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National Park Service Celebrates 100th Anniversary

The National Park Service is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its creation this year. NPR spends time on the job with workers in the country's busiest national park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, to explore the vast variety of work the park service does and the challenges it's facing.
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Phone, Everlasting: What If Your Smartphone Never Got Old?

For many of us, when a phone starts slowing down we face a choice: spend the money to try to fix it or get a new one. But could there be a phone that never loses its luster?
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These Earth-Saving Robots Might Be The Future Recyclers

Apple recently unveiled Liam, a robot with 29 arms that takes apart iPhones so materials can be recycled and reused. As we accumulate more waste, recycling robots like Liam might become more common.
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Experimental Solar-Powered Plane Completes Journey Across The Pacific

Solar Impulse 2 flew for three days from Hawaii to Calif., after a nine month delay for repairs. The team is aiming to complete a round-the-world journey using only the sun's power.
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Reef Larger Than Delaware Found At The Mouth Of The Amazon River

The reef is unusual because it lies in muddy waters, and scientists had only seen hints of its existence until recent research expeditions. They say it's already in danger because of oil drilling.
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#NPRreads: 3 Stories To Soak Up This Weekend

The premise of #NPRreads is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading and each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.
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For Earth Day, Report Has News To Ease A Meat-Lover's Conscience

The World Resources Institute says you don't have to bid burgers bye-bye in order to reduce the environmental footprint of what you eat. Americans cutting back on beef could go a long way, it says.
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#EarthDay: The High Cost Of Eco-Activism

Why the world's poorest people are some of the most effective — and vulnerable — environmental activists.
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U.S. Proposes Removing Yellowstone Grizzly Bears From Endangered Species List

Grizzly bears in Yellowstone may soon lose protection from the federal government. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed taking the bears off the endangered species list, saying the population has recovered to a self-sustaining number. Opponents dispute that, in part because they say federal biologists aren't sufficiently accounting for climate change threatening their food sources.
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Earth Day Brings Celebrations, Signing Of Historic Climate Pact

Earth Day brings everything from special Google Doodles and beautiful views of our planet to the historic signing of an international climate agreement.

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