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How agencies will decide who gets funds for those facing pollution and health issues

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

The White House wants to direct more funding communities dealing with high levels of pollution and health problems. But how agencies determine who qualifies for the money has some researchers worried.


Montana youth climate ruling could set precedent for future climate litigation

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

A landmark youth climate ruling from Montana could have significant repercussions for future climate lawsuits, legal experts say.


New Jersey requires climate change education. A year in, here's how it's going

Sunday, August 20, 2023

In 2020, New Jersey became the first state in the country to require climate change education across grade levels and in most subjects. The standards were rolled out this past year.


In New Jersey, climate change education is rolled into all sorts of school subjects

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

New Jersey was the first state in the country to mandate climate change be taught across all grade levels and in most subjects.


A new satellite could help clean up the air in America's most polluted neighborhoods

Monday, June 19, 2023

A new satellite will take continuous measurements of dangerous air pollution in the U.S. That has scientists, and residents, warily optimistic about undoing decades of environmental injustice.


The Colorado and Ohio rivers are among the 'most endangered' in America. Here's why

Thursday, April 20, 2023

A new report from the conservation group American Rivers names a stretch of the Colorado River, the Ohio River and eight other rivers as endangered.


The Ohio River, which supplies drinking water to millions of people, is endangered

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Ten rivers across the country make one conservation group's list of most endangered rivers, including the Ohio River.


Why deforestation means less rain in tropical forests

Sunday, April 02, 2023

A new study finds deforestation reduces rainfall in tropical rainforests, which has grave consequences for agriculture, drought and climate resilience.


Billions of people lack access to clean drinking water, U.N. report finds

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

A new U.N. water report warns the world is headed toward a global water crisis if human-caused climate change and population growth aren't addressed.


An update on getting aid to people in need in Syria after the earthquake

Thursday, February 23, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Kenn Crossley, Syria country director for the UN World Food Programme, about the process of getting aid to people in need after the earthquake earlier in February.


What Kroger is doing with data about customers in its loyalty program

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with reporter Jon Keegan of The Markup about the data that Kroger grocery chain collects about customers in its loyalty program.


Metal detectorist discovers 'Exquisite' Tudor necklace linked to King Henry VIII

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

In 2019, a metal detectorist from Birmingham, England, found buried treasure: a 500-year-old gold necklace inscribed with the initials of King Henry-the-Eighth and his first wife, Katherine of Aragon.


As Turkey earthquake death toll grows, so does criticism of the Turkish government

Wednesday, February 08, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Brookings Institution visiting fellow Asli Aydintasbas about whether policy failures and building shortcuts in Turkey may have contributed to the earthquake's death toll.


Why specialized police units like SCORPION may weaken community trust, not build it

Thursday, February 02, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with journalist Radley Balko about the history behind specialized police units and why they can be problematic.


New graphic novel explores the life of 'Queenie,' Harlem Renaissance mob boss

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Queenie: Godmother of Harlem tells the overlooked story of Stephanie Saint Clair, or "Queenie," a Black female mob boss and fashion icon who lived during the height of the Harlem Renaissance.


How one photographer is using his camera as a weapon against poverty and racism

Monday, January 16, 2023

In his recently published photobook, "No Justice, No Peace," Devin Allen confronts readers with the reality of how little has changed since the civil rights movement.


Brittney Griner's agent on what it took to get Griner back to the U.S.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers speaks with Brittney Griner's agent, Lindsay Kagawa Colas, about clearing hurdles to get Griner back to the U.S. and what's next for the "We Are BG" movement.


Food insecurity is driving women in Africa into sex work, increasing HIV risk

Friday, November 11, 2022

A study found that giving direct food support to women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa cut their risk of contracting HIV by 64%, because it alleviated the pressure to engage in high-risk sex.


Iran's protesters find inspiration in a Kurdish revolutionary slogan

Thursday, October 27, 2022

"Jin, jiyan, azadi!" — "Woman, life, freedom!" — has become the rallying cry for people in Iran and beyond who are protesting the death of Mahsa Amini in Iranian police custody.


Photos: What Ian's havoc looks like in South Carolina

Friday, September 30, 2022

The storm landed in South Carolina after devastating southwest and central Florida. Ian brought heavy rain, high winds and flooding along South Carolina coast, causing damage in some areas.