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Car Rationing Experiment Backfires In Polluted New Delhi

New Delhi has the most polluted air of any city in the world. NPR explores whether rationing cars in the Indian city could solve the problem.
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Chevy Chase Couple Challenges D.C. Chicken Statute

The debate over keeping urban chickens has flown from one area county to another and now, the issue comes home to roost in Washington, D.C.

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Tracking "Superbugs" In D.C. Hospitals

Kojo learns about a recent study that tracked the prevalence of a deadly superbug in D.C. hospitals, and finds out how we can reduce the spread of drug-resistant bacteria in our daily lives.

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Meet The Tiny Critters Thriving In Your Carpet, Kitchen And Bed

Dust mites, gall wasps and book lice don't bite, but they might make you wheeze. Scientists found about 100 types of arthropods wiggling or munching skin flakes in typical homes. Take a look.

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Competing Political Visions For America’s Coal Workers

Coal mining companies in Appalachia have been steadily laying off workers and closing down. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders promise to bring new economic opportunities to the area. Donald Trump says he can revive the industry: Join us to discuss competing visions for America's coal workers and the future of the region.

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Can India's Sacred But 'Dead' Yamuna River Be Saved?

The river enters Delhi relatively clean but by the time it flows out, it's a "toxic cocktail of sewage, industrial waste and surface runoff," says an environmentalist. Urbanization is partly to blame.
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Proposed Property Tax To Fight Climate Change Criticized As Unfair

Voters in the San Francisco Bay Area will vote in June on a proposed property tax which would be used to restore wetlands to protect against rising sea levels. The tax is not based on property value.
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As Waters Rise, Miami Beach Builds Higher Streets And Political Willpower

As the climate change debate rages, leaders in Miami Beach, a city that routinely floods, are tackling sea-level rise head on by raising roads and seawalls and installing new storm sewers and pumps.
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In India, Eco-Friendly Cremation Is Easy — But It's A Tough Sell

Is it possible to shrink the carbon footprint of the dead? An organization wants to persuade Indians to adopt "green" cremations and make an important Hindu death rite more environmentally friendly.
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Army Corps Of Engineers Blocks Pacific Northwest Coal Terminal

In a blow to the coal industry, a new terminal in the Pacific Northwest was denied approval after opposition from environmental groups and a debate between local Native American tribes.

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