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Sep 1, 2014 — Audie Cornish talks with University of Chicago Law School professor Omri Ben-Shahar about terms of service agreements for software and websites.
Aug 31, 2014 — Many Star Trek gadgets have made the journey from science fiction to real life. Arun Rath talks to Grant Campany about the X Prize Foundation's competition to bring the medical tricorder to life.
Aug 31, 2014 — NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Ryan Grepper, creator of a cooler named Coolest, which has set a new record as the highest-grossing Kickstarter campaign.
Aug 31, 2014 — Alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations, a company has invented a novel way to help migratory fish over blocked rivers. It uses air pressure to fire them out of a cannon.
Aug 30, 2014 — The "sharing economy" has created a lot of solutions for cheap rides and places to stay. In a piece for Ozy.com, Pooja Bhatia writes about one undesired byproduct: oversharing.
 
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Biodiesel Makes Inroads As Alternative Fuel

While the debate over the economic and ecological viability of ethanol continues, another fuel made from crops is becoming more available in the region. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Jonathan Ahl has more.  Go to full article

Guilt-Free Boating: Environmental Officials Push Low-impact Outboard Motors

More than twelve thousand boats are registered on Lake Champlain, most of them using 2-stroke outboard engines. Environmental officials in New York and Vermont say those engines are noisy and inefficient, dumping as much as a third of their gas and oil directly into the water. The states are teaming up with the EPA and industry groups to phase out 2-stroke engines. But as Brian Mann reports, the effort is meeting resistance from some dealers:  Go to full article

Clinton: Rural Broadband Is the Future

Senator Clinton is co-sponsor of legislation to bring high speed Internet access to rural areas. She promoted her bill Friday at a stop in the St. Lawrence County town of Brasher. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

EPA Touts "Clear Skies"

The debate over how to clean America's air is heating up. In response to sharp criticisms, the Bush Administration is using computer projections to back up its "Clear Skies"...  Go to full article

Canada Debates Revival Of Nuclear Power

At a recent meeting in Detroit, the G-8 energy ministers were looking for alternatives to non-renewable resources such as oil and gas. Nuclear energy was high on that list...  Go to full article

IBM Layoffs

The IBM Microelectronics Division plant in Essex Junction, Vermont cut 988 jobs yesterday. It's part of a companywide restructuring designed to focus on more profitable...  Go to full article

Algae Mops Up Heavy Metals

The Great Lakes suffer from all kinds of pollution, but among the most dangerous pollutants from industrial waste are mercury, cadmium, and zinc. Researchers at Ohio State...  Go to full article

Water Quality Monitoring Program Available for Adirondacks Lakes and Ponds

A program to monitor water quality is looking for volunteers on Adirondack lakes and ponds. Martha Foley talks with Mike DeAngelo, of the Adirondack Watersheds Institute,...  Go to full article

Coal Burning Power Plant Buys Out Angry Neighbors

Coal burning power plants in the Midwest are considered the number one cause of acid rain. Smokestacks pump out tons of sulfur and mercury that drifts north and east,...  Go to full article

Benefits and Risks of Cloned Cows

Milk production is big business in New York and the upper Midwest. Now the president of a biotech company in Wisconsin is milking a herd of cloned cows that he says could...  Go to full article

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