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May 11, 2016 2 Comments

Climate Protests Aim To Keep Fossil Fuels In The Ground

Climate protests across six continents will culminate this weekend with civil disobedience planned in numerous cities.

May 11, 2016 4 Comments

Environmentalists Fear Poison Pill In Puerto Rico Debt Bill

A potential rider in the bill would relinquish federal control of a national wildlife refuge on the island of Vieques.

May 11, 2016 13 Comments

Honeybee Population Continues To Decline

A survey shows that 44 percent of the U.S. honeybee population died in the past year.

May 11, 2016 13 Comments

Is Climate Change A Factor In Fort McMurray Wildfire?

While no single cause has been given for the fire, scientists point to climate change as a probable factor.

May 11, 2016 Comment

A Big Dig For Pigs To Help Solve Crimes

The next generation of forensic anthropologists are taking advantage of a rare opportunity to get their hands in the dirt.

May 10, 2016 3 Comments

Heat Wave And Drought Hit India

Hundreds of people have died and millions don’t have enough water as India bakes under a heat wave.

May 9, 2016 2 Comments

Book Reveals The Complexities Of Rescuing And Rehabilitating Hummingbirds

Do rescue efforts that try and protect the species do more harm than good?

May 6, 2016 Comment

Thousands More Evacuating Massive Fire In Alberta

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is escorting convoys of people who are trapped north of the fire zone to safer regions further south.

May 5, 2016 Comment

It’s Time! 17-Year Cicadas Are About To Emerge

Brood V cicadas will soon come out in parts of Ohio, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

May 5, 2016 10 Comments

California Drought Eases, But It’s Far From Over

Jay Famiglietti, senior water scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, says water scarcity is a chronic condition in California.

May 5, 2016 14 Comments

Museum Exhibit Closes: Was It Due To Oil Industry Concerns?

An exhibit at the North Dakota Heritage Center that highlights renewable energy has been closed temporarily, after museum staff received complaints from the oil industry.

May 5, 2016 2 Comments

Alberta Fire Displaces 88,000, Spreads To New Communities

Over the last three days 1,600 homes and business have been destroyed, highways blocked and the airport closed.

April 26, 2016 Comment

Thirty Years After Chernobyl, Inside The Exclusion Zone

On the 30th anniversary of the nuclear disaster, we revisit the firsthand account of a writer who was able to visit the site.

April 25, 2016 2 Comments

A Year After Devastating Quake, Nepal Just Starting To Rebuild

Despite more than $4.1 billion in aid money pouring into Nepal following the quake, very little has been rebuilt.

April 22, 2016 4 Comments

Baltimore Woman Who Fought Trash Burning Project Wins Prestigious Award

Destiny Watford was just a teenager when she began fighting a plan to build the country’s largest trash incinerator in her neighborhood.

April 22, 2016 15 Comments

Michael Bloomberg Outlines How Cities Can Combat Climate Change

On this Earth Day, we revisit our talk with the former New York mayor, as well as the mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson.

April 21, 2016 Comment

Connecticut Students Bring Energy To A Remote Village In Nepal

An elder from a remote village in Nepal recently visited a Hartford high school to say thank you to the students.

April 20, 2016 3 Comments

Daredevil Sightseeing Prompts Safety Concerns At Oregon Landmark

Cape Kiwanda is an icon of the Oregon coast, but its jagged bluffs and towering dunes also tempt thrill-seekers to get too close to the edge.

April 20, 2016 3 Comments

New NOVA Film Focuses On Efforts To Create Wildlife Corridors

The documentary focuses on efforts to allow animals to move from park to park, avoiding human development.

April 20, 2016 3 Comments

Better Flood Forecasting Methods Are In The Works

Seven people are confirmed dead in Houston’s historic flooding. A new system might better predict which areas will flood and how quickly.

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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.