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A Conversation About The Future Of Water

Michel Martin traveled to Fort Collins, Colo. to talk diverse panel of guests about drought, water rights and dealing with a future where water may be scarce.
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In Colorado, Farmers and Cities Battle Over Water Rights

In 1985 the city of Thornton, Colo. bought up nearby farmland and water rights from its farms. Now, some of those farms are drying up.
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Platform Check: How Trump's Energy Plan Stacks Up To The Democrats

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability at the University of California, Davis, about the presidential candidates' energy strategies after Donald Trump rolled out his platform.
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Hokule'a, The Hawaiian Canoe Traveling The World By A Map Of The Stars

A voyaging canoe built to revive the centuries-old tradition of Hawaiian exploration is circumnavigating the globe. Its crew has already traveled 26,000 miles navigating with the sun, stars and waves.
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Deep Sea Explorers Discover A Sponge The Size Of A Minivan

The deep-sea researchers were surveying an ocean ridge near Hawaii. "Where did this guy come from? Holy cow!" said one researcher when he saw the huge sponge. They say it's the largest ever recorded.
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On The Trail Of The Wily Wild Hog

These descendants of wild boars were brought over from Europe decades ago. They're highly invasive and hugely destructive — threatening native bears and deer in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Power Plant Fight In Prince George's County

A predominantly African American community in rural Prince George's County recently filed a federal civil rights complaint in response to plans to build a third power plant in one town, and fifth in the region.

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Environmental Outlook: Wildfires, Climate Change And Boreal Forests

A massive forest fire has been raging in Alberta, Canada, for nearly a month. Scientists say warmer, drier weather has increased the frequency and intensity of fires. For this month's Environmental Outlook: wildfires, climate change and threats to North America’s forests.

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Congress Moves To Overhaul A 40-Year-Old Law That Regulates Toxic Chemicals

Congress is updating a 40-year-old federal law regulating thousands of chemicals in daily use. The bipartisan bill has support from many industry groups and public health advocates, but some in the environmental community say it doesn't go far enough. A look at regulating the safety of chemicals.

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Exxon Mobil, Chevron Shareholders Reject Resolutions Aimed At Battling Climate Change

But shareholders at Exxon Mobil approved one resolution that could make it easier to one day nominate an environmentalist to the board.

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