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Members of Wisconsin's Ho-Chunk Nation are training naturalists and nature lovers

Sat, 2024/02/10 - 5:57am
Members of Wisconsin's Ho-Chunk Nation are training master naturalists, avid observers of the natural world who study plants and animals and pass along their knowledge.
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Members of Wisconsin's Ho-Chunk Nation are training naturalists and nature lovers

Sat, 2024/02/10 - 5:57am

Members of Wisconsin's Ho-Chunk Nation are training master naturalists, avid observers of the natural world who study plants and animals and pass along their knowledge.

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Climate change turns an idyllic California community into a 'perilous paradise'

Sat, 2024/02/10 - 4:00am

People say they move to Los Angeles for the weather. As climate change makes extreme weather events like wildfire and flooding more common, some people wonder if they should stay or go.

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Utah is pushing back against ever-tightening EPA air pollution standards

Fri, 2024/02/09 - 3:01am

The Biden administration is unveiling new, stricter pollution standards for American cities such as Salt Lake City, Utah, which have long struggled with chronically dirty air.

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Utah is pushing back against ever-tightening EPA air pollution standards

Fri, 2024/02/09 - 3:01am

The Biden administration is unveiling new, stricter pollution standards for American cities such as Salt Lake City, Utah, which have long struggled with chronically dirty air.

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California sea otters nearly went extinct. Now they're rescuing their coastal habitat

Thu, 2024/02/08 - 3:00am

California sea otter populations have rebounded in recent decades. New research finds that by feasting on shore crabs, these otters are helping to protect their coastal marsh habitat against erosion.

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California sea otters nearly went extinct. Now they're rescuing their coastal habitat

Thu, 2024/02/08 - 3:00am

California sea otter populations have rebounded in recent decades. New research finds that by feasting on shore crabs, these otters are helping to protect their coastal marsh habitat against erosion.

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EPA tightens rules on some air pollution for the first time in over a decade

Wed, 2024/02/07 - 6:14am

The new regulations could save thousands of lives from deadly air pollution, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's calculations.

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EPA tightens rules on some air pollution for the first time in over a decade

Wed, 2024/02/07 - 6:14am

The new regulations could save thousands of lives from deadly air pollution, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's calculations.

(Image credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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A seafood firm wants to farm octopus. Activists say they're too smart for that

Wed, 2024/02/07 - 3:00am

Octopuses are seen as smart and solitary. A seafood company plans to farm them commercially. Octopus garden? Sure. Octopus farm? No way, say the animal's advocates.

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A seafood firm wants to farm octopus. Activists say they're too smart for that

Wed, 2024/02/07 - 3:00am

Octopuses are seen as smart and solitary. A seafood company plans to farm them commercially. Octopus garden? Sure. Octopus farm? No way, say the animal's advocates.

(Image credit: Paul Zinken/AFP via Getty Images)

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Sea otters are making a comeback in California — and they're curbing erosion

Tue, 2024/02/06 - 4:23pm
For decades, the number of California sea otters cratered. But they've been making a comeback — and are helping curb erosion along the coast by eating the crabs that accelerate it.
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Sea otters are making a comeback in California — and they're curbing erosion

Tue, 2024/02/06 - 4:23pm

For decades, the number of California sea otters cratered. But they've been making a comeback — and are helping curb erosion along the coast by eating the crabs that accelerate it.

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Up First briefing: Record-breaking rain in California, Dartmouth brings back SAT, ACT

Tue, 2024/02/06 - 6:00am

In Southern California days of rain have turned hills into rivers of mud. Dartmouth is reinstating SAT and ACT testing requirements.

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Up First briefing: Record-breaking rain in California, Dartmouth brings back SAT, ACT

Tue, 2024/02/06 - 6:00am

In Southern California days of rain have turned hills into rivers of mud. Dartmouth is reinstating SAT and ACT testing requirements.

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Another atmospheric river has soaked California. What role has climate change played?

Tue, 2024/02/06 - 3:00am

California is in the grips of an atmospheric river that's causing flooding all over the state. Climate change might be intensifying storms like it — but scientists are still working out the details.

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Another atmospheric river has soaked California. What role has climate change played?

Tue, 2024/02/06 - 3:00am

California is in the grips of an atmospheric river that's causing flooding all over the state. Climate change might be intensifying storms like it — but scientists are still working out the details.

(Image credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Gardeners can now grow a genetically modified purple tomato made with snapdragon DNA

Tue, 2024/02/06 - 3:00am

The plant gets its color — and a boost in antioxidants — from genes from an edible flower. It's the first time gardeners have been able to grow a GMO crop at home.

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The mayor of East Palestine, Ohio, looks back on train derailment one year later

Fri, 2024/02/02 - 3:06pm

One year after a train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, NPR's Scott Detrow sits down with Mayor Trent Conaway to discuss how the village is recovering.

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An effort to reduce congestion in the streets of Paris goes before voters on Sunday

Fri, 2024/02/02 - 2:27pm

Parisians vote Sunday in a referendum that would impose huge parking fees on SUVs. It's an effort to get them out of the city to reduce pollution and crowding.

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