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As Beijing Prepares To Host Winter Olympics, Where Will It Get The Snow?

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As The West Craves Drought Relief, El Nino May Do More Harm Than Good

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As Midwest Dams Reach End Of Life, Soaked States Can't Handle Repair Costs

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Organic farmer Margot McMillen holds a grape leaf damaged by pesticide drift on her farm, Terra Bella Farm, in central Missouri. Kristofor Husted/Harvest Public Media hide caption

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Pesticide Drift Threatens Organic Farms

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Despite Record Heat, Californians Used Less Water In June

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A Lebanese woman covers her nose as she walks past piles of garbage on a Beirut street. Hassan Ammar/AP hide caption

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Amid Political Dysfunction, Beirut Residents Suffer The Stench Of Garbage

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Shell Announces Plans To Eliminate 6,500 Jobs

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AP Study Finds Viruses Linked To Raw Sewage In Rio De Janeiro Olympic Waters

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Close Listening: How Sound Reveals The Invisible

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Lake herring roe at the Dockside Fish Market in Grand Marais, Minn. Some workers at the market call it "Lake Superior Gold." Derek Montgomery for NPR hide caption

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Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

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Greenpeace Activists Protest Shell Oil's Plan To Drill In The Arctic Ocean

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A town in California's Central Valley plans to transform farmland into an eco-friendly residential community. An artist's rendering shows plans for Kings River Village in Reedley, Calif. Courtesy of the City of Reedley hide caption

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California's Drought Spurs Unexpected Effect: Eco-Friendly Development

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