Firefighters are battling rapidly expanding wildfires across California, facing high winds and triple digit temperatures, while mass evacuations are underway in some areas. Other states like Oregon and Alaska are facing even more severe situations. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports…
By Teresa Carey
Scientists are concerned that global warming is destabilizing glaciers and ice shelves, creating larger and more frequent icebergs, like the Petermann Ice Island and the iceberg off the Innaarsuit settlement in Greenland.
By Jes Burns, OPB/EarthFix
An increase in carbon emissions are showing up not only in the air, but also in water. Now researchers and shellfish farmers are teaming up to see how marine plants can help stave off the effects of ocean acidification. Special…
By Amel Ahmed, KQED
A new report indicates California's much-heralded carbon trading program may actually be harming the neighborhoods it was designed to protect.
By PBS NewsHour
On this edition for Saturday, July 14, a new indictment in the Russia investigation exposes gaps in election security, and the next deadline to reunite more than 2,500 migrant children with their families is in 12 days. Also, how “living…
By Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo and John Upton, Climate Central
Americans who live along coastlines are watching their land disappear and property threatened as climate change causes sea levels to rise. While homeowners often rely on expensive seawalls and bulkheads to slow the erosion, a growing number are building “living…
By John Upton, Climate Central
Homeowners are using marsh seedlings and bags of oyster shells to create "living shorelines," a natural alternative to seawalls--and one that reduces coastal erosion as climate change causes sea levels to rise.
By Miles O'Brien
Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins us from the atmosphere above Southern California, where NASA engineers leverage state-of-the-art technology to measure methane. Released through oil and gas production, livestock emissions, and organic waste, methane is about 85 times more potent at…
By PBS NewsHour
Heat waves broke records around the world this week. While Burbank airport in California touched 114 degrees, Montreal in Canada recorded a high of 97.9 degrees. In Glasgow, Scotland, the temperature was a record-breaking 89.4 degrees on June 28 and…
By Anthony J. Marchese, Dan Zimmerle, The Conversation
A new study suggests that methane emissions from oil and gas operations are much higher than current EPA estimates.
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