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Not Just For Cows Anymore: New Cottonseed Is Safe For People To Eat

10/17/2018
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Cottonseed is full of protein but toxic to humans and most animals. The USDA has approved a genetically engineered cotton with edible seeds. They could eventually feed chickens, fish — or even people.

Duration:00:03:11

After Hurricane Michael, A Call For Stricter Building Codes In Florida's Panhandle

10/17/2018
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Florida has some of the nation's toughest building codes. But the rules are looser in the Panhandle, allowing construction that couldn't stand up to the storm's 155 mph winds.

Duration:00:04:18

Why It's Hard To Change Minds About Climate Change

10/16/2018
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The science is there. But some people aren't.

Duration:00:38:44

Democrats Plan More Environmental Oversight If Midterms Swing Their Way

10/16/2018
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Democrats running in some swing races are prioritizing environmental rollbacks and climate denial for the midterm elections. That could mean more oversight if Democrats take over the House.

Duration:00:04:12

Getting Back What You Lost — Rebuilding In A Wildfire Zone

10/16/2018
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In northern California, homes are being rebuilt in the same area that burned to the ground in last year's Tubbs Fire. Despite the risk, a severe housing shortage in the area is forcing tough choices.

Duration:00:04:20

Colorado's Anti-Fracking Measure Would Keep Wells Farther Away From Homes And Schools

10/15/2018
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A ballot measure would keep new oil and gas wells 2,500 feet away from homes and schools, the strictest setback in the nation. The oil and gas industry says that threatens its very existence.

Duration:00:04:13

Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts Underway In Florida

10/14/2018
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While water and some food is being delivered, residents in some of the harder hit areas of Hurricane Michael are growing frustrated. The extensive destruction is more than they anticipated.

Duration:00:04:30

Old-Growth Forests May Help Songbirds Cope With Warming Climate

10/14/2018
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Songbirds have been in decline for decades, and it's becoming clear that climate change is a factor. Scientists are finding that old-growth forests may help the birds cope with rising temperatures.

Duration:00:04:01

When In Drought: States Take On Urgent Negotiations To Avoid Colorado River Crisis

10/14/2018
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After years of sustained drought, water managers along the Colorado River system are renegotiating water cutbacks to seven Western states, hoping to avoid more drastic shortages in the future.

Duration:00:03:53

Michael Recovery: Updating The Power Grid To Withstand Climate Change, Bigger Storms

10/14/2018
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Hurricane Michael left a million people without power. As storms grow stronger, there are questions about how make the nation's electrical grid more resilient.

Duration:00:03:32

Michael Recovery: The Latest On The Recovery In The Florida Panhandle

10/14/2018
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A massive relief effort is underway to help communities affected by Hurricane Michael.

Duration:00:03:43

Michael Recovery: Apalachicola, Fla., Begins To Rebuild

10/13/2018
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The Florida Panhandle is coping with historic damage to homes and businesses after Hurricane Michael struck.

Duration:00:03:45

In A Drying Climate, Colorado's 'Water Cop' Patrols For Water Thieves

10/11/2018
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Sheriff's Deputy Dave Huhn's job has become more important after a series of hot, dry summers have made farmers more desperate for water, and more willing to steal it or go to battle over it.

Duration:00:04:08

Wyoming Proposes Its Own Methane Regulations As Federal Level Sees Rules Relaxed

10/10/2018
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The Trump administration is rolling back regulations on methane, saying that should be left to states. So Wyoming is stepping in with its own proposal, which even some oil and gas companies support.

Duration:00:04:30

Why Experts Have A Hard Time Predicting A Hurricane's Intensity

10/10/2018
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Hurricane forecasters still face the challenge of predicting a storm's intensity. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with meteorologist Angela Fritz of The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang about why.

Duration:00:03:45

U.N. Report Says We Have About A Decade To Turn Around Climate Change Effects

10/10/2018
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Are we ready to do what it takes to save the planet?

Duration:00:47:09

With $1 Million, Exxon Mobil Corp Helps Fund Carbon Tax Campaign

10/10/2018
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Exxon Mobil pledges to support passage of a carbon tax. Analysts say the company would rather face a single, overarching tax than a patchwork of taxes and regulation to address climate change.

Duration:00:03:36

Trump Orders EPA To Lift Regulations On Ethanol

10/10/2018
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President Trump is set to end ethanol regulations — to the praise of farmers and criticism of environmentalists. E15 is banned during summer months because of smog concerns.

Duration:00:04:23

Inside The EPA: How Employees Are Reacting To The U.N. Climate Report

10/9/2018
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The United Nations released a climate report on Monday, but how does it fit with EPA policies? NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Washington Post reporter Brady Dennis about how EPA employees are responding.

Duration:00:04:25

Hurricane Michael Heading Up Gulf Coast Toward Florida Panhandle

10/9/2018
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Mandatory evacuations are in effect for hundreds of thousands of people living near the coast on Florida's panhandle as Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall on Wednesday.

Duration:00:03:41