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June 3, 2016 2 Comments

Severe Flooding Seen Across Germany, France After Week Of Heavy Rain

At least 20,000 people have been evacuated across France. In Germany, the southern state of Bavaria has been hit the hardest.

June 2, 2016 Comment

One Year After Floods, Still No Relief For This Small Texas Town

In the small Latino community Martindale, outside of Austin, residents are still struggling.

June 2, 2016 Comment

Don’t Like The Weather? Build A Mountain

The United Arab Emirates wants more rain, so the country is looking into building an artificial mountain.

June 2, 2016 3 Comments

World On Pace To Install 700 Million More Air Conditioners By 2030

Most of that increase will happen in developing countries with hot climates, like India and Brazil, where populations and incomes are rising.

June 1, 2016 3 Comments

In Record Year, World Pours $286 Billion Into Renewable Energy

Investments in solar, wind and hydropower were more than twice as high as money spent on developing fossil fuels sources.

June 1, 2016 9 Comments

How Much Should Hikers Rely On GPS, Or Smartphones?

Experienced hikers say people on long hikes should still know how to read a map and use a compass.

June 1, 2016 81 Comments

Why It’s So Difficult For Presidents To Ask For Less Energy Use

The current candidates may remember what happened to President Jimmy Carter when he called for conservation in the ’70s.

June 1, 2016 4 Comments

6 Killed In New Wave Of Texas Floods, Which Could Worsen This Week

Flooding just doesn’t seem to let up in Texas. We get the latest from Here & Now contributor Houston Public Media.

May 31, 2016 4 Comments

How A Cheese Factory Can Change A Colorado Landscape

Farmers change what they grow, expand their herds, and buy new land, changing the surrounding landscape.

May 31, 2016 17 Comments

Water Level At Lake Mead, The Country’s Largest Reservoir, Is At Historic Low

The man-made lake, which provides water to Arizona, California, Nevada and Mexico, is now only about 37 percent full.

May 30, 2016 Comment

Reporter’s Search For A Snowy Owl Takes Him From Maryland To Ontario

At the end of 2013, snowy owls started invading the United States in a way scientists had never seen.

May 25, 2016 3 Comments

African Crocodiles Found In Florida Everglades

University of Florida professor Frank Mazzotti says Floridians don’t need to panic – yet.

May 25, 2016 40 Comments

Exxon Investors Float Climate Measures To Shrink Company From Within

Investors will vote on whether or not to cut spending on new oil exploration in the Arctic, among other proposals.

May 24, 2016 9 Comments

Arizona’s ‘Adopt-A-Burro’ Program Tries To Solve An Overpopulation Issue

The small donkeys are federally protected animals, but cause problems like digging up plants and walking on highways.

May 24, 2016 2 Comments

Congress Votes On Long-Awaited Overhaul Of Chemical Safety Law

The bill deals with how the U.S. regulates chemicals found in common household products, from shampoo to couch cushions.

May 19, 2016 Comment

California Lifts Mandatory Water Restrictions

Local water districts in California will now be allowed to set their own water use targets.

May 17, 2016 Comment

Can A Wasp Slow The Spread Of Destructive Citrus Disease?

Scientists are testing a parasitic wasp as a tool against the plant disease called citrus greening.

May 17, 2016 18 Comments

The State Of Oregon’s Timber Industry

Oregon’s once-booming timber industry has fallen sharply since the 1990s, when timber production was halted where it interfered with the threatened spotted owl.

May 16, 2016 4 Comments

Dozens Arrested In Climate Protests, Oil Train Blockades

Over the weekend activists blockaded railroads in crude-oil hubs from Anacortes, Washington to Albany, New York.

May 13, 2016 4 Comments

Colorado’s Lucrative Pot Industry Has Huge Energy Footprint

While the state’s marijuana industry brings in 100 million dollars a month, growing it indoors uses a large amount of electricity.

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June 6 Comment

Introducing A New Here & Now Website

Coming June 9, 2016, Here & Now listeners and visitors will experience our stories and journalism online in a whole new way.

June 3 Comment

Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.