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Los Angeles Tests Whether Lighter Color Streets Will Lower The Temperature

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:00am

Los Angeles is piloting a project called "Cool Pavement." The city is putting a light grey coating on top of some neighborhood streets in an effort to lower the air temperature.

The Battle Over Oil And Gas Development In Colorado

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:00am

A deadly home explosion in Colorado is renewing fights over how close oil and gas development should be to expanding suburbs. One town is trying to figure out for itself how close is too close.

Dakota Access Pipeline Owner Sues Greenpeace For 'Criminal Activity'

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 5:30pm

Energy Transfer Partners alleges Greenpeace and other "eco-terrorist groups" tried to block its pipeline with "campaigns of misinformation." Greenpeace says the suit is a bid to "silence free speech."

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Scientists Hope To Farm The Biofuel Of The Future In The Pacific Ocean

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:59pm

International research labs are using seaweed to make biofuel, but little progress has been made in the U.S. Now scientists in California are developing a prototype to enable vast open-ocean farming.

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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.

California's Forests Continue To Die After Years Of Drought

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

California's record drought is officially over. But trees are still dying across the state because they were so badly weakened by years without water.

American Science And The Nazis

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:16pm

By standing strong against the Nazis, America became a beacon of hope to some of the world's greatest scientists — whose positive effects on American science we still feel today, says Adam Frank.

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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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Hospitals Could Do More For Survivors Of Opioid Overdoses, Study Suggests

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:47am

Researchers say hospitals are missing an opportunity to help people with opioid addiction get into treatment by not doing enough when they show up in emergency rooms after an overdose.

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The Sugar Story: A Spoonful Of Addiction Makes The Profits Go Up?

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:06am

Americans are facing down a decades-long sugar habit.

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How To Tell If Watching The Eclipse Damaged Your Eyes

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 9:02pm

If you heeded all the warnings, you're likely fine. But spots or blurred vision that shows up 12 hours later or the next day might be a sign the sun's direct rays permanently hurt the retina.

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PHOTOS: The Day The Eclipse Came To America

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 5:21pm

A total solar eclipse crossed the entire country earlier today. Many Americans were treated to a rare and stunning view.

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Total Solar Eclipse Travels From Oregon To South Carolina

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

From coast to coast, a total solar eclipse crossed the United States on Monday. Fourteen states were in the path of total darkness, while a partial eclipse was visible in other parts of the country.

Americans View Astronomical Show As Total Solar Eclipse Sweeps Across U.S.

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

The total solar eclipse swept across the country on Monday from Oregon to South Carolina. A partial eclipse was also visible in other parts of the U.S. All Things Considered checked in with some listeners who witnessed the eclipse.

Darkness Falls Across The Land As Total Solar Eclipse Passes Over U.S.

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

It was dark during the day on Monday as the total solar eclipse traveled across the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. NPR heard from some people who witnessed the astronomical show.

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.

People Travel Across The Country To Get A Glimpse Of The Solar Eclipse

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

Americans are traveling to cities, towns and campsites across the country to get a good view of the Great American Eclipse. All Things Considered heard from a few of them as they witnessed eclipse in totality.

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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Watch: Experts Weigh In On America's Solar Eclipse

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:29am

NASA is on eclipse watch as the moon blocks the sun in a celestial coincidence Monday. A segment of the country from Oregon to South Carolina is in the so-called path of totality.

Eclipse Map: Tracking The Astronomical Show

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 9:00am

A total solar eclipse will begin in Oregon and make its way to South Carolina starting at 1:16 p.m. ET. Keep up with where the eclipse is as it treks across the United States.

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