Full Program: PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode July 2, 2017

On this edition for Sunday, July 2, warming oceans are affecting coral reefs and what the Antarctic melt means for sea level rise. Later, the nationwide effort to locate and identify homeless veterans. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

Segments from Sunday, July 2, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode July 2, 2017
    On this edition for Sunday, July 2, warming oceans are affecting coral reefs and what the Antarctic melt means for sea level rise. Later, the nationwide effort to locate and identify homeless veterans. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2017
    Length: 1507
    Peter Gash snorkels with Oliver Lanyon and Lewis Marshall during an inspection of the reef's condition in an area called the 'Coral Gardens' located at Lady Elliot Island located north-east from the town of Bundaberg in Queensland
  • Antarctica is melting faster than scientists expected
    Scientists predict a sheet of ice 110 miles long -- the size of Delaware -- will break off Antarctica in the coming days or weeks. In its July issue, National Geographic covers the effects that warming oceans will have on global sea level rise. Robert Kunzig, the magazine’s senior environment editor, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Birmingham, Ala.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2017
    Length: 276
    An oblique view of a massive rift in the Antarctic Peninsula's Larsen C ice shelf is shown in this November 10, 2016 photo taken by scientists on NASA's IceBridge mission in Antarctica. Photo by John Sonntag/NASA/Handout via REUTERS
  • EPA launches program to challenge climate science
    In the latest move to undermine the scientific consensus on climate change, Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has recruited a team of researchers to challenge climate science. Emily Holden, who broke the story for E&E News’s ClimateWire, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington D.C.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2017
    Length: 169
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington
  • This project gives homeless veterans an honorable burial
    There are an estimated 39,000 homeless military veterans in the United States, according to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Missing in America project works to locate, identify, and grant honorable burials to those who have died. Mitchell Riley for Arizona Public Media reports from Tucson.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2017
    Length: 207
    Missing in America
  • ‘Chasing Coral’ documents destruction of coral reefs
    In the new documentary “Chasing Coral,” a team of photographers, divers and scientists analyze more than 650 hours of underwater footage to illustrate the real-time effects warming seas. NewsHour Weekend’s Saskia De Melker talks to Jeff Orlowski, the director of the film, about the challenges of showing these rarely-seen effects of climate change.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2017
    Length: 340
    Chasing Coral Still_9
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