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Taking Stock Of America's Toxic Sites And The Millions Living Near Them

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Casa Dominique is an ecolodge on Lanzarote's northern coast. Julie Genicot, a French trekking guide, has lived in Lanzarote since her grandparents opened the Casa Dominique when she was a child. She worries that offshore oil drilling might ruin the natural environment she grew up in. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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Sun, Sand And Offshore Drilling In Spain's Famed Canary Islands

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EPA's Proposed Rules Add To Obama's Collision Course With GOP

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Business Groups Argue EPA's Plan Will Have Economic Consequences

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Shrinking Sea Ice Could Put Polar Bears In Grave Peril By 2100

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Lower Ozone Standard Would Raise The Compliance Bar For Business

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy testifies at an oversight hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 23. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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The Alabama gulf coast is heavily developed with condo and hotel properties. Now the state wants to use Gulf Coast restoration funds to build a new beach hotel and conference center. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Plan To Use Gulf Oil Spill Funds For Beach Hotel Sparks Lawsuit

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Starfish Illness Harms Other Sea Creatures

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"Clouds are the most egalitarian of nature's displays 'cause we all have a great view of the sky" - Gavin Pretor-Pinney James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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Why Should We Look At The Clouds More Often?

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"I began to learn at least what other people felt and what they wanted to say before cutting them off with my own diatribe. I used to do that." - John Francis Andrew Heavens/TED hide caption

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Why Would Someone Choose Silence For 17 Years?

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Environmentalist John Francis speaks about the 17 years of his life during which he never spoke a word. Andrew Heavens/Courtesy of TED hide caption

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How Do Years Of Silence Change Someone?

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