Climate Change

The Morning Buzz |Missouri Governor Says No to Concealed Guns in Schools

[07.17.2014]

In today’s Buzz, Missouri’s governor vetoes a law that would allow concealed guns in schools, the White House unveils plans to tackle global warming, a federal court rules that the University of Texas can keep using race as a factor in admissions, and more.

The Morning Buzz | SCOTUS Unanimously Rules on Massachusetts Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone

[06.27.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers the Supreme Court ruling about a buffer zone around abortion clinics in Massachusetts, where the Supreme Court Justices fall on the liberal-to-conservative spectrum, Maine Senator Susan Collins announces her support for same-sex marriage, the fourth republican senator to do so, President Obama’s thoughts on environmental issues, 45th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

The Morning Buzz | Dallas Church Marrying Same-sex Couples for 40 Years

[06.05.2014]

Today”s Buzz covers the Republican Senate primary race in Mississippi, a mega-church in Dallas that has been performing same-sex marriages for 40 years, racial discrimination under the guise of “religious belief,” global warming vs. climate change, and how chocolate might save the planet.

The Morning Buzz | Harvard University Cancels Satanic Mass

[05.14.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers a halted execution in Texas, Brookings identifies opportunity bottlenecks when it comes to earning potential, Harvard cancels Satanic Mass, a video illustrating the collapse of Antarctica ice sheets, several local governments refuse to assist federal immigration policy, women’s filibuster in Missouri to protest abortion waiting period, Virginia divided on legality of same-sex marriage ban.

The Morning Buzz | Climate Change in Nine Maps

[05.12.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers Massachusetts decision about Pledge of Allegiance, Pope Francis progressive or orthodox?, climate change in nine maps, new blog from Brookings, and women who are moms and serve in Congress.

The Morning Buzz | How to Live Happily Ever After

[05.07.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers new findings about climate change, a new proposal for highly skilled immigrants to work in the United States, religion and the NBA, the political leanings of journalists, and how to live happily ever after.

The Morning Buzz | 2014 Baseball Season Begins

[04.01.2014]

Today’s Buzz looks at the origins of April Fools’ Day, baseball’s opening day, NCAA Final Four, veterans struggling after serving in Iran and Afghanistan, Catholic recommendations for making deportation more humane, and an alarming climate change report from the IPCC.

What’s to Blame for the Polar Vortex?

[01.08.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers the national cold snap, Germany’s offering of classes on Islam to elementary school students, and a proposal for a statue of Satan in Oklahoma.

What’s to Blame for the Polar Vortex?

[01.07.2014]

As freezing temperatures break records and make headlines across the country, some wonder what’s behind the so-called polar vortex responsible for the frigid dips. The severe drop in temperature may not come as a complete surprise for many Americans, as 63 percent of people say the weather has been getting more extreme during the past few years, while six percent say it’s gotten less extreme and about 3-in-10 (29 percent) say it hasn’t changed.

Researchers Predict a Spike in Heat-Related Deaths for NYC

[05.21.2013]

A new Columbia University study predicts that heat-related deaths in New York City could increase by one-third in the coming decades, thanks to climate change. More than 6-in-10 (63%) Americans agree that over the last few years, the weather has gotten more extreme