Lauren Sommer appears in the following:
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Unprecedented heat waves are on the rise as the climate gets hotter. But experts say the country's heat warning system may be leading the public to underestimate the dangers.
Friday, September 09, 2022
Extreme weather which is fueled by climate change is posing a bigger and bigger threat to the nation's water infrastructure.
Wednesday, September 07, 2022
Our bodies couldn't endure the summer heat without sweating. But as the climate gets hotter, sweat isn't cooling us off like it used to.
Tuesday, September 06, 2022
As record-breaking heat scorches the West, some disaster experts say our warning system may not be enough. Many people aren't getting alerted when heat can be deadly.
Sunday, August 21, 2022
President Biden has signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. We take a look at the viability of the law's provision concerning capturing carbon emissions.
Wednesday, August 03, 2022
Many communities are still rebuilding after wildfires in recent years, but few states require homes to be built with wildfire-resistant materials. A new study shows it's not as expensive as some say.
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Many Western states lack building codes for wildfire-resistant homes. But a new study finds the costs can be minimal, undercutting long-held building industry arguments against such codes.
Monday, May 16, 2022
Many people move without realizing the danger that wildfires pose to their new home. A new risk rating system could help buyers learn more on real estate sites.
Friday, May 13, 2022
California broke its record for renewable energy when solar and wind provided enough to meet all consumer demand. At the time, natural gas power plants were still on, a necessity for the grid.
Monday, May 02, 2022
With the climate warming rapidly, scientists are finding that cutting fossil fuels may not be enough. Carbon dioxide emissions may need to be vacuumed right out of the air.
Thursday, April 28, 2022
With the climate getting hotter, scientists are finding that cutting fossil fuels may not be enough. Carbon dioxide emissions may need to be vacuumed right out of the air.
Friday, April 15, 2022
The U.S. is making the largest investment in history in the country's water system. In the rush to spend, some worry green projects will be overlooked.
Monday, April 04, 2022
The good news is that the world has solutions and technology to slow climate change. The bad news is that time is running out.
Saturday, March 26, 2022
Some corals have turned a ghostly white due to extreme heat stress. It's the fourth bleaching event on the Great Barrier Reef in the last seven years, which makes it harder to recover.
Friday, March 25, 2022
Australia's Great Barrier Reef is suffering another mass bleaching. That's when corals turn ghostly white due to heat, and it's becoming more common as the climate warms.
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
With smushed-in faces and compact bodies, bulldogs are prone to health problems. A court in Norway recently banned breeding them, sparking an international debate.
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Allergy season is getting worse as the climate changes, according to new research. Hotter temperatures are causing some plants to produce more pollen.
Tuesday, March 08, 2022
A judge in Norway has banned the breeding of bulldogs. Their flat, smooshed faces can cause health problems. An animal rights group argued the breed is so unhealthy, it amounts to animal cruelty.
Saturday, February 19, 2022
"Within seconds we realized, oh my God, a pack of killer whales is attacking a blue whale," researcher John Totterdell from the Cetacean Research Centre in Australia, told NPR.
Friday, February 18, 2022
It was once thought that nothing could take down the world's largest animal, the blue whale. But scientists have witnessed something unusual that shows these giants do have a predator to worry about.