In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Massachusetts General Hospital psychiatrist Paula Rauch speaks with The World’s Peter Thomson about how kids experience violent events, and how parents can talk with their kids about them.
Three years after the start of the Gulf oil disaster, many cleanup workers in the region are experiencing a range of health impacts. Now a report in Newsweek magazine alleges that BP hid from workers information about the toxic effects of the dispersant it used to break up the oil. Host Marco Werman speaks with journalist Mark Hertsgaard.
Waking up one morning to discover that someone you thought you knew. may have done something unimaginable is an emotionally jarring experience, but it’s what happened this morning all over Cambridge, Massachusetts, where the two suspects in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing lived.
Anchor Marco Werman talks with global health analyst Laurie Garrett about concerns that the new flu emerging in China could become a global problem. She says in its early days, the new flu has all the hallmarks of a pandemic, but that that doesn’t mean it will become one.
A spill at an Arkansas pipeline carrying heavy Canadian oil could change the outlook for approval of the controversial Keystone pipeline.
A new study finds that a widely-used group of pesticides seem to make bees forget the smell of food.
A new report from the anti-poverty Asian Development Bank says nearly two thirds of people in the Asia-Pacific region have no access to clean, running water.
British researchers are hauling rare creatures and up video from some of the deepest underwater vents ever found, a mile below the surface of the Caribbean Sea.
When President Obama spoke about climate change in Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, activists and policy makers around the world were listening. Host Marco Werman speaks with one of them, physicist Bill Hare of Climate Analytics, in Berlin.
In the culmination of a years-long effort, American scientists say they’ve found signs of life in isolated lakes deep beneath Antarctica.
Soot from diesel engines and coal smoke was a main culprit in the recent Beijing smog crisis. Now a new report says soot is also a much bigger contributor to global warming than had been thought. Host Marco Werman gets the latest on soot from The World’s environment editor Peter Thomson.
From record Arctic ice melt to freak storms, droughts and heat waves, 2012 was the year when climate change became almost daily news. The World’s environment editor Peter Thomson joins host Marco Werman for a look back at the year just ended and ahead at what to watch for in 2013.
Marco Werman’s Christmas week conversation with Jonathan Mazower of Survival International about the importance of real-life reindeer for many northern people brought a flashback to my own trip to the far north 15 years ago to report on reindeer (also known as caribou), oil, native people and a rapidly changing Arctic for the public radio program Living on Earth.
Typhoon Bopha seemed to come almost out of nowhere. It came outside of the usual typhoon season and hit a part of the country that’s off the usual storm track, leaving more than 400 dead, nearly as many missing, and more than 300,000 homeless.
Slow-paced international climate negotiations have resumed this week in Qatar amid a rising wave of bad news on carbon emissions, temperatures and extreme weather events.