Jeff KoehlerOctober 16, 2018 08:02 AM
Coffee Rust Threatens Latin American Crop; 150 Years Ago, It Wiped Out An EmpireThe fungus, which has no cure, is destroying harvests in Latin America. In the 1800s, it devastated Sri Lanka's powerhouse coffee industry. And scientists say it's only a question of time.
Lidia Jean KottOctober 14, 2018 10:41 AM
With Austria's Hamsters At Risk, Better Call The 'Hamster Commish'Vienna had a problem: A key construction site threatened the habitat of dozens of hamsters — yes, common hamsters, a protected species in Austria. Here's how the developers saved the little animals.
Jes BurnsOctober 14, 2018 09:44 AM
Old-Growth Forests May Help Songbirds Cope With Warming ClimateSongbirds have been in decline for decades, and it's becoming clear that climate change is a factor. Scientists are finding that old-growth forests may help the birds cope with rising temperatures.
WGBH NewsOctober 12, 2018 06:41 PM
Is The Media Adequately Covering Climate Change?Climate change gets a lot of “mentions” in the news, but not necessarily a deep dive.
Luke RunyonOctober 11, 2018 05:08 AM
In A Drying Climate, Colorado's Water Cop Patrols For Water ThievesA deputy sheriff in Colorado patrols his county looking for water thieves and settling sometimes violent disputes over water. He's known as the "water cop," and his job is more important than ever.
Dan CharlesOctober 9, 2018 04:59 AM
Despite A Ban, Arkansas Farmers Are Still Spraying Controversial WeedkillerMany farmers in Arkansas are defying efforts by regulators to strictly limit use of dicamba, a popular weedkiller. They continue to damage neighboring crops, although less often than last year.
Isaiah ThompsonOctober 8, 2018 09:25 AM
White Mountains' Wilderness Trails Getting Wilder, One 'Blaze' At A TimeFor decades, trail clubs have painted small markers along their trails; but in federal wilderness areas, they're prohibited.
Bill ChappellOctober 1, 2018 03:59 PM
Supreme Court Turns Away Billionaire Who Wanted To Turn People Away From Calif. BeachThe lengthy case pitted surfers against a venture capitalist. On Monday, advocates for public access are hailing the court's decision to decline the case as a victory.
Vanessa RomoSeptember 25, 2018 08:06 PM
Study: Roundup Weed Killer Could Be Linked To Widespread Bee DeathsScientists at the University of Texas at Austin posit that glyphosate destroys specialized gut bacteria in bees, leaving them more susceptible to infection and death from harmful bacteria.