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Find out how the reintroduction of bison to a central Nebraska island can help restore habitat for flocks of sandhill cranes during their annual visit on the Platte River. ...Read More
Scientists have long pondered why it is that mathematics so effectively explain how the world works. M.I.T. physicist Max Tegmark has a theory -- he argues that the universe is actually a mathematical structure. Tegmark joins us to discuss that theory, his belief in parallel universes and his book, "Our ...Read More
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released new recommendations Monday regarding both multivitamins and certain supplements -- and their potential to help prevent heart disease and cancer. The Task Force "concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms" of the use of multivitamins, ...Read More
The case is narrow in scope, both sides say, and not expected to derail EPA's other climate efforts. ...Read More
Federal water managers have announced some Central Valley farms won't get any water this year unless the drought lets up. It's a dramatic move, and it comes just a couple weeks after state water managers warned they won't be sending water to customers. This could mean hundreds of thousands of ...Read More
Federal officials announced Friday that many California farmers caught in the state’s drought can expect to receive no irrigation water this year from a vast system of rivers, canals and reservoirs interlacing the state.
It's natural for us humans to think of the current California drought as a human crisis. Yes, it affects all 38 million of us who have staked a claim on this desirable real estate, and yes, people across the United States and beyond who consume our state's bounty of farm ...Read More
City says it needs to get rid of rodents overrunning bayside park because of water-quality concerns. ...Read More
You would think that a vaccine that could prevent cancer would be an easy sell, but that's hasn't proven to be true so far with the vaccine to prevent cervical cancer. Just 33 percent of girls and less than 7 percent of boys in the U.S. have gotten all three recommended ...Read More
Package aims at helping those suffering worst impact of crisis, with emphasis on securing emergency water. ...Read More
Acoustic engineer Trevor Cox has traveled to hear whispering arches and singing sand dunes. ...Read More
The mass extinction that killed off the dinosaurs was known to have coincided with Earth getting hit by an asteroid. Next time, we may be the asteroid, according to Elizabeth Kolbert's new book "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History." Kolbert writes that humans are not only "witnessing one of the ...Read More
Farmers and community gardeners from around the world gather in Mendocino, California to explore a method for growing more food on less land -- that reduces the need for precious resources. ...Read More