KPCW http://kpcw.org en White House Says Delayed Action On Climate Change Could Cost Billions http://kpcw.org/post/white-house-says-delayed-action-climate-change-could-cost-billions In a report issued on Tuesday, the White House warned that the cost of inaction when it comes to climate change outweighs the cost of implementing more stringent regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.<p><a href="http://time.com/3049465/report-not-acting-on-climate-change-could-have-serious-economic-impact/">Here's how <em>Time</em> boils down the White House's argument</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"A new report estimates the cost of mitigating the effects of climate change could rise by as much as 40% if action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is delayed 10 years — immediately outweighing any pot Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:48:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 16525 at http://kpcw.org Athletes Should Fear The Heat More Than The Heart Attack http://kpcw.org/post/athletes-should-fear-heat-more-heart-attack When a runner's heart stops during a marathon, it gets a lot of press – even though it's actually a pretty rare event. A more common killer among runners, and a condition that needs more prevention efforts, is heat stroke, according to a study by Israeli researchers.<p>During a 2011 running race, physicians at a Tel Aviv hospital noticed there were far more heat stroke victims admitted than <a href="http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1106468">cardiac patients</a>. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:47:00 +0000 Katherine Hobson 16523 at http://kpcw.org Athletes Should Fear The Heat More Than The Heart Attack China Puts Former Top Communist Party Official Under Investigation http://kpcw.org/post/china-puts-former-top-communist-party-official-under-investigation The central committee of China's communist party placed a former top-ranking official under investigation on Tuesday.<p><a href="http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-07/29/c_133518450.htm">China's state-run news agency Xinhua reports</a> Zhou Yongkang is accused of "serious disciplinary violation."<p>Reporting from Beijing, NPR's Anthony Kuhn tells our Newscast unit that while there is no specificity to those charges from the party, this usually implies that criminal corruption charges will follow.<p>"Before his retirement in 2012, Zhou was a member of the politburo standing committee. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:45:00 +0000 editor 16524 at http://kpcw.org China Puts Former Top Communist Party Official Under Investigation A Compromise Deal On Overhauling The VA, But Will It Pass? http://kpcw.org/post/compromise-deal-overhauling-va-will-it-pass <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=A+Compromise+Deal+On+Overhauling+The+VA%2C+But+Will+It+Pass%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MjcyMDE0MDEyNzUzOTU1NTMzNmE5NQ010)"/></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:35:00 +0000 David Welna 16522 at http://kpcw.org Crews Are Containing Western Wildfires, But More Bad Weather's Ahead http://kpcw.org/post/crews-are-containing-western-wildfires-more-bad-weathers-ahead <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Crews+Are+Containing+Western+Wildfires%2C+But+More+Bad+Weather%27s+Ahead&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MjcyMDE0MDEyNzUzOTU1NTMzNmE5NQ010)"/></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:35:00 +0000 Nathan Rott 16520 at http://kpcw.org Photos From Syria May Show 'Killing On An Industrial Scale' http://kpcw.org/post/photos-syria-may-show-killing-industrial-scale <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Photos+From+Syria+May+Show+%27Killing+On+An+Industrial+Scale%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzU1MzUzMDEzMTkyMzAwMzY5MjY1Mw004)"/></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:20:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 16521 at http://kpcw.org Israeli PM Netanyahu Says Gaza War Could Be 'Prolonged' http://kpcw.org/post/israeli-pm-netanyahu-says-gaza-war-could-be-prolonged <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdoYZ1-9XsM</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:20:00 +0000 editor 16519 at http://kpcw.org Israeli PM Netanyahu Says Gaza War Could Be 'Prolonged' Zillow To Buy Rival Real Estate Site Trulia http://kpcw.org/post/zillow-buy-rival-real-estate-site-trulia <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Zillow+To+Buy+Rival+Real+Estate+Site+Trulia&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA2NDA4NzY1MDEyODkzMjYyNTkxZjFiZQ004)"/></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:38:00 +0000 editor 16518 at http://kpcw.org Uber, Airbnb Under Attack In Spain As Old And New Economies Clash http://kpcw.org/post/uber-airbnb-under-attack-spain-old-and-new-economies-clash This summer, more people than ever before are booking rooms on Airbnb and using carpooling websites and smartphone apps to get around on vacation. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:56:00 +0000 editor 16517 at http://kpcw.org Uber, Airbnb Under Attack In Spain As Old And New Economies Clash Ghost Cats And Musket Balls: Stories Told By Capitol Interns http://kpcw.org/post/ghost-cats-and-musket-balls-stories-told-capitol-interns Every summer thousands of interns flood the offices of Capitol Hill. One of their primary duties is to give constituents tours of the famous buildings. They parade visitors from the rotunda to statuary hall, offering stories and anecdotes.<p>But while these intern tours provide a great deal of information, they are sometimes a little short on actual history.<p>On any given day in the Capitol, thousands of visitors listen to Senate and House interns. They point to the paintings and murals, the statues and architecture and talk about U.S. history. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:56:00 +0000 Laura Sullivan 16516 at http://kpcw.org Ghost Cats And Musket Balls: Stories Told By Capitol Interns