Coping with Climate Change

  • 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

  • July 17, 2012    

    More than half of the continental United States was in moderate to extreme drought in June — including corn- and soybean-producing states — damaging crops and impacting prices at the grocery store. Continue reading

  • June 1, 2012  

    Native Americans’ tribal lands along the Louisiana coast are washing away as sea levels rise and marshes sink. Part of our Coping with Climate Change series, Hari Sreenivasan reports from Isle de Jean Charles, a community that is slowly disappearing into the sea. Continue reading

  • May 31, 2012    

    On Friday, the NewsHour will report on how subsidence, rising seas and storms have battered coastal Louisiana’s Isle de Jean Charles, an island that has been home to Native tribes since the 1800s. As a preview to the report, Hari … Continue reading

  • May 30, 2012    

    On the NewsHour this week, we will be covering how rising sea levels are threatening people who live on the fragile Louisiana Delta. Hari Sreenivasan spoke with Torbjörn Törnqvist, a coastal geoscientist at Tulane University who studies the evolution of … Continue reading

  • May 29, 2012    

    There is a saying that “God made the world, but the Dutch made Holland.” And for centuries, the Dutch have built different types of barriers to hold back rising water and allow for development. But as sea levels continue to … Continue reading

  • May 24, 2012    

    Farmers, how have changes in your local climate affected your agricultural business? Bill Couser inspects one of the first fields he planted with corn in mid-April on his farm near Nevada, Iowa. (Sarah McCammon for Harvest Public Media) The U.S. … Continue reading

  • May 3, 2012    

    Think you understand climate science better than the average American teen? On the PBS NewsHour this week we’ve been focusing on how climate change is taught in the classroom. But you can test your knowledge with this climate quiz:

  • May 2, 2012    

    Watch the full segment on teaching climate change from Wednesday’s broadcast above. Post updated 6 p.m. ET May 3. For the first time, national science standards will include guidelines on how to teach climate change kindergarten through 12th grade students … Continue reading

  • May 2, 2012  

    For the first time, new national educational standards for grades K-12 will link global warming trends to manmade emissions. Part of our Coping With Climate Change series, Hari Sreenivasan looks at the challenges teachers face when covering the topic of climate science in their classrooms. Continue reading

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