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Santa Cruz Enforces California's Toughest Drought Restrictions

California cities are taking drastic measures and none more so than Santa Cruz, where rationing is enforced through penalties. And if you can't afford to pay your fine, there's always Water School.
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How Too Many Trees Contribute To California's Drought

As the historic drought drags on, just about everyone wishes the state had gotten more water this year. That's largely up to snow and rainfall, but it also depends on trees in the state's mountains.
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Brooklyn Native Brings Environmental Sensibility To Salvadoran Beach

Much of our coverage from El Salvador has focused on the gang violence underlying undocumented immigration, but Americans are moving to Central America too — like hotel owner and baby turtle saver Tom Pollak.

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Virginia County Mobilizes To Say 'No' To Natural Gas Pipeline

Residents of Floyd County in southwestern Virginia denied a plan that would have placed a 42-inch pipe carrying natural gas from the Marcellus Shale through their backyards.
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The Tricky Nature Of Putting Science On Trial

The appeal for seven Italian scientists convicted of manslaughter after downplaying the possibility of an imminent earthquake has began. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with reporter David Wolman about the trial.
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Millennials: We Help The Earth But Don't Call Us Environmentalists

Millennials are the most likely to favor traditionally pro-environment policies and believe climate change is man-made. But they are also the least likely generation to identify as environmentalists.
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SXSW Eco, Hub Of Environmental And Foodie Fervor

Like its parent music, film and interactive festival, this conference is all about networking, which means parties. The young crowd takes full advantage of Austin's food trucks and bars.
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Miami Uses Pumps To Battle Flooding From Sea Level Rise

To combat sea level rise, one of the consequences of climate change, Miami Beach is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to install new storm sewers and pumps.
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Climate Change Worsens Coastal Flooding From High Tides

Flooding from extreme tidal swings was once just a rare nuisance for coastal cities. But rising sea levels have increased the frequency of these nuisance floods as much as tenfold since the 1960s.
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Love Pine Nuts? Then Protect Pine Forests

An expensive delicacy among nuts, pine nuts are foraged — not farmed — from distant forests. In some places, the delicate ecosystems that produce the nuts are disappearing.

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