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Sherpas First To Climb Mount Everest After 2 Years Of Avalanches

This week nine Sherpas became the first to climb Mt. Everest since a deadly avalanche in 2014 and an earthquake last year. The guides hope more climbers return to the slopes.
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Native Americans' Relocation From Louisiana Home: 'First Climate Change Refugees'

Members of a Native American community in south Louisiana are retreating from their coastal home and trying to preserve their culture in the process.
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Dung Beetles Navigate Poop-Pile Getaways Using Celestial 'Snapshots'

The tiny waste harvesters use the Milky Way as a guide to roll their dung meals away to safety. Now researchers say the beetles take "snapshots" of the constellation and store them in their brains.
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Colorado Leads U.S. In Control Of Methane Gas Emissions

Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, and on Thursday the Obama administration laid out new regulations to stop methane leaks from the oil and gas industry. A report from Colorado explains how that state has brought methane emissions under control.
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India's Big Battle: Development Vs. Pollution

Indian cities are among the world's most polluted. And India is the third-largest emitter of carbon dioxide. If it finds a sustainable way to develop, it could be a template for the rest of the world.
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Fisheries Scientist Under Fire For Undisclosed Seafood Industry Funding

Ray Hilborn has a reputation for challenging studies showing declines in fish populations. But Greenpeace says its public records request has revealed a failure to disclose industry funding on papers.
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As Big Candy Ditches GMOs, Sugar Beet Farmers Hit A Sour Patch

As companies shun genetically modified ingredients, they're buying more sugar extracted from sugar cane rather than beets. Sugar beet farmers are thinking of going back to conventional beets.
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In Polluted India, Negative Ion Necklaces Vow To Help You Breathe Easier

In India, there is money to be made fighting air pollution. NPR examines one product geared towards the bad air: a negative ion necklace.
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Indian Auto Maker Balances Luxury With Global Sustainability

The luxury brand Jaguar is now owned by an Indian car company, Tata. A drive through the Los Angeles hills in a super high-end convertible provides some insights into what a country's auto industry says about its role in the world.
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Researchers Appear Close To A Remedy For Citrus Greening Disease

Florida is known for its oranges and orange juice. For the past decade, a disease called greening has devastated the citrus crop there, and it has spread to other states. Now there's hope for a cure.

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