Chris Krause

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What we found in an undisturbed rainforest hidden on top of an African mountain

Atop Mount Lico in northern Mozambique is a site that few have had the pleasure of seeing—a hidden rainforest, protected by a steep circle of rock. Though the mountain was known to locals, the forest itself remained a secret until six years ago, when Julian Bayliss spotted it on satellite imagery. …

Ecology

Plight of Phoenix: how long can the world’s 'least sustainable' city survive?

Set deep in the Valley of the Sun, the lush and sprawling ‘megapolis’ has a problem – the rivers<p>Jennifer Afshar and her husband, John, pushed their bikes across the grass and paused to savour the sunshine, while their two boys went to look at the duck pond. Other kids were playing soccer or doing …

Los Angeles

Mass of Warm Rock Rising Beneath New England, Rutgers Study Suggests | Rutgers Today

Slowly but steadily, an enormous mass of warm rock is rising beneath part of New England, although a major volcanic eruption isn’t likely for …

Texas sees worst flooding since Hurricane Harvey, days of punishing rain

Heavy rainfall along the Texas coast has led to severe flooding throughout the southeastern part of the state -- the worst flooding the state has seen since Hurricane Harvey.<p>Gov. Gregg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for six counties on Thursday. Port Aransas, which was devastated by Harvey, …

Hawaii's Volcano Might Go Massively Explosive After All, Scientists Say

We weren't expecting this.<p>The ongoing surge in volcanic activity on Hawaii's Big Island soon could cause a massive explosion from a volcano's summit, …

This is what lava damage from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano looks like

A volcano in Hawaii, threatening to blow its top, has been sputtering lava for a week, and it’s left some devastating results.<p>The Kilauea volcano has …

As Climate Costs Grow, Some See A Moneymaking Opportunity

Predicting how climate change will alter the weather is becoming a flourishing business.<p>The consumers are property owners and businesses that fear a rise in extreme weather — hurricanes, floods or heat waves, for example. Last year set a record for U.S. losses at over $300 billion.<p>Rich Sorkin is …

How Syria Came to This

A story of ethnic and sectarian conflict, international connivance, and above all civilian suffering<p>Seven years of horrific twists and turns in the Syrian Civil War make it hard to remember that it all started with a little graffiti.<p>In March 2011, four children in the southern city of Der’a …

America Begins Capping Freeway Scars of the Past

Interstate 5, the West Coast’s main north-south artery, cuts an angry, 12-lane slash through Seattle, severing upscale residential neighborhoods like …

Will the Saudi Kingdom Collapse Under the Resource Curse?

If Saudi Arabia is acting a bit unhinged of late, it’s easy to see why: the Kingdom has all the troubles of Ayyub, as Job is known in the Qur’an. Its …

Saudi Arabia

India's 'cheating mafia' gets to work as school exam season hits

A few minutes into the final year maths exam at his Delhi high school, Raghav asked to use the bathroom. Inside, he texted pictures of the test paper he had secretly photographed to a phone number he was sent days before. Minutes later, answers materialised on the screen.<p>“It isn’t cheating,” …

Cape Town's Water Crisis Marks Divide Between Rich And Poor

Wealthy residents of the South African city are coping with the drought by drilling bore holes into the aquifer. But compliance with water restrictions may have put off the day when the taps run dry.<p>Transcript<p>SARAH MCCAMMON, HOST:<p>We've been hearing that Cape Town, South Africa, could be left …

Cape Town

'Atmospheric river' triggers evacuations in Southern California

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's called an "atmospheric river" -- basically a river in the sky -- that could unleash catastrophic amounts of rain.<p>And the major storm is barreling right toward the fire-scarred regions of Southern California, with a potential to trigger flash flooding, mudslides and significant debris …

Weather

Bolivia's Morales in The Hague to petition World Court over Chile sea access

Bolivia has asked the court, formally known as the International Court of Justice, to order Chile to enter negotiations on the issue, over which it …

The Internet of Growing Things

Connected sensors and big data are changing how farmers grow crops and raise livestock—making food safer and better for everyone.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is turning the ancient practice of farming into precision agriculture. Sensors implanted in the soil can tell you when and where to irrigate. …

Who owns water? The US landowners putting barbed wire across rivers

New Mexico is a battleground in the fight over once public waterways, sparking fears it could set a national precedent<p>As Scott Carpenter and a few friends paddled down the Pecos river in New Mexico last May, taking advantage of spring run-off, the lead boater yelled out and made a swirling hand …

New Mexico

Elon Musk's hyperloop dream may come true — and soon

'It’s happening far faster than I would have ever expected, and it’s happening all over the world.'<p>Elon Musk first described his idea for a futuristic transportation system that would send passenger pods through tubes at speeds of hundreds of miles an hour back in 2013. At the time, the idea of …

High-speed Rail

An Electro-Blob Under Africa May Be 'Ground Zero' for Earth's Magnetic Field Reversal

A flip in Earth's magnetic field may be brewing. And if it is, an electromagnetic blob deep under southern Africa is likely to be ground zero for the …

One Hundred Years Later, the Madness of Daylight Saving Time Endures

One hundred years after Congress passed the first daylight saving legislation, lawmakers in Florida this week passed the “Sunshine Protection Act,” …

The Mysterious Case Of 'Vanishing Bone' And Hip Replacements Gone Wrong

<i>Please</i> <i>sign up here to</i> <i>subscribe to WBUR's CommonHealth newsletter highlighting important stories about health and medicine.</i><p>It all began with a single X-ray.<p>It was 1974, and surgeons had been doing total hip replacements for a dozen years.<p>"Total hip replacement is an absolutely magnificent …

Treasure Island, SFO sinking as sea levels rise

Arizona, Berkeley researchers measure coastal depression via satellite<p>As sea levels rise, San Francisco gets almost monthly projections from climate researchers about how a creeping water line will affect low-lying areas like the airport, but a new paper published Wednesday in the peer-reviewed …

Oil firm ceasing operations, leaving thousands of Alberta wells untended

A massive number of oil and gas wells, facilities and pipeline segments stand to be added to the already bulging files of the Alberta Orphan Well …

Antarctica's seafloor is teeming with life, rare submersible footage shows

The TV series <i>Planet Earth</i> and <i>Planet Earth II</i> have provided us with some of the most jaw-dropping nature footage ever captured.<p>For BBC America's <i>Planet</i> …

Photos reveal nor'easter's beauty, destruction, and slop along the East Coast

The second powerful nor'easter in less than a week lived up to expectations, and then some, from the Philadelphia area northward into New York and …

In Africa, War Over Water Looms As Ethiopia Nears Completion Of Nile River Dam

A new mega-dam being built by Ethiopia on the Nile River is threatening to spark a war over water and shift political influence in northeastern Africa.<p>Ethiopia sees the dam as the key to its economic future, but its neighbor to the north, Egypt, fears the dam could spell doom for its water supply, …

North Pole surges above freezing in the dead of winter, stunning scientists

By Jason Samenow<p>, Weather editor<p>The sun won’t rise at the North Pole until March 20, and it’s normally close to the coldest time of year, but an extraordinary and possibly historic thaw swelled over the tip of the planet this weekend. Analyses show that the temperature warmed to the melting point …

Global Warming

Health warnings issued as Britain to be 'colder than the North Pole'

Britain is bracing itself as new health warnings have been issued with temperatures plummeting to -10C and dump 10cm of snow.<p>The 'beast from the …

Weather

French Food Waste Law Changing How Grocery Stores Approach Excess Food

Every morning at a supermarket called Auchan in central Paris, Magdalena Dos Santos has a rendezvous with Ahmed "Doudou" Djerbrani, a driver from the French food bank.<p>Dos Santos, who runs the deli section of the store, is in charge of supervising the store's food donations. She sets aside prepared …

Agriculture

Pollen data shows humans reversed natural global cooling | John Abraham

Current temperatures are hotter than at any time in the history of human civilization<p>In order to understand today’s global warming, we need to understand how Earth’s temperatures varied in the past. How does the rapid warming we see now compare with past natural climate changes? Also, how long have …

Climate Change

How Bill Gates aims to clean up the planet

It’s a simple idea: strip CO2 from the air and use it to produce carbon-neutral fuel. But can it work on an industrial scale?<p>It’s nothing much to look at, but the tangle of pipes, pumps, tanks, reactors, chimneys and ducts on a messy industrial estate outside the logging town of Squamish in western …

Bill Gates