State fisheries biologists recently reported some disturbing news: the coho salmon that typically spawn near Muir Woods had vanished. Recent rainstorms may be helping the endangered salmon, but habitat degradation and the persistent drought are taking a major toll. We'll discuss the plight of coho salmon in the Bay Area.
With a new storm expected to pummel the Bay Area on Wednesday, we'll get an update on California's drought. Using tree rings as evidence, scientists say it's the worst drought to hit the state in 1,200 years. We'll also hear about a new federal report that says California's drought isn't caused by man-made climate change, but rather by natural weather patterns.
More than 58,000 newborns in India died last year from drug-resistant bacteria, according to The New York Times. The global spread of these bacteria, often called "superbugs," has alarmed experts for some years, especially in developing nations where health care spending is low and sanitation is lacking. We'll discuss the increase in superbugs and the possible overuse of antibiotics. What role can the U.S. play in helping the international community contain the problem?