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Endangered Wildlife Find A Safe Home On The Range, The Bombing Range

The U.S. military manages about 30 million acres of land that is home to some 400 threatened and endangered species. This raises a host of issues, but some environmentalists see it as an opportunity.

India Makes A Climate Pledge, But Insists It Has A 'Right To Grow'

India's economy has grown rapidly and the surge has been accompanied by a rise in its carbon footprint. The country has outlined what it plans to do in a pledge ahead of the U.N. climate conference.

New EPA Rule Limiting Ground-Level Ozone Draws Fire From All Sides

A business group says the limit will hurt American workers. Environmentalists say it's not strict enough. The rule is intended to reduce the health damage of smog.

EPA Issues New Standard Restricting Ozone Emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency's new rule sets reduces the threshold for the particles that contribute to smog at 70 parts per billion, lower than than 75 ppb currently on the books. NPR's Ari Shapiro learns more from reporters Joe Wertz in Oklahoma and Mose Buchele in Texas.

Volkswagen Owners Wonder Where A Fix Will Leave Them

Many customers who bought cars touted as "clean diesel" now ponder the possibility of having a substantial fix that could cut their vehicle's gas mileage or performance.

High Lead Levels In Michigan Kids After City Switches Water Source

Flint, Mich., started drawing its tap water from a local river in April 2014. The water is so corrosive that it's causing lead to leach out of aging pipes, resulting in serious health issues.

The Big-Money Effort To Turn The GOP Greener

Republican entrepreneur Jay Faison tells NPR's Robert Siegel why his foundation, ClearPath, brought together GOP pollsters to help find a way to get Americans to take climate change seriously.
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Andrea Wulf: "The Invention Of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt's New World"

Historian and writer Andrea Wulf argues for restoring forgotten German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt to his central place in the history of science and environmentalism.


Drought Is Driving Beekeepers And Their Hives From California

A lack of crops for bees to pollinate has California's beekeeping industry on edge. Some are feeding their colonies pricey processed bee food or moving their hives out of state to forage.

EPA Announces New Rules To Protect Farmworkers From Pesticides

The federal government is requiring farmers to keep more records on exactly when and where they used specific pesticides. And no children under the age of 18 will be allowed to handle the chemicals.