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Jimmy Carter: "A Full Life: Reflections At Ninety"

The 39th U.S. President and Nobel Peace Prize winner talks about race relations, money in politics, diplomacy and marriage.

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Obama Administration Aims To Expand Access To Solar Power

The White House is announcing a series of moves, including installing more solar energy units in federally subsidized housing, low cost loans for homeowners and a program to help renters.
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New Challenges To Recycling In The United States

Falling commodity prices are putting a squeeze on American recycling companies. What this means for cities, counties and the future of recycling programs in the United States.

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BP To Pay $18.7 Billion In Landmark Settlement Over 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Oil giant BP agreed to pay $18.7 billion in a settlement announced on Friday by Gulf Coast states and the federal government. The deal pays for the harm from BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which was the worst in U.S. history. The accident killed 11 rig workers.
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BP Settlement To Address Ecosystem Damage Caused By Oil Spill

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Bethany Kraft, director of the Gulf Restoration Program at Ocean Conservancy, about the BP spill's impact on the environment to date.
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BP Agrees To Fork Over Nearly $19B For Role In Gulf Oil Spill

The oil giant BP has reached an $18.7 billion settlement with Gulf states and the federal government over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico — the worst in U.S. history.
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Environmental Outlook: The Growing Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement

A look at the growing fossil fuel divestment movement.

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An Oil Rig Arrives In Alaska, On Its Way To The Arctic

The rig is scheduled to head into the Arctic later this summer as part of an exploratory offshore drilling operation. That drilling is controversial — at least in the lower 48 states.
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Drop In Oil Prices Threatens Economy Of Tiny Texas Town

The tiny, South Texas town of Cotulla has experienced a hotel boom in the past five years, and all that business came from the surge in oil drilling. But the recent drop in oil prices is threatening to undermine the town's future.
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How Fracking Is Fueling A Power Shift From Coal To Gas

Driven by new regulations and fracking, more coal power plants are retiring for cheaper, cleaner-burning natural gas. But scientists have yet to work out the fossil fuel's imperfect climate footprint.

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