Month: May 2019

  • Artists harness the power of fire and ice to shape attitudes on climate change

    There’s no shortage of powerful images and video when it comes to natural disasters like wildfires and melting glaciers. But a pair of artists are now using those images in new ways, as part of their mission to warn people about climate change and its devastating impact on familiar landscapes. PBS NewsHour science correspondent Miles…

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  • Inside the Megafire: watch our new PBS NOVA show

    The newest hour-long offering from Miles O’Brien Productions is a detailed look at the rising issue of massive wildfires–called megafires–around the world. You can watch a preview, and catch the full stream while it’s still up, below: FULL EPISODE STREAMING FOR A LIMITED TIME ON THE PBS NOVA WEBSITE From the front line of the…

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  • How scientists are trying to predict wildfire movement

    It’s been six months since the most deadly and destructive wildfire in California history, the Camp Fire, which killed 85 people and burned 19,000 structures in November 2018. But even at the peak of the inferno, some scientists moved toward it, in an attempt to understand more about the intensity and spread of the flames.…

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  • How NASA is preparing to launch another mission to the moon | Miles O'Brien Productions

    How NASA is preparing to launch another mission to the moon

    The Trump administration wants NASA to get back to the moon by 2024, using any means necessary. But will the money and the commitment be there to support the effort? PBS NewsHour science correspondent Miles O’Brien talks to NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine about technical and political risk, international competition and his broader vision for the…

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