Rebecca Hersher

Rebecca Hersher appears in the following:

U.N. Climate Summit Sets Stage For New National Emissions Promises

Monday, September 23, 2019

Humanity is not on track to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change. Delegations from nearly 200 countries are meeting to discuss promises they made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


What To Expect From The U.N. Climate Action Summit

Sunday, September 22, 2019

World leaders are meeting in New York on Monday amid growing fear that promises countries have made to reduce emissions are insufficient to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change.


Federal Watchdog Warns EPA Is Failing To Enforce Lead Paint Abatement Rules

Monday, September 09, 2019

Home renovations can kick up dangerous dust from lead-based paint. A new report finds the Environmental Protection Agency is not adequately enforcing rules meant to protect kids from lead exposure.


Charleston's Storm Preparations

Friday, September 06, 2019

The communities that might be most prepared for a storm like Dorian are also ones that are the most vulnerable to sea level rise. Because of climate change, Charleston floods on a regular basis.


'They Just Panic': Elderly Residents Face Evacuation Challenges During Storms

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Evacuating away from a hurricane is difficult for elderly people who are ill, don't have access to transportation or live on a fixed income. Slow, rainy storms such as Dorian are particularly tough.


For Seniors, Storm Evacuation Orders Bring Particular Set Of Difficulties

Thursday, September 05, 2019

As states issue evacuation orders ahead of Hurricane Dorian's arrival, many elderly people have stayed behind. That group of people can have specific challenges when it comes to evacuating.


WATCH: Walmart Is Discontinuing Some Ammo Sales. Here's Why It Matters

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Not all bullets are created equal. This video compares the damage caused by different kinds of rounds.


Why Sea Level Rise Varies Across The World

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The sea level is rising more in some coastal places than in others. But why is that? It has to do with wind, currents, glaciers and even the last Ice Age.


How Much Hotter Are The Oceans? The Answer Begins With A Bucket

Monday, August 19, 2019

Scientists need to track the history of sea temperatures precisely to model climate change. A newly discovered clue in measurements taken by sailors in the 1930s could have far-reaching implications.


To Slow Global Warming, U.N. Warns Agriculture Must Change

Thursday, August 08, 2019

The way we produce food and manage land must change radically if humans hope to avoid catastrophic global temperature rise, according to a new report by the United Nations panel on climate change.


Small Towns Fear They Are Unprepared For Future Climate-Driven Flooding

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The central U.S. just experienced the most widespread river flooding ever recorded there. Flood defenses in major cities largely performed well, but many smaller communities were simply overwhelmed.


Can The Current U.S. Heat Wave Be Linked To Climate Change?

Friday, July 19, 2019

The National Weather Service warns a widespread and dangerous heat wave is building in the central and eastern U.S. How should people think about these kinds of events in the era of climate change?


Top EPA Scientific Integrity Official Not Allowed To Testify At House Hearing

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The top scientific integrity official from the Environmental Protection Agency was barred from attending a Congressional hearing on scientific integrity on Wednesday.


The Dawn Of Low-Carbon Shipping

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The shipping industry is starting to move away from pollutant-intensive heavy fuel oil. Scientists and private companies are betting on a clean replacement technology: hydrogen fuel cells.


Lessons Learned Helped Louisiana Minimize Barry's Damage

Monday, July 15, 2019

When Hurricane Barry came ashore over the weekend, it did not do as much damage as feared, But it tested a number of systems and hurricane protection entities put in place after previous storms.


Slow-Moving Tropical Storm Stunts Louisiana Disaster Plans

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Barry are expected from Florida to Louisiana as the eye of the disorganized storm moves onto land. Flooding is the big concern.


Climate Change Fuels Wetter Storms — Storms Like Barry

Saturday, July 13, 2019

The water in the Gulf of Mexico is hot and the Mississippi River is high. That could spell disaster for Louisiana.


Louisiana Residents Try To Find The Best Way To Stay Safe In Tropical Storm Barry

Friday, July 12, 2019

The rain and flooding from Tropical Storm Barry are the biggest threat to Louisiana, particularly in the low-lying areas close to the coast. Evacuations are in place and people are concerned.


High-Tide Flooding On The Rise, Especially Along The East Coast, Forecasters Warn

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

As sea levels rise, coastal flooding that used to happen only during storms is increasingly occurring on sunny days. That has local officials reconsidering everything from zoning to police budgets.


Forecasters Caution 5G Will Interfere With Gathering Weather Data

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Forecasters are nervous that 5G communications could interfere with collecting weather information. 5G happens to use bandwidths that include the frequency emitted by moisture in the air.