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By Larisa Epatko
More than half of the continental United States was in moderate to extreme drought in June -- including corn- and soybean-producing states -- damaging crops and impacting prices at the grocery store.
Native Americans' tribal lands along the Louisiana coast are washing away as sea levels rise and marshes sink. Part of our Coping with Climate Change series, Hari Sreenivasan reports from Isle de Jean Charles, a community that is slowly disappearing…
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
// On Friday, the NewsHour will report on how subsidence, rising seas and storms have battered coastal Louisiana's Isle de Jean Charles, an island that has been home to Native tribes since the 1800s. As a preview to the…
// On the NewsHour this week, we will be covering how rising sea levels are threatening people who live on the fragile Louisiana Delta. Hari Sreenivasan spoke with Torbjörn Törnqvist, a coastal geoscientist at Tulane University who studies the…
By Saskia de Melker
There is a saying that "God made the world, but the Dutch made Holland." And for centuries, the Dutch have built different types of barriers to hold back rising water and allow for development. But as sea levels continue to…
Farmers, how have changes in your local climate affected your agricultural business? Bill Couser inspects one of the first fields he planted with corn in mid-April on his farm near Nevada, Iowa. (Sarah McCammon for Harvest Public Media) The U.S.
Think you understand climate science better than the average American teen? On the PBS NewsHour this week we've been focusing on how climate change is taught in the classroom. But you can test your knowledge with this climate quiz:…
By News Desk
// Watch the full segment on teaching climate change from Wednesday's broadcast above. Post updated 6 p.m. ET May 3. For the first time, national science standards will include guidelines on how to teach climate change kindergarten through 12th grade…
This week, the PBS NewsHour will report on one teacher's struggles to teach climate change in her Colorado classroom. This comes as the National Academies Press is preparing to roll out new national science standards for kindergarten through 12th grade.
// Richard Alley has taken an extreme leap -- off a really high bridge -- to demonstrate how drastically the Earth's climate is shifting. In one of two installments of the PBS series "Earth: The Operators' Manual,"…
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