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Picky Pollinator Finds Maryland Less Positive For Procreation

The insect in question is the Baltimore checkerspot, and there are only 11 wild colonies left, all in the state's western end.

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Oklahomans Feel Way More Earthquakes Than Californians; Now They Know Why

The U.S. Geological Survey issues a report Thursday on quakes linked to oil and gas drilling, but Oklahoma has said that the industry's wastewater disposal is the cause. What's unknown is a solution.
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Fruit Growers Try Tricking Mother Nature To Prevent Crop Damage

In Michigan's orchard country, extreme heat and cold can mean disaster for fruit growers. Now some are using a new twist on old technology to fool trees when sudden, unexpected weather changes occur.
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Buzz Over Bee Health: New Pesticide Studies Rev Up Controversy

Two new studies published in the journal Nature point to a connection between a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids and a decline in bee health. What's bad for bees is bad for crops, too.
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Visiting The Everglades, Obama Takes Swipe At Climate Change Deniers

"Climate change can no longer be denied," Obama said. "It can't be edited out. It can't be omitted from the conversation. And action can no longer be delayed."
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White House Climate Change Policy Faces Legal Hurdle

NPR's Melissa Block speaks to Brian Deese, President Obama's senior adviser in charge of climate policy, about the Obama administration's push for new restrictions around power plant emissions.
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Julian Koenig, Well-Known Adman, Named Earth Day

NPR remembers Julian Koenig, the longtime adman who coined some of the catchiest phrases in the business and named Earth Day.
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On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables

Impatient gardeners don't have to wait for summer to harvest salad fixings. A surprising variety of crops will bring homegrown produce to your table in as little as three weeks.
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President Obama To Visit Everglades National Park On Earth Day

President Obama will honor Earth Day Wednesday by visiting the Florida Everglades, an area greatly affected by climate change. NPR's Melissa Block talks to Florida International University ecologist Evelyn Gaiser about what damage has already been done to the region.
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5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Experts Debate Damage To Ecosystem

An effort is underway to figure out how the BP oil spill harmed the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. The damage may not be as dire as feared, but researchers say it's too soon to know the long-term impacts.

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