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April 19, 2016 Comment

At Least 5 Dead As Major Flooding Closes Much Of Houston

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared a state of emergency in nine counties after widespread flooding across Houston.

April 19, 2016 432 Comments

Were Dinosaurs Early Victims Of Climate Change?

A new study finds dinosaurs were having trouble even before the asteroid hit, as a result of changes in climate.

April 18, 2016 Comment

Recovery Continues After Earthquake Kills Hundreds In Ecuador

More than 350 people were killed and many more injured by the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Saturday night.

April 18, 2016 2 Comments

Choking Smog Blankets Mexico City

Part of the problem is that the cars in Mexico have lower emissions standards for cars than in other countries.

April 15, 2016 4 Comments

Energy Secretary Discusses New Energy Bill And Future For Coal Workers

It will be the first major energy legislation since the American energy landscape was dramatically reshaped by fracking.

April 14, 2016 3 Comments

Inky The Octopus Enthralls The World With His Escape

The octopus slipped out of his tank, slithered across the aquarium floor and disappeared through a drain pipe and into the ocean.

April 14, 2016 69 Comments

Behind The Furious Debate Over GMO Crops

Luke Runyon of Harvest Public Media explains what people are really arguing about in the debate over genetically engineered crops.

April 14, 2016 Comment

In Seattle, A Focus On Students’ Emotions

Some schools are taking a new look at teaching social and emotional skills to students, in addition to academic subjects.

April 14, 2016 55 Comments

As Coal Falters, Wind Energy Is Soaring

More wind power was added last year than any other electricity source in the U.S., according to the American Wind Energy Association.

April 12, 2016 2 Comments

Death Toll Rises In Flint Water Contamination Scandal

Two more deaths in the Flint area have been linked to Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia.

April 7, 2016 Comment

Step Forward For Largest Dam Removal Project In U.S. History

The removal of the dams would open up 300 miles of historic habitat for salmon on the Klamath River.

April 6, 2016 2 Comments

A Big Slowdown In Pennsylvania Fracking

A steady drop in natural gas prices has forced energy companies drilling in Pennsylvania to layoff workers and shut down operations.

April 1, 2016 2 Comments

Rooftop Solar Gets A Scare In Southwest

After a rate hike for customers with solar panels was announced in Nevada, the state lost a number of jobs and small companies.

April 1, 2016 28 Comments

Fact And Fiction About Monsanto

Following our interview with Monsanto’s CEO, NPR’s Dan Charles joins us to dig into some of the claims he made.

March 31, 2016 Comment

Alaska Volcano Mellows After Wreaking Havoc

The blast from Pavlof Volcano inconvenienced travelers and spewed ash over the village of Nelson Lagoon, about 55 miles away.

March 31, 2016 353 Comments

Monsanto CEO: ‘Roundup Is Not A Carcinogen’

In the second part of our interview, Hugh Grant discusses pesticides, PCBs and organic farming.

March 31, 2016 29 Comments

Study Raises New Concern About Global Warming

Global warming could disintegrate the vast ice Antarctic ice sheet sooner than originally thought, according to the study in Nature.

March 30, 2016 Comment

South African Lion Faces Death After Escaping Game Park

It’s the second time Sylvester has escaped from Karoo National Park. There has been public outcry not to kill him once he’s captured.

March 30, 2016 4 Comments

As Nuclear Plant Seeks 20-Year Renewal, N.Y. Governor Calls For Shutdown

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is renewing calls for a shutdown of the Indian Point nuclear reactor near New York City.

March 29, 2016 34 Comments

Earthquake Hazard Map Includes Human-Caused Quakes For First Time

Oklahoma tops the list of the states most vulnerable to human-caused quakes. Some areas are now as earthquake-prone as California.

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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.