North America

UN climate summit asks for 'specific actions' to hit Paris targets

Secretary-General António Guterres has asked countries to come to the UN summit with specific plans for how they intend to cut carbon emissions in line with the most recent science, which says global greenhouse gas emissions must fall 45% by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

Climate Change

Why 2020 is a key year for climate action

The UN climate report found that limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) this century is still technically possible. But to keep that possibility alive, the world would have to cut its global greenhouse gas emissions by a whopping 45% from 2010 levels by 2030.

Environment

The Mississippi: Pushed to the brink

Up and down the Mississippi River, new pressures are being put on America’s inland hydro highway, which helps deliver US goods and commodities to the rest of the world and allows trade flows to return. The strain on the river system is only becoming more acute with the impacts of climate change.

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Environment

A place called 'Hell'

For today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for 'Hell' on earth. Actually, it's the Spanish word for hell, Infierno. It's a community in South America. We want you to name the country this place called 'Hell' is in.

Environment

Fuel from thin air

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Dr. F. Jeffrey Martin talks with host Steve Curwood about capturing carbon dioxide from the air to make gasoline.

Global Hit

Global Hit - FunAsia

Bill Zeeble reports on FunAsia -- a chain of multi-plex theaters in Texas that specializes in Bollywood movies from India. The chain caters to North Texas's large South Asian community, offering patrons more than just films. There's food and music, too.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer: fifty miles

Fifty miles. That's about the distance separating the United States and Russia. And it's the answer to today's Geo Quiz. The World's David Leveille takes a look at an old proposal to link Siberia and mainland Alaska by tunnel.

Environment

New study on climate change

Anchor Lisa Mullins talks with Cynthia Rosenzweig, the lead author of a new study on climate change; Rosenzweig finds compelling evidence that climate change is already having a profound impact on eco-systems around the globe.