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September 19, 2014 3 Comments

Climate Change Activists To Converge On New York

Climate change activists will march on New York this weekend ahead of the United Nation’s Climate Change Summit.

September 17, 2014 Comment

Aftermath Of A Wildfire, A Rancher’s Story Of Survival

One rancher describes surviving the largest wildfire in Washington’s history.

September 17, 2014 Comment

Remnants Of Hurricane Odile Expected To Drench Southwest

Residents of the Southwest brace for heavy rains, the second major storm in three weeks, as the remnants of Hurricane Odile move into the area.

September 17, 2014 21 Comments

Volkswagen’s 300 MPG Car

The XL-1 can get 300 miles per gallon. The key is reducing wind resistance.

September 16, 2014 9 Comments

White House To Phase Out Coolant Linked With Climate Change

The White House will announce measures to phase out R-134a, a popular chemical coolant used in air conditioners and refrigerators.

September 16, 2014 7 Comments

Kathy Gunst Explores Community Supported Agriculture

Kathy Gunst joins Cook’s Illustrated executive food editor Keith Dresser at his CSA pickup and offers recipes for the seasonal CSA fare.

September 15, 2014 2 Comments

Frustration Over Fracking Could Play Role In November Elections

A compromise over fracking in Colorado left some environmental activists furious and vowing payback on election day.

September 15, 2014 Comment

Baja Coast Gets Pummeled By Hurricane Odile

Hurricane Odile hit Mexico’s Baja Coast and Hurricane Edouard is developing off the coast of Florida.

September 12, 2014 2 Comments

Drought, Heat Contribute To West Nile Spike In California

Recent drought and high temperatures have caused an increase in West Nile outbreaks in California.

September 12, 2014 Comment

Magnetic Pulses From Sun Will Make For Great Viewing

Two solar flares this week have sent a geomagnetic storm hurtling toward Earth, which will be seen in the form of auroras.

September 12, 2014 Comment

Demand For American Eel Is Concern For Scientists

A ban on European eels coupled with a decline in Japanese eel stock has increased the demand for American eels.

September 12, 2014 Comment

Ecuadorian Drilling Damage Inspires Documentary

An American and an Ecuadorian are inspired to help Ecuador heal from decades of drilling and oil spills.

September 11, 2014 Comment

New App Helps Save and Identify Whales

A new app that can be used to identify and track whales is now available to the public.

September 10, 2014 8 Comments

When To Merge?

Studies suggest different strategies work for different traffic conditions. But will drivers follow the best practices?

September 10, 2014 97 Comments

DA Drops Criminal Charges Against Activists

In a surprising move, Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter said he agreed with environmental activists who blocked a coal shipment.

September 9, 2014 2 Comments

Record Rainfall Swamps Southwest

Forecasters say more rain could come today for the southwestern United States, where yesterday flooded roadways killed two people.

September 9, 2014 Comment

Drones On The Range

Animal rights advocates are using drones to circumvent “ag-gag laws” that disallow them from filming possible abuses.

September 3, 2014 Comment

Where Coal Is King, Candidates Must Tread Carefully

Kentucky’s coal industry is on the decline, but it’s risky for a politician to express lukewarm feelings about the industry’s future.

September 3, 2014 2 Comments

California’s Groundwater Dilemma

In the midst of the most severe drought the U.S. has seen in years, the drilling of wells has increased, depleting the natural resource.

September 1, 2014 2 Comments

Wyoming Wind Power Has Nowhere To Go

Leigh Paterson of Inside Energy reports on why transmission gridlocks are keeping so much western wind at bay.

Robin and Jeremy

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

September 18 Comment

Terry Gilliam Goes Back To The Dystopian Future

Terry Gilliam's new film, "The Zero Theorem" will be familiar to his fans.

September 18 5 Comments

DJ Sessions: Kansas’ ‘Retro Cocktail Hour’

"Space age pop" and "incredibly strange music" are the songs of the day on this installment of the DJ Sessions.

September 17 21 Comments

Volkswagen’s 300 MPG Car

The XL-1 can get 300 miles per gallon. The key is reducing wind resistance.

September 17 41 Comments

How Has The Obesity Epidemic Disrupted Romance?

The health impacts of the obesity epidemic are well-documented. Less studied are its ramifications for romance.