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Travel Through Time With A Whale Detective

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 9:03am

Join NPR's Madeline Sofia on a tour of the largest collection of whale bones in the world. Curator Nick Pyenson takes us backstage to see Smithsonian specimens that aren't on display in museums.

(Image credit: Maia Stern/NPR)

Total Failure: The Mountain That Got Away

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 8:08am

In 2014, Emily Harrington set out to climb the tallest peak in Southeast Asia. She had to turn back with the summit in sight.

(Image credit: Isabel Seliger for NPR)

Polar Photographer Shares His View Of A Ferocious But Fragile Ecosystem

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 2:59pm

Paul Nicklen has spent decades documenting the Arctic and the Antarctic. "I want people to realize that ice is like the soil in the garden," he says. "Without ice the polar regions cannot exist."

(Image credit: Paul Nicklen Gallery)

PHOTOS: Here's What Climate Change Looks Like To Uganda's Coffee Farmers

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 1:22pm

Coffee is Uganda's most valuable industry, but climate change could cut production by half by 2050. Small farmers there area already feeling the effects, as they document in these photos.

(Image credit: Beatrice Nandudu)

VIDEO: Get To Know The Bloodthirsty (But Cuddly) Vampire Bat

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 5:00am

In Latin America, they drink the blood of big animals and can spread rabies. Livestock die. So do people. Ranchers want to wipe the bats out. Does anyone think that's a bad idea?

(Image credit: Adam Cole/NPR)

Researchers Ferret Out Information From White House Visitor Logs

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump has decided to change President Obama's policy of making the White House visitor log public. A new study explores what kind of information is contained in the White House visitor log.

Trump Administration Seeking Permits For Seismic Air Gun Surveys In Atlantic

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 4:43pm

The proposal would allow five energy companies to incidentally harass ocean wildlife by using seismic air guns for oil and gas exploration, much to the chagrin of environmental groups.

(Image credit: Wayne Parry/AP)

Scientists Discover A Scorched Planet With A Comet-Like Tail

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 10:01am

The planet called KELT-9b is around three times more massive than Jupiter. It orbits a blue star about 650 light-years away from Earth that's nearly twice as hot as our own sun.

Why Republican Mayor In Indiana Isn't Cheering On Climate Agreement Withdrawal

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 7:01am

As mayor of Carmel, Ind., James Brainard is working to combat climate change. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks the longtime Republican why climate change is important to him and his city.

CEO Of Electric Power Giant Criticizes Trump Decision To Withdraw From Paris Climate Agreement

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 7:01am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Nick Akins, head of American Electric Power, about his reaction to President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.

Alan Alda's Experiment: Helping Scientists Learn To Talk To The Rest Of Us

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 7:01am

The actor's new book, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?, is all about communication — and miscommunication — between doctors, scientists and civilians.

(Image credit: Carlo Allegri/AP)

Barbershop: President Trump's Paris Accord Decision And Kathy Griffin

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 5:26pm

Farajii Muhammad, host of Listen Up! on WEAA in Baltimore, political commentator Gayle Trotter and Ask a Mexican columnist Gustavo Arellano discuss the Paris Accord decision and comic Kathy Griffin.

Energy Economist Says Paris Accord Withdraw Doesn't Mean Much For U.S. Energy

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 5:26pm

With 40 percent of the nation's coal, Wyoming is by far the largest coal-producing state. NPR's Michel Martin talks about the future of coal production with energy economist Robert Godby.

Former Energy Secretary Says Climate Change Needs 'A Robust Response'

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 5:26pm

President Trump said the U.S. has withdrawn from the Paris Climate Accord. NPR's Michel Martin talks about possible effects with Ernest Moniz, former energy secretary and an MIT professor.

What Leaving The Paris Climate Accord Means For Corporations

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 3:45pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Christopher Flavelle, who covers climate change for Bloomberg, about some of the corporate winners and losers of President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.

Week In Politics: Trump Withdraws U.S. From Paris Climate Accord

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 3:45pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times, about President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement and what it means for the country's role on the world stage.

White House Defends U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Climate Agreement

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 3:45pm

The Trump administration is defending its decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement, despite international condemnation.

The Soprano And The Scientist: A Conversation About Music And Medicine

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 2:38pm

NIH Director Francis Collins and Renée Fleming, who is Artistic Advisor at Large for the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., discuss music and medicine. They also sing a duet.

(Image credit: Shelby Knowles/NPR)

Bloomberg Promises $15 Million To Help Make Up For U.S. Withdrawal From Climate Deal

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 12:58pm

"Americans will honor and fulfill the Paris Agreement by leading from the bottom up – and there isn't anything Washington can do to stop us," Michael Bloomberg said.

(Image credit: Christophe Ena/AP)

Many COPD Patients Struggle To Pay For Each Breath

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 9:35am

One in 9 Medicare enrollees have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and many of them can't afford the inhalers that keep them out of the emergency room.

(Image credit: Carolyn Van Houten for Kaiser Health News)

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