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Could the world become too warm to hold Winter Olympics?

Friday, January 21, 2022

If nations don't address high greenhouse gas emissions, by the 2080s, all but one of the 21 cities that previously hosted the Winter Games wouldn't be able to do so again, a new study has found.


Erin Jackson almost didn't make Olympic Team USA, but luckily a friend stepped in

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Competitive speed skater Erin Jackson just missed qualifying at the Olympic trials. However, she will still compete for Team USA after fellow skater Brittany Bowe gave her spot to Jackson.


'Jeopardy!' champion Amy Schneider shares what her winning streak means

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Reigning Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider talks to NPR's Ari Shapiro about her historic run of wins and her role as the most successful female and trans contestant in the show's history.


Reigning Australian Open men's champion denied entry into Australia to defend title

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

The reigning Australian Open men's champion Novak Djokovic — who is famously skeptical about the COVID vaccine and received a medical exemption from being vaccinated — was not admitted to the country.


April Ashley, transgender activist, has died

Friday, December 31, 2021

April Ashley, a trailblazing activist for transgender rights, has died at age 86.


4 of the biggest archeological advancements of 2021 — including one 'game changer'

Friday, December 24, 2021

We spoke to four archaeologists of different specialties, who told us what they thought were some of the most important developments in their field in 2021.


The video game pioneer behind Nintendo's groundbreaking console has died

Friday, December 10, 2021

Masayuki Uemura was the lead architect behind the Nintendo Entertainment System, which dominated the home video game industry and helped launch games like Mario and Donkey Kong.


There is an environmental impact each time you hit 'buy now.' Here's an alternative

Sunday, December 05, 2021

Overconsumption from the holiday shopping season can have negative an environmental impact. But there are ways to make gift giving more sustainable.


City trees are turning green early, prompting warnings about food and pollination

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

A study of trees in dozens of cities found that urban heat and light pollution are pushing urban trees to sprout leaves earlier than trees in more rural areas.


The butterflies are back! Annual migration of monarchs shows highest numbers in years

Friday, November 26, 2021

The annual winter monarch butterfly migration, which has seen steep declines in recent years, seems to be making a comeback. Biologists are encouraged and confused by the trend.


Canada taps into strategic reserves to deal with massive shortage ... of maple syrup

Thursday, November 25, 2021

While high gas prices have pushed President Biden to tap into the US's strategic oil reserves, America's neighbor to the north is also dealing with a shortage of another so-called "liquid gold".


Migrant workers who clean up climate disasters for work often pay a price

Thursday, November 04, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Sarah Stillman, staff writer at The New Yorker, who spent the past year with some of the growing number of migrant laborers who follow climate disasters for work.


Philadelphia councilmember on new city law banning minor driving infractions

Thursday, November 04, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Philadelphia councilman Isaiah Thomas about a new law that prevents police officers from making low-level traffic stops, which disproportionately affect Black drivers.


EPA head Michael Regan on U.S. plan to tame methane emissions

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with head of the Environmental Protection Agency Michael Regan about the administration's newly announced plans at the COP26 climate conference to curb methane emissions.


Ambassador on how U.S. will respond to climate change differently following COP26

Monday, November 01, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Samantha Power, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, about commitments to addressing climate change in light of the COP26 Conference.


Kuwaiti trans woman got 2 years in prison for 'impersonating the opposite sex'

Friday, October 29, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with activist Badriyyah Alsabah about Maha Al-Mutairi, a trans woman in Kuwait who was sentenced to two years in prison for "impersonating the opposite sex."


Poachers killed African elephants for their tusks. So elephants stopped growing them

Friday, October 22, 2021

During the Mozambican civil war, both sides financed their efforts by poaching elephants for ivory. Now, scientists say that drove some elephants to evolve tusklessness.


Remembering Tom Morey, the eccentric surf icon and inventor of the Boogie Board

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Tom Morey, the inventor of the Boogie Board and a renowned figure in the surfing world, died on Oct. 14 at the age of 86.


Comedian Dahlia Belle challenges the problematic takes in Dave Chappelle's special

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with comedian Mx Dahlia Belle, a Black trans woman, who wrote an open letter to Dave Chappelle after he drew criticism again for jokes about trans people.