Author: Michaeleen Doucleff, NPR

  • CDC publishes new map showing US locations of potential Zika-carrying mosquitoes

    A few months ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a startling map that showed the parts of the U.S. that could harbor mosquitoes capable of carrying Zika. The map made it look like a vast swath of the country was at risk for Zika, including New England and the Upper Midwest. Well, not quite. On Thursday, CDC scientists published another mosquito map for the U.S. And it paints a very different picture.

  • Could China & India's Air Pollution be behind our Cold, Snowy Winters?

    It's March. It's freezing. And there's half a foot of snow on the ground. When is this winter going to end?Many scientists think that climate change might be one cause of this year's "snowpocalypse" in Boston and bitter cold snaps in New York and Washington.But physicists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have been looking into another culprit: air pollution in China and India.