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At This Summer Camp, Some Of The Best Friends Are Marine Mammals
Summer camp typically brings to mind s'mores, campfires and the beach. But for some kids in Southern California, camp is where they learn to care for sick and stranded sea lions and elephant seals.
The Soy Car Seat: Are Companies Doing Enough For The Environment?
Corporate sustainability reports help measure firms' ecological footprints. Ford, for example, touts renewable materials in its cars. But some environmentalists say the reports can be misleading.
Judge Strikes Down Idaho 'Ag-Gag' Law, Raising Questions For Other States
A judge ruled that an Idaho law criminalizing undercover investigations of farms is unconstitutional. A handful of other states have similar laws, but legal experts say they may not stand much longer.
Why 'Pep' The Prison Dog Got Such A Bum Rap
He killed the Pennsylvania governor's wife's cat — or so the story went. As it turns out, the Labrador was sentenced to the grim corridors of Eastern State Penitentiary to live up to his name.
In LA, Vets Become Homeless Faster Than The VA Can House Them
The Veterans Administration pledged to end homelessness among veterans by this year. Some cities will meet the goal, but LA is way behind, with the country's highest number of vets on the street
Grandparents Step In When Parents Get Hooked On Opiates
Thousands of grandparents in Massachusetts are having to raise their grandchildren, in many cases because the parents are addicted to opiates. The process is fraught with tension.
For Some States, New Emissions Rules Will Force A Power Shift
The federal rules will deal a big blow to some energy sectors — especially coal. The change won't be so hard for states that have moved to cut emissions. But for others it will be more difficult.
'All You Can Do Is Pray': Wildfire Rages In Northern California
The Rocky Fire continues to grow as crews struggle to protect homes and businesses. More than 10,000 have been forced to evacuate.
In A Florida County, Overdose Epidemic Is 'More Like A War'
Manatee County, on Florida's west coast, has seen a huge jump in heroin overdoses this year. NPR's Melissa Block talks to Michael Dunn, a fireman in Bradenton who responds to overdose calls daily.
When Relying On The Sun, Energy Storage Remains Out Of Reach
The ability to store energy could revolutionize the way electricity is made and used. But for many utility companies and regular folks, energy storage is still too costly and difficult.
Metropolitan Opera To Drop Use Of Blackface-Style Makeup In 'Otello'
The Met says it is committed to "colorblind casting" and that its production of Otello this fall will be the first without dark makeup since the opera was first seen at the company in 1891.
Family Of Sandra Bland Files Wrongful-Death Lawsuit
The federal lawsuit accuses the Texas state trooper who arrested Bland of depriving her of her constitutional rights. Bland was found hanging in a jail cell three days later.
Just How Arbitrary Is Fox's 10-Person GOP Debate Cutoff?
The top 10 candidates, as determined by Fox's analysis of polls, will debate Thursday. But even when you average polls together, it's tough to tell the difference between the lower-ranked hopefuls.
Sexist Reactions To An Ad Spark #ILookLikeAnEngineer Campaign
After being surprised by online responses to her appearance in a recruiting ad, engineer Isis Wenger wanted to see if anyone else felt like they didn't fit a "cookie-cutter mold."
Straighten Your Hair Without Frying It? Engineers Are On The Case
Heat can turn curly locks into a sleek 'do — and can also damage hair permanently. Engineers at Purdue are figuring out how hot is just hot enough when it comes to wielding that flat iron.