THE RUNDOWN BLOG | Oct. 29, 2013
REPORT | Oct. 23, 2013
The Pacific Northwest is known for its seafood, but when algae blooms in coastal waters, it can release toxins that poison shellfish and the people who eat them. Katie Campbell of KCTS in Seattle reports on the growing prevalence and toxicity of that algae, and how scientists are studying a possible link to climate change.
THE RUNDOWN BLOG | Oct. 9, 2013
ANALYSIS | Sept. 27, 2013
REPORT | Sept. 27, 2013
The U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued its strongest warnings yet on global warming. The scientists found it is "extremely likely" -- 95 percent certain -- that human activity is the main cause of rising temperatures. Tom Clarke of Independent Television News reports on the findings.
THE RUNDOWN BLOG | Sept. 27, 2013
REPORT | Sept. 20, 2013
The Environmental Protection Agency announced a new proposal to cut industry carbon pollution. Under new rules, new natural gas and coal-fired power plants would have to install technology to capture and store emissions. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post about what's on the agenda at the EPA.
REPORT | Sept. 18, 2013
REPORT | Sept. 17, 2013
Melting glaciers mean more water to explore and profit from in the Arctic, but it can also mean danger for mariners. NewsHour producer April Brown reports that scientists from the NOAA who inform sailors how close they can get to the ice have not been able to keep up with the dramatic speed of climate change and new vessels.
THE RUNDOWN BLOG | Sept. 17, 2013
Rapidly thawing sea ice in the Arctic Circle has opened the polar region to oil companies, eager to tap precious offshore oil reserves for the first time. Last year, Royal Dutch Shell Oil started exploring the Northern Alaskan seas for oil. But its operations in the Arctic have been fraught with accidents and controversy.
Nov. 12, 2013
The sheer deadly power of the Philippines typhoon has cast a fresh spotlight on the question, are storms getting stronger as the planet gets warmer? To examine the science of super storms, Gwen Ifill talks to Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research and Jeff Masters of Weather Underground.
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