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21/12/2014
If you’ve ever driven into Mount Rainier National Park through the Nisqually entrance, you might know the feeling. As you pass beneath the massive log arch and begin easing your car through tree-lined curves, there’s a sense of entering ...   
21/12/2014
At the heart of Gov. Jay Inslee’s climate-action and state budget plans is a cap-and-trade system that would charge potentially 130 major polluters for their emission of greenhouse gases. The goal is to make heavy emitters, including ...   
21/12/2014
Former environment minister Jairam Ramesh has said he is worried that ecological laws are being violated under the current government. "If we are going to dismantle the entire edifice of environmental laws and regulations, as this ...   
21/12/2014
Earlier this month, for the first time, all 190 nations meeting in Lima Peru pledged to present actionable plans to cut CO2 emissions by early next year. But many feel that the landmark accord wasn't strong enough. Host Steve Curwood discusses ...   
21/12/2014
Weekend Edition staff have been picking their favorite interviews from 2014. Editor Natalie Winston talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about an interview with an evangelical Christian climate scientist.   
21/12/2014
As our planet warms, scientists and the general public are increasingly asking if human-caused climate change influences the extreme weather events we see all around us. Until recently, the answer was always “we don’t know yet.” Today, the answer ...   
20/12/2014
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, starting a visit to Ebola-hit states in West Africa on Friday, urged their people to set aside traditional practices like washing the dead by hand so as to help end an epidemic that has killed nearly 7,000 ...   
20/12/2014
Health workers carrying thermometers and sanitizers manned polling stations across Liberia on Saturday as voters cast their ballots in a twice-delayed Senate election that has been criticized for its potential to spread the deadly Ebola ...   
20/12/2014
Five miles beneath the ocean, the pressure is over 800 times the standard atmospheric pressure at sea level. Very few creatures can survive at this depth. In fact, no fish has ever been recorded swimming so deep under the sea -- that is, until ...   
20/12/2014
The Prince of Wales has made an impassioned plea for Britain's streets to be "reclaimed from the car'. Prince Charles urges architects to place pedestrians "at the centre of the design process' as part of a 10-point "master plan' he has ...   
20/12/2014
The Archbishop of Canterbury is backing the Sunday Mirror Christmas campaign to raise money for desperate orphans of Ebola. Justin Welby heard about the efforts of our readers and charity Street Child while on a visit to Sierra Leone ...   
20/12/2014
The number of people who have died from the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola has crossed the 7,000 mark, the World Health Organization reports, after it recorded another 392 deaths from its previous total of 6,900 earlier this week. The ...   
20/12/2014
Turnout for Liberian parliamentary elections on Saturday appeared to be low as concerns about Ebola kept many voters at home.Polling stations were largely empty after voting began at 8 a.m. (0800 GMT) in the seafront capital Monrovia, ...   
20/12/2014
The death toll from the worst ever outbreak of Ebola has reached nearly 7,400, with just over 19,000 people infected across west Africa, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Sierra Leone reported 400 new fatalities this ...   
20/12/2014
There could be no more eloquent epitaph on the destruction of Britain's once-proud fishing industry than the recent revelation that 23 per cent of the entire fishing quota Brussels allows Britain now goes to a single giant Dutch trawler, the ...   
20/12/2014
The nuclear industry and its supporters have contrived a variety of narratives to justify and explain away nuclear catastrophes, writes John Downer. None of them actually hold water, yet they serve their purpose - to command political and media ...   
20/12/2014
UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Friday pledged support for Ebola-ravaged countries seeking to end the world's worst outbreak of the virus and rebuild their health systems as he began a tour of the three hardest-hit nations. With the UN having ...   
20/12/2014
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead New Yorkers were treated to a front-row seat of Mead’s words in actions last week when, ...   
20/12/2014
Russian scientists are working on a high-tech virtual map of the Arctic in order to keep track of climate change developments and monitor human impact on the area, in what may help pave the way for safer mining of the region's oil and gas ...   
20/12/2014
Forest clearing can have just as catastrophic an impact on the world's climate as carbon pollution, according to a new study published in the peer-reviewed science journal Nature Climate Change.The study finds that deforestation increases ...   
20/12/2014
The death toll from Ebola in the three worst-affected countries in West Africa has risen to 7,373 among 19,031 cases known to date there, the World Health Organization said on Saturday. The latest data, posted overnight on the WHO ...   
20/12/2014
One of Sierra Leone's most senior physicians died Thursday from Ebola, the 11th doctor in the country to succumb to the disease, a health official said. In neighboring Guinea, a fire destroyed medicine crucial to fighting Ebola. The fire ...   
20/12/2014
Voting is under way in Liberia in an election that was postponed in October because of the Ebola outbreak. Liberians are choosing representatives to the country's senate. Among the 139 candidates vying for 15 seats are former ...   
20/12/2014
Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica. The ninth US circuit ...   
20/12/2014
Health workers manned polling stations Saturday as Liberians voted in a Senate election that was delayed twice because of the West African Ebola epidemic.Liberian election officials mandated that all participants wash their hands and be ...   

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