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Isabella Isaacs-Thomas is a digital reporter on the PBS NewsHour's science desk.
Isabella’s Recent Stories
Science Jan 122021’s deadliest, coldest, most expensive U.S. disasters, by the numbers
The contiguous U.S. suffered the largest number of disaster-related deaths in a decade, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said this week.
Science Dec 16What too much artificial light steals from our night skies
Advocates emphasize that, compared to many other types of pollution plaguing our planet, addressing excessive lighting is relatively straightforward.
World Nov 08Youth activists call on U.S. to help deliver $100 billion in international climate aid
“We're in the [climate crisis right now] because of empty promises, because [world leaders] prioritize themselves and their economies over the planet and the people,” South African climate activist Raeesah Noor-Mahomed said.
World Nov 05Why climate-driven extreme weather doesn’t usually motivate Americans to move
Nearly one in three Americans have been personally affected by an extreme weather event in the last two years, according to a recent poll from the PBS NewsHour, NPR and Marist. Weather events like hurricanes, floods and wildfires are…
Science Nov 05This researcher seeks farming solutions that are easier on the land and more profitable
To feed the world and then some, farms and pastures take up a lot of space and inevitably take a significant toll on the environment.
World Nov 05Majority of young Americans think worst effects of climate change are preventable
But around a quarter of people are unsure as to whether there’s enough time to turn things around.
Science Nov 05How young people feel about climate change and their future
The optimism expressed by young people aged 13 to 29 in a new poll from the PBS NewsHour and Generation Lab comes even as many of them point to the multiple ways they believe climate change will affect their personal…
World Nov 01Biden urges ‘decade of ambition and innovation’ to preserve future
President Joe Biden emphasized the quickly closing window of opportunity to address global warming -- and the mounting costs of delaying that action -- in his opening remarks at COP26.
World Nov 01WATCH: Biden speaks at COP26 climate summit in Glasgow
Scores of world leaders will traipse to the podium Monday and Tuesday at crucial international climate talks in Scotland and talk about what their country is going to do about the threat of global warming.
Science Oct 05Extreme weather doesn’t usually motivate Americans to move. Here’s why
For many, the question is not as simple as choosing to pack up and move away from a place to escape the threat of extreme weather, or the devastation left in its wake, according to the latest PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll.