Coping with Climate Change

  • October 9, 2012   BY Saskia de Melker  

    As global temperatures rise, urban areas are facing challenges in keeping their infrastructure and their residents cool. Chicago is tackling that problem with a green design makeover. This report is part of our Coping with Climate Change series. Continue reading

  • October 9, 2012  

    One of Chicago’s most beautiful and hidden gardens is located on top of City Hall, part of an effort to ‘green’ roofs in order fight rising temperatures. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the actions the city of Chicago is taking to mitigate climate change in an urban landscape. Continue reading

  • September 18, 2012   BY Hari Sreenivasan  

    Update: 3 p.m. ET | If the amount of personal email that hit my inbox last night or the comment thread on Spencer Michel’s blog post featuring Anthony Watts is any indication, many of you care in some way, shape, … Continue reading

  • September 10, 2012   BY Rebecca Jacobson  

    This infographic from NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center highlights some of the records set for the country this summer. Image by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The hottest July on record combined with a warmer-than-average June and August made … Continue reading

  • August 16, 2012   BY Saskia de Melker  

    Northwestern Michigan calls itself the Cherry Capital of the World and supplies most of the country’s tart cherries. But the state experienced a huge crop loss in 2012. We follow the cherry from field to pie to learn about the risks for the industry. Continue reading

  • August 15, 2012   BY Rebecca Jacobson  

    “Better stay back. They’re getting mad!” Jeremy Jelinek hollers over the angry buzzing of his beehives. Jelinek, a Michigan beekeeper, has been stung more times than he can count. On this day, he is shipping his bees to Wisconsin where … Continue reading

  • August 14, 2012   BY Rebecca Jacobson  

    For 26 years, Pedro and Juana Francisco have pruned trees and picked cherries, apricots, peaches and apples at Northern Michigan’s King Orchards farm. The job has provided them with a reliable income, enough to buy a house and help support … Continue reading

  • July 19, 2012   BY Saskia de Melker and Rebecca Jacobson  

    On Thursday’s NewsHour, NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan moderated a panel discussion on how Native American tribes are coping with climate change. The panel included four native leaders representing their communities at the First Stewards symposium: Jeff Mears – Oneida tribe, … Continue reading

  • July 19, 2012  

    Native Americans from Maine to Washington state convened for a conference this week at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Their goal: To discuss the effects of climate change on tribal communities. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

  • July 18, 2012  

    Washington salmon depend on the cold water from glacial lakes to survive. But as temperatures increase and glaciers shrink, salmon populations are declining, threatening the way of life for the Swinomish Indians, also known as the “salmon people.” In collaboration with KCTS-9’s Earthfix Project, Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

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