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October 6, 2015 Comment

California’s Sequoias Showing Signs Of Exhaustion Due To Drought

Anthony Ambrose, a tree biologist studying the effects of the drought on the sequoias, says the trees are more stressed than he’s seen in the past.

October 6, 2015 Comment

Making The Most Of Muck In The Cuyahoga River

After Ohio banned open lake dumping of dredged material from the Cuyahoga River, companies are coming up with alternative uses for the muck.

October 5, 2015 Comment

South Carolina Hit Hard By Weekend Storm

Tens of thousands of South Carolinians are without electricity, and the National Guard is assisting in search and rescue missions.

October 2, 2015 Comment

Hurricane Joaquin May Miss U.S. But Multiple Weather Systems Pose Concerns

Bryan Norcross says even if Joaquin doesn’t make landfall, three weather systems affecting the area could cause problems.

October 1, 2015 Comment

New Ozone Pollution Rules Draw Fire

Environmentalists say the new rule doesn’t go far enough, while business leaders say it could hurt the economy.

October 1, 2015 3 Comments

Hurricane Joaquin Bears Down On The Bahamas

We get an update from the Bahamas’ emergency management director and a resident who is currently without power.

September 30, 2015 Comment

As Hurricane Joaquin Moves North, Concerns For Heavy Rains, Flooding

Meteorologists are watching the storm closely, as it makes its way north from the Bahamas.

September 29, 2015 5 Comments

California In 2040: More People, More Heat

Public radio station KPCC is using data to project how hot, dry and crowded California will get by the year 2040.

September 28, 2015 2 Comments

Shell To Stop Drilling In Arctic Waters ‘For The Foreseeable Future’

After years of work and more than $7 billion in investment, the oil company said it will stop exploring Arctic waters for oil and gas.

September 25, 2015 Comment

Supermoon And Total Lunar Eclipse Coincide On Sunday

Keep your eyes on the sky Sunday night. This hasn’t happened since 1982.

September 25, 2015 Comment

China Aims To Clean Up On Coal

China consumes as much coal as the rest of the world combined, putting China in a unique position to help the planet in the fight against climate change.

September 23, 2015 Comment

Volkswagen CEO Resigns Amid Backlash Over Test-Rigging

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn announced he is stepping down after the company falsified emissions tests for its cars.

September 22, 2015 Comment

Sage Grouse Will Not Get Endangered Status

The Interior Department announced today that the greater sage grouse does not qualify for federal protection.

September 22, 2015 Comment

How Tech Is Fighting Wildfires

With wildfires raging in an era, and a region, where innovation is booming, many are looking to Silicon Valley for faster and safer solutions.

September 21, 2015 Comment

Goats Are The New Green Landscapers

Described as “eco-goats,” these animals are offering a greener alternative to the typical lawn-mowing method of landscaping.

September 21, 2015 2 Comments

Grain Prices Down For First Time In Years

After some of the most lucrative years they’ve ever seen, some farmers could lose money on this year’s crop.

September 18, 2015 Comment

Farmers Turn To Drones For Field Operations

Farmer and ranchers are starting to find ways to integrate drones — aircrafts that can fly without a pilot on board — into their work.

September 15, 2015 Comment

California Wildfires Destroy More Than 700 Homes

One of the worst fires, the Valley Fire, has burned hundreds of homes and is still only about 10 percent contained.

September 14, 2015 Comment

State Of Emergency Declared As California Fires Grow

The governor has declared a state of emergency for two counties in the northern part of the state.

September 11, 2015 6 Comments

National Geographic Changes Hands, Raising Questions About Coverage

The publication is a leader in environmental reporting, but 21st Century Fox is owned by Rupert Murdoch, a climate change skeptic.

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October 2 5 Comments

Study: Chemo Unnecessary In Many Cases Of Early-Stage Breast Cancer

A new study finds that many women with early stage breast cancer don't benefit from chemotherapy.

October 2 3 Comments

Fishing For Gold After Viral Video Fame

The video of a Boston-area man's incredulous and expletive-laden discovery of a sunfish has gone viral. What happens now?

October 1 Comment

A Rare Bipartisan Effort To Reform The Criminal Justice System

The legislation would reduce mandatory minimums for certain drug offenses and largely ban solitary confinement for juveniles.

October 1 42 Comments

What Does It Mean To Raise A Spiritual Child?

Psychologist Lisa Miller discusses the scientific link between spirituality and health, and how it relates to children.