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Which Burns More Kilowatt-Hours: America's Christmas Lights Or Tanzania?

As you might have guessed, the answer is not Tanzania. So the holiday season is a good time to reflect on ... electricity.
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Meteorologists In Remote Areas Launch Balloons To Collect Weather Data

Twice a day, like clockwork, people release balloons around the world at the same time. These balloons are scientific tools, and the people releasing them are meteorologists.
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Economic And Geopolitical Implications Of The Global Oil Surplus

Oil prices have fallen to an 11-year low, and last week’s repeal of the oil export ban allows U.S. producers to ship overseas. Join us for a discussion on the economic and geopolitical implications of the global oil surplus.

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McAuliffe Announces Solar Targets; Green Advocates Say It's Not Enough

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has set new goals for solar power for his last year in office, but environmental advocates that paired with other policies pushing for gas and oil drilling, they don't go far enough.

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U.S. Takes Steps To Protect 2 Breeds Of African Lion

The move by the Fish and Wildlife Service will mean stricter regulation of lion parts and sport-hunting trophies.
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Wind Power Continues Steady Growth Across The U.S.

The wind power industry is celebrating a new milestone in November: 70 gigawatts of generating capacity. Researchers say that's enough to power 19 million homes.
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WATCH: Obama Insists Climate Deal Will Outlast GOP 'Climate Denial'

With a Paris climate agreement just over a week old, President Obama is singling out the GOP on climate change in an interview with NPR.
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High Lead Levels Force State Of Emergency In Flint, Mich.

In 2014, Flint switched to a new water source. Shortly after that, it was discovered that children had elevated blood lead levels. David Greene talks to Mayor Karen Weaver about the emergency order.
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In The Maine Woods, A Towering Giant Could Help Save Chestnuts

Hardly anyone roasts American chestnuts over an open fire anymore: A blight all but wiped out the trees they grow on. Now the discovery of a soaring survivor could aid efforts to breed a hardier tree.
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Trucks Hit Record 20.4 MPG, EPA Says; Carmakers Are Ahead Of Emissions Standards

Fuel economy is at record highs and carmakers have surpassed strict greenhouse gas emissions standards for the third straight year, the Environmental Protection Agency says.

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