Environment

  • November 7, 2003  

    Some Native Americans who live on the dozen Indian reservations in eastern San Diego County have not received the same attention as other Californians for their suffering. Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles visited the devastated San Pasqual Reservation, where one third of the residents’ homes were devoured by flames. Continue reading

  • October 31, 2003  

    Cooler temperatures and dense fog brought encouragement to Californians after a week of wildfires that have killed 20 people, destroyed more than 2,800 homes and burned nearly 750,000 acres. Jeffrey Kaye reports from the Cedar Fire outside San Diego, which has consumed 275,000 acres. Continue reading

  • October 30, 2003  

    The Senate is poised to pass a bill which would approve more extensive logging on more than 20 million acres of federal forests. The House of Representatives is considering legislation that would devote a record $2.9 billion for firefighting and proactive programs to reduce fire risks. Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading

  • October 30, 2003  

    More temperate temperatures and some light rain moved into the San Bernadino Mountains and eastern San Diego County, but firefighters face flames fanned by winds that are still gusting to 40 miles per hour. Spencer Michels reports from California, and Ray Suarez follows up in a conversation with Jerry Williams and Jim Purpura. Continue reading

  • October 29, 2003  

    A giant geometric flare unleashed by the sun threatened to disrupt airline and satellite communications and trigger shutdowns on electrical power grids Wednesday. Margaret Warner talks to an expert about what causes solar flares and how they affect Earth. Continue reading

  • October 28, 2003  

    Wind-swept wildfires have consumed 522,000 acres of Southern California, destroyed 1,552 homes and claimed 17 lives. Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles provides a firsthand view of the devastation from the fireline in San Bernadino. Continue reading

  • October 27, 2003  

    Wildfires continued to rage out of control in parts of Southern California on Monday. Ray Suarez speaks with San Diego Mayor Dick Murphy about the battle against the fires that have already taken 13 lives and destroyed more than 850 homes. Continue reading

  • October 17, 2003  

    China’s mammoth Yangtse River will soon be controlled by the largest dam ever built, but the edifice is still not strong enough to quell the tide of corruption. Ian Williams of Independent Television News reports on some of the human consequences of the immense engineering and construction project. Continue reading

  • October 7, 2003  

    Western regions of the United States continue to cope with the decimation caused by the lack of rain. Ted Robbins of KUAT in Tucson, Ariz., provides an update on the drought. Continue reading

  • September 17, 2003  

    Hurricane Isabel is closing in on the East Coast. Jeffrey Brown gets the latest on the storm from Max Mayfield, director of the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Continue reading