President Obama’s commission on the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster has released a preview of its final report, warning that a similar disaster to the Deepwater Horizon rig blast could happen again if reforms aren’t made. Ray Suarez speaks with Joel Achenbach of The Washington Post for more on the findings. Continue reading
On Wednesday’s NewsHour, Miles O’Brien reports on the way that teens interact with technology, and how Facebooking, texting, gaming and constant digital multitasking may be shaping developing adolescent brains. Do teens pay a price for the way they consume technology? … Continue reading
- Birds Tumbling From the Sky; Fish Floating Dead in the Water: How Unusual Are These Animal Die-Offs?
On New Years Day, residents of Beebe, Ark., awoke to find some 5,000 dead blackbirds strewn across roads, lawns and rooftops. Three days later, 125 miles from Beebe, thousands of fish were found dead on riverbanks and floating along the … Continue reading
According to The New York Times, a new investment deal makes Facebook more valuable than eBay or Starbucks — a new landmark for a site now used by half a billion people globally. Ray Suarez talks to Andrew Ross Sorkin, who cowrote the Times story, about what this latest valuation means for the social networking giant. Continue reading
Ray Suarez revisits one of the biggest stories of the year – the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Months after the well was sealed, questions remain about exactly how much damage the massive spill has done to the Gulf Coast. Continue reading
NewsHour Correspondent Tom Bearden talks to researchers who are assessing the long-term damage to the Gulf. In Alabama, scientists are examining whether damage done to fish larvae is linked to the oil spill. Continue reading
Editor’s note: In one portion of the footage, the Larsen Ice Shelf is misspelled. In late January 2002, the Larsen Ice Shelf, a piece of ice approximately the size of Manhattan, began breaking up. By the beginning of March, it … Continue reading