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February 26, 2015 4 Comments

Snow Blankets The South

The southern half of the United States has been slammed with another snow storm. We check in with the mayor of Raleigh, N.C.

February 25, 2015 Comment

Instead Of Snow Days, Time Off For Sandstorms, Volcanoes And More

What do children in other countries get days off for? Kavitha Cardoza brings stories from Saudi Arabia, the Philippines, Ecuador and India.

February 24, 2015 2 Comments

19 Manatees Rescued From Storm Drain In Florida

With colder temperatures than usual, the endangered mammals were probably seeking warmer waters in the drainpipe.

February 24, 2015 Comment

How Small Ski Hills Survive In The Adirondacks

The Northeast used to be dotted with small mom and pop ski hills. Most of them have disappeared, but some are still hanging on.

February 20, 2015 8 Comments

The Polar Vortex Is Back

Winds from Russia have traveled across the North Pole to the U.S. Meteorologists call it the Siberian Express.

February 20, 2015 Comment

At Florida Zoo, Heaters Provide Creature Comfort

The Naples Zoo is using heaters and heat lamps to keep the cheetahs, wallabies, hyenas and the anteater comfortable.

February 18, 2015 Comment

Uncertain Future For Petroleum Engineers

Six months ago, joining a petroleum engineering program seemed like a good investment. With oil prices slumping, some are reevaluating.

February 17, 2015 Comment

Fighting Waste With Waste At Big Data Centers

An experimental Microsoft Data Plant in Wyoming is the first data center in the country to be powered solely by methane waste.

February 17, 2015 8 Comments

Wild Weather Reveals Cracks In Aging Infrastructure

The head of Boston’s transportation system says it will take at least a month to get it back up and running normally.

February 17, 2015 9 Comments

‘Freight Farms’ Grow Local Flavor, Year-Round

Two entrepreneurs are modifying shipping containers to grow stacks of hydroponically-grown plants and vegetables.

February 16, 2015 Comment

Yet Another Snowstorm Pummels New England

While the western half of the country sees record-breaking warmth, snowstorms are making life difficult in New England.

February 13, 2015 4 Comments

Wisconsin’s Pipeline Would Pump More Than Keystone XL

A company called Enbridge wants to boost the capacity of an existing pipeline that runs across Wisconsin.

February 13, 2015 4 Comments

Decades-Long 21st Century Drought Predicted For U.S.

A new study predicts the U.S. will experience a “megadrought” that will go on for decades in the latter half of the 21st century.

February 12, 2015 Comment

Eavesdropping On The Ocean

Researchers discovered the SOFAR channel in the ocean in the 1940s and used it for military surveillance.

February 10, 2015 117 Comments

Ranchers Fight Drought With Desert Cows

Researchers and ranchers want to bring back the Criollo, a cattle breed that not only tolerates, but thrives in desert environments.

February 10, 2015 9 Comments

A Republican And A Democrat Walk Into A Bar…

KUOW reporter Ashley Ahearn invited two state senators from Washington state to sit down over a beer and discuss climate change.

February 9, 2015 Comment

Snow Continues To Pile Up In Boston

Boston is being inundated with its third major snowstorm in just over two weeks.

February 6, 2015 Comment

Jobs Report Beats Expectations, But Oil Work Falters

After years of hiring as fast as possible, energy companies have started laying off workers.

February 5, 2015 10 Comments

Farming Feeds The Carbon Cycle

Scientists say farming accounts for a 25 percent increase in carbon activity, much of it from the the United State’s biggest crop – corn.

February 2, 2015 Comment

California Snowpack Not Showing Any Promise For Ending Drought

Frank Gehrke of the California Department of Water Resources discusses what he is finding in the snowpack region.

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February 27 5 Comments

After Red Carpet Controversy, A Look At The History Of Dreadlocks

Dreadlocks go back "thousands and thousands of years," according to professor Bert Ashe, who also shares his own dreadlocks stories.

February 27 12 Comments

More Parents Say No To Standardized Testing

A growing number of parents and students are deciding to "opt out" of assessment tests.

February 26 35 Comments

That Political Bumper Sticker Could Cost You Your Job

In most states in the country, labor laws will not protect you from getting fired over a political bumper sticker.

February 26 3 Comments

Remote Mexican Villages Build Their Own Cell Networks

Thanks to cheaper technology, community organizers and computer hackers are bypassing the big cell companies.