Nathan Rott

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The Western megadrought is revealing America's 'lost national park'

Friday, January 07, 2022

A famed desert landscape has reemerged as water levels in Lake Powell reservoir have fallen to record lows. It's raising questions about the future of this oasis and water in the American West.


The Environmental Protection Agency announces new vehicle emission standards

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

The Biden administration, reversing another Trump rollback, is tightening vehicle fuel mileage standards. It comes as much of Biden's other climate plans are at risk.


Megadrought is renewing debates about how to manage water in the arid American West

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

The Western megadrought is revealing a famed desert landscape long drowned by a controversial dam. It's raising questions about the future of this oasis, and water in the American West.


A famously far-ranging gray wolf is found dead in Southern California

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

The Oregon-born gray wolf gained a following this year when it became the first to travel to Southern California in a century. Wildlife officials say it appears to have been struck by a vehicle.


The Biden administration sold oil and gas leases days after the climate summit

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Despite pledging to take action on climate change at the international event, the Biden administration says its hands were tied after a federal judge stopped its attempt to pause the leasing program.


Biden administration holds massive lease sale for oil and gas development

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Despite its pledges to combat the worsening climate crisis, the Biden administration is opening tens of millions of acres in the Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas leasing.


Critics say infrastructure bill doesn't have enough funds to address climate change

Monday, November 15, 2021

The new infrastructure package allocates billions of dollars for projects to strengthen the country's resilience to climate change. But there are questions about whether it's even close to enough.


The U.N. says climate impacts are getting worse faster than the world is adapting

Thursday, November 04, 2021

A new report finds some climate impacts are already irreversible and will last for many decades to come. It calls for far more money to help countries prepare for the growing risks they face.


Despite all the rain, California's drought isn't over

Thursday, October 28, 2021

A welcome early season deluge of rain in California has not ended the drought which persists in other parts of the West as well. The warming climate makes it harder to replenish rivers and reservoirs.


Climate change is bad for your health. And plans to boost economies may make it worse

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

A Lancet medical journal report finds that human-caused climate change is worsening human health in just about every measurable way. It calls for more urgent action from world leaders.


Wetland area that was damage by California oil spill could take years to recover

Sunday, October 10, 2021

The wetlands damaged in southern California's oil spill had been restored decades ago, and are some of the last remaining in the area. Ecologists say damage from the recent spill will be long lasting.


A look at the ecological damage of the oil spill of California's coast

Thursday, October 07, 2021

The clean up and investigation continues after a major oil spill off California's coast. In a place where most marshes have been lost, it damaged a restored wetland that's a refuge for shorebirds.


Investigations continue into oil leak off the coast of Southern California

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

An oil spill off Huntington Beach has released more than 140,000 gallons of crude oil into coastal waters — killing marine life and fouling wetlands.


Wildlife Officials Take 23 Species Off The Endangered List Due To Extinction

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Nearly two dozen species are being removed from the endangered species list because they are extinct. More than a million other species are at risk of extinction because of human activities.


To Conserve Vast Areas Of Land, Biden Needs Help From Private Landowners

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

To slow the collapse of nature, the Biden administration is promising to protect nearly a third of the country's land and water by 2030. The plan is expected to rely heavily on private landowners.


Wildfire Smoke Makes Outdoor Air Hazardous. But It Might Not Be Much Safer Indoors

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

For the millions of Americans dealing with wildfire smoke this summer, the message is to stay inside and shut windows. But new research shows smoke is making indoor air hazardous, too.


Sheltering Inside May Not Protect You From The Dangers Of Wildfire Smoke

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Tens of millions of Americans are forced to live with wildfire smoke now every year. New research shows that it's more invasive than previously thought, infiltrating homes, schools and offices.


Wildfire Risk Is Growing Everywhere, Even As More Americans Move Into Harm's Way

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

There's a history of wildfire across America, a threat made worse by the warming climate. And more people are moving to fire-prone areas without realizing the danger.


Wildfires Are Roaring In The West — But Not All Of Them Are Bad

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Another large fire season is casting smoke across the country, with conditions ripe for major devastation. But not all fires are bad, and the widespread burning also brings long-term benefits.


The Deadliest Fire In American History Happened In A Place You Wouldn't Expect

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

The deadliest fire in American history was in a place many don't associate with wildfire: Northeast Wisconsin. The warming climate is amplifying the risk of more major fires outside the Western U.S.