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Yesterday โ€” October 19th 2018NPR Environment

VIDEO: Watch The Sea Forager Sustainably Harvest The Ocean's Bounty

By Maia Stern
Kirk Lombard forages from the sea in Northern California.

In sun, sea and sand, Kirk Lombard teaches people how to responsibly fish and forage for dinner along the Northern California coast.

(Image credit: NPR)

  • October 19th 2018 at 16:30

A Week Later: Families Displaced by Hurricane Michael Don't Know What's Next

By Hansi Lo Wang

Hundreds of families in Florida displaced by Hurricane Michael have been sheltering in school buildings for more than a week. Many are not sure where they'll live after these temporary shelters close.

  • October 18th 2018 at 23:32
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Why Stay During A Hurricane? Because It's Not As Simple As 'Get Out'

By Adrian Florido
Brian Bartlett from the South Florida Search and Rescue team checks in on Tom Garcia, who stayed in his home through Hurricane Michael. Experts say people

As rescues continue after Hurricane Michael, officials expressed frustration at people who didn't evacuate. But experts say people's decisions to stay are almost always carefully considered.

(Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • October 18th 2018 at 21:45

In Japan, A Strange Sight: Cherry Blossoms Blooming In The Fall

By Laurel Wamsley
A cherry blossom along the Meguro River in Tokyo on Thursday. The blooms are an unusual occurrence this time of year.

"I have never seen anything like this," said tree surgeon Hiroyuki Wada. Two typhoons that recently struck the country are a likely cause of the sudden flowering.

(Image credit: Kwiyeon Ha/Reuters)

  • October 18th 2018 at 21:41

Midterms 2018: Take It To The House

Are you fired up to vote in this election?

(Image credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

  • October 18th 2018 at 16:06

EPA Boasts Of Reduced Greenhouse Gases, Even As Trump Questions Climate Science

By Scott Horsley
In this June 3, 2017, file photo, the coal-fired Plant Scherer stands in the distance in Juliette, Ga.

U.S. production of heat-trapping greenhouse gases fell 2.7 percent last year. But larger cuts will be needed to address climate change.

(Image credit: Branden Camp/AP)

  • October 18th 2018 at 11:00

Not Just For Cows Anymore: New Cottonseed Is Safe For People To Eat

By Dan Charles
Cottonseed is full of protein but toxic to humans and most animals. The U.S. Department of Agriculture this week approved a genetically engineered cotton with edible seeds. They could eventually feed chickens, fish — or even people.

Cottonseed is full of protein but toxic to humans and most animals. The USDA has approved a genetically engineered cotton with edible seeds. They could eventually feed chickens, fish — or even people.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Lacey Roberts/Texas A&M University)

  • October 17th 2018 at 22:38

After Hurricane Michael, A Call For Stricter Building Codes In Florida's Panhandle

By Greg Allen
Lance Erwin works with a neighbor in Mexico Beach, Fla., to repair parts of his roof after it was blown off by Hurricane Michael. Rules are looser in the Pandhandle, allowing construction that couldn

Florida has some of the nation's toughest building codes. But the rules are looser in the Panhandle, allowing construction that couldn't stand up to the storm's 155 mph winds.

(Image credit: Greg Allen/NPR)

  • October 17th 2018 at 21:52

Why It's Hard To Change Minds About Climate Change

The science is there. But some people aren't.

(Image credit: Aishath Adam/Getty Images)

  • October 16th 2018 at 16:06

After Midterms, Democrats Hope To 'Change The Narrative' On Environmental Rollbacks

By Nathan Rott
The Dave Johnson coal-fired power plant against the morning sun in Glenrock, Wyo. Democrats in some midterm swing races are targeting the Trump administration

Democrats are making Trump's environmental rollbacks and climate denial a big issue in swing races this fall. If they take the House, they plan lots of oversight hearings and tough questions.

(Image credit: J. David Ake/AP)

  • October 16th 2018 at 18:17

Beer Prices Could Double Because Of Climate Change, Study Says

By Bill Chappell
The cost of a pint of beer could rise sharply in the U.S. and other countries because of increased risks from heat and drought, according to a new study that looks at climate change

The price of a six-pack in the U.S. could rise by $1 to $8 because of drought and heat. As one of the researchers says, it's "another way climate change will suck."

(Image credit: Peter Nicholls/Reuters)

  • October 16th 2018 at 18:17

Coffee Rust Threatens Latin American Crop; 150 Years Ago, It Wiped Out An Empire

By Jeff Koehler
Leaves infected with coffee rust on Finca El Valle, outside Antigua, Guatemala.

The fungus, which has no cure, is destroying harvests in Latin America. In the 1800s, it devastated Sri Lanka's powerhouse coffee industry. And scientists say it's only a question of time.

(Image credit: Jeff Koehler for NPR)

  • October 16th 2018 at 14:02

Democrats Plan More Environmental Oversight If Midterms Swing Their Way

By Nathan Rott

Democrats running in some swing races are prioritizing environmental rollbacks and climate denial for the midterm elections. That could mean more oversight if Democrats take over the House.

  • October 16th 2018 at 11:02

Getting Back What You Lost โ€” Rebuilding In A Wildfire Zone

By Lauren Sommer
A house being rebuilt in Sonoma County where the Tubbs fire burned last year. The Tubbs fire was the most destructive fire in California history, destroying more than 5,000 structures.

In northern California, homes are being rebuilt in the same area that burned to the ground in last year's Tubbs Fire. Despite the risk, a severe housing shortage in the area is forcing tough choices.

(Image credit: Lauren Sommer/KQED)

  • October 16th 2018 at 10:53

Critic Of Federal Public Lands Management To Join Department Of The Interior

By Kirk Siegler
Wyoming attorney Karen Budd-Falen, recently named as Deputy Solicitor for Parks and Wildlife at the Department of the Interior, sits in her law office in Cheyenne, Wyo.

The Department of the Interior has chosen a prominent property rights attorney in Wyoming as their new deputy solicitor. Its a controversial appointment for environmental groups.

(Image credit: Mead Gruver/AP)

  • October 15th 2018 at 22:47

Colorado's Anti-Fracking Measure Would Keep Wells Farther Away From Homes And Schools

By Grace Hood
Jeff Van Horn, a land surveyor for the oil and gas industry, worries that Colorado

A ballot measure would keep new oil and gas wells 2,500 feet away from homes and schools, the strictest setback in the nation. The oil and gas industry says that threatens its very existence.

(Image credit: Grace Hood/CPR)

  • October 15th 2018 at 22:28

Will Americans Embrace A Zeal For Eel? This Maine Entrepreneur Hopes So

By Fred Bever
Sam Richman, owner-chef of Sammy

Most catches are exported to unagi-loving Asian nations, which pay up to thousands of dollars per pound. But one woman is raising and marketing eels for U.S. buyers: "Why not keep that value at home?"

(Image credit: Keith Shortall/Maine Public Radio)

  • October 15th 2018 at 14:02

Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts Underway In Florida

While water and some food is being delivered, residents in some of the harder hit areas of Hurricane Michael are growing frustrated. The extensive destruction is more than they anticipated.

  • October 14th 2018 at 23:24

With Europe's Hamsters At Risk, Better Call The 'Hamster Commish'

By Lidia Jean Kott
A hamster perks up at a cemetery in Vienna in May 2017. The common hamster is at risk in parts of Europe, but conservation efforts have improved its chances of survival.

Vienna had a problem: A key construction site threatened the habitat of dozens of hamsters — yes, common hamsters, a protected species in Austria. Here's how the developers saved the little animals.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Michaela Vondruska)

  • October 14th 2018 at 16:41

Old-Growth Forests May Help Songbirds Cope With Warming Climate

By Jes Burns

Songbirds have been in decline for decades, and it's becoming clear that climate change is a factor. Scientists are finding that old-growth forests may help the birds cope with rising temperatures.

(Image credit: Greg Davis/OPB)

  • October 14th 2018 at 15:44
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