Stories tagged "climate change"

August 22, 2019

Our Daily Planet talks climate change with Lindsey Vonn

Getting a chance to talk Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn was one of the most unique interviews we’ve ever done. For elite athletes like Lindsey their sport is their life–and for winter athletes in particular–climate change is making it far more...

August 16, 2019

Reason For Hope If We Go Bold

By Scott Nuzum My four-year-old loves the fantastical flora and fauna of the marine environment so the other day we decided to watch Blue Planet 2. What began as a joyous attempt to showcase the wonder of the oceans soon took a melancholy turn as we silently watched...

August 14, 2019

One Important Dog Safety Thing: Toxic Algae Could Poison Them

Toxic algae are harmful not only to humans but also to dogs, which are particularly vulnerable to blue/green cyanobacteria — owners should prevent their pets from coming into contact with it. Dogs are vulnerable to it because they swallow so much water when they...


Kids and Climate Change

16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has influenced young people across the world to protest and strike for climate action. But the “Greta effect” is a very real thing and her activism has inspired a flurry of books to be written about...

August 13, 2019

New Climate Change Study: Seeing Is More Important Than Believing

By Alexandra Patel and Monica Medina Climate change as a “lens” is not always the best way to frame climate impacts for frontline communities in order to spur them to act in the near term.  According to a new study by Columbia University anthropologist Ben...

August 12, 2019

Rising Heat and Humidity, a Lethal Combination

Daytime highs across much of the Southern United States have been breaking records this past week but a stifling combination of high heat and humidity is preventing nights from cooling off, creating dangerous heat situations in cities like Houston (also neighboring...

August 11, 2019

Senator Booker Proposes “Nature-Based” Climate Legislation

Presidential hopeful Senator Cory Booker last week introduced legislation in the Senate to combat climate change through farm conservation, reforestation, and wetlands restoration, The Hill reported.  Entitled “The Climate Stewardship Act of 2019,” if...