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November 27, 2015 3 Comments

Climate Change Winners And Losers

The man who coined the term “biological diversity” back in 1980 explains that while many species will suffer, some will do well and adapt.

November 27, 2015 Comment

What To Expect At The Paris Climate Summit

Alden Meyer of the Union of Concerned Scientists explains the key issues, as leaders from more than 190 nations prepare to gather.

November 26, 2015 Comment

Feasting On Fuel

Up to a fifth of total U.S. energy use goes into growing, transporting, processing and eventually preparing our food.

November 26, 2015 Comment

Colorado Ski Industry Calls For Action On Climate Change

The state’s mountain resorts will feel the pinch as the earth’s climate warms. The question is, what can be done about it?

November 25, 2015 Comment

After Paris Attacks, Protests At Upcoming Climate Talks Curtailed

The negotiations will go on as planned, but authorities have banned public demonstrations in hard-to-secure outdoor spaces.

November 19, 2015 8 Comments

U.S. Government To Retire Its Research Chimps

All of the remaining research chimpanzees at will be moved to a sanctuary as soon as space can be found.

November 13, 2015 Comment

Folk Medicine’s Role In The Modern World

Scientists are investigating whether any of the plants used in Cajun and Creole folk medicines might be helpful for treating diabetes.

November 12, 2015 3 Comments

Too Much Sand: A Problem For Oregon Coastal Communities

In Bayshore, Oregon, winter storms blow sand inland, piling it up to the eaves of some houses, covering driveways and even roads.

November 11, 2015 Comment

Montreal Begins Dumping 2.1 Billion Gallons Of Sewage Into St. Lawrence River

Over the next six days, the city is dumping untreated sewage into the river, which runs from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.

November 6, 2015 2 Comments

Keystone XL Pipeline Rejected: What Does It Mean For TransCanada?

The CBC’s Peter Armstrong discusses what the Obama administration’s decision means for the Canadian energy giant.

November 6, 2015 Comment

Reporter’s Notebook: 2 Weeks In The Amazon Rainforest

Burning land and roaming gangs of lumber thieves aren’t the typical images called to mind by the Amazon, but they are the reality.

November 6, 2015 7 Comments

Obama Administration Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

The decision caps a seven-year saga that became one of the biggest environmental flashpoints of Barack Obama’s presidency.

November 4, 2015 4 Comments

Regulating Pesticide Use By Colorado’s Marijuana Growers

There is concern that marijuana growers in Colorado are using dangerous pesticides in the absence of federal oversight.

November 4, 2015 20 Comments

Why Are Meteorologists Reluctant To Talk About Climate Change?

Meteorologists are slowly warming up to talking about climate change.

November 3, 2015 9 Comments

Obama Administration Weighs Request For Keystone Delay

TransCanada Corporation requested a delay for the review of its permit application for the pipeline, which could push a decision until after the 2016 presidential election.

November 3, 2015 Comment

Tapping Arizona Water For Saudi Cows

Saudi Arabia has drained its ground water supply by growing crops like hay to feed their dairy cows. But now the Saudis have found another desert to grow hay in.

November 2, 2015 7 Comments

Gaping Gash Opens Up In Wyoming Mountains

A geologists explains how a massive fissure opened up in the Bighorn Mountains.

October 29, 2015 Comment

3 Years After Sandy, Seashore Communities Still Deciding Their Future

While some residents of a rural area in southern New Jersey have accepted buyouts from the state, others want to rebuild.

October 27, 2015 5 Comments

How To Protect Mars From Earth’s Germs

Scientists say our microbes could contaminate the red planet, and they’re trying to figure out how to prevent that.

October 27, 2015 Comment

Rescuers Struggle To Reach Remote Quake Areas

Crews are having trouble reaching some of the remote regions in Pakistan and Afghanistan struck by yesterday’s earthquake.


Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.

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

November 26 8 Comments

Arlo Guthrie Celebrates 50 Years Of ‘Alice’s Restaurant’

Listening to the 18-minute musical monologue has been a Thanksgiving tradition among folk music fans for decades.

November 26 Comment

One Refugee’s Story Of Coming To America

Paul Okot vividly remembers landing at JFK airport in New York at 7 years old, after fleeing violence in southern Sudan.

November 25 3 Comments

Rapper Le1f Finds Struggle And Moral Diversity In American Music

We've been asking musicians what they think of when they think "American music." Today we hear from Khalif Diouf, aka Le1f.

November 24 7 Comments

Ferguson: One Year Later

City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.