Nathan Rott

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Climate change in Catan? New board game version forces players to consider pollution

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

The newest version of the popular board game Catan will make players wrestle with a society-wide problem: How do you build, develop and expand without overly polluting the world?


An atmospheric river has been pounding California. When will the rain end?

Tuesday, February 06, 2024

Widespread flooding in southern California is turning hillsides into rivers of mud, knocking out power to many and leading to evacuation orders in some areas. At least three people have been killed.


A powerful storm has several California communities on alert

Monday, February 05, 2024

Heavy rainfall and flooding is expected, and evacuation orders and warnings have been issued in some counties on the state's Southern and Central coast.


California's is facing what experts say is a life-threatening storm

Sunday, February 04, 2024

California is getting drenched by what meteorologists are calling a life-threatening storm.


COP28 in Dubai ends with agreement for nations to transition away from fossil fuels

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

The COP28 climate negotiations in Dubai wrapped up early today with an agreement that calls on nations to transition away from fossil fuels. But some counties say this still doesn't go far enough.


Another Ukrainian wartime winter brings long-range Russian missile and drone strikes

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Ukrainian officials and power companies are preparing for Russia to ramp up its attacks on energy infrastructure again as temperatures dip.


Sushi in Ukraine: Life (and the consumer economy) continues through 2 years of war

Monday, December 04, 2023

Sushi restaurants are still open all over Ukraine. It's a small example of how the country's consumer economy continues despite nearly two years of war.


Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin traveled to Ukraine to pledge long-term U.S. support

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Ukraine enters the winter months with stalled front lines and uncertainty about continued Western support for its war with Russia. Congress is debating whether to approve a new bloc of funding.


A tiny deer and rising seas: How far should people go to save an endangered species?

Sunday, November 12, 2023

The Key deer is losing the only place it lives, raising uncomfortable questions for the people tasked with keeping endangered species alive.


Shrinking habitat raises questions about how to save endangered Key deer

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

The endangered deer species on the Florida Keys is being threatened by rising seas, and that is raising uncomfortable questions for wildlife managers. The deer are the size of a golden retriever.


Scientists looked at nearly every known amphibian type. They're not doing great

Wednesday, October 04, 2023

A new global assessment of the world's amphibians finds that more than 2 of every 5 known species is at risk of extinction. Habitat loss, disease and climate change are the main drivers.


Yale settlement highlights college student mental health needs

Saturday, September 09, 2023

NPR's Nathan Rott speaks with psychiatrist Dr. Jessica Gold about the need for colleges and universities to provide appropriate mental health services for students.


Endangered species and climate change

Saturday, September 09, 2023

The Endangered Species Act has helped save hundreds of species from extinction. But climate change presents a new threat to endangered species and wildlife officials working to protect them.


Idalia went through 'rapid intensification.' You're likely to see the term more often

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Tropical storm Idalia made landfall early Wednesday morning on a rural part of Florida's Gulf Coast after it underwent what meteorologists call "rapid intensification," a term to become familiar with.


Montana youth climate ruling could set precedent for future climate litigation

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

A landmark youth climate ruling from Montana could have significant repercussions for future climate lawsuits, legal experts say.


Hurricane Hilary will bring rainfall and flooding to Southern California

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Hurricane Hilary continues her march to Baja California, and people on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border are getting ready for projected heavy rains and flooding.


Judge rules in favor of young activists in Montana climate change trial

Monday, August 14, 2023

A Montana judge ruled in favor of 16 youths who argued that a law stopping agencies from considering climate impacts while issuing permits violates their right to a clean and healthy environment.


A new gray wolf pack is found 200 miles south of California's nearest-known pack

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Gray wolves used to roam most of North America before being hunted, trapped and driven out of most of the continental U.S. by the early 1900s. They are native to California.


Surf's up! Wave heights increase on California's coast as climate warms

Tuesday, August 01, 2023

A new study finds that winter wave heights have increased along California's coastline as human actions have warmed the world's climate. Bigger waves are a threat to the already vulnerable coast.


Life can be much hotter for Americans in or near big cities, new analysis shows

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

A new analysis finds that tens of millions of urban Americans are dealing with even hotter temperatures than their rural neighbors, as heatwaves blast the country.