• September 13, 2013  

    In our news wrap Friday, Colorado was inundated by flooding that washed out roads, cut off communities and forced evacuations. Also, 33 people died from a bombing at a Sunni mosque in Iraq. And in Afghanistan, at least four Afghans were killed when a U.S. consulate came under Taliban attack. Continue reading

  • September 9, 2013   BY  

    “There’s no rule that says as you get later in the season the hurricanes get weaker. That is a myth.” –Dennis Feltgen, meteorologist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center. H/T Ellen Rolfes JS

  • August 30, 2013  

    Sequoias are among Earth’s oldest and most massive trees. But a wildfire raging near California’s Yosemite National Park has put some of their unique groves at risk. Kwame Holman reports on the effort by nearly 4,000 firefighters to contain the blaze and protect these environmental treasures. Continue reading

  • August 27, 2013  

    In other news Tuesday, the wildfire near Yosemite National Park has already scorched an area the size of Chicago, but is now reported to be 20 percent contained. Also, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano stepped down from her post. Napolitano will be the next president of the University of California system. Continue reading

  • August 26, 2013  

    The wildfire burning outside of Yosemite National Park has already consumed 235 square miles of forest and threatened several small towns. Jeffrey Brown reports on the efforts more than 3,600 firefighters to battle one of the largest wildfires in California state history and protect San Francisco’s power and water supplies. Continue reading

  • August 26, 2013  

    Jeffrey Brown talks to Capt. Mike Mohler of the California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection and Harlan Kelly of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission about the challenges of battling the wildfire near Yosemite and keeping regional water and power supplies safe. Continue reading

  • August 8, 2013  

    Since an earthquake and tsunami shattered the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant in 2011, radioactive water has been pouring into the sea off the coast of Japan at a rate of 300 tons per day. Jeffrey Brown reports on the revelation made public by plant operator TEPCO and how the Japanese government is reacting to the danger. Continue reading

  • August 8, 2013  

    How are the Japanese people reacting to the news of the continuing contamination leak and what does it mean for Japan’s energy policy? Jeffrey Brown talks with Arjun Makhijani of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research and Kenji Kushida of Stanford University about what the government may do to stop the flow. Continue reading

  • August 8, 2013  

    In other news Thursday, firefighters in southern California are racing to save communities from a rapidly growing wildfire. More than 15 square miles burned out of control, causing at least 1,500 residents to leave their homes. Also, flash flooding in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Tennessee claimed two lives. Continue reading

  • July 22, 2013  

    In other news Monday, an earthquake with a 6.6-magnitude struck the Chinese province of Gansu, triggering landslides and damaging or destroying thousands of mud-brick homes. At least 75 people have been killed and hundreds wounded. Also, Syrian rebels claimed they captured a village outside Aleppo. Continue reading