Nathan Rott

Nathan Rott appears in the following:

COMIC: How One COVID-19 Nurse Navigates Anti-Mask Sentiment

Saturday, March 06, 2021

At work every day, Agnes Boisvert attends to ICU patients "gasping for air" and dying from COVID-19. But communicating that harsh reality to her skeptical community has been a challenge.


Study Finds Wildfire Smoke More Harmful To Humans Than Pollution From Cars

Friday, March 05, 2021

In Southern California, pollutants from wildfire smoke caused up to a 10% increase in hospital admissions. Researchers say there's a need for better air monitoring and public health programs.


As Fires Worsen, A Mental Health Crisis For Those Battling Them

Friday, February 26, 2021

Wildfires are burning more frequently and intensely in a warming world, making them harder to put out. Some fire agencies are expanding support as they see increased cases of anxiety and depression.


Republicans Push Back On Historic Nomination Of Deb Haaland For Interior Secretary

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

If confirmed as interior secretary, Deb Haaland would be the first Native American cabinet member. Republican opponents have attacked her support for aggressive action on climate change.


Interior Nominee Deb Haaland Faces Tough Questions On Climate Goals

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Despite Biden's ambitious climate plan, Haaland told lawmakers the country would not abandon fossil fuels "overnight." If confirmed, she would be the first Native American Cabinet secretary.


Why Firefighters Are Facing A Growing Mental Health Challenge

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Climate change is fueling more destructive, harder-to-control disasters like last year's massive wildfires. The mental and emotional toll for firefighters and first responders is alarming.


Biden Hits 'Pause' On Oil And Gas Leasing On Public Lands And Waters

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The move is one of his more controversial campaign promises, and industry groups say they will sue. But it won't have much immediate impact on driving down climate-warming emissions.


How Biden Administration Plans To Navigate Challenging Topic Of Climate Change

Friday, January 22, 2021

Addressing climate change is one of the Biden administration's top priorities. NPR looks at President Biden's pledge to stop new oil and gas leasing on public lands and the challenges he might face.


Biden Moves To Have U.S. Rejoin Climate Accord

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

President Biden signed an executive order to have the country reenter the Paris Climate Agreement, less than four months after formally withdrawing.


In Historic Move, Biden To Pick Native American Rep. Haaland As Interior Secretary

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Deb Haaland would be the first Native American Cabinet secretary. She opposed many Trump environmental rollbacks and considers climate change "the challenge of our lifetime."


Trump Administration Postpones Listing Monarch Butterfly As Endangered Species

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The Fish and Wildlife Service has declined to list the monarch butterfly as endangered, even though it finds such a listing necessary. Officials cite limited resources and other species in danger.


Biden Pledges To Conserve Nearly A Third Of U.S. Land And Water By 2030

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden wants to conserve 30% of U.S. land and water by 2030. It's part of a global push to avoid the worst effects of climate change and the decline of the natural world.


U.S. Heads Into Winter Months With Coronavirus Cases Surging

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

The governors of California and New York have sounded the alarm that hospitals may be overwhelmed this winter if COVID-19 infection rates continue to rise.


COVID-19 Denial Still Rampant In Some Coronavirus Hot Spots

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus are being hampered because many people don't believe it's real. "It's absolute garbage," said Craig Mann of Flathead County in northwest Montana.


Many Challenges Arise When People Doubt Pandemic's Threat

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Doctors and public health officials in states like Montana, Idaho and the Dakotas say they're being overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients, many of whom believe the pandemic isn't a big deal.


Biden's Climate Change Plans Could Face Serious Challenges In A Divided Congress

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Climate change is one of the top four crises President-elect Biden says he will tackle first. NPR discusses what step he can take if there is no solid Democratic-majority in the Senate.


Gray Wolves To Be Removed From Endangered Species List

Thursday, October 29, 2020

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is removing federal protections for gray wolves in the contiguous U.S., saying the species' recovery is a success. Wildlife groups are promising to sue.


There's A Lot At Stake For The Climate In The 2020 Election

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Despite the cascade of other crises this year, climate change has emerged as a key election issue. The two major-party presidential candidates' positions on it could not be more different.


Climate Change Is A Top Campaign Issue — At Least For Democrats

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Former Vice President Biden says tackling climate change is all about creating jobs. We examine his ambitious plans to make the U.S. economy carbon neutral and challenges he would face as president.


What Would A 2nd Trump Term Mean For The Environment?

Monday, October 19, 2020

President Trump touts his success at boosting fossil fuels and rolling back climate rules. But he's faced setbacks in court and pushback from states and industry.