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Posted: 2019-12-05 21:22:00
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In the rural communities of Puerto Rico's central mountains, cockfighting has been a way of life for centuries. But on Dec. 20, the practice will become illegal on the island.
Posted: 2019-12-05 10:01:02
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Rochester's fight with downtown crows and their poop intensifies each winter. Chasing them away falls to a dedicated band of city workers armed with lasers, starter pistols and crow distress...
Posted: 2019-12-04 22:52:09
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Every time the electric eel named Miguel Wattson releases a jolt of electricity, a festively decorated Christmas tree next to his tank at the Tennessee Aquarium flickers and glows.
Posted: 2019-12-04 10:02:30
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On The Oregon Coast, Turning Pollution Into Art With A Purpose
A local artist is turning the mountains of plastic garbage that wash up on beaches into dramatic sculptures of the very marine life threatened by the deluge of plastics.
Posted: 2019-12-04 10:02:00
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Internet Mourns Death Of Feline Star Lil Bub
We remember Lil Bub, a cat whose great big eyes, droopy tongue and permanent kitten looks turned her into an Internet darling. She died on Sunday.
Posted: 2019-12-03 16:40:35
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No, Koalas Aren't 'Functionally Extinct.' But They Are In Danger.
Amid a catastrophic fire season in Australia, what do we know about the fate of the koala?
Posted: 2019-12-03 11:54:00
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Elk In North Carolina Gets Tangled Up In Homeowner's Hammock
Jim Beaver told the Haywood County Sheriff's Office on Thanksgiving that an elk was stuck in his yard after getting caught up in a hammock, local news outlets report. A deputy helped to free...
Posted: 2019-12-03 10:05:00
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For A 2nd Year In A Row, Mortality Rate Is High For Grizzlies In Montana
A record number of grizzly bears were killed this year near Glacier National Park. They're dying at record levels — at the same time the White House wants to remove them from the endangered...
Posted: 2019-12-01 13:00:00
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To Help Coral Reefs Come Back, Fake It (With Sound) 'Til Fish Make It
Researchers have found that by playing the sounds of healthy reefs in places where coral has died, fish are more readily attracted back, and help speed the reef's recovery.
Posted: 2019-11-29 10:00:00
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Scientists Say Cats Should Stay On Leashes Outdoors; EU Hisses, Thrashes
An article in Oxford's Journal of Environmental Law recommends the move to limit felines' impact on biodiversity.The European Union says it strongly defends free movement rights, including for...

Posted: 2019-10-30 14:06:30
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Many California residents have found themselves without power as wildfire season reaches its height.
Posted: 2019-10-20 11:59:51
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Suvero's acclaimed sculptures are in public spaces all over the world and in the collections of major museums. The sculptor recently installed his largest work at the Storm King Arts Center.
Posted: 2019-10-19 21:06:00
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British parliamentarians voted today on whether to ratify Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to leave the European Union.
Posted: 2019-09-23 15:06:30
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The Latest On President Trump And Ukraine
The president is accused of offering the former Soviet republic a quid pro quo for investigating a political rival.
Posted: 2019-09-18 19:49:00
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Frank Lloyd Wright, But DIY: A Rare 'Usonian Automatic' House Is For Sale
The famed architect conceived a number of dwellings for the mass market to be made from concrete blocks. The idea never took off. But in New Hampshire, one such building is now hitting the market.
Posted: 2019-08-19 20:22:48
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In Buenos Aires, Crowds Line Up For A Taste Of Sweeter Days
The preview reopening of the Confitería del Molino, a long-shuttered art nouveau pastry cafe near the Argentine Capitol, prompted lines around the block — and, for some former patrons, good...
Posted: 2019-08-09 00:37:12
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Here's What Tourists Might See If They Were Allowed To Visit Gaza
Gaza has been off-limits to tourists since Hamas took over in 2007. A veteran Palestinian tour guide leads NPR to see the sites, including a palace, a mosque and a bathhouse.
Posted: 2019-08-02 16:01:17
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Charles And Ray Eames Made Life Better By Design; Their Home Was No Exception
Built in 1949 in the Pacific Palisades, the Eames House is considered among the most important post-war residences in the U.S. Now, the family is working to preserve the home for generations...
Posted: 2019-07-30 20:36:26
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See-Saw Diplomacy Lets People Play Together Along U.S. Border Wall
A playdate recently broke out at the fence that separates the U.S. and Mexico, in an event that was "filled with joy, excitement, and togetherness,"
Posted: 2019-07-10 09:10:00
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Renowned African-American Architect Philip Freelon Dies At 66
Philip Freelon, chief architect of the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture, has died. He was diagnosed with ALS in 2016.

Posted: 2019-12-04 16:40:35
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Climate change is making Isle de Jean Charles an unlivable place in Louisiana.
Posted: 2019-12-02 14:00:51
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Natural disasters, protests and stark scientific reports are heightening concern over climate change. And companies are under pressure from banks and investors to green their corporate images.
Posted: 2019-12-01 13:00:00
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In southeastern Turkey, an ancient town that has long been associated with the region's Kurdish heritage is slated to be flooded by a massive dam project on the Tigris River.
Posted: 2019-11-30 13:42:00
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Chew On This: Farmers Are Using Food Waste To Make Electricity
Dairy farmers in Massachusetts are using food waste to create renewable energy. Each farm produces enough to power about 1,500 homes. This helps prevent the release of methane, a greenhouse gas.
Posted: 2019-11-27 15:00:05
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Choosing Not To Fly Home For The Holidays, For The Climate's Sake
Carbon emissions from global air travel are rising fast, and U.S. passengers make up the largest share. But some are vowing not to fly at all, motivated by guilt and concern for the environment.
Posted: 2019-11-26 11:30:23
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What's Wrong with the Saudi Aramco IPO?
The most profitable company in the world was supposed to make its international debut, listing public shares for the first time at a valuation of $2 trillion. Now it's staying local. What happened?
Posted: 2019-11-25 21:14:00
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Lighting Industry's Future Dims As Efficient LED Bulbs Take Over
More efficient lightbulbs are cheaper and longer-lasting than ever. But while that's good for consumers, it can be tough for an industry that's also facing shifting regulations.
Posted: 2019-11-22 04:10:51
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California Restaurant Industry Group Sues Berkeley Over Natural Gas Ban
A restaurant industry group says a shift to electric stoves will change the cooking process and harm businesses that have helped make Berkeley a culinary capital.
Posted: 2019-11-20 10:01:00
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As Oil Prices Drop And Money Dries Up, Is The U.S. Shale Boom Going Bust?
The boom that helped make the U.S. the world's largest oil producer could be ending. Oil prices are down amid weak demand, and investors no longer seem willing to write the industry a blank check.
Posted: 2019-11-20 02:08:26
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California Governor Cracks Down On Fracking, Requires Audits And Scientific Review
Gavin Newsom's initiatives follow a massive oil release from a Chevron facility in Kern County suspected of being caused by a high-pressure steam process for releasing oil from underground rock.

Posted: 2019-12-05 11:00:00
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No, songs addressing climate change aren't new. But the new music that does seems animated less by a sunny streak of mainstream activism, and more by a certain feeling we all seem to be sharing.
Posted: 2019-12-05 10:07:51
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A mysterious die-off of freshwater mussels has biologists scrambling to figure out a cause. Freshwater mussels are critical to river ecosystems and to U.S. water supplies.
Posted: 2019-12-04 22:52:09
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Every time the electric eel named Miguel Wattson releases a jolt of electricity, a festively decorated Christmas tree next to his tank at the Tennessee Aquarium flickers and glows.
Posted: 2019-12-04 16:40:35
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How To Live On A Disappearing Island
Climate change is making Isle de Jean Charles an unlivable place in Louisiana.
Posted: 2019-12-04 16:06:30
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Jane Fonda On Climate Change And Civil Disobedience
The Hollywood icon trades the red carpet for the Capitol steps.
Posted: 2019-12-04 10:02:30
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On The Oregon Coast, Turning Pollution Into Art With A Purpose
A local artist is turning the mountains of plastic garbage that wash up on beaches into dramatic sculptures of the very marine life threatened by the deluge of plastics.
Posted: 2019-12-04 10:02:30
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Europe Is Burning U.S. Wood As Climate-Friendly Fuel, But Green Groups Protest
In the search for alternatives to coal and gas, some European countries have turned to a very old fuel. They're importing wood from the United States. Some environmentalists say it makes no sense.
Posted: 2019-12-03 16:40:35
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No, Koalas Aren't 'Functionally Extinct.' But They Are In Danger.
Amid a catastrophic fire season in Australia, what do we know about the fate of the koala?
Posted: 2019-12-03 10:05:18
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Montana Residents Ask Supreme Court To Allow Cleanup Beyond Superfund Requirements
Montana property owners are suing BP to clean up arsenic pollution leftover from mining. The case is now before the U.S. Supreme Court and businesses worry it could open them up to huge new costs.
Posted: 2019-12-03 10:05:18
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Raiders Of The Lost Crops: Scientists Race Against Time To Save Genetic Diversity
Elephants, snakes and crocodiles? Researchers around the globe faced risky situations to gather wild relatives of key foods. That genetic pool could be vital to helping crops adapt to climate...

Posted: 2019-12-05 21:40:35
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The Alabama woman's civil rights activism did not begin or end with her famous refusal to move to the back of a bus in segregated Montgomery, a new exhibit of her writings, documents and photos...
Posted: 2019-12-05 10:07:51
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A new exhibit at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., shows a very different Rosa Parks from the woman many people learned about in history class.
Posted: 2019-12-04 15:20:35
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The creative director for Whitney Houston's new memoir is called "A Song For You."
Posted: 2019-12-04 15:06:30
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A New Phase Of The Impeachment Inquiry
A newly released House Intelligence committee report says President Trump "solicited foreign election interference." Plus, constitutional scholars testify on President Trump's conduct.
Posted: 2019-12-04 12:01:01
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Greely's Polar Expedition Faces Heartbreak Amid Heroism In 'Labyrinth Of Ice'
Author Buddy Levy's superbly written, meticulously researched chronicle tells the adventure story of a group of explorers aiming to achieve "Farthest North" and claim the win for the U.S. in...
Posted: 2019-12-03 20:48:18
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Milan Kundera's Czech Citizenship Is Restored After 40 Years
The author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being saw his books banned and citizenship revoked in 1979. Exiled in Paris, Kundera began writing his novels in French.
Posted: 2019-12-03 16:06:30
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An Attack At London Bridge And A NATO Meeting: The News From London
The London Bridge attack has restarted conversations about how we treat those who have been radicalized. We also talk about President Trump's visit to London.
Posted: 2019-12-02 15:06:30
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Politics Of Pain: Ireland, Britain And Brexit
We check in with journalist Fintan O'Toole about how Ireland is handling Brexit.
Posted: 2019-12-02 10:00:30
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Impeachment Looms Over Trump Trip Abroad, As It Did For Clinton In 1998
President Trump leaves for a three-day trip to London on Monday. But as former President Clinton's 1998 impeachment drama showed, there's little refuge from the political storm — even overseas.
Posted: 2019-12-01 22:03:00
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In Virginia, Sacagawea Gets Her Own Statue
City leaders in Charlottesville, Va., will remove a statue of Lewis and Clark because their guide, Sacagawea, is portrayed as weak. They will replace it with one that highlights her importance.