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January 29, 2015 2 Comments

Red Fox Sighting In Yosemite Is First In Nearly 100 Years

A Sierra Nevada red fox was spotted in Yosemite National Park for the first time in nearly a century, by a motion-sensitive camera.

January 29, 2015 9 Comments

Report Says Biomass Is Not An Ingredient In A Sustainable Food Future

The researchers are slamming the widespread use and government promotion of biofuels as a way to reduce greenhouse gases.

January 28, 2015 2 Comments

Brisket Shortage Has BBQ Lovers Gnashing Their Teeth

Drought conditions are forcing ranchers to thin their herds, and that means a shortage of the cut of beef that’s emblematic of Texas barbecue.

January 27, 2015 2 Comments

Proposal Could Open Parts Of Atlantic, Close Parts Of Arctic To Drilling

We take a look at the proposal, which is a win and a loss each for environmentalists and the oil industry.

January 27, 2015 Comment

Russian Conservationist Optimistic About Tiger Repopulation

A young female tiger has been rehabilitated and released back into the wild, after she was found starving and frostbitten in 2012.

January 27, 2015 Comment

Storm Prompts Evacuations In Coastal Mass. Town

Waves crashed through the front door of one home in Scituate, and four feet of sea water flooded the streets.

January 27, 2015 Comment

Blizzard Howls Its Way Into Boston But Largely Spares NYC

Massachusetts was pounded by snow and lashed by strong winds as a storm spun up the East Coast.

January 26, 2015 Comment

Snowy Owls ‘Irrupting’ In Northern States

For a second year in a row, a mass migration of snowy owls from Canada is occurring, and that’s highly unusual.

January 26, 2015 Comment

‘Potentially Historic’ Blizzard To Hit Northeast

Peter Judge of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency explains what the state is doing to prepare.

January 26, 2015 4 Comments

Limitations Of Winter Freeze Inspire Maine Chef

The food at Vinland in downtown Portland is 100 percent locally sourced, even in the dead of winter.

January 26, 2015 Comment

Northeast Readies For Potentially Historic Snowfall

The Weather Channel’s Sam Champion joins us from the streets of New York to discuss the impending storm.

January 26, 2015 Comment

Storm Outlook From The Highest Peak In The Northeast

Mount Washington is the most prominent mountain east of the Mississippi and is famous for its erratic and dangerous weather.

January 22, 2015 7 Comments

Montana Town Awaits Decision On Water Safety

A 1950s-era oil pipeline under the Yellowstone River ruptured, spilling 40,000 gallons of oil and contaminating the water in Glendive.

January 21, 2015 3 Comments

Australian Bushfires Leave Koalas And Kangaroos Badly Burned

The worst summer bushfires in more than 30 years have taken a heavy toll on wildlife. The veterinarian coordinator explains.

January 19, 2015 5 Comments

Nicaragua's Bottom-Up Rural Electrification

A group of engineers has been transforming the region of El Cuá by building small hydroelectric plants.

January 16, 2015 Comment

Corn And Soy Farmers May Not Benefit From Bumper Crops

While the farmers saw record harvests in 2014, they’re selling the crops at a lower price. An agricultural economist joins us.

January 14, 2015 Comment

Orangutan Speaks? Google Translates!

We listen to orangutan sounds that surprised scientists and give the latest version of Google Translate a try.

January 14, 2015 21 Comments

Seattle Zoo Ponders Where To Send Its Elephants

“It’s going to be a bit of a match.com, just in terms of personalities,” says Nancy Hawkes, Woodland Park Zoo’s general curator.

January 14, 2015 89 Comments

Chevy Bolt Delivers Jolt To EV Industry

Industry watchers say the Bolt might become the first mass market electric vehicle success. It will sell for $30,000 after rebates.

January 14, 2015 2 Comments

Texas’ Diverse Economy May Soften Oil Price Slump

It may be the leading producer of oil in the U.S., but only 10 percent of its tax collections come from oil and mineral-related revenue.

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January 28 14 Comments

Zillow And ‘The New Rules Of Real Estate’

The CEO and chief economist of the groundbreaking real estate website explain how the rules have changed.

January 27 112 Comments

Nun Hopes For More Gender Equality In The Church

Sister Joan Chittister describes how the Vatican's tone toward nuns has changed and shares her hopes for the Catholic church.

January 26 4 Comments

Limitations Of Winter Freeze Inspire Maine Chef

The food at Vinland in downtown Portland is 100 percent locally sourced, even in the dead of winter.

January 26 Comment

Mayors Examine Community Policing

The U.S. Conference of Mayors has new recommendations on community policing, in the wake of Ferguson.