Nathan Rott

Nathan Rott appears in the following:

How Virtual Reality Can Help People Better Understand Climate Change

Monday, November 18, 2019

As communities plan for sea level rise, it can be hard to convince residents of the dramatic changes in store. A California scientist is testing one possible answer: virtual reality.


States Of Emergency And Possible Power Cuts As California Faces Wildfires

Saturday, October 26, 2019

California's governor has declared states of emergency in certain counties as winds cause fires to grow and move quickly throughout the state. Thousands have been evacuated.


Fast-Moving Wildfires And Strong Winds Cause Disruptions And Concern In California

Friday, October 25, 2019

Wildfires are burning in northern and southern California, threatening homes and forcing evacuations. Strong winds expected through the weekend mean conditions could get worse.


Trump Administration Moves To Expand Logging In Nation's Largest National Forest

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to end a nearly two-decade long limit on logging in Alaska's Tongass National Forest. Local officials have pushed for looser restrictions to boost the economy.


Wildfires In Southern California

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Wildfires in Southern California have burned over 47,000 acres and forced tens of thousands to evacuate. High winds and dry conditions are causing the fires to spread quickly.


Wildfires Continue To Burn, Force Evacuations In Southern California

Friday, October 11, 2019

Wildfires in Southern California have burned dozens of homes overnight and are forcing mandatory evacuations. They're being fueled by dry conditions and fanned by 70 mph winds.


Climate Change Lags Behind Other Issues On Charitable Giving Despite Large Donations

Friday, October 04, 2019

A staggering $750 million donation was given to Caltech to fund climate change and sustainability research. But can private philanthropists fill in the funding gap left by the federal government?


California Pushes Back On Trump Administration Over Emissions Standards

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Trump administration is rescinding California's authority to regulate vehicle greenhouse gas emissions. State leaders are vowing to fight the move.


A Fire Lookout On What's Lost In A Transition To Technology

Sunday, September 15, 2019

The number of manned fire lookouts in the U.S. is dwindling, as technology is increasingly used to spot and monitor wildfires. But can technology replace a human watch?


EPA Confirms The Agency Is Changing Water Policy

Friday, September 13, 2019

The Trump administration announced significant rollbacks of Obama-era EPA regulations. How could the policy change affect the environmental landscape, and what could opponents do to fight it?


Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama-Era Water Rule

Thursday, September 12, 2019

The Trump administration is repealing a major Obama-era water rule that had extended federal protections to smaller streams and wetlands. The move will lift a range of restrictions on farmers and developers.


Technology Replaces Fire Lookouts At The Forest Service

Monday, August 26, 2019

For about a century, the Forest Service has paid people to sit at the top of mountains every summer and watch for smoke. Technology is taking their place, but what is being lost in the transition?


Critics Say Trump Administration Is Weakening Endangered Species Act

Saturday, August 17, 2019

The Trump administration is changing how the Endangered Species Act is applied. Critics say it will limit consideration of climate change, but others question if there will be any impact at all.


Interior Department Announces Revisions To Endangered Species Act

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Trump administration says major changes will make the nation's landmark conservation law more efficient. Critics say it will hurt endangered plant and animals as they face mounting threats.


Trump Administration Makes Major Changes To Protections For Endangered Species

Monday, August 12, 2019

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says the revisions will make the landmark conservation law more efficient. Critics say it will hurt endangered plants and animals as they face mounting threats.


Trump Draws Backlash From Wildlife Groups For Revisions To Endangered Species Act

Monday, August 12, 2019

The Trump administration is changing the way it enforces the Endangered Species Act. Critics say it will leave more plants and animals vulnerable to extinction.


Researchers Are Trying To Find A Solution To Cut Concrete's Carbon Emissions

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Researchers are trying to make a cleaner concrete to cut greenhouse gas emissions and curb climate change. The industry is estimated to account for at least 7% of global carbon dioxide emissions.


Californians Prepare For Future Earthquakes

Saturday, July 13, 2019

The 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit in the Mojave Desert last week has many wondering just how prepared Southern California is for a major earthquake.


Ridgecrest Residents Prepare For More After Earthquakes

Sunday, July 07, 2019

The remote region of Ridgecrest, Calif., was hit by back-to-back earthquakes, the state's biggest in 20 years. The many powerful aftershocks have residents worried about what comes next.


Aftershocks Rattle Southern California Following 2 Quakes

Saturday, July 06, 2019

California is recovering from a pair of the strongest earthquakes in two decades. Seismologists say the region can expect to continue to be hit by strong aftershocks for some time to come.