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Two Guys In Paris Aim To Charm The World Into Climate Action

It's a nightmarish job: No exercise or fresh air and little food and sleep for days at a time, all in an effort to persuade 200 countries to save Earth's climate and the planet. Can they do it?
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Almost Wiped Out, A Fish Makes A Comeback In The Potomac

A fish that had nearly disappeared from the Potomac River just a few decades ago has made a sustained and measurable comeback: the American Shad.

Global Carbon Dioxide Levels Reach Milestone

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Pieter Tans of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Earth System Research Laboratory about greenhouse gas emissions surpassing 400 parts per million.

Landmark Conservation Deal Offers A First Glimpse Of New Wilderness

Once closed to the public, adventure seekers can now explore a wild stretch of New York state's Hudson and Opalescent Rivers.

A Fish With Cancer Raises Questions About Health Of Susquehanna River

The smallmouth bass with a malignant tumor was caught late last year near Duncannon, Pa. Officials say it's the first time such a tumor has been found in the state on that type of fish.


California Prepares For Difficult Fire Season Amid Drought

Firefighters in California depend on water from lakes and reservoirs to help fight wildfires. But water levels have fallen because of the ongoing drought, and some water sources may be too low to use.

Colorado Water Plan Aims To Head Off Predicted Shortages Down The Road

Officials are drafting a statewide water plan. It's an attempt to address the water needs of a rapidly growing population and a diminishing water supply due to drought and other conditions.

California Races To Protect Its Forests As Fire Season Begins

This week marks the official start to California's fire season. The state's ongoing drought is stressing its forests and trees, making them even more vulnerable.

Natural GMO? Sweet Potato Genetically Modified 8,000 Years Ago

People have been farming — and eating — a GMO for thousands of years without knowing it. Scientists have found genes from bacteria in sweet potatoes around the world. So who made the GMO?

Santa Barbara Leads California In Cutting Water Use

California officials are finalizing a mandatory plan to cut water use across the state. Cities looking for a road map on how to save water might consider Santa Barbara's example.