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Stick A Fork In It: Federal Meteorologists Say El Nino Is Done

This year's extra-large El Nino weather pattern is over, according to federal meteorologists. The pattern brought heavy rain to many parts of the country and was one of the strongest ever.
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Congress Passes Largest Chemical Safety Legislation In 40 Years

Congress has passed the biggest chemical safety legislation in 40 years. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Richard Denison of the Environmental Defense Fund about what this means for consumers.
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Our Region's Path To A Sustainable Seafood System

Some of the greatest seafood sources in the entire world, like the Chesapeake Bay, are in our region. But we're also at the epicenter of massive efforts to make our seafood systems more sustainable.

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Code Switch Podcast, Episode 2: Being 'Outdoorsy' When You're Black Or Brown

On this episode, Shereen and Adrian take a look at why being "outdoorsy" can get complicated when you're a person of color in America.
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Was It Worth It For Lesotho To Sell Its Water To South Africa?

What happens when a country decides to sell its water then hits a drought? Our Planet Money team takes us to a country in Africa that might have given away its most valuable resource.
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Landowners And Federal Officials Dispute Red River's Boundaries

The federal government is changing the border between Texas and Oklahoma. What's going on? That's what landowners along the Red River want to know.
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How Influence And Money Fueled Approval Of The Pepco-Exelon Deal

Just how much money went into selling the merger between Pepco and Exelon? Due to the nature of the work done by supporters, we may never know.

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A Student-Run Farm Cultivates Passion For Sustainable Agriculture

The Student Organic Farm at Iowa State sends out CSA boxes to the local community — and of course, it gives students a chance to enjoy the (fresh, organic) fruits of their own labor.
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Who's In Charge? Getting Western States To Agree On Sharing Renewable Energy

California has so much solar energy that some days, there's too much. One solution is to join forces across state borders. But in the West, that's sparking some not-so-neighborly opposition.
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Fish And Wildlife Service May Appeal Judge's Ruling On Cormorants

A federal judge says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service overstepped its bounds when it allowed some migratory birds to be killed in large numbers across the eastern United States.

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