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Southern Oregon Dungeness Crab Test Clear Of Marine Toxin

OPB/EarthFix | Nov. 30, 2015

Concerns about marine toxins have pushed back the commercial crabbing season at least two weeks, to the middle of December.

A Washington Tribe Confronts Climate Change, Sea Level Rise

KUOW/EarthFix | Nov. 09, 2015

As international leaders head to Paris to talk about Climate Change and what to do about climate refugees, one tribe on the Washington coast plans its retreat from the rising seas.

The Bullfrog And Thistle: Can The Northwest Eat Its Way Out Of Ecological Threats?

OPB/EarthFix | Nov. 23, 2015

A group of Oregon ecologists is taking a bite out of the problem of invasive species – with Cajun-fried bullfrog legs and invasive crayfish dip. They even have a cookbook full of dishes that put invasive species on the menu.

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NASA Uses Lessons From Space To Design An Efficient Building

NPR | Nov. 30, 2015 11 p.m.

Named Sustainability Base, a NASA facility in California is a model for energy-efficient federal buildings. It's powered by a fuel cell like those used on spacecraft and recycles water for flushing.

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L.A.'s Top Restaurant Charts New Waters In Sustainable Seafood

NPR | Nov. 30, 2015 4:20 p.m.

Providence is widely considered the finest restaurant in Los Angeles. Its award-winning chef, Michael Cimarusti, is piloting Dock to Dish, a program that hooks chefs up directly with local fishermen.

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Kyoto Treaty Fizzled, But Climate Talkers Insist Paris Is Different

NPR | Nov. 30, 2015 4:10 p.m.

The 1997 Kyoto treaty set targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions that many nations didn't meet. This time, stakes are higher and all countries will be asked to set and meet their own limits.

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Big Data Predicts Centuries Of Harm If Climate Warming Goes Unchecked

NPR | Nov. 30, 2015 3:26 p.m.

How can climate scientists be so sure about what will happen decades and centuries from now? About 30 teams using supercomputers to churn through mountains of data see patterns aligning.

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Bill Gates And Other Billionaires Pledge To Take On Climate Change

NPR | Nov. 30, 2015 2:23 p.m.

Twenty countries and 28 investors promised on Monday to jointly fund the development of energy alternatives. Backers of the initiative say private money is key to the next big push in energy.

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Some 150 World Leaders Gather In Paris For U.N. Climate Conference

NPR | Nov. 30, 2015 2:17 p.m.

The conference is being billed as a last chance summit to save the planet. The goal is to come to a global agreement to limit greenhouse emissions in effort to curb climate change.

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China's Greenhouse Gases Don't Seem To Trouble Most Of Its Citizens

NPR | Nov. 30, 2015 8:11 a.m.

The Chinese tend to ignore the dangers of global warming even though the country already suffers the consequences of pollution today and faces serious potential threats in the longer term.

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India's Quandary: Climate Change And Coal

NPR | Nov. 30, 2015 8:10 a.m.

Coal is king in India. Some say there's little alternative. So how can this country, the world's third-largest polluter, provide energy and lift millions from poverty while trying to become "greener"?

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French Police Fire Tear Gas At Climate Protesters In Paris

NPR | Nov. 30, 2015 8:09 a.m.

Protesters gathered on the eve of a global conference on climate change. About 200 activists defied a ban on mass demonstrations and they were met by riot police.

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10 Things To Know About The UN Climate Talks In Paris

NPR | Nov. 30, 2015 8:06 a.m.

Here's a bit about what you should know going into the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference beginning Nov. 30.


Where Do Seattle-Area Crows Go At Night?

KUOW | Nov. 24, 2015

KUOW Listener Lauren Linscheid of Seattle sees crows flying every day toward Lake City Way. “I want to know where they’re going and why,” Lauren told KUOW’s Local Wonder team. Reporter Ashley Ahearn was dispatched to investigate.

Wildlife Detectives: A Special Report

Wrongdoers are profiting from their deadly exploitation of Northwest wildlife, from elk and deer to sturgeon and shellfish. But law enforcement and private citizens are out to stop these crimes against nature.

Wildlife Detectives: A Special Report | June 02, 2015

The Wildfire Conundrum: Weeding The Forest

Jefferson Public Radio | Nov. 18, 2015

In the first installment of  a three-part collaboration with the journalism non-profit InvestigateWest, JPR’s Liam Moriarty takes a look at the causes of — and some possible solutions to — the wildfire conundrum.

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