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Readers' Review: "Salvage The Bones" By Jesmyn Ward

Readers' Review: "Salvage The Bones" By Jesmyn Ward

February 26, 2014

For our February Readers’ Review: "Salvage the Bones" by Jesmyn Ward. It's the story of a poor family from a down-and-out Bayou town in the days before and after Hurricane Katrina. Diane and her guests discuss this National Book Award winner.

Implications Of A World Without Snow

February 11, 2014

Since the 1970s, the rate of winter warming per decade in the U.S. has accelerated significantly. Why some say it's time to think about the implications of a world without snow.

Clive Hamilton: "Earthmasters"

January 15, 2014

In the face of global climate change, some scientists are turning to new technologies that can manipulate the Earth’s weather patterns. An Australian expert on climate change explores this growing field called geoengineering and what it means for human beings to be in control of the planet’s atmosphere.

Friday News Roundup - International

November 15, 2013

The White House warns Congress that new Iran sanctions could derail nuclear talks. Another top Pakistani militant is killed. And relief workers struggle to get supplies to the Philippines after a devastating typhoon. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Battling Wildfires In The West

August 27, 2013

Thousands of firefighters are struggling to control a giant wildfire threatening Yosemite National Park and San Francisco's water supply.

The Role Of The Federal Government In Disaster Relief

May 22, 2013

President Obama called the tornado that tore through Oklahoma on Monday one of the most destructive in history. Dozens were killed, hundreds injured and neighborhoods flattened. The Federal Emergency Management Agency was immediately...

Lee Sandlin: "Storm Kings: The Untold Story Of America's First Tornado Chasers"

March 11, 2013

The United States sees an average of 1,000 tornadoes a year. The history and the latest research on American twisters.

Widespread Drought And Water Shortages

July 18, 2012

New data show more than half of the United States is experiencing moderate to extreme drought. Weather patterns, water shortages and crop prices.

Environmental Outlook: Rising Sea Levels

July 3, 2012

In this month’s environmental outlook, a look at rising sea levels and what's at stake.

Effects of a Mild Winter

Effects of a Mild Winter

March 22, 2012

A mild winter in much of the country has ushered in an early allergy season and an increase in some insect populations: The wide ranging effects of a warmer winter.

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