Darren Samuelsohn

Dec. 12, 2008

Obama Environmental Appointments

We'll talk about President-elect Obama's choices for key environmental posts, including Secretary of Energy and the head of the EPA.

obama, washington, president, congress, environment

Jun. 06, 2008

Climate Change Legislation Fails in Senate

This week, the US Senate took up debate on proposed climate change legislation -- but the bill failed to win the needed number of votes to avoid a filibuster and was pulled from the floor.

climate change, global warming, policy

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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The Myth of the Woolly Bear

\tLegend holds that the length of a woolly bear caterpillar’s color bands can be used to forecast how severe the winter weather will be. The myth dates back to colonial American folklore but was popularized by a 1948 study. SciFri finds out if there’s any truth to the lore, and what the caterpillar’s fuzzy bristles are really used for.

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