Washington: Warming and Wildfires

Washington: Warming and Wildfires

  • Published: Sep 2nd, 2009

Wildfires are on the rise in the State of Washington, as they are in much of the American West and climate change looks at least partly responsible.

Georgia: Coal and Carbon

Georgia: Coal and Carbon

  • Published: May 19th, 2009

Coal generates carbon dioxide when combusted, which is causing the world to warm. In Georgia, a state that gets over 60 percent of its electricity from coal, some coastal residents are connecting the dots between coal and changes in the local ecology and economy attributed to global warming.

Iowa: Corn and Climate

Iowa: Corn and Climate

  • Published: Jan 28th, 2009

Congress helped bolster the corn ethanol business in Iowa by mandating the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2005. But scientists are concerned about the unexpected consequences of putting more of Iowa's land into corn production.

Renewable Fuel Standard

Renewable Fuel Standard

  • Published: Jan 28th, 2009

The federal Renewable Fuel Standard encourages U.S. corn ethanol producers to boost production to 9 billion gallons by 2008 and 15 billion by 2015.

Montana: Trout and Drought

Montana: Trout and Drought

  • Published: Oct 31st, 2008

Montana's recreational fishing and agricultural industries depend on cool waters flowing from melting snow high in the mountains throughout the summer. But across Montana, rising temperatures are causing a series of changes.