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  1. After Years Of Violence, Chef Offers Colombian Farmers Pride And Profit
    A food activist seeks to show the value of traditional agriculture to rural, mainly indigenous people, and transform the way they plant, sell and prepare their goods — as well capture the global eye.
  2. Former Coal Lobbyist On Tap For No. 2 Spot At EPA
    The man hoping to help lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, is a former lobbyist for coal and natural gas companies. As a young EPA lawyer, he worked on hazardous chemical rules.
  3. 'Keep It In The Ground' Activists Optimistic Despite Oil Boom
    The U.S. is producing more oil than ever, even as calls to leave all fossil fuels in the ground grow louder. Now the "keep it in the ground" movement is taking its fight to the heart of oil country.
  4. FEMA Drops 'Climate Change' From Its Strategic Plan
    The agency's strategic planning document does not mention the potential impact of a changing climate on the rising risk of natural hazards.
  5. Scientists Are Amazed By Stone Age Tools They Dug Up In Kenya
    The discovery suggests an earlier start to the Middle Stone Age in Africa than previously documented. It also offers clues to early social networks and symbolic art by human ancestors.
  6. VIDEO: We Went Foraging For Winter's Wild Edibles
    People might not think of winter as a fruitful season for foraging wild edibles, but nutritionist and expert forager Debbie Naha says there's actually a lot out there that you can find year-round.
  7. Marine Biologist Studies Climate's Effects On Adelie Penguins
    The Antarctica peninsula is shrinking as global temperatures rise. David Greene talks to scientist James McClintock about why warm weather is killing off penguin populations.
  8. Bye, Bye Birdies?
    It's the 100th anniversary of one of the nation's first environmental laws, which protects migratory birds.
  9. This Is Why You Don't See People-Size Salmon Anymore
    Historical photos show fishermen with chinooks almost as tall as they are. A century's worth of dam-building, overfishing, habitat loss and hatcheries has cut the size of the average fish in half.
  10. Getting Climate Change Right: In Light Of The Stars
    When it comes to facing global warming, dealing with climate change and making informed choices for our cherished "project of civilization," we've been asking the wrong question, says Adam Frank.
  11. In The Recycling World, Why Are Some Cartons Such A Problem?
    Because of layers of material that can be difficult to separate, many containers for juices and broths have traditionally been destined for landfills. But recycling them is getting easier.
  12. A Look At Just How Invasive The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Is
    The brown marmorated stink bug first showed up in the United States about 20 years ago, and has been terrorizing homeowners and farmers ever since. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Kathryn Schulz, who writes about the invasive insect in the latest issue of The New Yorker.
  13. A 'Floating Fillet': Rice Farmers Grow Bugs To Replenish California's Salmon
    Insect-rich floodplain water once supported the threatened fish, but it has been diverted. The project's end goal is to improve the likelihood that Chinook survive the trek to the ocean and back.
  14. Trump Administration Quietly Decides — Again — To Allow Elephant Trophy Imports
    Permits for sport-hunted elephant parts imported from some nations will be evaluated "on a case-by-case basis." The move ends an Obama-era ban on a practice President Trump has called a "horror show."
  15. After Decades Of Air Pollution, A Louisiana Town Rebels Against A Chemical Giant
    Neighborhoods around a Louisiana chemical plant have the highest cancer risk in the U.S. Residents felt powerless, until the Environmental Protection Agency released data on what they were breathing.


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