Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 10:12 am
An article in the December issue of National Geographic looks at toxic waste sites in the U.S. and the more than 49 million Americans who live near them. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with writer Paul Voosen about his piece.
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Conversation with with the documentary's executive producer, evolutionary biologist Sean B. Carroll.
The film Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink reveals what scientists have learned about two cataclysmic events that extinguished nearly every plant and animal on earth; and rising concerns that humans could cause the next disaster.
Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 6:12 pm
An oil rig now floats offshore in one of Europe's top winter beach destinations — Spain's Canary Islands. For the first time, Spain has authorized offshore oil drilling there. It's hoping to reduce its dependence on foreign oil. But the project has prompted massive protests by local residents and environmental groups like Greenpeace.