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April 26, 2016 Comment

Thirty Years After Chernobyl, Inside The Exclusion Zone

On the 30th anniversary of the nuclear disaster, we revisit the firsthand account of a writer who was able to visit the site.

April 25, 2016 2 Comments

A Year After Devastating Quake, Nepal Just Starting To Rebuild

Despite more than $4.1 billion in aid money pouring into Nepal following the quake, very little has been rebuilt.

April 22, 2016 4 Comments

Baltimore Woman Who Fought Trash Burning Project Wins Prestigious Award

Destiny Watford was just a teenager when she began fighting a plan to build the country’s largest trash incinerator in her neighborhood.

April 22, 2016 15 Comments

Michael Bloomberg Outlines How Cities Can Combat Climate Change

On this Earth Day, we revisit our talk with the former New York mayor, as well as the mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson.

April 21, 2016 Comment

Connecticut Students Bring Energy To A Remote Village In Nepal

An elder from a remote village in Nepal recently visited a Hartford high school to say thank you to the students.

April 20, 2016 3 Comments

Daredevil Sightseeing Prompts Safety Concerns At Oregon Landmark

Cape Kiwanda is an icon of the Oregon coast, but its jagged bluffs and towering dunes also tempt thrill-seekers to get too close to the edge.

April 20, 2016 3 Comments

New NOVA Film Focuses On Efforts To Create Wildlife Corridors

The documentary focuses on efforts to allow animals to move from park to park, avoiding human development.

April 20, 2016 3 Comments

Better Flood Forecasting Methods Are In The Works

Seven people are confirmed dead in Houston’s historic flooding. A new system might better predict which areas will flood and how quickly.

April 19, 2016 Comment

At Least 5 Dead As Major Flooding Closes Much Of Houston

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared a state of emergency in nine counties after widespread flooding across Houston.

April 19, 2016 420 Comments

Were Dinosaurs Early Victims Of Climate Change?

A new study finds dinosaurs were having trouble even before the asteroid hit, as a result of changes in climate.

April 18, 2016 Comment

Recovery Continues After Earthquake Kills Hundreds In Ecuador

More than 350 people were killed and many more injured by the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Saturday night.

April 18, 2016 2 Comments

Choking Smog Blankets Mexico City

Part of the problem is that the cars in Mexico have lower emissions standards for cars than in other countries.

April 15, 2016 4 Comments

Energy Secretary Discusses New Energy Bill And Future For Coal Workers

It will be the first major energy legislation since the American energy landscape was dramatically reshaped by fracking.

April 14, 2016 3 Comments

Inky The Octopus Enthralls The World With His Escape

The octopus slipped out of his tank, slithered across the aquarium floor and disappeared through a drain pipe and into the ocean.

April 14, 2016 69 Comments

Behind The Furious Debate Over GMO Crops

Luke Runyon of Harvest Public Media explains what people are really arguing about in the debate over genetically engineered crops.

April 14, 2016 Comment

In Seattle, A Focus On Students’ Emotions

Some schools are taking a new look at teaching social and emotional skills to students, in addition to academic subjects.

April 14, 2016 55 Comments

As Coal Falters, Wind Energy Is Soaring

More wind power was added last year than any other electricity source in the U.S., according to the American Wind Energy Association.

April 12, 2016 2 Comments

Death Toll Rises In Flint Water Contamination Scandal

Two more deaths in the Flint area have been linked to Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia.

April 7, 2016 Comment

Step Forward For Largest Dam Removal Project In U.S. History

The removal of the dams would open up 300 miles of historic habitat for salmon on the Klamath River.

April 6, 2016 2 Comments

A Big Slowdown In Pennsylvania Fracking

A steady drop in natural gas prices has forced energy companies drilling in Pennsylvania to layoff workers and shut down operations.

Spotlight

Throughout the week, Here & Now is looking at the impact a raise in the minimum wage would have on states, the federal government and workers.

Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

May 3 Comment

Letter From ‘Little Miss Flint’ Inspires Obama To Visit

Obama will visit Flint, Michigan on Wednesday to meet with residents who've lived with contaminated water.

Diane Rehm On Medically Assisted Dying

Rehm speaks about her husband's battle with Parkinson's Disease and her new book, "On My Own."

A Candid Conversation With Public Radio’s Diane Rehm

The radio show host discusses her husband's illness and their often fraught marriage.

The Average Millennial Is Nothing Like The Stereotypes

Data shows that the average 29-year-old did not graduate from a four-year university and is living in a suburb.