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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.

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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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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After Maria, Puerto Rico Struggles Under The Weight Of Its Own Garbage

12/14/2017
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Even before Maria hit, most of the island's landfills were filled beyond capacity and nearly half had EPA closure orders. The storm generated millions of cubic yards of waste and debris.

Duration: 00:03:38


How Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's Views Have Changed Under Trump

12/14/2017
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As a Montana politician, Ryan Zinke, had a reputation as a conservationist conservative. That's changed since he became Secretary of the Interior. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Outside Magazine's Elliott Woods about his profile: "Ryan Zinke Is Trump's Attack Dog on the Environment."

Duration: 00:05:23


California Firefighter On Battling The Thomas Wildfire

12/12/2017
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The Thomas Fire is now the fifth-largest fire in modern California history. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with battalion chief Fred Burris about what battling this wildfire is like.

Duration: 00:04:09


Arctic's Temperature Continues To Run Hot, Latest 'Report Card' Shows

12/12/2017
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The extreme warming trend continues, and scientists fear that floating sea ice will be gone by midcentury. That will have extraordinary effects closer to home.

Duration: 00:04:12


California Officials Say Thomas Fire Is The Fifth Largest In State History

12/11/2017
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California officials say the Thomas Fire advancing on Santa Barbara is now the fifth worst in state history. This announcement comes after firefighters lost ground in containing it over the weekend.

Duration: 00:04:01


How 311 Helped Understand Air Pollution After Harvey

12/10/2017
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NPR has obtained recordings of calls made by Houston residents fearful about putrid odors in the hours and days after Hurricane Harvey started flooding the city's petrochemical infrastructure.

Duration: 00:04:11


Thoroughbred Horses Killed In California Wildfire

12/8/2017
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NPR'S Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Dan Dunham, trainer at the San Luis Rey Downs Training Center. Several thoroughbred horses were killed there, caught in a California wildfire.

Duration: 00:03:03


Violence In Jerusalem Follows Trump's Decision To Recognize City As Israel's Capital

12/7/2017
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Palestinians demonstrated and clashed with Israeli troops in protest of President Trump's declaring the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital. But mostly they're considering their next steps.

Duration: 00:02:52


California Wildfires Fanned By Santa Ana Winds

12/7/2017
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The largest wildfire in Southern California is in Ventura County north of Los Angeles. Fast-moving winds have caused the fire to scorch more than 95,000 acres since Monday night.

Duration: 00:04:22


Does Disaster Relief Favor Some States Over Others?

12/7/2017
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California House members have sent a letter requesting $4.4 billion in federal wildfire relief. Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. Jeff Denham, one of the Republican lawmakers who signed the letter.

Duration: 00:03:46


New Mayor Of Ventura, Calif. Faces Wildfires The Day After Taking Office

12/6/2017
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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Ventura, Calif. Mayor Neal Andrews about the wildfire that has consumed more than 50,000 acres and thousands of homes. Andrews took office the evening the fire started.

Duration: 00:03:41


Tens Of Thousands Evacuated As Wildfire Grows In Southern California

12/5/2017
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A fast-moving wildfire in Southern California has burned more than 70 square miles north of Los Angeles. Santa Ana winds are fanning the flames and about 30,000 people have been evacuated.

Duration: 00:03:22


In Utah, Trump Announces Dramatic Decreases In Size To State's National Monuments

12/4/2017
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President Trump announced on Monday in Utah that his administration will dramatically shrink two national monument designations that protect federal public lands. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke proposed shrinking both the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments earlier this year.

Duration: 00:04:09


Native Americans React To Cuts To Bears Ears National Monument

12/4/2017
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The Trump administration has decided to shrink the Bears Ears National Monument. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Shaun Chapoose, one of the Native American tribal leaders who fought for the monument's protections in the first place.

Duration: 00:03:39


This Year's Hurricane Season Was Intense. Is It A Taste Of The Future?

12/4/2017
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Scientists say they see the fingerprint of climate change in these storms, but it's too soon to say whether this is a new normal.

Duration: 00:03:00


Trump To Take Aim At Utah's National Monuments, Reversing Predecessors' Legacies

12/4/2017
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President Trump on Monday is expected to announce that his administration will dramatically shrink two large national monuments that protect hundreds of thousands of acres of public land in Utah.

Duration: 00:03:05


Trump To Announce Shrinking Utah National Monuments

12/3/2017
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President Trump is expected to announce plans to shrink Utah's Bears Ears National Monument. State representative Michael Noel tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro why he supports the plan.

Duration: 00:04:42


Credit Rating Agency Issues Warning On Climate Change To Cities

12/1/2017
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Moody's Investor Services says it might downgrade U.S. cities' credit rating if they don't deal with the risks posed by climate change.

Duration: 00:03:08


To Burst The Bottle Bubble, Fountains In Paris Now Flow With Sparkling Water

12/1/2017
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France might be known for its bottled water (think Evian or Perrier.) But in Paris, the mayor wants people to give up plastic bottles in favor of city tap water — with bubbles added for extra appeal.

Duration: 00:04:09


Wet Wipes: To Flush Or Not To Flush?

11/30/2017
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The wet wipes industry is blossoming. But with the growth comes a problem: clogged drains. Now the fight over "flushability" is heading to court.

Duration: 00:04:16

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