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2015 Becomes Warmest Year On Record, NASA And NOAA Say

2015 was the hottest year on record, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Deke Arndt of NOAA about their findings.
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Today's Slaves Often Work For Enterprises That Destroy The Environment

Kevin Bales' book, Blood and Earth, explains why slavery in the world's lawless zones is essential to operate mines that pose a grave threat to the environment.
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A 'Scorcher': 2015 Shatters Record As Warmest Year, NASA And NOAA Say

The Northern Hemisphere saw the biggest rise in land temperatures, finishing 2.59 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than the 20th century average.
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The Latest On The Flint, Michigan, Water Crisis

The latest on the Flint, Michigan, water crisis and growing calls to hold government officials accountable.

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VW Fix Should Be Less Emotional Than His Previous Cases, Feinberg Says

VW recall administrator Kenneth Feinberg talks to Renee Montagne about the status of the process, and what VW needs to do to satisfy regulators. Feinberg most recently oversaw the GM ignition case.
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Indian Capital Suspends Odd-Even Car Experiment To Curb Pollution

The government of India's capital New Delhi tried an odd-even scheme for cars to curb growing air pollution. But now it says it is placing the scheme on hold for a number of months.
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Analysis Of The Last Democratic Presidential Debate Before Iowa And New Hampshire

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley face off in another Democratic presidential debate. It's the last one before the Iowa Caucuses and New Hampshire primary. Debate analysis and commentary.

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Arizona Tribes Wade Into The Water Business

Rain and snow from El Nino are filling reservoirs in the West. But the weather isn't ending questions about where cities will get water in years to come. One source could be Native American tribes.
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Thou Shalt Not Toss Food: Enlisting Religious Groups To Fight Waste

The Environmental Protection Agency is launching an initiative to engage religious leaders of all faiths to reduce food waste. Many groups have already embraced the challenge as a moral imperative.
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Administration Announces Temporary Freeze On Federal Land Mining Leases

Last week, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced a moratorium on new coal leases on federal land while the department considers a comprehensive overhaul to the U.S. coal program.

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