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In Alaska, One Man Fights To Save Oil Fund As Reserves Dry Up

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 3:39pm

For 40 years, Alaska has been putting its oil money into a giant savings account. But now the oil — and the money — are drying up.

Does 'Sustainability' Help The Environment Or Just Agriculture's Public Image?

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 2:41pm

Big food companies like Walmart want farmers to reduce greenhouse emissions from nitrogen fertilizer. But the best-known program to accomplish this may not be having much effect.

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'Smart' Pill Bottles Aren't Enough To Help The Medicine Go Down

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:56am

Lots of people forget to take their medicine on time. Now firms are selling "smart" pill bottles that send patients reminders through the internet. But maybe the real problem isn't forgetfulness.

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In Solar Trade Dispute, Will Proposed Tariffs Cost Industry Jobs?

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

Testing President Trump's promise to get tough on trade, two U.S. solar panel manufacturers are seeking to impose a tariff on panels made overseas. But many in the industry warn it could cost jobs.

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List Of Charities Shunning Trump's Mar-A-Lago Resort Keeps Growing

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 6:25pm

Many of the groups cited controversy about recent comments by President Trump that "both sides were to blame" for the violence that occurred during a white supremacists' rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Famed Inventor Says He Buried Reporter 'At Sea' After His Homemade Sub Sank

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 4:18pm

Peter Madsen pushed off in his submarine with a Swedish journalist, but by the time he was rescued, she was gone. Now, he says she died onboard — but the admission is stirring even more questions.

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States Work To Help Marijuana Industry Reduce Power Costs

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

Growing marijuana takes a lot of energy, which comes into conflict with state efforts to reduce greenhouse gases. Now, some places are helping the pot industry to become more energy efficient.

Uber Hires Harvard Business School's Frances Frei To Address Leadership Issues

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Frances Frei, Uber's new vice president of leadership and strategy, about what she plans to bring to the ride-hailing company after more than dozen executives left this year.

Can Anyone, Even Walmart, Stem The Heat-Trapping Flood Of Nitrogen On Farms?

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

Walmart has promised big cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases. To meet that goal, though, the giant retailer may have to persuade farmers to use less fertilizer. It won't be easy.

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Wealthy Collectors Show Off Their Cars Along Pebble Beach Golf Course

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:57am

Some of the most expensive cars in the world are displayed and auctioned off at a week of car shows in Monterrey, California. It's a beauty contest for cars. We travel there to see what it's like.

PHOTOS: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Showcases Most Exotic, Rare, Expensive Cars

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 8:51pm

This year's Concours features 204 of the best cars that have ever been made. The 67th annual event caps off a week of intensive, obsessive car love in Monterey Peninsula, Calif.

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In Illinois, This College Town Won't Be Eclipsed By August's Celestial Event

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 7:48pm

A town of 26,000 will more than double in size as the Great American Eclipse takes place in August. From the local state university to longtime bakery, people are getting ready for it to get dark.

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Charities Pull Fundraisers Planned for Trump's Mar-A-Lago

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 5:48pm

For years, major charities have been holding fundraisers at Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach resort owned by President Trump. Now, in the wake of his comments on Charlottesville, many are turning away.

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Trump Administration Reverses Bottled Water Ban In National Parks

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:13pm

The move reverses an Obama-era policy put in place to encourage national parks to end the sale of bottled water. The aim was to cut back on plastic litter.

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Tech Companies Blacklist White Supremacist Site

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:01am

The neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer has been essentially purged from the Internet following the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville.

Silicon Valley Fights Back Against Extremism Online

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 3:36pm

Companies are waging a broad attack against white supremacist groups, cutting off their ability to raise money, post content or register their sites online. These moves are not unprecedented, but this muscle flexing raises a lot of questions — not just about free speech, but also about due process and who controls the Internet.

Turning To VPNs For Online Privacy? You Might Be Putting Your Data At Risk

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 2:00pm

With Internet providers able to track and sell your browsing data, people who want to keep their activity hidden are turning to virtual private networks. But VPNs can themselves be insecure.

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Nokia Claims The Next Evolution Of The Selfie: Meet The Bothie

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 5:37am

Do you snap a quick pic of that gorgeous sunset or show social media how cute you look with a selfie? The Nokia 8 has a rear and front-facing camera that both work at the same time.

For 22 Years, Boston Arena Broke Promise To Hold 3 Fundraisers A Year

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:18am

As part of the deal to build TD Garden, its owner agreed to hold at least three charity events a year to support youth recreation. The teens are demanding that the Garden now pay millions.

For 24 Years, Boston Arena Broke Promise To Hold 3 Fundraisers A Year

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:18am

As part of the deal to build TD Garden, its owner agreed to hold at least three charity events a year to support youth recreation. Three teens are shaming the state and the Garden into paying up.

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