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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.

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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.

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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)

The Role Of Yoga In Healing Trauma

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 5:00am

So-called 'trauma-aware yoga' has mind and body benefits, says Georgetown research.

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Why Recycling Options Lead People To Waste More

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 4:02am

People used more cups and paper when recycling was an option versus when they had to put them in the trash. Researchers say people's guilt for wasting is overridden by the good feelings for recycling.

Trump's Speech On Paris Climate Agreement Withdrawal, Annotated

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 5:45pm

NPR journalists have fact-checked and analyzed the president's announcement that the U.S. will pull out of the international accord, including Trump's comments on terrorism and the economy.

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Mars Incorporated Criticizes Trump's Decision To Leave Paris Climate Accord

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:12pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Andy Pharoah, vice president for corporate affairs at Mars Incorporated, about why the company is such an avid backer of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Using Music And Rhythm To Help Kids With Grammar And Language

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:04pm

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are studying how music and rhythm activities could help children who struggle with grammar and language development.

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Montana Town Exemplifies Coal Country's Uncertain Future

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 3:44pm

The Trump administration has declared an end to the "war on coal," but Colstrip, Mont., is still feeling besieged. The town is a good example of how complicated the future is for coal country.

U.S. Intelligence Warns Against Security Implications Of Leaving Paris Accord

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 3:44pm

U.S. intelligence experts warn that climate change can produce political instability, as crop failures, drought and rising sea levels prompt population shifts.

President Trump Decides To Remove U.S. From Paris Climate Accord

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 3:44pm

President Trump announced his decision on Thursday for the U.S. to leave the Paris climate accord. The decision is likely to have environmental and international implications.

California State Senator Doubles Down On Efforts To Fight Climate Change

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 3:44pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with California's Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon about his reactions to Trump's decision on the Paris climate accord. The Democrat has worked on legislation that would insulate California from federal environmental rollbacks.

China Steps Forward As Unlikely Leader In Fight Against Climate Change

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 3:44pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Robert Daly of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson Center about China's new commitment to green energy and fighting climate change.

President Trump Decides To Pull U.S. Out Of Paris Climate Agreement

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 3:44pm

President Trump announced Thursday the U.S. will leave the Paris Climate Agreement. The decision is likely to have a big impact on both the climate and environmental policy around the world.

Cracking The Code That Lets The Brain ID Any Face, Fast

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 3:35pm

People and other primates have an amazing ability to instantly recognize faces. Scientists at Caltech found that we do that by having 205 specialized brain cells divvy up the task.

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Citizen Scientists Comb Images To Find An 'Overexcited Planet'

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 2:25pm

In a crowdsourced search for celestial objects, four volunteers helped scientists identify a brown dwarf by studying images taken over the years by a NASA satellite.

(Image credit: Chuck Carter and Gregg Hallinan/Caltech/NASA)

WATCH LIVE: Trump Announces Decision On Paris Climate Agreement

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 9:54am

Nearly all the world's nations have signed the 2015 accord, which sets global goals for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. President Trump is announcing today whether the U.S. will withdraw.

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Trump Poised To Announce Decision On Paris Climate Agreement

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 9:54am

Nearly all the world's nations have signed the 2015 accord, which sets global goals for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. President Trump is set to announce today whether the U.S. will withdraw.

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Is Missile Defense Our Best Defense?

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 9:06am

How does the US's missile defense system work? And will it work when lives are at stake?

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