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Outdoor Afro: Busting Stereotypes That Black People Don't Hike Or Camp

African-Americans who enjoy the outdoors are banding together to encourage more people of color to connect with nature and each other.
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Wildfires In Canada And Alaska Drive Thousands From Homes

Thousands of fires are burning in the continent's northwest, sending smoke as far as Tennessee. Some blame a brewing El Niño for the unprecedented start to the season; others point to climate change.
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California's Driest Region Finds Short-Term Drought Aid

Progress is being made toward bringing water to thousands of Central Valley residents in underserved communities where wells have run dry. The question is how long this solution will last.
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Study Finds Most Ants In A Colony Are Slackers

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Anna Dornhaus, associate professor with the University of Arizona's ecology and evolutionary biology department, about its study on slacker ants.
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Tom Selleck Accused Of Stealing Water For California Ranch

TV star Tom Selleck has been accused of stealing water amid California's drought from a neighboring water district. Los Angeles Times reporter Matt Hamilton has been reporting on the the mystery of Magnum PI's water supply.
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Buzz Kill For Bumblebees: Climate Change Is Shrinking Their Range

Wild bees are some of nature's busiest pollinators of crops and flowers. But new evidence suggests a warming climate is squeezing the bounds of where bumblebees can live.
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Maryland's Ash Trees At The Mercy Of Invasive Asian Beetle

The Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive beetle native to China, has made its way to Maryland's Eastern Shore. The pest already has killed millions of ash trees across North America.

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Jimmy Carter: "A Full Life: Reflections At Ninety"

The 39th U.S. President and Nobel Peace Prize winner talks about race relations, money in politics, diplomacy and marriage.

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Lake Mead's Drought Conditions Make Diving For B-29 Wreckage Easier

The lake is home to the underwater wreckage of a B-29 bomber, which crashed on a secret mission during World War II. The drought is making it easier for scuba divers to explore the submerged ruins.
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ProPublica Documents The West's Water Crisis In 'Killing The Colorado'

Renee Montagne talks to Propublica's Abrahm Lustgarten about the Colorado River's falling water levels, and how flawed water policies and mismanagement are to blame — in addition to the drought.

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