Jun 02

EPA announces sweeping limits for coal power plant emissions

The 645-page plan, expected to be finalized next year, is a centerpiece of Obama's efforts to deal with climate change and seeks to give the United States more leverage to prod other countries to act when negotiations on a new…

Photo by David Doubilet/National Geographic/Getty Images Climate change and its effects are the subject of this week's #NewsHourChats. On Thursday, from 1 to 2 p.m., EDT, on the @NewsHour Twitter account we'll discuss the things we risk…

Sep 16

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Alaska vs. the lower 48

Glaciers surround the Prince William Sound on the south coast of Alaska. Photo by Mike Fritz, PBS NewsHour. This week, PBS NewsHour, in collaboration with the Seattle Times and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, is rolling out a…

The chemistry of the North Pacific Ocean is changing in ways that pose serious threats to Alaska's two signature crab species: the red king crab and the snow crab. The culprit is ocean acidification. This report, produced in partnership with…

flickr/Christopher Michel Stronger storms, rising sea levels and beach erosion are altering life for Pacific Island communities, driving native residents to leave home for the United States, according to a new story by Scientific American and ClimateWire. "There's an…

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