Volkswagen Reaches $14.7 Billion Settlement In Emissions Cheating Scheme

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$15 Billion Settlement Proposed In Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

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VW Faces Tuesday Deadline For Diesel Emissions Settlement

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Locals Provide Disaster Assist After West Virginia Floods Kill At Least 24

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23 Killed In Historic West Virgina Flooding

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Solar Impulse 2, piloted by Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard, prepares to land in Seville, Spain, on Thursday. Jean Revillard/AP hide caption

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'Beautiful Flight' Across The Atlantic Is Major Milestone For Solar Plane

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Southwest Heat Wave Causes Snowpack To Melt Earlier, Quicker

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One of the sites for the Department of Energy's Strategic Petroleum Reserve lies within salt caverns 2,000 feet below the ground near Freeport, Texas. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Low Oil Prices Fuel Reconsideration Of Petroleum Reserves

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The Solar Impulse 2, piloted by Bertrand Piccard, takes off from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Monday, starting a four-day journey to Southern Spain. Jean Revillard/AP hide caption

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The National Weather Service has issued excessive heat warnings, designated in magenta, for parts of several states beginning Saturday and continuing until Tuesday. National Weather Service hide caption

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Inside one of Mastronardi Produce Sunset Grown's greenhouses, tomato vines hang on lines that can be adjusted so that the tomatoes are always at a height that's convenient for harvesting. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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How Canada Became A Greenhouse Superpower

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A marine biologist is engulfed by a school of barracuda and jacks as she conducts reef surveys in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea. Tane Sinclair-Taylor/Nature Publishing Group hide caption

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The new Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika launches in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Thursday. Russia has been modernizing its icebreaker fleet as part of its efforts to strengthen its Arctic presence. Evgeny Uvarov/AP hide caption

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U.S.-Russia Relations Are Frosty But They're Toasty On The Arctic Council

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