Richard Harris

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This Scientist Aims High To Save The World's Coral Reefs

Monday, April 22, 2013

Most scientists find a topic that interests them and keep digging deeper and deeper into the details. But Ken Caldeira takes the opposite approach in search for solutions to climate change. He goes after the big questions, and leaves the details to others.

We caught up with Caldeira on ...

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Coal And Coral: Australia's Self-Destructive Paradox

Saturday, March 23, 2013

NPR Science Correspondent Richard Harris traveled to Australia's Great Barrier Reef to find out how the coral reefs are coping with increased water temperature and increasing ocean acidity, brought about by our burning of fossil fuels. Day 5: A return to shore finds that people prefer cars to corals.

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Scientists Use Antacid To Help Measure The Rate Of Reef Growth

Friday, March 22, 2013

NPR Science Correspondent Richard Harris traveled to Australia's Great Barrier Reef to find out how the coral reefs are coping with increased water temperature and increasing ocean acidity, brought about by our burning of fossil fuels. Day 4: Richard catches up with one of the gurus of climate science out ...

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It's 'Birds Gone Wild' Out On Australia's Heron Island

Thursday, March 21, 2013

NPR Science Correspondent Richard Harris traveled to Australia's Great Barrier Reef to find out how the coral reefs are coping with increased water temperature and increasing ocean acidity, brought about by our burning of fossil fuels. Day 3: Waiting for a boat to the next island, Richard meets some rowdy ...

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On Australia's Great Barrier Reef, There's A Turf Battle Raging

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

NPR Science Correspondent Richard Harris traveled to Australia's Great Barrier Reef to find out how the coral reefs are coping with increased water temperature and increasing ocean acidity, brought about by our burning of fossil fuels. Day 2: The good news is life could get better for seaweed.

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Australia's Heron Island: A Canary In The Coal Mine For Coral Reefs?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

NPR Science Correspondent Richard Harris traveled to Australia's Great Barrier Reef to find out how the coral reefs are coping with increased water temperature and increasing ocean acidity, brought about by our burning of fossil fuels. Day 1: Richard gets a hefty dose of bad news.

I've seen the future, ...

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At Doha Climate Talks, Modest Results At Best

Friday, December 07, 2012

Diplomats in Doha, Qatar, are working late into the night to hammer out a deal in the 18th round of U.N. climate talks. Expectations are low as the talks are part of a multiyear proce...

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Greenland, Antarctic Ice Is Melting Faster

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The good news: Sea level has risen by just a half-inch in the past 20 years as a result of shrinking ice. The bad news: The melting is now speeding up. Over the next century, this cou...

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As Arctic Ice Melts, So Does The Snow, And Quickly

Monday, September 24, 2012

First came the news that Arctic sea ice is in sharp decline this year. Now, research indicates that springtime snow is melting away even faster than the ice. And that has profound implications for the Earth's climate.

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'Astonishing' Arctic Ice Melt Sets New Record

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Though summer melting is a yearly occurrence in the Arctic sea, this year set a new benchmark: Three-fourths of the ice melted away. Scientists say the effects of this unprecedented m...

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As Temps Rise, Cities Combat 'Heat Island' Effect

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

More than 20,000 high-temperature records have been broken so far this year in the United States. It's especially bad in urban areas, where cities are heating up about twice as fast a...

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New Subatomic Particle May Be Physics' Missing Link

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

The discovery of a new subatomic particle that may be the elusive Higgs boson has electrified the entire field of physics. The particle has profound implications for understanding our universe.

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Nuclear Tuna Is Hot News, But Not Because It's Going To Make You Sick

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The amount of radiation found in Pacific bluefin tuna spawned near Fukushima does not threaten our health, despite today's suggestive headlines. What a new study shows is that scienti...

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Crippled Japanese Reactors Face Decades Of Work

Friday, March 09, 2012

Though the immediate nuclear crisis in Japan has passed, the process of securing and stabilizing the radioactive materials from the melted-down reactors will be a long, expensive slog...

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