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May 28, 2015 3 Comments

‘Below-Normal’ Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted

As the hurricane season is set to begin, Texas and Oklahoma are bracing for more rain and flooding. We check in with a weather expert.

May 27, 2015 3 Comments

In India, Heat Kills As Monsoon Season Approaches

In the capital New Delhi, 113 degree Fahrenheit temperatures have melted roadway crosswalks.

May 27, 2015 Comment

Parched Rivers, Grasslands Choke California Wildlife

Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd reports there is no relief in sight for California farmers and wildlife ravaged by drought.

May 27, 2015 Comment

Texas Lake Slowly Recovers From Drought

In 2013, we spoke with the owner of a lodge on Lake Buchanan, which had shrunk to one-third capacity. We check back in with him.

May 27, 2015 12 Comments

Gaps Remain In Oklahoma’s Spanish Language Weather Warnings

The deaths of nine Guatemalan immigrants in a flash flood spurred efforts to provide severe weather information in Spanish.

May 26, 2015 Comment

Heavy Rains, Thunderstorms Deluge Texas

The governor has declared disaster areas in 37 counties, after flash flooding forced evacuations and left thousands without electricity.

May 26, 2015 Comment

Thousands Displaced In Texas And Oklahoma After Deadly Floods, Tornadoes

Torrential rainfall, flash floods and tornadoes over the Memorial Day weekend have left at least five people dead in those two states.

May 25, 2015 Comment

Debate Over Seal Hunting In Greenland Resumes

The Inuit people of Greenland are trying to get the European Union’s ban on the sale of seal products overturned.

May 25, 2015 Comment

Parts Of California Will Have Short Whitewater Rafting Season

Because of a record-low snow pack, the foam and chaos of big rapids will be short lived this summer for some rivers in the Sierra Nevada.

May 25, 2015 5 Comments

Interior Secretary On Drawing New Visitors To National Parks

Memorial Day is a popular day for Americans to visit the nation’s parks and monuments. We speak to the Secretary of the Interior, who oversees the National Park Service.

May 22, 2015 2 Comments

Wal-Mart Calls On Suppliers To Treat Farm Animals Better

The retail giant is asking its suppliers in the U.S. to treat farm animals better, and give them fewer antibiotics.

May 22, 2015 Comment

It’s Only Getting Worse: California Farmers Consider Historic Cuts

Farmers who have water rights are worried regulators will take their water anyway, so they’ve offered the state a deal.

May 22, 2015 12 Comments

2015 Shaping Up To Be An El Niño Year

Mike Halpert, deputy director of NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, explains what this may mean for the weather.

May 21, 2015 Comment

Clean-Up Continues After Santa Barbara Oil Spill

As much as 105,000 gallons of oil are believed to have entered coastal waters, after a pipeline ruptured along the Santa Barbara coast.

May 20, 2015 3 Comments

Pandas’ Bamboo Diet May Endanger Them

New research examining the genetics of panda waste shows they would be better suited to eat meat than plants.

May 20, 2015 3 Comments

Man To Swim Across Pacific For A Cause

Ben Lecomte, 47, estimates his swim across the Pacific Ocean will take five months, 8 hours a day, from Tokyo to San Francisco.

May 19, 2015 20 Comments

White House Unveils Plan To Save Honeybees

The White House’s Pollinator Health Task Force has released a strategy to help improve bee habitat and health.

May 15, 2015 7 Comments

More Bad News About Honeybees: 40 Percent Died In The Last Year

It’s the second-largest loss of honeybees ever recorded in a single year, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

May 13, 2015 71 Comments

Are Carbon Emissions Causing ‘Lethal Seas’?

Carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels is being absorbed by the earth’s oceans, causing a rise in acidity that threatens biodiversity.

May 12, 2015 18 Comments

Why Has It Taken 40 Years To Build A Tennessee Nuclear Power Plant?

Associated Press reporter Ray Henry says the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant serves as a cautionary tale for America’s nuclear power industry.

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May 27 Comment

Parched Rivers, Grasslands Choke California Wildlife

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd reports there is no relief in sight for California farmers and wildlife ravaged by drought.

May 27 21 Comments

Comedy Writer Brings ‘The Tweet Of God’ To Broadway

"An Act of God," starring Jim Parsons, was born out of David Javerbaum's parody Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod.

May 26 4 Comments

Old-Fashioned Bell Helps 12-Year-Old Minnesota Boy Battle Cancer

David Gerfast and his family are fighting cancer with an old-fashioned ship captain's bell and high-tech proton beam radiation.

May 26 2 Comments

Just (Lobster) Roll With It: Variations On A Summer Tradition

In New England, lobster rolls are a summer tradition, but if you ask 100 chefs how to make one, you'll get 100 different answers.