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New groups are changing the narrative about Black women and the outdoors
Black women love the outdoors as much as anyone else. Groups such as Outdoorsy Black Women and Black Packers are helping them explore and enjoy the outdoors.
Here's what we know about what caused the Turkey earthquake
Seismologists say Monday's earthquake took place in a complex junction of faults that was long overdue for a big one. The destructive shaking was spread across many kilometers.
Gas stove makers have a pollution solution. They're just not using it
Gas utilities and cooking stove manufacturers knew for decades that burners could be made that emit less pollution in homes, but they chose not to. That may may be about to change.
Experts explain why humpback whales are washing up on the East Coast
Humpback whales are washing up on east coast beaches. Boats, fish, and their growing population may be to blame.
Energy experts share how the U.S. can reach Biden's renewable energy goals
The Biden administration's goal of carbon-free electricity generation by 2035 will require an overhaul of the U.S. energy sector. Experts across the industry shared their views of how it might work.
Humans and dolphins work together to fish in southern Brazilian city, ecologist says
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Mauricio Cantor, behavioral ecologist at Oregon State University, about his study on how humans and dolphins work together to fish in a southern Brazilian city.
How 'modern-day slavery' in the Congo powers the rechargeable battery economy
Phone and electric car batteries are made with cobalt mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Cobalt Red author Siddharth Kara describes the conditions for workers as a "horror show."
California opposes the water use plan between the states that share Colorado River
The seven states that share the Colorado River are moving forward in the face of cutbacks announced Tuesday.
7 states on the Colorado River have to collectively agree on water cutbacks
The seven states that share the Colorado River have until Tuesday to agree to voluntary water cutbacks, or have federal cuts imposed on them.
How forest guards in Liberia protect the sacred rainforests
In Liberia forest guardians are making their small, but vital contribution to the protection of the rainforests - sacred in many parts of this corner of West Africa.
Some hope the EPA will veto Pebble Mine, a project that has long divided SW Alaska
The EPA is expected to make a final decision this month on the controversial Pebble Mine in southwest Alaska. Many residents fear the proposed giant copper and gold mine would harm wild salmon runs.
How ancient seeds from the Fertile Crescent could help save us from climate change
Some of the tens of thousands of seeds stored at a facility in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley may hold keys to helping the planet's food supply adapt to climate change. Many seeds were saved from Syria's war.
The FDA proposes new targets to limit lead in baby food
Toxic metal can be harmful to developing brains. New lead targets are part of a broad FDA imitative to reduce children's exposure to the lowest levels possible.
Biden's offshore wind plan could create thousands of jobs, but challenges remain
When President Biden talks about tackling climate change, he talks about economic opportunities. Offshore wind promises to provide many opportunities, but it's not for everyone.
Why heavy winter rain and snow won't be enough to pull the West out of a megadrought
This winter could provide some relief for parched reservoirs in the Colorado River Basin, but climate scientists warn that the severe drought won't end with one wet season.