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Reef Larger Than Delaware Found At The Mouth Of The Amazon River

The reef is unusual because it lies in muddy waters, and scientists had only seen hints of its existence until recent research expeditions. They say it's already in danger because of oil drilling.
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#NPRreads: 3 Stories To Soak Up This Weekend

The premise of #NPRreads is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading and each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.
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For Earth Day, Report Has News To Ease A Meat-Lover's Conscience

The World Resources Institute says you don't have to bid burgers bye-bye in order to reduce the environmental footprint of what you eat. Americans cutting back on beef could go a long way, it says.
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#EarthDay: The High Cost Of Eco-Activism

Why the world's poorest people are some of the most effective — and vulnerable — environmental activists.
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U.S. Proposes Removing Yellowstone Grizzly Bears From Endangered Species List

Grizzly bears in Yellowstone may soon lose protection from the federal government. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed taking the bears off the endangered species list, saying the population has recovered to a self-sustaining number. Opponents dispute that, in part because they say federal biologists aren't sufficiently accounting for climate change threatening their food sources.
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Earth Day Brings Celebrations, Signing Of Historic Climate Pact

Earth Day brings everything from special Google Doodles and beautiful views of our planet to the historic signing of an international climate agreement.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Presidential front-runners win big in the New York primary. Michigan's attorney general files criminal charges against officials in Flint. And Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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A Hard Fact Of Development: More Sprawl Means More Pavement

Every year, an area the size of Rock Creek Park is paved over in the Washington region.

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Experimental Solar-Powered Plane Takes Flight After 9-Month Delay

Solar Impulse 2 is attempting to circumnavigate the world using only the sun's power. It has been grounded in Hawaii for maintenance and is now on a three day journey heading to California.
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VW Will Buy Back Some Diesel Cars, Announcing A Deal With U.S.

The agreement addresses "what to do about the 2-liter diesel cars on the road and the environmental consequences resulting from their excess emissions," the Justice Department says.

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