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Yesterday โ€” December 13th 2019NPR Environment

Why People With Climate Change Concerns Don't Always Do What's Best For The Environment

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Ashley Whillans, behavioral scientist at Harvard Business School, about why many people care deeply about climate change, but slow to adopt climate-friendly behaviors.

  • December 13th 2019 at 22:26

The News Roundup - International

Elections around the world, Greta Thunberg is TIME's person of the year and a jacket, purchased and returned.

(Image credit: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • December 13th 2019 at 17:06
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Why Climate Change Threats Don't Trigger An Immediate Response From Human Brains

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert about why the human brain doesn't respond to threats posed by climate change as quickly or proactively as seems warranted.

  • December 12th 2019 at 22:25

After Greta Thunberg Wins 'Time' Honor, Trump Suggests She 'Chill' And Watch A Movie

By Laurel Wamsley
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is seen Tuesday in Madrid at the U.N. climate conference.

The climate activist responded like the social media-savvy teenager she is, with a sly change to her Twitter profile.

(Image credit: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • December 12th 2019 at 20:51

From Texas To Minnesota: 1A Across America In 2019

1A Across America has done a lot in its first year. Find out where the team heads next.

  • December 12th 2019 at 17:06

California Says Insurers Can't Cancel Policies For People In Areas Hit By Wildfires

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara about the state enacting a temporary moratorium on insurance companies dropping homeowners in areas affected by fires.

  • December 11th 2019 at 22:40

Greta Thunberg Is The 'Time' Person Of The Year For 2019

By Bill Chappell
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was named Time magazine

She burst onto the world stage after organizing school strikes and protests to call attention to the climate crisis. The Swedish activist, 16, is the youngest person to earn the title.

(Image credit: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • December 11th 2019 at 15:16

U.K. Farmers Join Protest Group To Show Commitment To Climate Causes

More farmers in Britain are joining a climate change activist group. U.K. farmer Dagan James tells NPR's Rachel Martin that farmers are increasingly feeling the effects of global warming.

  • December 11th 2019 at 11:09

Exxon Wins New York Climate Change Fraud Case

By Laurel Wamsley
Environmental activists rally outside of New York Supreme Court in October in Manhattan, the first day of the trial accusing ExxonMobil of misleading shareholders about its climate change accounting.

The state's attorney general argued that the oil giant misled shareholders about the financial risks from climate change.

(Image credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

  • December 10th 2019 at 18:15

Alaska Cod Fishery Closes And Industry Braces For Ripple Effect

By Kavitha George
Cod fisherman Frank Miles on board his longline vessel, called the Sumner Strait, in Kodiak

Gulf of Alaska cod have been in steep decline due to rising ocean temperatures. Now, for the first time ever, federal fisheries managers are shutting down the lucrative fishery because of low stock.

(Image credit: Kavitha George /KMXT)

  • December 8th 2019 at 13:01

Big Money Is Building A New Kind Of National Park In The Great Plains

By Nate Hegyi
The American Prairie Reserve project has also garnered support from two local tribal councils, including at the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, home of the Nakoda and Aaniiih. Bison were nearly eradicated from the prairies by white settlers and the U.S. government more than a century ago.

In Montana, a former Silicon Valley entrepreneur wants to create a massive, privately funded public park. Some ranchers oppose the American Prairie Reserve and say they can better conserve the land.

(Image credit: Claire Harbage/NPR)

  • December 8th 2019 at 12:00

In A Warming Greenland, A Farming Family Adapts To Drought โ€” And New Opportunities

By Jackie Northam
The Nielsens

Kunuk Nielsen and his brother Pilu grew up on a sheep farm in southern Greenland. Kunuk has decided to remain on the farm. Pilu gives helicopter tours to visitors, who are arriving in greater numbers.

(Image credit: Claire Harbage/NPR)

  • December 7th 2019 at 14:01

Nature's 'Brita Filter' Is Dying And Nobody Knows Why

By Nathan Rott
Biologists pile recently dead mussel shells on the edge of the Clinch River after documenting the species

A mysterious die-off of freshwater mussels has scientists scrambling to find a cause. Freshwater mussels clean water and provide habitat to countless other species.

(Image credit: Nathan Rott/NPR)

  • December 6th 2019 at 11:01

Music For Our Emergency

By Grayson Haver Currin
The specter of climate change affects all of us, including the artists we look to for hope.

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.

(Image credit: Shana Novak/Getty Images)

  • December 5th 2019 at 12:00

Why Freshwater Mussels Are Dying

By Nathan Rott

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.

  • December 5th 2019 at 11:07

Noeel: Electric Eel Lights Up Christmas Tree In Tennessee

By Merrit Kennedy
The Tennessee Aquarium says a system connected to an electric eel

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.

(Image credit: Thom Benson/AP)

  • December 4th 2019 at 23:52

How To Live On A Disappearing Island

Climate change is making Isle de Jean Charles an unlivable place in Louisiana.

(Image credit: LEE CELANO/AFP via Getty Images)

  • December 4th 2019 at 17:40

Jane Fonda On Climate Change And Civil Disobedience

The Hollywood icon trades the red carpet for the Capitol steps.

(Image credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for GCAPP)

  • December 4th 2019 at 17:06

Europe Is Burning U.S. Wood As Climate-Friendly Fuel, But Green Groups Protest

By Dan Charles
A load of wood enters a wood pellet plant operated by Enviva Partners in Sampson County, N.C. Enviva is one of the largest producers of wood pellets in the U.S.

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.

(Image credit: Dan Charles/NPR)

  • December 4th 2019 at 11:02

On The Oregon Coast, Turning Pollution Into Art With A Purpose

By Kirk Siegler
Angela Haseltine Pozzi founded Washed Ashore in 2010. The nonprofit turns plastics taken from Oregon

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.

(Image credit: Kirk Siegler/NPR)

  • December 4th 2019 at 11:02
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