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Widespread flooding has already killed hundreds in East Africa

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2023/11/29 - 3:20pm

Many countries in East Africa have gone from drought to deluge, and the rains aren't over yet.

Categories: Environment

In Venezuela, harmful oil spills are mounting as the country ramps up production

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2023/11/29 - 9:43am

After the U.S. lifted its sanctions, Venezuela is trying to revive its beleaguered oil industry. But ramping up production is causing more oil spills.

(Image credit: John Otis for NPR)

Categories: Environment

U.S. moves to protect wolverines as climate change melts their mountain refuges

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2023/11/29 - 9:20am

The North American wolverine would receive threatened species protections under a Biden administration proposal. Warming temperatures are expected to shrink the mountain snowpack wolverines rely on.

(Image credit: Chris Stermer/California Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP, File)

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3 climate impacts the U.S. will see if warming goes beyond 1.5 degrees

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2023/11/29 - 2:30am

Climate science shows that beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming, impacts in the U.S. get substantially worse. The world is on track for almost double that level of warming by the end of the century.

(Image credit: Brent Jones/NPR)

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Armed with barriers made of human hair, Venezuelans take on massive oil slicks

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2023/11/28 - 4:42pm

Venezuelans attempt to tackle the massive oil slicks that are clogging up one of South America's largest bodies of inland water — by using human hair.

Categories: Environment

Climate funding is in short supply. So some want to rework the financial system

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2023/11/28 - 3:00am

Efforts to boost climate financing have moved beyond national pledges. Now the focus is on overhauling organizations like the World Bank and providing countries debt relief.

(Image credit: Jerome Delay/AP)

Categories: Environment

on countdown

The Field Lab - Mon, 2023/11/27 - 4:35pm


Heading to Lubbock Wednesday.Go under the knife Friday.To be continued....

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Florida's coal reefs are recovering after record high ocean temperatures

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2023/11/27 - 3:09am

Marine scientists have begun restoring corals to underwater nurseries as waters have cooled and conditions have improved off Florida's coast, following a summer of record-breaking ocean temperatures.

Categories: Environment

To save axolotls, a campaign in Mexico asks people to virtually adopt them

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2023/11/27 - 3:00am

To help protect the salamander, the National Autonomous University of Mexico launched a campaign asking people to virtually adopt an axolotl or help pay for one of its meals.

(Image credit: AdoptAxolotl)

Categories: Environment


The Field Lab - Sun, 2023/11/26 - 12:21pm

Psalms 9:10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. 

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So here's the scoop - for now.

The Field Lab - Fri, 2023/11/24 - 5:44pm

They found a small malignant tumor on the tail of my pancreas.  No evidence (so far) that it has metastasized.I am scheduled for surgery back in Lubbock on December 1.55,71,36,0,B

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This year saw more prescribed fires than ever before

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2023/11/24 - 2:46pm

A top strategy for preventing catastrophic wildfires is periodically burning forests under controlled conditions. The U.S. Forest Service conducted more "prescribed" fires than ever this year.

Categories: Environment


The Field Lab - Thu, 2023/11/23 - 4:16pm

Thankful for the time I've had...and the time that's left.58,68,29,0,B

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Cleanup, air monitoring underway at Kentucky train derailment site

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2023/11/23 - 2:30pm

Crews with rail operator CSX and Kentucky officials are working to remove train cars and spilled material at the site of a derailment that sparked a chemical fire and prompted home evacuations.

(Image credit: WTVQ via/AP)

Categories: Environment

back with my boy...

The Field Lab - Wed, 2023/11/22 - 4:58pm


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The world's worst industrial disaster harmed people even before they were born

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2023/11/22 - 7:28am

The 1984 gas leak in Bhopal, India, killed thousands. New research finds babies born to mothers who were pregnant at the time have suffered long-term impacts worse than those directly exposed.

(Image credit: Manjunath Kiran /AFP via Getty Images)

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How scientists are trying to save the insects that make life possible

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2023/11/21 - 4:12pm

There are more than a million insect species, but entomologists say they're declining at alarming rates. Scientists are trying to determine how to save these tiny creatures that prop up life on Earth.

Categories: Environment

Pope Francis: Climate activist?

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2023/11/21 - 2:38pm

The Pontifex has long used his platform to advocate for climate change awareness. Now he's attending one of the biggest conferences seeking to address it.

(Image credit: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

Categories: Environment

Global talks to cut plastic waste stall as industry and environmental groups clash

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2023/11/20 - 10:59am

The United Nations wants to finish a plastics treaty by the end of 2024. Almost every piece of plastic is made from fossil fuels, and the industry wants a big say in how it's cleaned up.

(Image credit: TONY KARUMBA/AFP via Getty Images)

Categories: Environment

A new study says the global toll of lead exposure is even worse than we thought

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2023/11/20 - 9:35am

A new study finds that 5.5 million adults worldwide died in 2019 from cardiovascular disease attributable to lead exposure, more than six times higher than a previous estimate.

(Image credit: Jonathan Raa/Nurphoto via Getty Images)

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