The 2018 US midterm elections ushered in a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives — along with new Democratic governors — who pledge to act on climate change. It also ushered out some climate-denying Republicans. Yet overall, the elections had mixed results for the environment.
Rosamari Palerm transferred to a school in Miami last fall after her school shut down in the wake of Hurricane Maria. She’s returned home to San Juan, but some of her classmates have stayed, making new homes in Miami.
Florida Congressman Carlos Curbelo represents the city of Miami, where sea level rise is already a difficult reality. He has put forth a bold proposal to address greenhouse gas emissions, but his party is unlikely to support it.
South Florida is home to a group of supporters of Egypt's embattled president, Hosni Mubarak. They are Coptic Christians and are supporting President Mubarak with prayer. Jaweed Kaleem of the Miami Herald brings us the story.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has said thanks -- but no thanks -- to $2 billion in federal funds that were meant to create a high speed line between Orlando and Tampa. We talk with Andrea Bernstein and Mark Simpson.
The city of Boulder, Colorado has a few smart grid homes already up and running. Host Steve Curwood talks with Kara Mertz, the Local Environmental Action Division Manager for Boulder about her city's smart grid plan.
The World's Lorne Matalon reports that Cubans who flee their island for the United States are trying a new route: through Mexico, and Mexican authorities fear a mass exodus of Cubans coming through in coming years.