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Climate Change

Sounds from a Warming Planet

The story of climate change will be told through water—extreme drought, severe weather, floods, melting glaciers, sea level rise and more. Rather than tell that narrative solely through statistics and charts, we'll talk with people about how a changing world changed their lives, and hear what their experiences can teach us about adaptation and living a more sustainable future together.


Does a Changing Climate Require a Change in Vocabulary?

As the snowpack and moisture in the Colorado River Basin show large areas of moderate to extreme drought, some are wondering if the term “drought” is misleading people into thinking it’s a temporary situation. Do we need a new vocabulary to describe conditions in the West? Get the Full Story>>

Canary in the Coal Mine—What the American Pika Can Tell Us
About Climate Change

Pika are small, cute mammals that live in broken rock habitats or talus fields high in the mountains above treeline. Adorable as they are, these critters might have a serious story to tell about the impacts of climate change. Research is showing a correlation between the loss of ice and permafrost under the talus, and the disappearance of the pika. As temperatures rise, where pika live could indicate the health of a watershed—and foretell our future water supply.
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Vanishing Act: NASA Scientist Jay Famiglietti on Our Changing Water Future

NASA. The word evokes space exploration, rockets and missions to faraway planets. But one of the agency’s most intriguing ventures is what it learns by turning its view back at Earth. H2O Radio's Frani Halperin met Jay Famiglietti, senior water scientist, to talk about NASA's latest endeavors. Satellites with names like "GRACE" are "amazing"—not just for their bird's-eye view of our home planet but for what that perspective is telling us about our challenging water future. Get the Full Story>>

What Do Latinos Really Care About? Mi Tierra

It’s election season and the news is full of headlines about the issues most on the minds of voters. And for candidates trying to woo Latino voters, there’s nothing more important than immigration, right? Wrong. Poll after poll shows Latinos are more concerned about the effects of climate change than voters overall and that reducing smog and air pollution, conserving water, and protecting waterways and clean drinking water scored higher than immigration reform. Politicians would do well to pay attention—or pay the consequences.
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These First Climate Scientists Didn't Know About Global Warming

Meet Mary, George IX, and William Vaux. They, along with their father George Sr., wanted to be among the first to ride the new rail line from Vancouver through the Canadian Rockies. What they saw captivated them—massive glaciers visible from a railway rest stop. They took lots of photos and even measurements. Seven years later, when they returned they were shocked at what they found. Learn how a dining stop in the Canadian Rockies led to a lifetime of research and gave rise to—unbeknownst to them—our first climate scientists.
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