This week, the EPA unveiled new rules to reduce polluting gasses emitted by U.S. factories and cars; India announced a $2 trillion plan to reduce its carbon emissions over the next 15 years; and China also released a new plan. Naveen Sadasivam of Inside Climate News joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the developments. Continue reading
The Obama administration has set a new national ozone standard, tightening limits on the smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. Continue reading
Climate change was one area of agreement between President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping, but the leaders made little headway on human rights and a South China Sea territory dispute. Judy Woodruff talks with Christopher Johnson of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Susan Shirk of University of California, San Diego. Continue reading
Naomi Klein discusses the Pope’s encyclical and the role of morality in addressing climate change and “unbridled capitalism.” Continue reading
In an unprecedented address to the U.S. Congress, Pope Francis called for action on poverty, climate change, immigration and the refugee crisis. He urged the protection of human life at all stages, as well as the easing of partisan divisions. William Brangham offers a closer look at the pope’s speech and political director Lisa Desjardins shares reactions from Capitol Hill with Judy Woodruff. Continue reading
Sea turtles have been around for about 110 million years, but climate change is causing trouble by threatening their nests and decreasing the number of potential male mates. NewsHour science producer Nsikan Akpan talks to Gwen Ifill about the turtle’s plight, and what is being done to help them. Continue reading
For the first time, Alabama students will be required to learn about evolution and climate change after the State Board of Education unanimously voted to update the science standard for 2016. The last time the science standards was updated was a decade ago.