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California Agencies Send Mixed Signals On Drought Conditions

The metropolitan water district of southern California says it will ease up on some water restrictions, but the state is doubling down on others. KPCC reporter Sanden Totten explains.
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Amid India's Drought Crisis, Suicides Increase Among Farmers Deep In Debt

In the parched fields of India's central states, the district of Beed in Maharashtra has been buffeted by a multi-year cycle of drought. One widow tells her story of coping with drought and loss.
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Urban Foraging: Unearthing The Wildcrafted Flavors Of Los Angeles

For Pascal Baudar, LA is a treasure trove of edible plants and insects that he uses in unusual culinary creations. He helps some of the city's top chefs put wild foods on menus and has a new cookbook.
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New Photos Show The Rapid Pace Of Great Barrier Reef Bleaching

Over six months, healthy coral is bleached and then covered with algae. Scientists say bleaching has hit 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia's "biggest ever environmental disaster."
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Sherpas First To Climb Mount Everest After 2 Years Of Avalanches

This week nine Sherpas became the first to climb Mt. Everest since a deadly avalanche in 2014 and an earthquake last year. The guides hope more climbers return to the slopes.
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Native Americans' Relocation From Louisiana Home: 'First Climate Change Refugees'

Members of a Native American community in south Louisiana are retreating from their coastal home and trying to preserve their culture in the process.
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Dung Beetles Navigate Poop-Pile Getaways Using Celestial 'Snapshots'

The tiny waste harvesters use the Milky Way as a guide to roll their dung meals away to safety. Now researchers say the beetles take "snapshots" of the constellation and store them in their brains.
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Colorado Leads U.S. In Control Of Methane Gas Emissions

Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, and on Thursday the Obama administration laid out new regulations to stop methane leaks from the oil and gas industry. A report from Colorado explains how that state has brought methane emissions under control.
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India's Big Battle: Development Vs. Pollution

Indian cities are among the world's most polluted. And India is the third-largest emitter of carbon dioxide. If it finds a sustainable way to develop, it could be a template for the rest of the world.
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Fisheries Scientist Under Fire For Undisclosed Seafood Industry Funding

Ray Hilborn has a reputation for challenging studies showing declines in fish populations. But Greenpeace says its public records request has revealed a failure to disclose industry funding on papers.

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