Nathan Rott

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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.


Considering 'Managed Retreat'

Sunday, June 23, 2019

When does it make sense to give up adapting to climate change and simply retreat? A first-of-its-kind conference this past week explored the difficult and contentious issues around that concept.


Going 'Zero Carbon' Is All The Rage. But Will It Slow Climate Change?

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Cities, states, businesses and electric utilities are setting ambitious goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions. But it's not clear exactly how they'll do that or whether it will actually work.


'We All Owe Al Gore An Apology': More People See Climate Change In Record Flooding

Saturday, June 08, 2019

Research shows more people are linking climate change to extreme weather events, like the ongoing flooding in America's heartland. Experts are hoping it also inspires action.


How Extreme Weather Is Affecting People's Opinions Of Climate Change

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

An increasing body of research finds people's beliefs about climate change can be changed by big disasters, like the current flooding across America's heartland.


'Completely Catastrophic': Flooding And Tariffs Causing Chaos For Farmers

Monday, June 03, 2019

Weeks of rain across the Midwest and the Great Plains have kept many farmers from planting crops. On top of that, they are dealing with President Trump's ongoing trade dispute with China.


'It's Never Done This': Arkansas River Keeps Flooding, Testing Levees And Patience

Friday, May 31, 2019

The Arkansas River is rising well above its previous record, and it's forecast to stay that way for days. That's putting pressure on old levees and making it hard for some residents to evacuate.


Rain Keeps Falling In Oklahoma As State's Levees Are Tested

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

A surge of floodwater is moving from Oklahoma and into Arkansas. The rain has been relentless the past month and swollen rivers and tributaries are overwhelming some cities.


EPA Watchdog Finds Ex-Chief Scott Pruitt Spent $124,000 On 'Excessive' Airfare

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog has found $124,000 in improper travel expenses by former administrator Scott Pruitt. It suggests the agency find a way to recover those costs.


1 Million Animal And Plant Species Are At Risk Of Extinction, U.N. Report Says

Monday, May 06, 2019

"Protecting biodiversity amounts to protecting humanity," says UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay, who warns that species are being lost at an alarming rate.


Nuclear Regulators Search For Temporary Storage Facility In New Mexico

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Private companies are proposing solutions to store the nation's nuclear waste. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering one storage site in New Mexico's desert.


Synagogue Shooting Investigated As A Hate Crime

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Authorities are questioning a 19-year-old Southern California resident who allegedly opened fire in a synagogue Saturday, killing one person and injuring three others.


Students Quarantined For Potential Measles Exposure At 2 Los Angeles Universities

Friday, April 26, 2019

Two universities in Los Angeles have placed some students and staff under quarantine or self-isolation after they were believed to have been exposed to someone on campus with measles.


Trump Administration Puts Offshore Drilling Plan On Hold After Setback In Court

Thursday, April 25, 2019

The Trump administration is delaying efforts to boost offshore oil and gas drilling in the wake of a recent court setback. The plans have been controversial, even in Republican-held states.


Trump Administration Moves Forward With Proposal To Re-Define Waterway Protections

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Trump administration's revisions to the Waters of the U.S. rule will strip federal water protections from millions of miles of rivers. The impact will be even more pronounced in the arid Southwest.


New Mexico Is Divided Over The 'Perfect Site' To Store Nation's Nuclear Waste

Thursday, April 11, 2019

A private company wants to store high-level nuclear waste in a rural corner of New Mexico. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering the proposal, but local support may be a challenge.


Interior Secretary Nominee Gets Grilled On Ethics At Confirmation Hearing

Thursday, March 28, 2019

David Bernhardt, President Trump's pick to lead the Department of Interior, made his case before a key Senate panel on Thursday. He faced hard questions about his background as an energy lobbyist.


In Midst Of An Oil Boom, New Mexico Sets Bold New Climate Goals

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

New Mexico lawmakers passed a bill this week mandating state utilities use 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. Meanwhile, oil production in the southeast corner of the state is breaking records.