November 19, 2007
Deadly Cyclone Wreaks Havoc for Bangladesh
Aid agencies are rushing to assist Bangladesh in the aftermath of a cyclone that killed thousands and left millions homeless. Bangladesh's Ambassador to the United States and an international aid expert assess relief efforts.
November 19, 2007
Death Toll from Bangladesh Cyclone Passes 3,000
Rescue workers scrambled to deliver aid to Bangladesh Monday as the South Asian nation struggled to recover from the worst cyclone to strike it in a decade, a category 4 storm that left at least 3,100 people dead.
November 16, 2007
Deadly Cyclone Ravages Coast of Bangladesh
More than 1,000 people are reportedly dead after a cyclone hit the coast of Bangladesh Thursday night, leveling homes with 150 mph winds and powerful waves, according to the United News of Bangladesh and the Associated Press.
November 2, 2007
Thousands Homeless After Flooding in Mexico
Heavy flooding on Mexico's gulf coast this week left 70 percent of the city of Villahermosa, in the state of Tabasco, under water and damaged the homes of an estimated 900,000 people.
October 31, 2007
Wildfire Wars: The Story of the California Fires
Nearly 1,800 homes and some 490,000 acres have been destroyed by wildfires in Southern California over the past week. At least 10 people have lost their lives in the powerful blazes. NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Kaye answered your questions on what it was like to experience the disaster first-hand.
October 26, 2007
Firefighters Make Headway on California Blazes
Crews made steady progress against the California wildfires Friday, with weather conditions that were more cooperative toward firefighting efforts. Jeffrey Kaye provides an update on the ongoing firefight and how residents are slowly returning home.
October 25, 2007
Crews Labor to Fully Rein in Damaging California Wildfires
Wildfires that have forced thousands to evacuate continued to burn across parts of Southern California Thursday and the number of deaths blamed on the blazes rose to 10. Experts discuss what makes the fires difficult to contain and how the government's response has fared so far.
October 24, 2007
Winds Ease, Allowing Californians to Tackle Damaging Fires
The strong winds fueling a string of powerful wildfires in Southern California began to taper off Wednesday, but officials in San Diego said the damage there has already likely topped the $1 billion mark. A San Diego County official provides an update.
October 23, 2007
Over 500,000 Evacuated as Winds Feed California Fires
Wildfires in Southern California became almost impossible for firefighters to control Tuesday, and officials said 1,300 homes and businesses have burned down. A San Diego official describes how residents are coping.
October 23, 2007
Heavy Rain Floods Parts of New Orleans
Heavy storms in New Orleans Monday dumped eight inches of rain and caused flooding as the city struggles to fully recover from the impact of Hurricane Katrina.
October 22, 2007
California Wildfires Prompt Evacuations, Emergency Measures
Wildfires continued to ravage Southern California Monday, forcing thousands of people to evacuate their homes and businesses and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to declare emergencies in seven counties. Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles provides an update from the scene in Malibu.
October 2, 2007
New Orleans School Chief Tackles Rebuilding Shattered System
In the second of two reports on efforts to improve education in urban public schools, education correspondent John Merrow explores the plans underway in New Orleans to create a new school system in a city still struggling to rebuild from Hurricane Katrina.
August 30, 2007
Pioneers Hope to Revitalize New Orleans
Doctors, business owners and other young professionals have moved into New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina, attracted by the concept of starting anew. NewsHour correspondent Tom Bearden presents the final report in a series on Katrina's two-year anniversary.
August 29, 2007
Community Leaders Discuss Future of Gulf Coast
President Bush and other officials observed the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, honoring the dead and touring neighborhoods. Four community leaders in Louisiana and Mississippi share their thoughts on the future of the Gulf Coast.
August 28, 2007
New Orleans Sees Rise in Latino Population
Years after Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding caused a mass evacuation of New Orleans, a growing population of Latinos is moving into the city. NewsHour correspondent Tom Bearden presents the latest report in a series on Katrina's two-year anniversary.
August 27, 2007
Housing Problems Persist Two Years After Katrina
Two years after Hurricane Katrina's battered New Orleans, the city still faces lingering housing problems, particularly in low- and middle-income neighborhoods that were abandoned. Correspondent Tom Bearden begins a three-part series on the Gulf Coast's recovery.
August 21, 2007
Fifth Hole Drilled at Utah Mine; Hope of Finding Trapped Miners Dwindles
Rescuers drilled a fifth hole at a Utah mine in an effort to locate six trapped miners, but officials are starting to say the miners may not be found alive. A reporter talks about the latest developments and how the families are faring.
August 20, 2007
New Orleans Still Being Rebuilt Two Years After Katrina
Two years ago, Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding devastated New Orleans and its surrounding area. The New Orleans Times-Picayune's Chris Rose discusses the healing state of New Orleans on the second anniversary.
August 17, 2007
Three Rescue Workers Die at Utah Mine
A rescue effort for six trapped miners at the Crandall Canyon Mine in Utah took a tragic turn Thursday when three workers were killed. A reporter who has been covering the story provides an update.
August 17, 2007
Utah Mine Rescue Suspended After Three Die in Collapse
Officials suspended efforts to rescue six trapped coal miners in Huntington, Utah Friday after a second collapse killed three and injured six people trying to find the miners.
August 16, 2007
Rescuers Search for Victims of Peru Earthquake
Rescuers in Peru scrambled Thursday to reach victims of a magnitude-8.0 earthquake and powerful aftershocks that officials said killed at least 450 people and injured hundreds more.
July 18, 2007
Nuclear Leak from Japan Quake Bigger Than Estimated
Officials from the world's largest nuclear plant in Kashiwazaki, Japan, announced Wednesday the amount of nuclear waste leakage from Monday's 6.8-magnitude earthquake is 50 percent larger than earlier estimates.
July 9, 2007
Wildfires Rage Across Parts of Western U.S.
Recent droughts and temperature spikes have sparked fires in California, Utah and other western states. An expert discusses the dangerous weather conditions.
June 21, 2007
Oregon Global Warming Skeptic Finds Controversy
Oregon state climatologist George Taylor does not believe that global warming is due to human activity. Now, Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski wants him to stop using the state climatologist title. NewsHour correspondent Lee Hochberg reports from Oregon and Washington on the controversy.
June 15, 2007
Engineer Outlines New Floodwall Designs in New Orleans
To better protect New Orleans, the Army Corps of Engineers used new techniques to build a stronger flood control system for the city inundated during Hurricane Katrina. One such effort focused on the Industrial Canal. Col. Jeff Bedey of the Hurricane Protection Office explains the new floodwalls.
May 10, 2007
Racial Divide Persists in New Orleans' Katrina Recovery
More than a year after Hurricane Katrina inundated the city, New Orleans residents remain economically and psychologically affected by the storm, according to a survey released Thursday by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
May 8, 2007
Kansas Governor Outlines Tornado Recovery Efforts
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat, said this week that the tornado recovery effort in her state has been limited by National Guard resources being diverted to the Iraq war. She discusses this issue and the White House's response.
May 7, 2007
Kansas Town Tries to Recover After Tornado
The search continues for survivors of a tornado that nearly wiped out the town of Greensburg, Kan., with 205 mph winds and a 22-mile path of destruction Friday. The NewsHour reports on the aftermath and efforts to aid residents displaced from their homes.
April 25, 2007
Author Says Redirect Resources Against Climate Change
Danish author and statistician Bjorn Lomborg discusses his proposal to redirect resources from a general fight against carbon emissions to specific efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change in vulnerable areas.
April 24, 2007
New Orleans Health Care System Still Recovering
Although New Orleans' new trauma center is considered an improvement over pre-Hurricane Katrina care, much of the city's health care system is still experiencing widespread problems. The NewsHour looks at the system as a whole in the second of a two-part series.
April 24, 2007
Thermal Inversion: Reading the Sky for Signs of Climate Change
From the thinning Arctic sea ice to the softening permafrost and the northern migration of indigenous animals, scientists and Arctic dwellers are taking note of the gradual impacts of climate change.
April 9, 2007
Controversy Continues over Post-Katrina Spending on Trailers
After Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast in August 2005, FEMA spent billions of dollars on trailers that served as temporary housing. As many of the trailers now sit vacant, the NewsHour reports on maintenance expenses and criticism of FEMA.
April 6, 2007
Climate Change Will Hit Poor Hardest, U.N. Panel Says
Changes to Earth's climate and ecosystems will hit the world's poor the hardest, according to a report released Friday by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Two of the report's lead authors, Michael Oppenheimer and Joel Smith, discuss the science and politics behind the findings.
March 20, 2007
Doctors Provide Temporary Health Care Solutions for Katrina Victims
Almost 18 months after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, thousands of its victims are still without health care. In the first of a two-part report, NewsHour health correspondent Susan Dentzer looks at how doctors are providing some temporary relief.
March 2, 2007
New Orleans Files $77 Billion Claim Against Army Corps
The city of New Orleans filed a claim against the Army Corps of Engineers on Thursday, seeking $77 billion for damages sustained when the corps-built levees broke during Hurricane Katrina, flooding 80 percent of the city.
March 1, 2007
New Orleans Struggles to Revamp Public Education
Hurricane Katrina damaged more than 100 of New Orleans' 128 public schools and led to a state takeover of the district. As a result, schools, teachers and students have had to start from the beginning to improve the state of education.
February 26, 2007
Program to Help New Orleans Homeowners Moving Slowly
The Road Home program was granted $7.5 billion by the federal government to help New Orleans homeowners rebuild. But of the 109,000 families who have applied, only 1,300 homeowners have received anything. The NewsHour reports on the reconstruction process.
February 23, 2007
Polar Year Explores How Earth Systems Interact
The icy Arctic at the top of the world and the penguin-inhabited Antarctica at the bottom help keep the planet cool and contain much of the Earth's fresh water locked up in ice sheets.
February 23, 2007
Slide Show: Dry Valley Organisms
The dry valleys of Antarctica appear to be devoid of life, but digging in the ground reveals a startling discovery -- roundworms, which tell the tale of climate change.
February 23, 2007
Profiles in Science: Matthew Druckenmiller
Matthew Druckenmiller's work in the Arctic involved measuring sea ice and talking to local residents about what they observed.
February 23, 2007
Profiles in Science: Cristina Millan
Cristina Millan drilled into rock in Antarctica for 12-hour shifts to research climate change and even plate tectonics.
February 23, 2007
Profiles in Science: Liz Miller
Liz Miller helped map Antarctica's terrain, laying the groundwork for future researchers.
February 13, 2007
Essayist Considers Rough Road to Recovery in New Orleans
On a day when a major storm ripped through New Orleans, damaging neighborhoods still struggling to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina's devastation, Guest Essayist Chris Rose reflects on the bumpy road to recovery.
February 7, 2007
Worker Shortages Post-Katrina Send Businesses out of Mississippi
Facing a housing shortage along the Gulf Coast, many companies are finding it difficult to find employees and as a result, are being forced to relocate. The NewsHour reports on how Mississippi businesses are grappling with the economic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
February 6, 2007
Essayist Shares Thoughts on Weird Winter Weather
Guest Essayist Nancy Gibbs explores the extreme, and extremely confusing, winter weather.
February 2, 2007
U.N. Panel Says Humans 'Very Likely' Causing Global Warming
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report Friday saying temperatures and sea levels will continue to rise for centuries even if greenhouse gas emissions stabilize. An expert and a report co-author discuss the findings.
January 22, 2007
New Orleans Battles Rising Crime Rate
The crime rate in New Orleans has continued to rise since the beginning of 2007, with 10 murders occurring in the last two weeks. NewsHour correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on the latest increase in violence and crime throughout the Big Easy.