November 3, 2005 The world's pandemic flu jitters mostly emanate from here. A look at the unique mix of factors that make bird flu so dangerous in Vietnam.
November 1, 2005 NPR Science Correspondent Joanne Silberner and producer Jane Greenhalgh reported on one aspect of the re-emergence of polio in Indonesia -- the reluctance of some parents to have their children vaccinated. Several other factors are involved in the return of polio. Silberner describes them.
October 24, 2005 The concrete building that houses the National Hurricane Center in Miami offers an unusual venue to experience a massive storm like Hurricane Wilma.
October 11, 2005 Just as tens of thousands of people lost everything to Katrina, so, too, some will make a quick fortune off its aftermath. But there are also stirrings of the honest enterprise that will be so necessary to bring New Orleans back to life.
October 6, 2005 Almost everything about animal tracking technologies has changed for the better. Devices come in every conceivable size and shape these days, and they serve an equally wide range of scientific purposes. But NPR's John Nielsen wonders if this new technology is for the best.
October 1, 2005 In his reporter's notbook, NPR's John Burnett writes about the eccentric collection of characters he's met in the course of covering Hurricane's Katrina's impact on the New Orleans area.
September 19, 2005 Reporter Scott Horsley was with two fishermen who saved some four-legged survivors of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana's flooded St. Bernard Parish. He follows up on the happy reunions between two families and their best friends.
September 16, 2005 Four volunteers from Minnesota search for canine survivors of Hurricane Katrina -- careful to leave before nightfall, when roving packs of ravenous dogs rule the streets, sometimes eating smaller dogs who survived the New Orleans flood.
September 8, 2005 NPR's Greg Allen reported on Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath from New Orleans and Baton Rouge. In this essay, he worries that along with untold lives, there may have been something else lost when Katrina devastated New Orleans -- the blending of cultures that's at the heart of the city.
September 5, 2005 Hurricane Katrina created thousands of refugees who were forced into states throughout the South, and beyond. But not so fast. Media outlets have been deluged with complaints about the term "refugee."
September 5, 2005 Some white Louisianans are finding common ground with the mostly poor and black evacuees from New Orleans that they are now taking into their communities. Many evacuees will have to start new lives in new towns across the South.
August 24, 2005 For two weeks, NPR's Steve Inskeep traveled the across the Niger River Delta to report on the oil industry there. He sums up his encounter with the country and its people in this reporter's notebook.
July 5, 2005 The battle between evolution and creationism played out in a Little Rock courtroom in 1981. It foreshadowed issues that still play out today.
June 6, 2005 Diplomats and experts on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty can't figure out how to keep nations from breaking the treaty and acquiring nuclear weapons. They often talk about the "grand bargains" inherent in the treaty. But those bargains aren't as persuasive as they used to be.
May 18, 2005 NPR Correspondent Howard Berkes covered the 1980 eruptions of Mount St. Helens and has reported on changes at the volcano since. In an essay for NPR.org, Berkes recalls the massive blast of May 18, 1980, and its aftermath.
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