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New Wildlife Action Plan Takes Data-Based Approach To Protecting D.C. Ecosystems

It's easy to forget it sometimes, but the ecosystem in the D.C. region is among the most biologically diverse in the United States. New data will give conservationists a better idea of how to preserve that diversity in the years and decades ahead.

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'New Yorker' Article Sparks Upsurge In Earthquake Survival Kit Sales

After a frightening article a few weeks ago in The New Yorker magazine about a potentially devastating earthquake in the Pacific Northwest, there's been a run on survival supplies there. NPR talks to the maker of survival kits about his business.
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Amid Stark Realities, How Do Climate Scientists 'Stay Positive?'

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with John H. Richardson about his recent Esquire piece, "When the End of Human Civilization Is Your Day Job."
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In Drier Washington State, Fire Chiefs Say Wildfires Could Scorch Any City

The state is grappling with the growing phenomenon of the "urban wildfire." That's when blazes that ignite in forests spread rapidly into recently built subdivisions and whole towns.
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A Strengthening El Nino Could Mean Wet Winter On The West Coast

NPR's Melissa Block speaks to Mike Halpert, deputy director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center, about a strengthening El Nino season.
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Stephen Petranek: "How We'll Live On Mars"

Author Stephen Petranek says within the next 20 years humans will live on Mars. The race to get there, how to make it habitable and other big questions about traveling to and living on this next frontier.

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Los Angeles Angels Experience First Rainout At Home In 20 Years

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim were supposed to play the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night. Instead, the Angels experienced their first rainout at a home game in 20 years.
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New Efficiency Targets In Maryland Energize Environmental Advocates

The Maryland Public Service Commission will requite electric utilities to find a way to be 2 percent more energy efficient each year, something advocates say is a great idea.

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In Lake Mead, Lower Water Levels Make Exploring B-29 Wreckage Easier

The reservoir outside Las Vegas is home to the wreck of a B-29 bomber that crashed in 1948. The region's drought has lowered water levels so much that scuba divers can now explore the wreck.
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As California Drought Wears On, LA Starts To Lose Its Trees

California's drought and mandatory conservation measures are taking a toll on Los Angeles' green spaces. First to go were lawns, and now people are not watering their trees.

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