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Washington, D.C.: William D. Ruckelshaus, director of the Environmental Protection Agency. Bettmann/Bettmann Archive hide caption

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Opinion: Bill Ruckelshaus, Conservationist Who Also Protected The Rule Of Law

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Bringing Higher Education Into The Wild In Alaska

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Huge Amazon Wildfires Endanger Our History As Well As Our Air, Archaeologists Say

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Peter Melnik, a fourth-generation dairy farmer, owns Bar-Way Farm, Inc. in Deerfield, Mass. He has an anaerobic digester on his farm that converts food waste into renewable energy. Allison Aubrey/NPR hide caption

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Chew On This: Farmers Are Using Food Waste To Make Electricity

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An aerial view from a drone shows a car as it drives through a street flooded with ocean water in Key Largo, Fla., on Oct. 22. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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This Florida Keys Neighborhood Has Been Flooded For Nearly 3 Months

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How Vaping Could Be Damaging The Environment

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Essex Farm differs from many large modern farms that focus on one or two cash crops. Instead, the Kimballs raise everything from sheep to cabbages, selling their food directly to customers. They've become national evangelists of the small farm, local food movement. Brian Mann/NCPR hide caption

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Author Kristin Kimball Wants To Persuade You To Become A Farmer

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A process tower flies through air after exploding at the TPC Group Petrochemical Plant, after an earlier massive explosion sparked a blaze at the plant in Port Neches, Texas, on Wednesday. Erwin Seba/Reuters hide caption

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U.N. Report Says World Is 'Not Doing Enough' When It Comes To Climate Change

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Show No Signs Of Peaking, U.N. Report Says

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Solar panels at Chile's Quilapilún energy plant are part of a joint venture by Chile and China. China has been investing heavily in renewable energy technology. Esteban Felix/AP hide caption

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Jeff Anderson worked at the LEDVANCE lightbulb factory in St. Marys for more than 20 years. He is considering a career change to heavy equipment operator. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Lighting Industry's Future Dims As Efficient LED Bulbs Take Over

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Chunks of ice float past the hull of the Akademik Fedorov as the ship moves through the southern edge of the Arctic Ocean ice pack. Ravenna Koenig/NPR hide caption

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Young Researchers Feel Excitement And Sadness To See Arctic Ice That May Disappear

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