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EU Holds Emergency Meeting After Migrant Boat Capsizes; Hundreds Feared Dead

With 28 survivors reported and 24 bodies recovered, only a fraction of the hundreds of people who were reportedly on board are accounted for.
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Social Media Can Help Track Tornadoes, But Was That Tweet Real?

Researchers at Purdue are using software to mine tweets for data that can help warn that a dangerous storm is approaching. But the data may not always be reliable and analyzing it can be tricky.
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5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Effects Linger And Recovery Is Slow

The 2010 explosion at the Deepwater Horizon rig set off an environmental and economic catastrophe. Towns and ecosystems along the Gulf Coast are still struggling to rebound.
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Why Water Markets Might Work In California

When Australia suffered a drought in the 2000s, it set up markets to trade water rights. NPR's Linda Wertheimer asks McKenzie Funk whether water markets could help California.
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As Lake Mead Levels Drop, The West Braces For Bigger Drought Impact

Near Las Vegas, levels in the nation's largest reservoir have dropped 140 feet since 2000. Water deliveries to Nevada, Arizona and California may soon be rationed — and farmers would feel it first.
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India, China Seek To Capitalize On Nepal's Water Wealth

China and India are each spending billions of dollars on infrastructure, especially hydroelectric dams, in Nepal. Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Donatella Lorch about what China and India want.
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Feds Cancel Commercial Sardine Fishing After Stocks Crash

Federal regulators close commercial sardine fishing in an effort to rebuild the depleted populations of the fish. Sardine shortages are blamed for the high rates of starvation deaths of sea lion pups
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Arlington's Discovery Elementary Being Built As First 'Net Zero' School In Virginia

Slated to open in September, Arlington's Discovery School will have 2,000 solar panels and a geothermal well field.

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California Cities Struggle To Enforce Mandatory Water Restrictions

Gov. Jerry Brown ordered the state to cut back its water use by 25 percent overall and mandated specific targets for each city.
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Maryland Startup Gobbles Greenhouse Gases With Algae

A local start-up is aiming to curb greenhouse gas emissions by capturing them and turning them into algae, which they can then turn around and sell for a tidy profit.

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