Jacob Fenston

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National Zoo steps in after Amur tiger pair prove to be 'just friends' and won't mate

Monday, March 27, 2023

When their rare Siberian tigers proved to be "just friends," the National Zoo turned to artificial insemination in hopes of creating a next generation.


Some streets closed during the pandemic to allow pedestrians will remain car-free

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Most streets that were closed across the nation so people could get outside more have since reopened. But some permanent closures, such as in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, are wildly popular.


Cities became more pedestrian-friendly during the pandemic. Many aren't going back

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Many cities opened streets for pedestrians during the pandemic, temporarily making way for outdoor dining and strolling in new places. Cars won't return to some of them.


E-commerce gains push warehouse vacancies to a low, rents to a record high

Monday, September 12, 2022

Community Forklift in Maryland is a beloved shopping spot for deals on architectural salvage, but like many such businesses, it's struggling with rising prices for warehouse space.


Encore: D.C.'s unique history provides a bit of extra security from sea level rise

Monday, August 01, 2022

Even with sea level rising, Washington, D.C., will be largely safe from hurricane-related flooding because of its waterfront parks. But an NPR analysis finds that 1,000 people will still be at risk.


D.C.'s unique history provides a bit of extra security from sea level rise

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Even with sea level rise, Washington, D.C., will be largely safe from hurricane-related flooding because of its waterfront parks. But an NPR analysis finds that 1,000 people will still be at risk.


These hurricane flood maps reveal the climate future for Miami, NYC and D.C.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

National Hurricane Center data for Miami, Washington, D.C., and New York City show development happening in at-risk areas, even as climate change brings more frequent and intense storms.


Here Come The Cicadas

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

People in D.C. and other cities are starting to see periodical cicadas. The red-eyed flying insects known as Brood X emerge every 17 years.


Billions Of Cicadas Will Be Emerging Soon

Monday, April 26, 2021

Soon, billions of periodical cicadas will emerge from the earth in parts of the East Coast and Midwest — a spectacle that only happens every 17 years.


What It Looks Like To Be A Hospital Chaplain In A Pandemic

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Hospital chaplain Matt Norvell has been praying with patients for more than a decade. But the last nine months during the coronavirus pandemic have been the most intense of his career.


Teen Protester's Appeal To The World: 'Just See Me As A Human First'

Friday, June 19, 2020

Michael Blackson was among the protesters outside the White House recently. The 17-year-old says he often feels invisible, especially to white people.


Cities Struggle To Pay To Fix Sewage Overflow That Ends Up In Waterways

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Some cities are balking at spending big money on treatment projects to keep sewage out of waterways. Washington, D.C., considered canceling a project to protect the Potomac River.


'I Find Myself Very Seriously Feeling Hollow': Documenting A Pandemic Experience

Saturday, May 30, 2020

As the coronavirus sweeps the nation, 85-year-old Margaret Sullivan watches and records the changes from inside her retirement home in Virginia.


New National Marine Sanctuary For Shipwrecked Vessels Is A 'Time Capsule'

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Thirty miles from Washington, D.C., lies one of the largest collections of shipwrecks in the world. Now, these WWI-era vessels are attracting tourists and federal investment.


D.C. Officials Start To Rethink Swimming Ban In Rivers After Years Of Cleanup Efforts

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Swimming has been banned in some of the nation's urban rivers for decades because of pollution. Now, the waterways are becoming cleaner and D.C. may allow swimming in the Potomac and Anacostia.


A Battle Is Raging Over The Largest Solar Farm East Of The Rockies

Monday, March 25, 2019

As demand for solar energy continues to grow in the Eastern U.S., the fight over a massive solar farm in Virginia is a harbinger of conflicts to come.


To Decrease Bird Kills, Cat Lovers Team Up With Bird Lovers In D.C. Cat Count

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Outdoor cats kill as many as 4 billion birds each year in this country. But how many cats are there, really? Now a team of technicians is trying to count Washington, D.C.'s feral felines.


The Consequences Of Cleaning Up The Anacostia River

Saturday, May 05, 2018

The Anacostia River in Washington, D.C., has long been one of the most polluted in the country. Now the river is getting much cleaner and attracting development that not everyone is welcoming.


D.C. Tries A New Method Of Rat Control

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Like most big cities, Washington, D.C, has a major rat problem. The city also has an excess of feral cats, so a new program takes aim at both issues.


As D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier Steps Down, A Look At Women's Role In Policing

Saturday, September 17, 2016

For a decade, Police Chief Cathy Lanier served as a white woman in majority-black Washington, D.C. As she heads for a new post at the NFL, we consider the impact women have had in policing culture.