Dec. 28, 2011
How 2011 Became a 'Mind-Boggling' Year of Extreme Weather
From snowstorms to floods and tornadoes, severe weather wreaked havoc across the United States this year, with 2011 marking far more extreme weather events than a typical year. Hari Sreenivasan discusses the science behind this year of extreme weather with NOAA's Kathryn Sullivan and Weather Underground's Jeff Masters.
Dec. 12, 2011
After Durban, What Comes Next for Climate Policy?
At the 17th U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change in South Africa, leaders from around the world came to a broad last-minute compromise, but details were scarce. Ray Suarez discusses what comes next after the Durban summit with the University of Maryland's Nathan Hultman and the Clean Air Task Force's Samuel Thernstorm.
Nov. 28, 2011
New Climate Change Deal to Succeed Kyoto a Long Shot
What's behind the long struggle to reach a new international agreement on reducing greenhouse gases? Margaret Warner and The Washington Post's Juliet Eilperin preview the U.N.'s annual climate conference.
Aug. 31, 2011
Worst Drought in Texas History Ravages Crops, Livestock
Texas is caught in the grip of a devastating heat wave that has created the worst year of drought in the state's history. Gwen Ifill discusses the extreme conditions and their toll on crops, livestock and homes with NPR correspondent Wade Goodwyn.
Aug. 11, 2011
Drought Monitor Tracks Extreme Heat Across the Nation
Researchers have developed a tool called the Drought Monitor to compile and visualize the scope and impact of the record heat and dry conditions that continue to plague large parts of the United States this summer.
Aug. 1, 2011
New Widget Tracks Record-Breaking High Temperatures
Using data collected by the NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, the PBS NewsHour has set out to track the number of high temperature records set each day of the year across the U.S.
July 28, 2011
NewsHour Connect: Heat Wave Imperils Midwest Agriculture
Temperatures have been rising in the Midwest this summer -- and with them, food prices may also be heading upward.
July 25, 2011
Mongolian Herders See Changes as Temperatures Rise
Since 1960, Mongolia's average temperature has increased 4.1 degrees -- a change faster than the global average. The uptick has had an impact on herders living close to the land.
June 3, 2011
Could Studying Seawater Saltiness Be Key to Decoding Climate Puzzle?
A satellite slated to launch into space next week will study the saltiness of the oceans, and, scientists hope, provide a better grasp of extreme weather events.
Jan. 13, 2011
Australia Flooding Threatens Already Sensitive Great Barrier Reef
As muddy river water swept through parts of Australia, inundating more than 20,000 homes and claiming at least 15 lives, it also poured into the ocean, where it now threatens one of the country's most precious natural ecosystems: The Great Barrier Reef.