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November 24, 2014 4 Comments

Flooding From Snow Melt Expected In Buffalo

Temperatures are climbing to nearly 60 degrees in Buffalo today, where nearly 7 feet of snow fell in some parts of the city last week.

November 21, 2014 Comment

Rain Expected After Massive Snowfall In Buffalo

It has stopped snowing in the Buffalo area, but the rain in the forecast is leading to worries about possible floods and more roof collapses.

November 21, 2014 5 Comments

Booming Economy Means Busy Highways In Sleepy Towns

The oil and gas boom has not only brought jobs and prosperity to states like Wyoming, but also a dangerous spike in traffic and accidents.

November 20, 2014 Comment

With Several Dead, Buffalo Struggles With Massive Snowfall

Another 2 to 3 feet of snow is expected to fall in the Buffalo area today, on top of the 5 feet already on the ground in some areas.

November 19, 2014 2 Comments

West Virginia's Rivers May Be Wild, But Fewer People Know About Them

The river rafting industry is pleading with the state to spend more on advertising, but finding the money will be difficult.

November 19, 2014 Comment

Buffalo Grapples With Record Snowfall

With up to six feet of snow on the ground and more on the way, we check in with WBFO news director Brian Meyer in Buffalo, N.Y.

November 19, 2014 3 Comments

New York Dealing With Massive Snow; Storm Looming

Lake-effect snow pummeled areas around Buffalo for a second straight day, leaving residents stuck in their homes.

November 18, 2014 10 Comments

Record-Breaking Cold Sweeps The U.S.

We check in on the weather by talking to the owners of a chocolate shop in Indiana, a farm in Florida and a snowplow company New York.

November 18, 2014 13 Comments

Passing The Keystone XL: Is it A Solution, Or Symbolic?

As the Senate is set to vote on the pipeline, NPR’s Jeff Brady discusses the potential impacts on jobs, energy prices and the environment.

November 12, 2014 7 Comments

Atlantic Fishermen Grapple With Cod Restrictions

Fishermen say the new rules, expected to stay in place until May, will devastate them economically and force some out of business.

November 12, 2014 Comment

Storm Sentinels Help Predict The When And Where Of Hurricanes

Texas is putting up coastal monitoring stations that are built not just to measure the storm, but weather it too.

November 12, 2014 4 Comments

For The First Time, China Agrees To Cap Carbon Emissions

The U.S. and China – the world’s largest polluters – surprised the world yesterday by announcing an agreement on greenhouse gases.

November 11, 2014 26 Comments

Vatican Astronomer Wins Top Science Prize

Michigan-raised Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno will become the first clergyman awarded the prestigious Carl Sagan Medal.

November 11, 2014 4 Comments

Controversial Policy Thins Western Wild Horse Herds

Tribal range managers have one option that U.S. federal agencies don’t: sending unwanted horses to foreign slaughterhouses.

November 10, 2014 4 Comments

Freezing Cold Weather Heads To Lower 48

Frigid weather is moving into the mainland U.S., thanks to a powerful storm that hit Alaska over the weekend.

November 7, 2014 Comment

Storm Brewing In Bering Sea Set To Hit Alaska

Alaska is hunkering down for a powerful storm in the Bering Sea that’s expected to hit the Aleutian Islands.

November 6, 2014 Comment

Pale Male Still The Bird King Of Central Park

The red-tailed hawk has been spotted in and around New York City’s Central Park since the early 1990s, and is still flying high.

November 6, 2014 3 Comments

Wolf Spotted In Grand Canyon Could Be Gray Wolf

If the sightings are confirmed, it would be the first sighting of a gray wolf at the national park in 70 years.

November 4, 2014 4 Comments

CSI For Animals: How An Oregon Lab Practices Forensics

A nondescript 40,000-square-foot building houses the world’s only forensic crime lab for animals.

November 3, 2014 Comment

Drought Weary Californians Asked To Spend Billions On Water Projects

A provision that would set aside funds for new dams is drawing fire from some environmentalists and economists.

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

November 25 8 Comments

Lightening Up Traditional Thanksgiving Fare

Our resident chef Kathy Gunst has created lighter versions of listeners' favorites, from mashed potatoes to green bean casserole.

November 25 Comment

U.N. Envoy Calls For ‘Firing Freeze’ In Aleppo, Syria

Staffan de Mistura says limited and localized ceasefires in this historic city could serve as a model for the rest of the country.

November 24 25 Comments

Jose Antonio Vargas May Soon Become Documented Immigrant

The activist and journalist is one of the undocumented immigrants expected to receive protection from deportation.

November 24 8 Comments

Doctor: Hard-To-Abuse Painkillers Won’t Fix Overdose Crisis

There's a question of whether the new technology of addictive painkillers will help stem the epidemic or help fuel it.