Last Build Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:18:00 -0500Copyright: Copyright 2017 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:18:00 -0500Interior Secretary nominee Ryan Zinke's confirmation hearing is scheduled for this week. Energy developers and tribal leaders are cheering. But environmentalists are wary of the Montana congressman.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:41:00 -0500Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf is about to lose an iceberg the size of Delaware. Scientists gathering in the U.K. are scratching their heads about why it's cracking off.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 07:00:21 -0500Ocean algae is plentiful and grows rapidly, and most of it is safe to eat. People have been harvesting seaweed for thousands of years, but now it's become so popular, you can even take a class.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:46:08 -0500Ecologist Suzanne Simard shares how she discovered that trees use underground fungi networks to communicate and share resources, uprooting the idea that nature constantly competes for survival.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:01:00 -0500After years of drought, California is getting drenched with rains. Some scientists and farmers are testing a way to capture that water by filling the state's depleted groundwater aquifers.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:36:00 -0500It's written from the perspective of lung cancer. And it's striking a chord on social media.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:28:00 -0500The Environmental Protection Agency says Fiat Chrysler violated the Clean Air Act by allegedly installing software in about 104,000 vehicles that masked the true level of emissions.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:44:00 -0500Storms dumped rain and snow all along the coast, prompting evacuations, closing roads and knocking out power to tens of thousands of customers. But all that water has helped the West's severe drought.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:00:08 -0500The creature, which roamed ocean floors over 500 million years ago, went years without a definitive scientific classification. Now, researchers think the oddball finally has a group to call its own.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 05:00:00 -0500This year could see a wave of state tax hikes on gasoline and diesel. Oklahoma is one of about a dozen states seriously considering increases.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:29:00 -0500A week of powerful storms on the West Coast is helping to put a dent in California's historic drought, yet state officials are warning they are by no means a drought buster.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:12:00 -0500The Justice Department also announced the indictments of six VW executives. Volkswagen has admitted equipping diesel vehicles with software to cheat emissions tests and then lying to regulators.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:08:00 -0500Rising temperatures and thawing permafrost threaten tiny Newtok. Its residents want President Obama to declare an official disaster, to unlock the millions it needs to move the community.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0500A new study finds a link between warming waters and a dangerous neurotoxin that builds up in species like Dungeness crabs, clams and mussels — and can be hazardous, even fatal in people who eat them.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 14:38:00 -0500This comes after a month of particularly severe air quality that left the capital and dozens of other Chinese cities blanketed in thick, brown smog.