Since the disastrous BP spill in 2010, environmentalists have kept watch over Louisiana’s coastline. One consortium says there’s far more oil leaking into the Gulf than companies are reporting.
The pink on a flamingo? Stripes on a zebra? Spots on a giraffe? All explained. Simply. Elegantly. Oddly.
Citing recent progress and the Easter holiday, Ukrainian officials say they’ve suspended an “anti-terrorist operation” aimed at pro-Russian forces who have occupied government buildings.
The captain of the 6,852-ton ferry has been criticized for allowing 30 minutes to pass before giving an evacuation order. He has been arrested, even as a recovery effort continues.
The search continues for hundreds of people, mostly students, who were on board a South Korean ferry when it sank this week. Correspondent Anthony Kuhn shares the latest with NPR’s Wade Goodwyn.
A year ago, a fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, Texas, killed 15 people and wounded 160. NPR’s Wade Goodwyn reflects on how to avoid a future catastrophe.
A new watch allows the blind to feel time on their wrists. Designer Hyungsoo Kim tells NPR’s Wade Goodwyn his watch allows users to tell time accurately without revealing their disabilities.
Russian President Putin is reaching out to Muslims in Crimea. Professor Robert Crews tells NPR’s Wade Goodwyn that Putin is trying to build alliances in the Muslim world to weigh against the West.
The Syrian city of Homs has been a rebel stronghold since the anti-government uprising began. But one rebel tells NPR that they’re low on ammunition and medical gear.
Twelve sherpas died in a recent avalanche on Mount Everest. Climber Conrad Anker explains that the guides were helping prepare a route for hundreds of climbers expected for the coming summer season.
Fears of a bubble continue as tech titans reported their quarterly earnings; the culture of digital distraction finds more critics; and fallout from the Heartbleed bug raises questions for government.
The giant retailer says it’s adding a new line of organic food that’s at least 25 percent cheaper. But a large-scale production and supply of organic food likely can’t be achieved overnight.
Abhina Aher is a member of the country’s storied, yet marginalized, transgender community. Last week, the India’s highest court legally recognized the group as a new gender — neither male nor female.
Top Democrats have said recently that some GOP opposition to President Obama and his agenda is based on race. It’s an explosive message that might drive Democratic voters to the polls.
Clam digging satisfies that primeval urge to go out into nature and find free food. And inveterate Washington state clam diggers admit they compete to get their daily limit of 15 clams.