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By Matthew Brown, Associated Press
Last year set a record for heat-related deaths in the United States, and this year is already shaping up to be worse in terms of high temperatures. Stephanie Sy reports from Phoenix in Maricopa County, Arizona, which has been at…
By Stephanie Sy, Lena I. Jackson, Madison Staten
The NewsHour Weekend team selected some of our favorite stories of 2021 on nature, climate change and the environment.
By PBS NewsHour Weekend
An "alternative perspective" is what artist Mel Kendrick has offered for 40 years. Special correspondent Jared Bowen of GBH Boston takes us to the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, Massachusetts to see why Kendrick's art has such staying…
By Jared Bowen, GBH
John Bates is a naturalist who sees his professional purpose as enabling people to develop environmental literacy. Since 2003, Bates has been particularly interested in old-growth forests, made up of trees that are hundreds of years old at minimum. Bates…
By John Yang
Trees can add beauty and serenity to a neighborhood -- but can they also improve the health of its residents? In Kentucky, the University of Louisville — with help from the National Institutes of Health and The Nature Conservancy —…
Richard Powers, author of our November pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club, Now Read This, joins Jeffrey Brown to answer reader questions on “The Overstory,” and Jeff announces the December book selection.
By Elizabeth Flock
Our November pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club is Richard Powers’ “The Overstory.” Become a member of the Now Read This book club by joining our Facebook group, or by signing up to our newsletter.
“In my day-to-day life, I often take the trees around me for granted."…
The American chestnut tree, once the dominant tree throughout much of the Eastern United States, bore richly nutritious and sweet-tasting nuts before it was almost entirely wiped out.
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