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Today โ€” December 13th 2018NPR Environment

'Rethinking The Past' In The Aftermath Of California's Deadly Wildfires

By Kirk Siegler
Just outside of Paradise, the charred remains of the Camp Fire stops just short of a home that survived the blaze.

Last month's deadly Camp Fire has become a turning point in the debate over how western forests should be managed.

(Image credit: Adam Grossberg/KQED)

  • December 12th 2018 at 23:29
Yesterday โ€” December 12th 2018NPR Environment

Arctic Report Card Documents 'Cascading Effects' Of Warming Ocean Temperatures

By Samantha Raphelson
Sea ice is seen from NASA

The U.S. government says warming ocean temperatures and melting ice have resulted in the "most unprecedented transition in history" in the Arctic, leading to extreme weather events across the globe.

(Image credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

  • December 12th 2018 at 22:28

What's Wrong With The Argument 'The Climate Is Always Changing'

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with climate scientist Stephanie Herring about why the argument "the climate is always changing" is problematic in explaining the temperature changes around the world today.

  • December 12th 2018 at 22:23

Rhetoric And Reaction: The Trade War In Northern Minnesota

We spoke with union leaders about what it's like when federal policy affects the only trade in town.

(Image credit: Amanda Williams )

  • December 12th 2018 at 16:06
Before yesterdayNPR Environment

California Gov. Jerry Brown Outlines Challenges In Fight Against Wildfires

California Gov. Jerry Brown explains the challenges facing his state in trying to prevent more deadly wildfires in coming years.

  • December 11th 2018 at 22:15

Opinion: What My Dad And I Learned In Hunting Class

By Nate Hegyi
Reporter Nate Hegyi helps butcher an elk during a hunting workshop in McCall, Idaho.

A father and son are part of the majority of Americans who don't hunt and didn't learn from their parents. So they take a class and learn a little about hunting and a few things about themselves.

(Image credit: Michael Hegyi)

  • December 11th 2018 at 22:15

Miracle On Your Street: How The Post Office Handles Holidays

Is the USPS headed for a revamp?

(Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • December 11th 2018 at 16:06

Trump EPA Proposes Major Rollback Of Federal Water Protections

By Nathan Rott
The Trump administration wants to limit the scope of a major clean water rule. It says the EPA under President Obama went too far in regulating isolated waters and wetlands far upstream from navigable lakes and rivers.

The Trump administration wants to substantially limit which waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act. Farmers and developers have long lobbied against the current rule as too expansive.

(Image credit: Seth Perlman/AP)

  • December 11th 2018 at 17:55

U.N. Climate Change Summit Enters Crucial Final Week

By Rebecca Hersher

World leaders are gathered in Poland this week to discuss climate change. The U.S. hosted a meeting on coal, a highly polluting fuel, that many developing nations depend on.

  • December 11th 2018 at 11:05

Why Scientists Are Talking About Attribution Science And What It Is

By Christopher Joyce

As negotiators struggle to hammer out the rule book for a global climate agreement, scientists meeting in Washington, D.C., have yet more evidence linking climate change and extreme weather.

  • December 11th 2018 at 00:39

How One Company Pulls Carbon From The Air, Aiming To Avert A Climate Catastrophe

By Jeff Brady
Carbon Engineering CEO Steve Oldham stands in front of the company

A U.N. climate report says the only way to avoid the worst climate impacts will be to suck carbon emissions out of the air. Researchers are trying to find a feasible way to do that.

(Image credit: Jeff Brady/NPR)

  • December 10th 2018 at 11:01

Former U.S. Science Envoy: The Tone Of Climate Talks Is Now 'Quite Grim'

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Daniel Kammen, former science envoy to the State Department, about the U.N. climate talks being held in Poland.

  • December 9th 2018 at 23:23

How A Shorter Sea Ice Season Is Changing Life In The Arctic

By Ravenna Koenig
Waves crash on the shore of Utqiaġvik in late October. Billy Adams, who has lived in the Arctic town his whole life, says that when he was growing up, by October there was almost always enough ice attached to shore that he could go hunting ringed seals on it.

Climate change is so dramatic in northern Alaska that the effects on hunting and erosion are very real to people who've lived their whole lives there.

(Image credit: Ravenna Koenig / Alaska's Energy Desk)

  • December 9th 2018 at 13:52

Fire-Resistant Is Not Fire-Proof, California Homeowners Discover

By Emily Guerin
A motorists on Highway 101 watches flames from the Thomas fire leap above the roadway north of Ventura, Calif., in December 2017. Hundreds of homes were destroyed in what was then California

California has some of the strictest building codes in the country for homes built in areas with wildfire risk. But recent fires show that even the most fire-resistant homes will burn.

(Image credit: Noah Berger/AP)

  • December 9th 2018 at 13:52

After Devastating Fire, Ventura Residents Push To Get Back Home For The Holidays

By Stephanie O'Neill
Ed Fuller and his wife, Sandra, are rebuilding their Ventura, Calif., home after it was destroyed in last year

"My wife is absolutely obsessed that she's ready for Christmas," Ed Fuller says. "Last Christmas, we sort of lost."

(Image credit: Stephanie O'Neill for NPR)

  • December 7th 2018 at 22:30

World's First Insect Vaccine Could Help Bees Fight Off Deadly Disease

By Bill Chappell
Researchers say they

American foulbrood is an infectious disease that devastates honeybee hives. Scientists say they've created a vaccine for it, despite a big hurdle: Bees don't have antibodies.

(Image credit: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters)

  • December 7th 2018 at 20:45

Friday News Roundup - International

Who among us has not thought to sail through international waters, blaring our national anthem?

(Image credit: PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • December 7th 2018 at 17:06

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Flynn-sanity. Also, other news.

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  • December 7th 2018 at 16:06

Tristram Stuart: Can Feeding Scraps To Livestock Help Tackle The Food Waste Crisis?

By NPR/Staff
Tristram Stuart on the TED stage.

Our industrial food system is doing serious damage to our planet and food waste is a rampant problem. Tristram Stuart offers one strategy to combat food waste: cook scraps and feed them to livestock.

(Image credit: Dafydd Jones/TED)

  • December 7th 2018 at 15:28

Jessi Arrington: How Can Thrifting Clothes Help The Environment โ€” And Your Style?

By NPR/TED Staff
Jessi Arrington on the TED stage.

Fast fashion is wreaking havoc on the environment. That's why Jessi Arrington makes a point of (almost) never buying anything new. She explains how she builds a sustainable wardrobe that looks great.

(Image credit: Michael Brands/TED)

  • December 7th 2018 at 15:28
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