Environment | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Environment

RSS Feed
NPR

U.N. Panel Issues Climate Warning

The U.N.'s climate science panel has finished its report on global warming. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Michael Oppenheimer about the conclusion that humans are altering the Earth's climate.
NPR

Diverting Lava Flow May Be Possible, But Some Hawaiians Object

Slow-moving lava from the Kilauea volcano is stalled near the village of Pahoa in Hawaii. One volcanologist says redirecting the flow might be feasible, but would carry political and cultural risks.
NPR

In Texas, The World's Biggest Bat Colony Is Saved From City Sprawl

The city of San Antonio and conservation groups teamed up to buy land threatened with development near the Bracken Bat Cave, summer home to millions of bat mothers and babies.
NPR

Lava Flow In Hawaii Spares Homes, But Threatens To Cut Off Community

The state has sent National Guard troops to the town of Pahoa to assist with a road block and security.
NPR

Saving The Amazon Will Take More Than Stopping Loggers

In order to save the Amazon, it's not enough for deforestation to stop; areas that have been denuded also need recuperation. A Brazilian research scientist has released a report with the World Wildlife Fund that suggested actions to curb the effect of humans on the world's largest rainforest.
NPR

Apps Aim To Guide You On 'Sustainable Food' (Whatever That Means)

Consumers who care about how their food is produced have a growing number of apps they can turn to at the supermarket. The problem? Nailing down just what sustainability means when it comes to food.
WAMU 88.5

A Cosmetic Issue? In MoCo, A Battle Over Lawn-Care Pesticides

The word "cosmetic" can be both an adjective and a noun. The differences between those uses is fueling the fight over a bill in Montgomery County regarding pesticides.
NPR

Who Should Pay To Fix The World's Salt-Damaged Soils?

The area of land no longer suitable for farming because of salt degradation is rising quickly. Scientists argue the private sector should help fund efforts to reverse it since it relies on the crops.
NPR

As Great Barrier Reef Ails, Australia Scrambles To Save It

One Australian report estimated the reef had lost more than half its coral since 1985. The government is considering a new 35-year plan to rescue the reef, but some say it falls short.
NPR

Why California's Drought-Stressed Fruit May Be Better For You

Is California's severe drought hurting the nutrient content of fruit? No, preliminary data on pomegranates suggest. The fruit may be smaller, but packed with more antioxidants, tests show.

Pages