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Breaking news on the environment, climate change, pollution, and endangered species. Also featuring Climate Connections, a special series on climate change co-produced by NPR and National Geographic.

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Puerto Rico Without Power As Authorities Try To Warn Thousands Of Damaged, Failing Dam

9/23/2017
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Puerto Ricans are still left without power after Hurricane Maria, and rebuilding efforts are further complicated with structural damage of a major dam. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Luis Ferre Sadurni of the New York Times about the devastation there.

Duration: 00:03:45


Arkansas Defies Monsanto, Moves To Ban Rogue Weedkiller

9/22/2017
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Arkansas regulators are on a collision course with Monsanto, voting to ban use during the growing season of a drift-prone herbicide that Monsanto says is farmers' best hope for weed-free fields.

Duration: 00:03:59


A Look From The Ground In Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Maria

9/21/2017
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As the situation in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria continues, we hear from Patricia Mazzei, a writer for The Miami Herald.

Duration: 00:02:29


Puerto Rico Chief Of Staff Says Hurricane Maria Devastated Island

9/21/2017
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NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with the chief of staff of the Puerto Rico government, William Villafañe, about how the island is doing now that Hurricane Maria has finally left the province.

Duration: 00:04:05


How Prepared Is The U.S. For Earthquakes?

9/21/2017
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Mexico has had an earthquake early-warning system for decades, and other countries that get earthquakes — Japan, Taiwan — have them, too. The U.S. does not. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones, who spent years working with the U.S. Geological Survey to create a system.

Duration: 00:04:16


Powerful Storms Make For Compelling Stories, But Can Cause Mental Health Stress

9/21/2017
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NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Shankar Vedantam, host of NPR's Hidden Brain podcast about how witnessing traumatic events — even from a great distance — can affect mental health.

Duration: 00:04:31


Montana Wildfires Reignite Logging Debate

9/21/2017
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An epic wildfire season in Montana has conservatives blaming environmentalists for blocking logging projects, but scientists say climate change is making fire seasons longer and more intense.

Duration: 00:04:05


Puerto Rico And U.S. Virgin Islands Hit By Hurricane Maria

9/20/2017
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Less than a month after Hurricane Irma hit, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are dealing with another storm as Hurricane Maria barrels through the region.

Duration: 00:04:03


Doctor Who Discovered Children Had Elevated Lead Levels Talks About What's Changed

9/17/2017
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In 2015, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha discovered the lead contamination after Flint, Mich., switched its drinking water source. She talks with NPR's Michel Martin about helping reverse the problem.

Duration: 00:04:11


The Call-In: Wildfires

9/17/2017
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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Richard Chasm of Olalla, Ore. about living near wildfires. Author Michael Kodas explains why these disasters are growing more severe.

Duration: 00:09:43


Researchers Look To Improve Weather Forecasting After Irma

9/17/2017
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In coastal Georgia, Hurricane Irma caused far more flooding than expected. Researchers are looking at ways their mistakes there could improve future predictions elsewhere.

Duration: 00:03:47


California Lawmakers To Vote On 100 Percent Clean Energy Mandate

9/14/2017
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To some, it's a chance for the state to cement its environmental leadership as the Trump administration rolls back Obama-era climate change programs.

Duration: 00:04:13


VIDEO: Snot Otters Get A Second Chance In Ohio

9/14/2017
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North America's largest amphibian, the Hellbender salamander, is in trouble. They are endangered in several states. A team in Ohio is trying to save them before it's too late.

Duration: 00:02:50


Recent Natural Disasters Revive Political Discussions On Climate Change

9/13/2017
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Following Irma, some Republican officials in Florida are calling on the Trump administration to address climate change. Will stronger storms and record flooding change this political debate?

Duration: 00:05:32


Brexit Leaves French Fishermen On The Hook

9/11/2017
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French fishermen in Brittany and Calais say up to 80 percent of their haul is from British waters. Many fear financial ruin if their access is restricted after Brexit.

Duration: 00:04:12


Is All That Wildfire Smoke Damaging My Lungs?

9/11/2017
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Forest fires have brought a smoky haze to the West, along with stinging eyes, sore throats and headaches to people far from flames. Unseen particles of ash are also making it hard for some to breathe.

Duration: 00:03:24


How Natural Disasters Make Major Cities Vulnerable To National Security Threats

9/10/2017
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NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Michael Masters, senior vice president with security intelligence firm The Soufan Group, who explains how natural disasters from fire and floods can destabilize major cities.

Duration: 00:05:13


Forecasters And Meteorologists Continue To Watch Hurricane Irma, Keep An Eye On Jose

9/10/2017
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Ed Rappaport, acting director for the National Hurricane Center, gives an update on Hurricane Irma, and other storms expected to hit the Gulf Coast.

Duration: 00:04:28


The Role Of The Coast Guard During A Hurricane

9/10/2017
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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Vice Admiral Karl Schultz about the Coast Guard's Hurricane Irma response efforts.

Duration: 00:03:44


Surveying The Wildfires Burning Across The Western U.S.

9/10/2017
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NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with Chis Wilcox of the National Interagency Fire Center about wildfires burning across the western U.S.

Duration: 00:03:44

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