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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.

October 31, 2014 Comment

Salt Damage Threatens World Food Supply

Thousands of acres of land are being lost each day because of damage caused by salt, according to a U.N. analysis.

October 29, 2014 Comment

Lava Threatens Homes On Hawaii’s Big Island

Residents of Pahoa Village are evacuating, as smoke billows towards their homes and lava from Kilauea volcano creeps closer.

October 29, 2014 2 Comments

On Superstorm Sandy Anniversary, Red Cross Under Scrutiny

An investigation by NPR and ProPublica has uncovered serious problems with the charity’s response to the storm.

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November 19 9 Comments

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that's not the end of the story.

November 19 205 Comments

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

Edward Baptist argues in his new book that slavery was integral to establishing the America as a world economic power.

November 18 3 Comments

Outspoken Olympic Runner Nick Symmonds Pens Memoir

The track star has won his share of races, but he often gets as much attention for what he does off the track as what he does on it.

November 18 37 Comments

Texting And Driving: Are We Powerless To Change Our Ways?

A new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Matt Richtel chronicles the groundbreaking case of Reggie Shaw.