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Business, Finance & Economics

Smog in New York City could be affecting the stock market, new research says

A growing body of research suggests that increases in fine particulate matter can affect human cognition in multiple ways, including productivity and the willingness to take risks. The results could have broad implications for the economy and have effects in unlikely places, such as the New York Stock Exchange.

Science, Tech & Environment

Chinese fish farmers are trying to clean up their aquaculture practices

Consumer demand in both the US and China for safe and healthy farmed fish is shaping aquaculture practices in the world’s most populous country. Fish farmers are using traditional Chinese medicine as well as high-tech monitoring systems as they strive to keep their fish healthy and their farming practices transparent.

Steve Curwood

Steve Curwood created the first pilot of "Living on Earth" in the spring of 1990, and the show has run continuously since April 1991. His relationship with public radio goes back to 1979 when he began as a reporter and host of NPR's "Weekend All Things Considered." He has been a journalist for more than 30 years with experience at CBS News, the "Boston Globe," NPR, WBUR-FM/Boston and WGBH-TV/Boston. He shared the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service as part of the "Boston Globe's" education team. Read full bio.