Environment

  • CLIMATE MARCH DC - Care for Creation
    May 14, 2017  

    Climate change is one of many issues seen as dividing Democrats and Republicans. A dominant wing of the GOP has denied climate change exists, as some Democrats have tried to reduce air pollution and push for alternative forms of energy. But meanwhile, some Republicans are also pushing for climate action. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Stephanie Sy reports. Continue reading

  • May 9, 2017   BY  

    The Ghazipur landfill in New Delhi, India stretches across some 70 acres of land. The area has been dubbed “Trash Mountain” because it holds 10 million tons of garbage now piled higher than the city’s skyline. Workers can earn about … Continue reading

  • coal
    May 3, 2017  

    Deep layers of underground coal are all but gone in West Virginia after 200 years of relentless mining, leaving thinner seams of coal on top of the state’s beautiful mountains. But surface mining carries a huge cost: nothing less than mountains themselves. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on how the Appalachian landscape is being fundamentally and irrevocably changed. Continue reading

  • Protesters dressed as the earth and U.S. President Donald Trump pretend to fight during the Peoples Climate March near the White House in Washington
    April 29, 2017  

    As President Donald Trump reached the 100th day of his presidency, tens of thousands of people gathered in Washington, D.C., for the People’s Climate March, with similar demonstrations around the country. Protesters called for environmental protections even as Trump has proposed cutting funding for science programs and signed an executive order to expand offshore drilling for oil in the Arctic. Continue reading

  • The Robert W Scherer Power Plant, operated by Georgia Power in Juliette
    April 27, 2017   BY and  

    After 20 years of negotiations, the path-breaking Paris climate agreement, with its exceptionally broad participation, is the answer to long-standing, bipartisan appeals, and provides an excellent foundation for progress. Continue reading

  • pollution
    April 22, 2017  

    At the March for Science in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, speakers and attendees expressed concern over President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and other science programs. Coral Davenport, reporter at The New York Times, joins Hari Sreenivasan for a closer look at the Trump administration’s environmental policies. Continue reading

  • April 12, 2017  

    In Florida, a state of emergency is underway as more than 100 wildfires burn in and across all corners of the state. And since February, more than 7,000 acres have burned across the state, as Florida copes with rising temperatures and major drought. William Brangham sits down with Jim Karels, director of the Florida Forest Service, about how the state is combatting the heat. Continue reading

  • April 11, 2017  

    White-nose syndrome is one of the deadliest wildlife diseases in modern times, killing bats by the millions. By waking up the animals more often during hibernation, the illness depletes their fat reserves, causing starvation and death. Now the discovery of infected bats on the West Coast has jumpstarted research around the Northwest. Special correspondent Michael Werner from EarthFix reports. Continue reading

  • March 28, 2017  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the U.S. commander in Iraq, Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, says there’s a “fair chance” that a U.S. airstrike played a role in killing scores of civilians in Mosul, but voiced doubt that the weapon used could have collapsed an entire building. Also, the Russian defense ministry says U.S. naval patrols in the Black Sea are a potential threat to Russian security. Continue reading

  • March 28, 2017  

    One of President Trump’s major campaign promises was to roll back his predecessor’s plans for coping with climate change, a pledge he began to fulfill by signing an executive order that targets such regulations. Judy Woodruff gets perspective from Sen. John Barrasso, a Republican who represents Wyoming, the country’s top coal-producing state. Continue reading

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