NPR talks with Jackson State University President Thomas Hudson about longstanding problems with the Jackson, Miss., water system that preceded flood damage to the city's water supply.
Steve Inskeep talks with Pakistan's minister for climate change, Senator Sherry Rehman, about deadly floods and whether disasters have become a new normal in the time of climate change.
From Arizona to Washington state, forecasters warn of "possibly record breaking" heat with little relief overnight, lasting past Labor Day. California may need to ask residents to conserve power.
NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Dr. Imran Lodhi (IM-ron LOH-dhee), who joined the relief effort for 33 million Pakistani flood survivors. More than 1,000 people have died since mid-June.
Around 160,000 people in and around Mississippi's capital Jackson lack access to running water. Morning Edition Host Leila Fadel talks about it with Associated Press reporter Michael Goldberg.
More than 150,000 people are without clean water. For years, aging infrastructure and a lack of investment left residents dealing with unreliable access and worries about the safety of the water.
Some 33 million people are affected by this summer's floods — the result of what U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres calls a "monsoon on steroids." He calls the flooding a "climate catastrophe."
For months, French shoppers have been complaining about a lack of mustard on the shelves. The shortages have largely been caused by a drought in Canada, the world's largest exporter of mustard seeds.
More than 1,000 people have died from widespread flooding in Pakistan. Officials are blaming climate change for the country's heaviest rains since the early 1960s.