Jennifer Ludden Jennifer Ludden helps edit energy and environment stories for NPR's National Desk, working with NPR staffers and a team of public radio reporters across the country.

At the school that NPR's Jennifer Ludden's kids attend, they're phasing in a new policy to lock up mobile phones during the day. picture alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Please Take Away My Kids' Cellphones At School

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Bob Fitzgerald stands in a spot where frequent floods have killed 15 acres of soybean crops. Behind him is a row of phragmites, an invasive plant common in wetlands. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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Flooding And Rising Seas Threaten America's Oldest Farmland

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EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Prepares For Questions On Ethics Allegations

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How Much Can The Repeal Of The Clean Power Plan Help The Declining Coal Industry?

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Environmental Protection Agency To Eliminate Obama's Clean Power Plan

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Kevin Butt, Toyota's regional environmental sustainability director, at a facility that uses methane to generate clean electricity to help run Toyota's auto plant in central Kentucky. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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Big Business Pushes Coal-Friendly Kentucky To Embrace Renewables

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Rick Moore, a dairy farmer in Canton, N.Y., has a solar thermal array to heat water he uses to spray down milking equipment. David Sommerstein/North Country Public Radio hide caption

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As Obama Clean Power Plan Fades, States Craft Strategies To Move Beyond It

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Crowds Eager To Pass Through Security To Witness Trump Inauguration

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Inauguration Day: Peaceful Transition Of Power

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An abortion rights activist holds a sign outside the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year before the court struck down a Texas law placing restrictions on abortions. Now abortion rights supporters are suing the state again over a new rule. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Lawsuit Challenges Fetal Burial Rule In Texas

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Activist Groups Expect More States To Take Up New Anti-Abortion Measures

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