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Posted: 2019-10-22 11:01:00
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According to a new study in Current Biology, the male white bellbird when singing its mating call produces the loudest bird song. The bird lives in the mountains of the Amazon rainforest.
Posted: 2019-10-21 21:43:00
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The Santa Anita race track near Los Angeles is preparing for the high profile Breeders' Cup next month. But horse deaths have continued this season, despite government investigations.
Posted: 2019-10-21 21:43:00
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The Santa Anita race track near Los Angeles is preparing for the high profile Breeders' Cup next month. But horse deaths have continued this season, despite government investigations.
Posted: 2019-10-21 10:58:00
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Unusual Radar Activity Discovered At Minnesota Wildlife Refuge
Meteorologists got worried after they spotted a radar pattern at the Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Radar picked up 600,000 ducks that had been disturbed by people in airboats on the lake.
Posted: 2019-10-20 11:59:51
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Tackling Low Oxygen In An Oregon Lake
As the climate warms, many U.S. lakes are seeing more algal blooms, low oxygen levels and stressed-out fish species. One research team in Oregon hopes that pumping oxygen into the water can help.
Posted: 2019-10-20 11:01:18
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When Snakes Slither Into Bangkok Homes, This Is The Wrangler Who Gets Rid Of Them
When pythons, cobras and pit vipers show up, Pinyo Pukpinyo, a sergeant in Bangkok's fire department, is the expert who catches them. He's been bitten 20 times but says his work "makes me happy."
Posted: 2019-10-18 09:12:09
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Trapper Joins Alligator In The Pool
Paul Bedard traps alligators in Florida. He got a call about a gator lounging in someone's pool. Bedard says he played with it until the gator got sleepy and he could pull it out of the pool.
Posted: 2019-10-17 16:52:07
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Most U.S. Dairy Cows Are Descended From Just 2 Bulls. That's Not Good
The drive to make more milk has had an unsavory side effect: Cows have become more genetically similar and less fertile. Scientists are trying to recover valuable genetic variation that was lost.
Posted: 2019-10-16 09:05:00
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The Goldfish Tariff: Fancy Pet Fish Among The Stranger Casualties Of The Trade War
China is considered the motherland of aquarium goldfish, bred over centuries into rare forms. Now tariffs have some U.S. sellers of these goldfish in a tailspin.
Posted: 2019-10-13 12:00:16
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Solving The Challenges To Counting Forest Elephants
Cornell University's Elephant Listening Project is using artificial intelligence and audio recorders in a bid to save forest elephants from poachers.

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 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: 2019-07-07 22:35:08
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UNESCO Adds 8 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings To Its List Of World Heritage Sites
The Guggenheim Museum in New York and Fallingwater in Pennsylvania now belong to a list that includes Machu Picchu and the pyramids of Egypt.

Posted: 2019-10-22 21:32:31
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The utility giant warned over 200,000 customers in 16 California counties that gusty winds and low humidity may bring more proactive power shutoffs starting Wednesday.
Posted: 2019-10-22 20:21:53
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NPR's Audie Cornish talks with InsideClimate News reporter Nicholas Kusnetz about a fraud case against ExxonMobil. The trial begins Tuesday and the outcome could impact efforts to curb climate...
Posted: 2019-10-22 17:13:00
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New York's attorney general argues Exxon used shady methods of calculating carbon costs, affecting its share price and defrauding shareholders. Exxon says the lawsuit is politically motivated.
Posted: 2019-10-21 20:27:03
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Are Blackouts The Future For California?
Residents are wondering whether widespread power outages are the future and whether they're the only way to prevent wildfires. New technology may help prevent them if utilities are willing to...
Posted: 2019-10-19 02:38:17
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California Can Expect Blackouts For a Decade, Says PG&E CEO
PG&E is under fire for its management of last week's planned power outages that left about 800,000 customers in the dark. CEO Bill Johnson admits the company was ill-prepared for the operation.
Posted: 2019-10-17 22:18:08
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Energy Secretary Rick Perry To Resign
As the country's 14th secretary of energy, Perry leads an agency he once vowed to eliminate. He has emerged as a central figure in the impeachment inquiry of Trump.
Posted: 2019-10-14 19:38:31
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Ecuador Reaches Fuel Subsidy Deal To End Violent Protests
The President of Ecuador has reversed his decision to repeal a decades-old fuel subsidy after gas prices spiked and widespread protests raged for nearly two weeks.
Posted: 2019-10-09 22:05:00
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California Utility PG&E Implements Blackouts To Try And Prevent Wildfires
The California utility PG&E has begun implementing blackouts in parts of the state. The hope is to prevent wildfires caused by power company equipment during a period of hot, dry weather.
Posted: 2019-10-09 14:58:00
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Millions of PG&E Customers Lose Power
The utility announced it was shutting off power because of what they're calling an unprecedented wildfire danger, KQED's Lily Jamali reports.
Posted: 2019-10-08 15:06:30
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1A Across America: Renewable Energy And Resistance
The push for renewable energy is dividing some communities in parts of the country where wind energy has major potential.

Posted: 2019-10-22 21:32:31
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The utility giant warned over 200,000 customers in 16 California counties that gusty winds and low humidity may bring more proactive power shutoffs starting Wednesday.
Posted: 2019-10-22 21:19:42
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The move fulfills a Trump campaign promise to help California's farmers. But it ignores the warnings of federal biologists who were sidelined.
Posted: 2019-10-22 20:58:00
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There's new concern that the growing cannabis industry may be contributing to air pollution. But it's a tricky thing to study, since pot is still illegal under federal law.
Posted: 2019-10-22 20:21:53
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Fraud Case Against Exxon Could Impact Efforts To Curb Climate Change
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with InsideClimate News reporter Nicholas Kusnetz about a fraud case against ExxonMobil. The trial begins Tuesday and the outcome could impact efforts to curb climate...
Posted: 2019-10-22 17:13:00
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Exxon Is On Trial, Accused Of Misleading Investors About Risks Of Climate Change
New York's attorney general argues Exxon used shady methods of calculating carbon costs, affecting its share price and defrauding shareholders. Exxon says the lawsuit is politically motivated.
Posted: 2019-10-22 09:02:00
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Trial To Begin: Did Exxon Mislead Investors On Climate Change?
A civil trial against Exxon Mobil Corp. opens Tuesday in New York, based on accusations that the oil and gas giant misled shareholders about the risks it faces from climate change.
Posted: 2019-10-21 20:27:03
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Are Blackouts The Future For California?
Residents are wondering whether widespread power outages are the future and whether they're the only way to prevent wildfires. New technology may help prevent them if utilities are willing to...
Posted: 2019-10-21 20:27:03
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National Parks Trying To Get A Handle On E-Bikes
Electric assisted bicycles are on trails in the national parks. Enthusiasts think that's a great thing, but some traditional riders and environmentalists see big problems ahead.
Posted: 2019-10-20 11:59:51
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Tackling Low Oxygen In An Oregon Lake
As the climate warms, many U.S. lakes are seeing more algal blooms, low oxygen levels and stressed-out fish species. One research team in Oregon hopes that pumping oxygen into the water can help.
Posted: 2019-10-19 21:06:00
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Could This Tree Be An Eco-Friendly Way To Wean Indonesian Farmers Off Palm Oil?
Palm oil plantations have led to widespread deforestation in Indonesia. But now some farmers are turning to a different crop — damar, a kind of anti-palm oil, grown in forest-based farms.

Posted: 2019-10-22 15:20:35
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From Monie Love to Megan Thee Stallion, we trace the evolution of women in the game.
Posted: 2019-10-22 15:06:30
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is up for reelection in our neighbor to the north.
Posted: 2019-10-21 09:00:00
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It was 75 years ago this month that Gen. Douglas MacArthur landed on the Philippine island of Leyte — leading to the end of the Japanese occupation there, and hastening the end of WWII.
Posted: 2019-10-20 11:59:51
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A Reporter Finds Her Roots
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to USA Today reporter Deborah Barfield Berry about how she discovered that she was a descendant of one of the first enslaved people to be brought to the U.S.
Posted: 2019-10-19 12:08:00
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Emmett Till Memorial Dedicated For 4th Time After Vandalism
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Patrick Weems, executive director of the Emmett Till Memorial Commission, about this weekend's rededication of a memorial sign after after the first three were vandalized.
Posted: 2019-10-18 15:06:30
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The News Roundup - International
A ceasefire? Or a pause in operations? We unpack the agreement between the Kurds and Turkey, brokered by Vice President Mike Pence.
Posted: 2019-10-17 00:56:59
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McConnell Prepares Senate For Trump Impeachment Trial As Inquiry Escalates
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell briefed his caucus on what a Trump impeachment trial could look like in the Upper Chamber. It could last weeks, and begin after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Posted: 2019-10-16 16:07:54
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In 'Stolen,' Five Boys Are Caught In A Reverse Underground Railroad Toward Slavery
Richard Bell's true tale details how even as the Underground Railroad ferried enslaved people north towards freedom, free black people vanished from northern cities to be sold into plantation...
Posted: 2019-10-16 15:05:35
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A Conversation With Tom Perez, Chairman Of The Democratic National Committee
We also get his take on the presidential debate.
Posted: 2019-10-16 14:06:30
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Twelve Democrats Debate In Ohio
We recap the latest Democratic presidential debate.