from around the world are in Glasgow for COP26, but say the same legacy of colonialism that has led to climate-related losses has impacted their access to the conference.

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Lead U.S. negotiator at Paris summit on what's next for 2021 climate talks

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Todd Stern, who served as a chief climate negotiator for the Obama Administration, about what to expect as this year's climate negotiations get underway in Glasgow.

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Congresswoman Jayapal on the latest regarding President Biden's spending plan

Friday, October 29, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., about the ongoing talks over President Biden's domestic spending plan.

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House climate crisis chair says spending plan is 'transformative,' despite cuts

Thursday, October 28, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., who chairs the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, ahead of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26.

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How the proposed tax on billionaires would actually work

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Adrian Ma of the Planet Money podcast about the "billionaire tax" being proposed by Democrats to help fund the Build Back Better legislation.

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Sorry arachnophobes, you have more in common with spiders than you thought

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Although spiders are sometimes thought of as being creepy crawly animals, new evidence suggests some get scared and assess danger in almost the same way as humans.

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