By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Monday, on the second night of protests in Milwaukee, an 18-year-old was shot and seriously injured. The protests were in response to the fatal shooting of Sylville Smith, a black man authorities say was carrying a…
By Vikram Mansharamani
A wildfire rages, displacing tens of thousands. Droughts ravage crops, leaving tens of millions hungry. An African nation sells off some of its famous wildlife. Bleaching harms stretches of the Great Barrier Reef. What's happening? El Niño.
It was West Virginia and Nebraska’s turn to vote in party primaries Tuesday -- but the candidates were not there. Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump was in New York working to join forces with the Republican National Committee on fundraising.
Since Sunday, a wildfire burning in the heart of Canada’s oil country has forced nearly 100,000 residents to flee their homes for safety, creating the largest mass evacuation in Alberta’s history. Friday saw evacuees being ferried from the fire’s path…
In our news wrap Thursday, three more Alberta towns were evacuated a day after more than 80,000 were forced to flee a massive wildfire in the heart of Canadian oil country. Also, four people were rescued after being trapped in…
By Larisa Epatko
A wildfire engulfed the town of Fort McMurray in western Canada’s sprawling Alberta province on Wednesday, forcing residents to leave with basically the clothes on their backs, reported Chester Dawson of The Wall Street Journal.
William Brangham speaks to Ron Dunton, assistant director for Fire and Aviation at the Bureau of Land Management, about efforts to contain the staggering number of fires burning in the West this summer.
In our news wrap Tuesday, the largest of 27 wildfires burning in California expanded again to more than 100 square miles. Also, Sandra Bland’s family has filed a wrongful death suit, and formal efforts today began in Congress to kill…
Infrared satellite cameras can detect burning areas, even through smoke and haze. Wildfire detection technology hasn't changed much in 200 years. Fires are detected only when people see them. Spotters sit in towers to look for signs of…
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