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…

May 16

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Latest Forecast Shows the U.S. Drought Moving West

Last year's drought scorched over half of country last year. Now that drought is shifting towards the Southwest and western Plains, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which held a meeting on summer drought outlook Thursday in…

May 15

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How Cities Are Preparing for the Next Big Disaster

Homes in the Rockaways, N.Y., were severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Photo by Spencer Platt/ Getty Images. Last fall Hurricane Sandy crippled sections of the East Coast of North America. It left New York City and cities…

Apr 02

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James Hansen Steps Down from NASA

// Revisit NewsHour's interview with retiring NASA climate scientist James Hansen, who discussed why summer droughts in the summer of 2012 were linked to climate change. James Hansen, an outspoken advocate for action on climate change, announced Monday that he…