• copingwithclimatechange
    November 12, 2014  

    The U.S. and China reached a historic agreement to drastically curb carbon emissions after months of secret talks. Will either side be able to deliver on the pledge? Michael Oppenheimer of Princeton University speaks with Gwen Ifill about the pressures that led to the landmark plan and which other countries may be influenced to address climate change. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Barack Obama (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping at a press conference in Beijing, China, after the 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders conference, on Nov. 12. Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images
    November 12, 2014  

    How will deals on trade and climate change, struck during President Obama’s trip to China, affect relations between the United States and China? Susan Shirk of the University of California, San Diego, and author and lawyer Gordon Chang join Gwen Ifill to discuss the significance of the relationship and the pressure on Chinese President Xi Jinping to compromise. Continue reading

  • SAVING THE GORILLAS virunga monitors
    November 12, 2014  

    Virunga National Park in Eastern Congo is the spectacular home to the only mountain gorillas left on the planet, and many other types of wildlife. A new documentary tells the story of a group of rangers working to protect the park from threats of civil war, poachers and oil exploration. Jeffrey Brown interviews filmmaker Orlando von Einsiedel.
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  • Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
    November 12, 2014   BY  

    Water has become the unlikely subject of black market dealings in some the California’s worst-hit areas. With nearly 60 percent of the state currently experiencing exceptional drought — the highest level of drought designated by the U.S. Drought Monitor — and chances of a full recovery this winter looking unlikely, reports of water being stolen from private tanks or siphoned from public rivers are increasing.
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  • watercrisis_mexico
    November 10, 2014  

    Mexico City, home to an inefficient and inconvenient water delivery system, struggles to meet the pressing demands of its 22 million residents. Some have turned to harvesting rainwater, which has its own set of limitations. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the barriers that keep residents from clean water. Continue reading

  • Two women wear face masks while walking on a polluted evening in Beijing, China on Oct. 24, 2014. Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images
    November 9, 2014   BY  

    The Chinese government restricted traffic, closed factories and instituted public holidays to ensure foreign leaders in Beijing for this year’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit would enjoy a clear, blue sky. Continue reading

  • tsunami
    November 6, 2014  

    The 2004 quake and tsunami reshaped life in the Aceh region of Indonesia — in some ways for the better. The outpouring of international aid helped residents rebuild their community stronger than before the disaster. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports on the disaster’s unintended benefits and the efforts to continue healing and prepare for future emergencies. Continue reading

  • Smoke stacks from the NRG power plant outside of Jewett, Texas.  Photo by Nick Simonite/Associated Press
    November 4, 2014  

    Energy and the environment have been core issues in Senate races in at least seven states. From oil and gas development, to the regulation of greenhouse gases and power plants, what’s at stake as voters go to the polls? Judy Woodruff gets debate from Daniel Weiss of the League of Conservation Voters and Scott Segal of Bracewell & Giuliani. Continue reading

  • It's possible that none of the candidates will receive 50 percent in the Louisiana Senate race, forcing a Dec. 6 runoff. Photo by David Gould and Getty Images
    October 29, 2014  

    In addition to recalibrating the balance of power on Capitol Hill, the upcoming elections will dictate important state policy around the nation. One battle is brewing in North Dakota, where environmentalists are seeking tax revenue for preservation. NewsHour political editor and reporter Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff for a closer look at ballot initiatives on the minimum wage and abortion. Continue reading

  • lion
    October 27, 2014  

    The African lion population is shrinking due to habitat loss, lack of prey and violent contact with humans, including trophy hunting. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing that these animals be listed as a threatened species. Jeffrey Brown learns more from Jeff Flocken of the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Continue reading