Hudson generating station

More states join the fight to reduce global warming


The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, known as RGGI, may be growing. New Jersey’s new Democratic Governor has vowed to bring his state back into the compact and Virginia is the first coal-producing state to take steps to join.

ICE raid

Why one group of Chinese Americans opposes ‘sanctuary’ cities

Erik Bruner-Yang, chef and owner of Honeycomb Asian market in Washington, DC

Honeycomb is making Asian food in Washington, DC a bit sweeter, and a lot more local


Climate scientist links Arctic melting to U.S. weather fluctuations


MAP: Officials urge caution, warn of danger as Hurricane Sandy becomes ‘Frankenstorm’

Global Politics

In Sandy’s wake, Scientists Explore Links Between Warming Arctic and Extreme Weather


Months before both this year’s record Arctic ice melt and Hurricane Sandy, a climatologist identified changing weather patterns that suggest links between the two seemingly separate events. Sam Eaton reports from New Jersey. In the first of two special reports for The World and the PBS program NOVA, Sam Eaton reports from New Jersey.

Top of the Hour: Hurricane Irene Hits the Bahamas, Morning Headlines

Hurricane Irene is battering the Bahamas this morning with 115-mph winds.  As the Category 3 storm gains strength a hurricane watch is in effect for North Carolina’s Outer Banks through the Virginia border this morning. Some mandatory evacuations are already underway.  Irene is expected to become a Category 4 storm later today and to reach the Carolina […]