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Posted: 2019-10-30 14:06:30
Many California residents have found themselves without power as wildfire season reaches its height.
Posted: 2019-10-20 11:59:51
Suvero's acclaimed sculptures are in public spaces all over the world and in the collections of major museums. The sculptor recently installed his largest work at the Storm King Arts Center.
Posted: 2019-10-19 21:06:00
British parliamentarians voted today on whether to ratify Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to leave the European Union.
Posted: 2019-09-23 15:06:30
The Latest On President Trump And Ukraine
The president is accused of offering the former Soviet republic a quid pro quo for investigating a political rival.
Posted: 2019-09-18 19:49:00
Frank Lloyd Wright, But DIY: A Rare 'Usonian Automatic' House Is For Sale
The famed architect conceived a number of dwellings for the mass market to be made from concrete blocks. The idea never took off. But in New Hampshire, one such building is now hitting the market.
Posted: 2019-08-19 20:22:48
In Buenos Aires, Crowds Line Up For A Taste Of Sweeter Days
The preview reopening of the Confitería del Molino, a long-shuttered art nouveau pastry cafe near the Argentine Capitol, prompted lines around the block — and, for some former patrons, good...
Posted: 2019-08-09 00:37:12
Here's What Tourists Might See If They Were Allowed To Visit Gaza
Gaza has been off-limits to tourists since Hamas took over in 2007. A veteran Palestinian tour guide leads NPR to see the sites, including a palace, a mosque and a bathhouse.
Posted: 2019-08-02 16:01:17
Charles And Ray Eames Made Life Better By Design; Their Home Was No Exception
Built in 1949 in the Pacific Palisades, the Eames House is considered among the most important post-war residences in the U.S. Now, the family is working to preserve the home for generations...
Posted: 2019-07-30 20:36:26
See-Saw Diplomacy Lets People Play Together Along U.S. Border Wall
A playdate recently broke out at the fence that separates the U.S. and Mexico, in an event that was "filled with joy, excitement, and togetherness,"
Posted: 2019-07-10 09:10:00
Renowned African-American Architect Philip Freelon Dies At 66
Philip Freelon, chief architect of the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture, has died. He was diagnosed with ALS in 2016.

Posted: 2019-12-04 16:40:35
Climate change is making Isle de Jean Charles an unlivable place in Louisiana.
Posted: 2019-12-02 14:00:51
Natural disasters, protests and stark scientific reports are heightening concern over climate change. And companies are under pressure from banks and investors to green their corporate images.
Posted: 2019-12-01 13:00:00
In southeastern Turkey, an ancient town that has long been associated with the region's Kurdish heritage is slated to be flooded by a massive dam project on the Tigris River.
Posted: 2019-11-30 13:42:00
Chew On This: Farmers Are Using Food Waste To Make Electricity
Dairy farmers in Massachusetts are using food waste to create renewable energy. Each farm produces enough to power about 1,500 homes. This helps prevent the release of methane, a greenhouse gas.
Posted: 2019-11-27 15:00:05
Choosing Not To Fly Home For The Holidays, For The Climate's Sake
Carbon emissions from global air travel are rising fast, and U.S. passengers make up the largest share. But some are vowing not to fly at all, motivated by guilt and concern for the environment.
Posted: 2019-11-26 11:30:23
What's Wrong with the Saudi Aramco IPO?
The most profitable company in the world was supposed to make its international debut, listing public shares for the first time at a valuation of $2 trillion. Now it's staying local. What happened?
Posted: 2019-11-25 21:14:00
Lighting Industry's Future Dims As Efficient LED Bulbs Take Over
More efficient lightbulbs are cheaper and longer-lasting than ever. But while that's good for consumers, it can be tough for an industry that's also facing shifting regulations.
Posted: 2019-11-22 04:10:51
California Restaurant Industry Group Sues Berkeley Over Natural Gas Ban
A restaurant industry group says a shift to electric stoves will change the cooking process and harm businesses that have helped make Berkeley a culinary capital.
Posted: 2019-11-20 10:01:00
As Oil Prices Drop And Money Dries Up, Is The U.S. Shale Boom Going Bust?
The boom that helped make the U.S. the world's largest oil producer could be ending. Oil prices are down amid weak demand, and investors no longer seem willing to write the industry a blank check.
Posted: 2019-11-20 02:08:26
California Governor Cracks Down On Fracking, Requires Audits And Scientific Review
Gavin Newsom's initiatives follow a massive oil release from a Chevron facility in Kern County suspected of being caused by a high-pressure steam process for releasing oil from underground rock.

Posted: 2019-12-06 10:01:01
A mysterious die-off of freshwater mussels has scientists scrambling to find a cause. Freshwater mussels clean water and provide habitat to countless other species.
Posted: 2019-12-05 11:00:00
No, songs addressing climate change aren't new. But the new music that does seems animated less by a sunny streak of mainstream activism, and more by a certain feeling we all seem to be sharing.
Posted: 2019-12-05 10:07:51
A mysterious die-off of freshwater mussels has biologists scrambling to figure out a cause. Freshwater mussels are critical to river ecosystems and to U.S. water supplies.
Posted: 2019-12-04 22:52:09
Noeel: Electric Eel Lights Up Christmas Tree In Tennessee
Every time the electric eel named Miguel Wattson releases a jolt of electricity, a festively decorated Christmas tree next to his tank at the Tennessee Aquarium flickers and glows.
Posted: 2019-12-04 16:40:35
How To Live On A Disappearing Island
Climate change is making Isle de Jean Charles an unlivable place in Louisiana.
Posted: 2019-12-04 16:06:30
Jane Fonda On Climate Change And Civil Disobedience
The Hollywood icon trades the red carpet for the Capitol steps.
Posted: 2019-12-04 10:02:30
On The Oregon Coast, Turning Pollution Into Art With A Purpose
A local artist is turning the mountains of plastic garbage that wash up on beaches into dramatic sculptures of the very marine life threatened by the deluge of plastics.
Posted: 2019-12-04 10:02:30
Europe Is Burning U.S. Wood As Climate-Friendly Fuel, But Green Groups Protest
In the search for alternatives to coal and gas, some European countries have turned to a very old fuel. They're importing wood from the United States. Some environmentalists say it makes no sense.
Posted: 2019-12-03 16:40:35
No, Koalas Aren't 'Functionally Extinct.' But They Are In Danger.
Amid a catastrophic fire season in Australia, what do we know about the fate of the koala?
Posted: 2019-12-03 10:05:18
Montana Residents Ask Supreme Court To Allow Cleanup Beyond Superfund Requirements
Montana property owners are suing BP to clean up arsenic pollution leftover from mining. The case is now before the U.S. Supreme Court and businesses worry it could open them up to huge new costs.

Posted: 2019-12-06 21:14:37
Lauren Bruner died in September and on Saturday, his remains will return to the USS Arizona. He is expected to be the final USS Arizona survivor to be interred on the sunken warship.
Posted: 2019-12-06 16:06:30
A viral video showed world leaders appearing to mock President Trump, a rising death toll in Iran and more.
Posted: 2019-12-05 21:40:35
The Alabama woman's civil rights activism did not begin or end with her famous refusal to move to the back of a bus in segregated Montgomery, a new exhibit of her writings, documents and photos...
Posted: 2019-12-05 10:07:51
Exhibit Shows Different Side Of Rosa Parks
A new exhibit at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., shows a very different Rosa Parks from the woman many people learned about in history class.
Posted: 2019-12-04 15:20:35
'She Had Me, I Had Her:' Robyn Crawford Opens Up
The creative director for Whitney Houston's new memoir is called "A Song For You."
Posted: 2019-12-04 15:06:30
A New Phase Of The Impeachment Inquiry
A newly released House Intelligence committee report says President Trump "solicited foreign election interference." Plus, constitutional scholars testify on President Trump's conduct.
Posted: 2019-12-04 12:01:01
Greely's Polar Expedition Faces Heartbreak Amid Heroism In 'Labyrinth Of Ice'
Author Buddy Levy's superbly written, meticulously researched chronicle tells the adventure story of a group of explorers aiming to achieve "Farthest North" and claim the win for the U.S. in...
Posted: 2019-12-03 20:48:18
Milan Kundera's Czech Citizenship Is Restored After 40 Years
The author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being saw his books banned and citizenship revoked in 1979. Exiled in Paris, Kundera began writing his novels in French.
Posted: 2019-12-03 16:06:30
An Attack At London Bridge And A NATO Meeting: The News From London
The London Bridge attack has restarted conversations about how we treat those who have been radicalized. We also talk about President Trump's visit to London.
Posted: 2019-12-02 15:06:30
Politics Of Pain: Ireland, Britain And Brexit
We check in with journalist Fintan O'Toole about how Ireland is handling Brexit.

Posted: 2019-12-06 05:00:01
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 6, 2019 is: gingerly • \JIN-jer-lee\  • adjective : very cautious or careful Examples: ...
Posted: 2019-12-05 05:00:01
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 5, 2019 is: acquiesce • \ak-wee-ESS\  • verb : to accept, comply, or submit tacitly or passively...
Posted: 2019-12-04 05:00:01
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 4, 2019 is: coup de grâce • \koo-duh-GRAHSS\  • noun 1 : a deathblow or death shot administered...
Posted: 2019-12-03 05:00:01
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 3, 2019 is: ersatz • \AIR-sahts\  • adjective : being a usually artificial and inferior substitute...
Posted: 2019-12-02 05:00:01
bon vivant
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 2, 2019 is: bon vivant • \bahn-vee-VAHNT\  • noun : a sociable person who has cultivated and refined...
Posted: 2019-12-01 05:00:01
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 1, 2019 is: pointillistic • \poyn-tuh-LISS-tik\  • adjective 1 : composed of many discrete details...
Posted: 2019-11-30 05:00:01
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 30, 2019 is: incognito • \in-kahg-NEE-toh\  • adjective or adverb : with one's identity concealed ...
Posted: 2019-11-29 05:00:01
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 29, 2019 is: mutt • \MUT\  • noun 1 : a stupid or insignificant person : fool 2 : a mongrel dog...
Posted: 2019-11-28 05:00:01
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 28, 2019 is: comestible • \kuh-MESS-tuh-bul\  • adjective : edible Examples: "After...
Posted: 2019-11-27 05:00:01
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 27, 2019 is: fawn • \FAWN\  • verb 1 : to court favor by a cringing or flattering manner 2 : to...