Britain (U.K.) http://www.kunc.org en For One Crime Writer, Peaceful Shetland Is A Perfect Place For Murder http://www.kunc.org/post/one-crime-writer-peaceful-shetland-perfect-place-murder Crime writer Ann Cleeves puts it best in her novel <a href="http://www.npr.org/books/titles/329526105/dead-water-a-shetland-mystery" target="_blank">Dead Water</a>:<em> </em>"Shetland didn't do pretty. It did wild and bleak and dramatic."<p>The Shetland Islands are a damp and rocky place, with endless miles of green and gray. Humanity seems to cling to the land here like a few tenacious barnacles. "I love the idea of long, low horizons with secrets hidden underneath," Cleeves says.<p>These Scottish islands lie hundreds of miles from any mainland, as far north as the tip of Greenland. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:33:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 58686 at http://www.kunc.org For One Crime Writer, Peaceful Shetland Is A Perfect Place For Murder Uber's Rapid Growth Pits Innovation Against Existing Laws http://www.kunc.org/post/ubers-rapid-growth-pits-innovation-against-existing-laws To see the speed of technological innovation, look no further than a street corner. Hailing a cab from the street is less common in cities with Uber, a service that lets you request a ride with the simple tap of a mobile phone app.<p>The 5-year-old company — <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/06/319527353/uber-car-service-company-is-now-valued-at-17-billion">now valued at $17 billion</a> — is growing so fast that it's operating in 128 cities globally, on every continent except Antarctica. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:41:00 +0000 Elise Hu 57670 at http://www.kunc.org Uber's Rapid Growth Pits Innovation Against Existing Laws Seeking Energy Independence, Europe Faces Heated Fracking Debate http://www.kunc.org/post/seeking-energy-independence-europe-faces-heated-fracking-debate While watching the turmoil in Ukraine unfold, you may feel as though it has little to do with the United States, but the conflict is stirring a contentious debate in Europe over a topic familiar to many Americans: fracking.<p>Much of the continent depends on Russian natural gas that flows through pipelines in Ukraine. European countries are asking themselves whether to follow the U.S. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:13:00 +0000 54496 at http://www.kunc.org Seeking Energy Independence, Europe Faces Heated Fracking Debate Old London Air Raid Shelter Becomes Vegetable Farm http://www.kunc.org/post/old-london-air-raid-shelter-becomes-vegetable-farm During World War II, Londoners would descend spiral staircases into tunnels to escape German bombs. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:20:00 +0000 54134 at http://www.kunc.org Old London Air Raid Shelter Becomes Vegetable Farm For Elephants And Rhinos, Poaching Trends Point In Wrong Direction http://www.kunc.org/post/elephants-and-rhinos-poaching-trends-point-wrong-direction South Africa has a stable government that makes wildlife protection a high priority. But even in that country, there's been a dramatic surge in poaching, particularly for rhinos.<p>A decade ago, fewer than 100 rhinos were killed in a year. Last year, it was more than 1,000, says Dan Ashe, director of the U.S. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:44:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 54014 at http://www.kunc.org For Elephants And Rhinos, Poaching Trends Point In Wrong Direction