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Coal Country Reacts To Supreme Court Stay On Obama Clean Power Plan

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 3:24pm

The U.S. Supreme Court has put a hold on the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan, which would significantly regulate coal, after 27 states sued over the proposal. Among them was Wyoming, which produces more coal than any other state. NPR reports on how the court's stay is being received in coal producing states.

Scientists In Los Angeles Measure Environmental Effects Of Gas Leak

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 3:24pm

More than 95,000 metric tons of methane has leaked from a natural gas well in Los Angeles since late October, and the leak still has not been fixed. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Stephen Conley of the University of California, Davis, and Rob Jackson, an environmental scientist at Stanford University.

An Old Bird Can Hatch A New Chick — Even At Age 65

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 9:10am

Wisdom, a Laysan albatross that researchers first tagged in 1956, has hatched what could be her 40th chick, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says.

Supreme Court Puts White House's Carbon Pollution Limits On Hold

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 6:21am

A decision on the Clean Power Plan could be long in coming – meaning that the rules' fate might not be determined before a new presidential administration comes into power in 2017.

Scientists Aflutter Over Gravitational Wave Rumors

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:28pm

If the rumors are true, then humanity is about to learn a lot about the heaviest stuff in the universe.

Virus Profilers Race To Figure Out What Makes Zika Tick

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:17pm

Though Zika was discovered in 1947, few scientists since had studied the virus. Now, while some check its genes, others turn to placental cells for clues to any link between Zika and birth defects.

Chinese Taste For Fish Bladder Threatens Tiny Porpoise In Mexico

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:15pm

The nets that ensnare the giant totoaba fish also trap and kill the world's smallest and rarest mammal: a porpoise called the vaquita.

Why You'll Never Buy the Perfect Ring (and Other Valentine's Day Stories)

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 11:03pm

It's almost Valentine's Day, but this week we're not talking about love. Instead, we explore the other forces that drive our romantic relationships.

Sorry, Bogie, A Sigh Is Not Just A Sigh

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:46pm

Sighs aren't just signs of resignation, relief or the blues. Involuntary sighs are vital to lung health, say scientists who think they have figured out the brain circuitry that controls the reflex.

Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:08pm

For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.




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