In 1972, remnants of Hurricane Agnes devastated river towns, wrought ecological havoc and boosted cries to restore the Chesapeake Bay. Has it changed how we prepare for such storms in the future?
Season 2: Killer Storm Agnes
Remnants of Hurricane Agnes devasted parts of the Chesapeake Bay region, especially along the Susquehanna River, and made a lasting mark on the Bay itself. Relive its arrival in 1972 and consider how communities may or may not be prepared for a similar storm in the future.
How a radio station in central Pennsylvania defied official weather experts and delivered an accurate flooding forecast during Tropical Storm Agnes.
The remnants of Hurricane Agnes tested the limits of flood barriers. In Wilkes-Barre, a wall wasn’t enough.
Remnants of Hurricane Agnes washed decades-worth of pollution into the Bay's fragile waters over the span of a week.
Environmental destruction wrought by Tropical Storm Agnes brought the "Save the Bay" movement to life.
Agnes reshaped the way the U.S. responds to natural disasters on a national scale. Here’s how.
Coming soon: As climate change fuels more Agnes-like storms, what will we do to protect vulnerable communities?
Season 1: Climate Change
How are humans and wildlife grappling with warmer temperatures, rising water and stronger storms?
See what's ahead as we explore the impacts of climate change in the Chesapeake Bay region.
A Maryland community grapples with two devastating floods in two short years.
Climate change is creating "ghost forests," drowning islands and forcing plants to migrate.
Cities, from the huge to the small, prepare for a wetter future. Can they afford it?
Restore, retreat, rewrite: how climate change is remaking our communities.
A state and federal effort to clean up the Chesapeake Bay faces its biggest threat yet with a hotter, stormier world.
Agriculture is in the unique position of being both a cause of and solution to climate change.
What you can do to fight climate change at home and beyond.