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July 30, 2015 6 Comments

Oxford Conservationist Talks About 7 Years Of Tracking Cecil

The 13-year-old lion was not only a tourist favorite, but also, a research animal. The beloved lion was being studied by the Oxford University Conservation Unit.

July 30, 2015 5 Comments

Activists Block Icebreaker Ship Bound For Alaska Drilling Operation

The Greenpeace activists say they are prepared to stay suspended from the bridge for days.

July 29, 2015 Comment

Supply Storehouses Keep Wildland Firefighters Supplied, Fed

Tom Banse of Northwest News Network get a tour of what you might call the Amazon.com for wildland firefighting.

July 29, 2015 22 Comments

Lion Shooting Shines Spotlight On Ethics Of Trophy Hunting

The killing of an adult male lion – one locals knew as Cecil – in Zimbabwe by a Minnesota dentist has sparked outrage and debate.

July 29, 2015 3 Comments

‘Optimism Is High’ In The West As El Niño Strengthens

NASA climate scientist Bill Patzert says “everyone’s thinking about this El Niño as the great wet hope” to help with the historic drought.

July 29, 2015 479 Comments

Two Sides Of The GMO Debate

We moderate a debate over a bill that would bar states from forcing food manufacturers to label genetically modified foods.

July 28, 2015 35 Comments

What’s The Best Way To Deal With Feral Cats?

Australia’s decision to kill 2 million feral cats is the latest in a battle between cat lovers and bird lovers, over cats’ impact on wildlife.

July 28, 2015 4 Comments

The Risks And Rewards Of Hummingbird Rescue

Terry Masear rescued and rehabilitated hummingbirds for over a decade. Her new book is “Fastest Things on Wings.”

July 28, 2015 3 Comments

Drought Leads To Stressed Out Salmon In Northwest Rivers

River levels are dropping as the drought continues – and the water’s getting warmer. That’s a problem for salmon and trout.

July 27, 2015 Comment

In California Drought, Musicians Find Inspiration

Across the drying state, musicians are writing songs about the lack of water, reports Ezra David Romero of Valley Public Radio.

July 27, 2015 13 Comments

U.S. Wind Power On Course To Grow Big

The Department of Energy says wind power is poised to become one of the country’s largest sources of energy.

July 27, 2015 Comment

The Global Impact Of Low Oil Prices

The stock market in China – the world’s biggest energy consumer – dropped 8 percent last night, sending oil prices to a four-month low.

July 27, 2015 2 Comments

Alaskans Still Cleaning Up Reminders Of Japan Tsunami

Crews are picking up and bagging tons of debris that were swept out to sea when the tsunami hit in 2011.

July 27, 2015 2 Comments

Alaska Fires Char Permafrost, Stretch Resources Thin

It’s been an unprecedented start to Alaska’s fire season. Hundreds of wildfires are blackening nearly 5 million acres of the state.

July 23, 2015 Comment

Tulsa Braces For 100-Degree Weekend

Hot summer days are great for beachgoers, but they also endanger millions of lives. Heat is the No. 1 weather-related killer in the U.S.

July 23, 2015 2 Comments

Wind, Dry Ground Fueling Wildfire In Washington State

About a thousand firefighters are battling a blaze 10 miles east of Walla Walla, Washington. It’s only about 5 percent contained.

July 21, 2015 23 Comments

When ‘The Really Big One’ Hits The Pacific Northwest

Portland, Seattle, Tacoma, Eugene, Olympia – all could be devastated in the Cascadia earthquake and ensuing tsunami.

July 20, 2015 Comment

Major Drought Adds To Puerto Rico’s Economic Burden

On the brink of financial default, Puerto Rico is also grappling with the worst drought in its history.

July 20, 2015 3 Comments

Southern California Rainfall Breaks Records

July is normally the driest month, but the remnants of a tropical storm have brought heavy rainfall and thunderstorms to the region.

July 16, 2015 4 Comments

A New Threat To Coral Reefs: China’s Man-Made Islands

Scientists say the dredging project that created the islands has done massive damage to the coral reefs and aquatic life in the area.

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

July 29 2 Comments

Garden-Inspired Cooking With Kathy Gunst

We visit our resident chef's garden in Maine, make gazpacho and get a recipe for a plum tart with hazelnut crust.

July 29 479 Comments

Two Sides Of The GMO Debate

We moderate a debate over a bill that would bar states from forcing food manufacturers to label genetically modified foods.

July 28 159 Comments

Religious Groups Upset Over Boy Scouts’ Decision To Lift Ban On Gay Leaders

The chairman of Trail Life USA, a group that formed after the Boy Scouts opened its membership to gay youth, explains his position.

July 28 6 Comments

Shamir: From Country To Pop

The 20-year-old talks about his new album, his androgynous voice and how his disco-pop sound has evolved.