Nathan Rott

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Biden Wants To Take On Heat-Buckled Roads In His Infrastructure Update

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Buckling roads in the Pacific Northwest are just one example of how climate extremes can damage all kinds of infrastructure. President Biden wants to make it more resilient to heat, floods and storms.


Warming Climate Amplifies The Risks Of Wildfire Season

Friday, June 11, 2021

Deepening drought is raising fears of another bad year for wildfires. It's also expected to trigger more water cutbacks in a number of states.


Climate Change's Impact On Hurricane Sandy Has A Price: $8 Billion

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Scientists have long thought some of the carnage from the 2012 hurricane might be attributable to a warming climate. New research calculates the additional flooding due to rising sea levels.


Reaching Back To The New Deal, Biden Proposes A Civilian Climate Corps

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

To bolster U.S. preparedness for a warming world and to create jobs, President Biden wants to retool and relaunch one of the most celebrated U.S. government programs, first established by FDR.


Biden's Civilian Climate Corps Would Tackle Climate Change, Care For Public Lands

Friday, May 07, 2021

One of President Biden's most popular infrastructure proposals hearkens back to FDR's New Deal. A Civilian Climate Corps would aim to tackle climate change while caring for public lands.


Climate Scientists: Nature's Destruction Makes Humans More Vulnerable To Disease

Friday, April 23, 2021

World leaders meet later this year to fight a global extinction crisis. Scientists are urging them to take bold action, pointing to the current pandemic as an example of what's at stake.


At Biden Climate Summit, World Leaders Pledge To Do More, Act Faster

Thursday, April 22, 2021

President Biden's Earth Day summit with 40 global leaders is an attempt to reassert U.S. leadership on the world stage. The White House hopes bolder pledges to act can avoid the worst climate impacts.


Once Imperiled, America's Bald Eagle Populations Are Soaring

Thursday, March 25, 2021

The number of bald eagles in the lower 48 states has quadrupled since 2009, according to a new survey. The findings are a bright spot in an otherwise troubling picture for American birds.


California Has A New Idea For Homes At Risk From Rising Seas: Buy, Rent, Retreat

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Sea level rise is threatening billions in coastal property. A California lawmaker is proposing a novel way to retreat from the threat: buying and renting out properties as long as they're habitable.


Deb Haaland Confirmed As 1st Native American Interior Secretary

Monday, March 15, 2021

Her historic confirmation is also symbolic, as the agency was long a tool of oppression against Indigenous peoples. Haaland will be key to President Biden's ambitious efforts to combat climate change.


Biden Moves To Make It Illegal (Again) To Accidentally Kill Migratory Birds

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

The changes will restore protections that were taken away under former President Donald Trump. But they will take time, and wildlife advocates say many bird species already face a risk of extinction.


Incidental Killings Of Migratory Birds Will Go Unpunished For Now

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

The Biden administration is moving to restore protections for migratory birds. It's the latest step to reverse a number of environmental rollbacks under former President Donald Trump.


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.