So what is annoying you? Perhaps an overly loud cell phone conversation comes to mind. Or maybe it’s something that really stinks. The science behind what bugs us is a topic that NPR correspondent Joe Palca and editor Flora Lichtman have studied and wrote a new book about. KUNC’s Grace Hood spoke with them to learn more. But first, an advisory: this story contains sounds some listeners may find annoying.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today a deadly fungus that’s killing off bat populations on the East Coast has spread to Ohio.
White Nose Syndrome was first identified in New York in 2006. Since that time it’s spread up and down the East Coast, and a fungus connected to it has been detected as far west as Oklahoma—just 200 miles from the Colorado border.
A newly published study from the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder shows that climate change could wipe out the wolverine in the western United States by the year 2050, unless greenhouse gas emissions are reduced.
Norway has launched a unique construction project on the remote Norwegian island of Svalbard, halfway between the Arctic Circle and the North Pole. It's an underground vault for agricultural seeds, a kind of Noah's Ark for millions of varieties of wheat, rice, and hundreds of other crops that farmers no longer plant in their fields.
For a soft-spoken man from western Tennessee named Cary Fowler, it's the culmination of a lifelong -- and controversial -- campaign.