Tag: climate change

  • Revisiting the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian, with MyRadar | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Revisiting the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian, with MyRadar

    Science journalist Miles O’Brien teamed up with homeland security expert Juliette Kayyem and meteorologist Leslie Hudson to travel to the Bahamas after the devastation of Hurricane Dorian. For the weather app MyRadar, the team investigated how and why Dorian wreaked intense damage to the island nation–and how the Bahamanians are recovering and planning for the…

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  • After Dorian, Bahamas' path to recovery is obscured by uncertainty | Miles O'Brien Productions

    After Dorian, Bahamas’ path to recovery is obscured by uncertainty

    More than five weeks since Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas, the complexities of the storm and the recovery are in some ways just beginning to reveal themselves. But scientists also say the long game for the Bahamas is very uncertain, just as the certainty grows linking climate change and a greater frequency of strong hurricanes.…

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  • What rising temperatures in the Gulf of Maine mean for the state’s lobster industry | Miles O'Brien Productions

    What rising temperatures in the Gulf of Maine mean for the state’s lobster industry

    The Gulf of Maine is known for lobsters, which form the foundation of an industry critical to the state’s economy. Due to climate change, the waters off southern New England have become too warm for the temperature-sensitive crustaceans, leaving Maine as the “sweet spot” for fishing them. But the Gulf’s own rising temperatures mean 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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  • As planet warms, scientists explore ‘far out’ ways to reduce atmospheric CO2 | Miles O'Brien Productions

    As planet warms, scientists explore ‘far out’ ways to reduce atmospheric CO2

    The U.S. government estimates that the consequences of climate change are already costing the country hundreds of billions of dollars. But even if we stopped using fossil fuels immediately, the globe would continue to warm due to an existing buildup of carbon dioxide. PBS NewsHour science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on how some scientists are…

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  • Science of 2018, most distant solar system object, declining antibiotic use in livestock: science roundup | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Science of 2018, most distant solar system object, declining antibiotic use in livestock: science roundup

    Traffic was light this morning, tumbleweeds are rolling through the hallways of WGBH, and there was no line to get a Santa Fe chicken wrap in the station café. Yes, it appears the winter holiday has already begun, but we are still hard at work here. Today, we’re focused on our upcoming NOVA entitled “Inside…

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