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Hawaii Officials Send Different Messages For Residents And Tourists About Active Volcano

5/24/2018
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Hawaii officials continue to warn the public about dangers from the active volcano on the Big Island, including the lava flowing toward a power plant. In the meantime, they are trying to reassure possible visitors that the tourism opportunities have not been affected.

Duration:00:04:02

Asteroid Impact That Wiped Out The Dinosaurs Also Caused Abrupt Global Warming

5/24/2018
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The crash of the space rock that slammed into the Yucatan Peninsula also warmed up the Earth's atmosphere for 100,000 years. And scientists say it's a cautionary tale for people living today.

Duration:00:02:50

NASA Launching New Satellites To Measure Earth's Lumpy Gravity

5/21/2018
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The two satellites, which are collectively called GRACE and will replace two retired probes, are one of the most important tools for understanding the effects of climate change.

Duration:00:03:59

The Case Of The Stolen Succulents

5/20/2018
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California Fish and Wildlife agents are combating a rash of succulent poaching incidents on the state's coastline, apparently to satisfy a booming demand for the plants in Korean and Chinese markets.

Duration:00:04:49

USDA Unveils Prototypes For GMO Food Labels, And They're ... Confusing

5/19/2018
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The labels use the letters BE, for bioengineered, not GMO, which critics say could baffle consumers. One design features a smiling sun that a skeptic calls "essentially propaganda for the industry."

Duration:00:03:29

Warming Waters Push Fish To Cooler Climes, Out Of Some Fishermen's Reach

5/17/2018
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From bass to lobster, hundreds of species that live along U.S. coastlines are projected to migrate north over the next 80 years, making them harder to catch and manage. It's already happening.

Duration:00:02:22

How Those Affected By Hawaii's Volcano Eruption Are Coping

5/15/2018
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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Monica Devlin a retired school teacher who, house was destroyed when lava flowed into her neighborhood. Devlin says she has no house to go back to she says, but she is happy to be alive.

Duration:00:04:08

Louisiana Wants To Use The Muddy Mississippi To Build Up Its Coast

5/15/2018
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Louisiana has big plans to redirect parts of the Mississippi River to build up its shrinking coast. New research suggests it won't help nearly enough.

Duration:00:04:06

Scientific Debate Centers On Giant Crack In Africa's Rift Valley

5/14/2018
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A deep, wide gash has slashed across the Great Rift Valley floor in a geologically hot part of Kenya. Some wonder if East Africa will eventually separate from the continent.

Duration:00:04:08

Documenting The Hawaii Volcano

5/13/2018
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Lava continues to erupt from fissures in the ground, threatening Hawaiian residents. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with resident Scott Wiggers, who's been documenting the eruption.

Duration:00:03:13

Hawaii's Big Island Braces For More Eruptions

5/12/2018
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Hawaii's Kilauea volcano continues to belch smoke and lava on the Big Island and the U.S. Geological Survey warns of possible explosions to come.

Duration:00:03:32

New Orleans Pressured To Reconsider Permit For Power Plant Backed By Paid Actors

5/12/2018
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In New Orleans, activists who spoke in favor of a proposed gas plant turned out to be paid actors. Environmentalists are calling on the city council to reconsider its approval of a plant permit.

Duration:00:03:42

Eruption Of Hawaii Volcano Could Cause Smog, Acid Rain And Ballistic Projectiles

5/11/2018
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Since Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted on last week, dozens of structures have been destroyed, and thousands have been evacuated. Now, scientists say it could cause volcanic smog, acid rain and ballistic projectiles.

Duration:00:04:09

The Bigger The Mother Fish, The More Babies She Has

5/10/2018
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Plus-sized mamma fish have a size advantage over their petite counterparts: They can produce more eggs, and those eggs produce larger fish. It's a reminder that protecting big fish matters.

Duration:00:02:38

How Much Scott Pruitt Has Changed The EPA Is An Open Question

5/10/2018
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EPA chief Scott Pruitt is praised by industry and conservatives for his aggressive moves to roll back environmental regulations. But how much he's changed the department is debatable.

Duration:00:03:59

Reporter On New Email Dump That Reveals Secret Inner Workings Of The EPA

5/9/2018
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New York Times reporter Eric Lipton says the response to a recent FOIA request shows that Scott Pruitt and his staff have gone to great lengths to keep the public and the news media at a distance.

Duration:00:38:07

Days, Weeks, Years? Scientists Say Hawaii's Erupting Volcano Has No End In Sight

5/8/2018
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Scientists are closely tracking the eruption at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano. But there's still a lot that they don't know about the eruption — most notably, when it's going to be over.

Duration:00:03:02

Springtime Weather Finally Warms Up Inland Alaska

5/6/2018
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Spring thaw brings the chance to pick up trash hiding under the snow--and it's also time to prepare for the "state bird." (The mosquito.)

Duration:00:04:11

1,500 Hawaii Residents Ordered To Evacuate As Volcano Erupts

5/4/2018
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At least 1,500 residents were ordered to evacuate after the Kilauea volcano erupted on Hawaii's Big Island. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Mileka Lincoln of Hawaii News Now.

Duration:00:04:08

Yellowstone's Largest Geyser Erupts 3 Times Puzzling Scientists

5/3/2018
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Yellowstone's Steamboat Geyser, which is the world's largest active geyser, has erupted three times in the past two months. The last time Steamboat erupted three times in one year was in 2003.

Duration:00:05:39

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