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Tom Steyer On Keystone XL Pipeline

National Public Radio: David Greene talks to billionaire financier and liberal activist Tom Steyer about his position on the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Continue reading

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Drought Could Drain More Than Brazil’s Coffee Crop

National Public Radio: Brazil, a country usually known for its rainforests, has been facing a severe drought in its breadbasket region, leaving people in the cities without water and farmers in the countryside with dying crops. Global prices for coffee, in particular, have been affected. Continue reading

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Drought Could Drain More Than Brazil’s Coffee Crop

National Public Radio: Brazil, a country usually known for its rainforests, has been facing a severe drought in its breadbasket region, leaving people in the cities without water and farmers in the countryside with dying crops. Global prices for coffee, in particular, have been affected Continue reading

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Drought Could Drain More Than Brazil’s Coffee Crop

National Public Radio: Brazil, a country usually known for its rainforests, has been facing a severe drought in its breadbasket region, leaving people in the cities without water and farmers in the countryside with dying crops. Continue reading

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Amid California Drought, Migrating Birds Enjoy Pop-Up Cuisine

National Public Radio: Millions of birds migrate through California this time of year, but the waterways and wetlands they rely on for food and rest are largely dry due to the ongoing drought. Continue reading

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Is It Really Safe? Testing West Virginia’s Water

National Public Radio: After the Jan. 9 chemical spill into West Virginia’s Elk River, more than 300,000 people lost access to clean, safe drinking water. Continue reading

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In West Virginia, Polluted Water Squeezes Wallets And Patience

National Public Radio: Nate May’s Prius is loaded down with water. The back is filled with boxes, each holding three one-gallon jugs that he just bought at Walmart. He and other volunteers are driving around Charleston, W.V., dropping off the jugs to people who have contacted his ad hoc group, the West Virginia Clean Water Hub Continue reading

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Congressional Panel Probes W.Va. Chemical Spill

National Public Radio: State health officials testified Monday before a House field hearing in West Virginia. The members of Congress asked whether tap water is safe to drink, a month after a major chemical spill. Continue reading

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More Than 80,000 Tons Of Coal Ash Flow Into N.C. River

National Public Radio: Over the weekend at an old power plant in Eden, N.C., a stormwater pipe that goes under a coal ash pond broke, sending about 82,000 tons of ash – the equivalent of 30 Olympic-sized swimming pools – into the Dan River. The river stretches more than 200 miles from North Carolina, through Virginia and into the Atlantic Ocean. It’s home to all sorts of wildlife, and a popular destination for fishermen and kayakers. Continue reading

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Taking Stock Of The Northern Plains Oil Boom

National Public Radio: Beginning next week, NPR News will be taking an in-depth look at the unprecedented oil drilling boom happening on the Northern Plains, where the state of North Dakota has fast become one of the nation’s most productive drilling regions. NPR’s Kelly McEvers talks with NPR reporter Kirk Siegler, back from a recent reporting trip in North Dakota for the series. Continue reading

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