In this episode, federal action on climate change may have stalled, but there are places in America where climate change is still being taken seriously — cities. Plus, the complicated, and uncomfortable topic of climate change for Americans living along the shore.
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Stories in this episode
- How Cities Are Planning to Survive Climate Change
Federal action on climate change has stalled, but there are places in America where it is still being taken seriously -- cities.
- If Climate Change Brings an Environmental Health Crisis, How Will Pittsburgh Respond?
In 1948, twenty people died when thick smog settled over the small town of Donora, just south of Pittsburgh. Is the city prepared if it happens again?
- Tiny Particles of Pollution Increase the Risk of Premature Death in Older Americans
Long-term exposure to certain kinds of air pollution increases the risk of premature death in Americans over 65 years old. And that finding holds true even at levels of air pollution below national standards.
- The Home By the Shore
As sea levels rise, more than 12 million people living in the country's coastal communities face an existential choice: Fortify, accommodate or relocate.