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February 18th
Reindeer are thought to face a grim future as climate change threatens lichen, a key winter food source. But on one Alaskan island, reindeer have found a new food source, making scientists hopeful.
February 17th
Living by the shore in the age of climate change means managing risk. In the community of Nahant, Mass., residents are trying to decide how to adapt.
February 17th
Scott Pruitt is promising an aggressive rollback of regulations at the Environmental Protection Agency. NPR takes a look at what he's likely to target and the challenges he will face.
February 17th
The Senate approved the longtime EPA critic on a 52-46 vote. Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota voted for him; Republican Susan Collins of Maine voted against.
February 17th
The Oroville dam is the tallest in the country and has a capacity of 3,537,577 acre feet. It went over capacity last week causing massive evacuations and bringing attention to its damaged spillways.
February 17th
Once a year around this time, when conditions are just right, Horsetail Fall in Yosemite National Park lights up at sunset with a majestic spectacle of orange and yellow. See the phenomenon in action.
February 17th
Discussions of a border wall happen at the intersection of environmental and civil rights.
February 17th
The Trump administration faces protests for its plan to aggressively rein in the EPA, an agency created by President Richard Nixon. But environmental protection was not always so politically divisive.
February 16th
In southwestern Pennsylvania, collapsed mining and steel industries led to economic and environmental downturn. A divided father and daughter work to find common ground to save their hometown.
February 16th
There are several reasons the region is lagging in wind energy — including lower wind speeds. But now North Carolina is home to the first large-scale commercial wind farm in the Southeast.
February 16th
Bees have been dying in unprecedented numbers. A new study has found that fungi-destroying chemicals may make it harder for bees to metabolize their food. And if they can't get energy, they can't fly.
February 15th
ProPublica senior reporter Andrew Revkin discusses President Trump's possible cuts to the EPA, as well as the potential impact of pulling out of the Paris climate accord.
February 15th
People who live downstream of the Northern California dam were allowed to return to their homes more than two days after the structure's concrete spillways suffered serious water damage.
February 14th
Kansas City Power & Light is building an ambitious, $20 million network of 1,000 charging stations. It's turning its service area into one of the fastest-growing electric vehicle markets in the U.S.
February 14th
The world of infectious diseases has more than a few words and phrases you might want to know more about. We've got definitions for 11 key terms.