How local beachfront communities are preparing for the worst, and whether those efforts are enough in an increasingly unpredictable climate.
Environmental issues and the 2012 campaign: What President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney say and don't say about energy independence, environmental regulations and climate change.
Bioethicist Jessica Pierce explores the practical, medical and moral issues facing pet owners at the end of a companion animal’s life.
Maryland authorities are preparing for a more prominent stink bug population in the state this year, and may deploy certain methods — including traps and certain insect predators — to combat them.
Heartbreak and loss led a young woman to embark on an epic journey. Cheryl Strayed describes how she put her life back together while hiking the 1,100-mile Pacific Crest trail alone.
If you're looking to get outdoors this fall, there are hidden gems around the region to explore. Join us for tips on where to enjoy the great outdoors this season.
A paleontologist from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science has been tapped to take over curation of the Smithsonian natural history museum in Washington.
Kojo explores the drought's regional impact on food, and looks at the weather patterns that are creating these damaging conditions.
Two forest fires sparked by lighting last month in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley is slowly getting under control.
Our general manager talks about his vision and the future of WAMU. Watch the video here.
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