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The Takeaway

Pope Francis Tackles Climate Change

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Pope Francis is hosting a Vatican conference on climate change in anticipation of a major announcement on the environment to be made this summer. 

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On Being

Margaret Wertheim — The Grandeur and Limits of Science

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A passionate translator of the beauty and relevance of scientific questions, Margaret Wertheim is also wise about the limits of science to tell the whole story of the human self across history and culture.

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On Being

[Unedited] Margaret Wertheim with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A passionate translator of the beauty and relevance of scientific questions, Margaret Wertheim is also wise about the limits of science to tell the whole story of the human self across history and culture.

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The Takeaway

How Much Does It Cost To Buy A Climate Scientist?

Monday, February 23, 2015

Dr. Wei Hock "Willie" Soon is a prominent climate researcher who argues that climate change is not the result of human actions. But all of his money comes from the energy industry.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Expect 1-3 Feet of Snow... Or Maybe 4 Inches. Predicting Blizzards.

Friday, January 30, 2015

We can land a spacecraft on the frigid surface of a comet, but why can't we accurately predict snowfall? 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Oil Companies Want to Sell Their Vast Fossil Fuel Reserves, Which Could Trigger A Climate Change Tipping Point

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Environmentalist contend that if the vast fossil-fuel reserves owned by big oil companies are sold and used up, the planet’s temperature could rise beyond its tipping point. 

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The Takeaway

Global Leaders Confront Climate Change

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

As world leaders gather in Peru to discuss a global strategy for fighting climate change, President Obama pushes his own environmental policy ahead in the U.S.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

A breakthrough in the fight against climate change

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A breakthrough in the fight against climate change

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The Takeaway

Half of All North American Birds Threatened by Climate Change

Friday, September 12, 2014

The National Audubon Society says many species will be forced to find new habitat over the next 65 years. Some will survive, but many others will not.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

In The Future, We'll All Be Wearing Short Sleeves To Business Meetings

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Our daily lives might be about to change with the expected climate shift. David Biello, editor for environment and energy at Scientific American, discusses the future of our communities, and some of the changes Americans might have to make.

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The Takeaway

White House Introduces New Climate Measures

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The White House will announce a new round of initiatives to address natural disasters that are often caused by climate changeeverything from coastal flooding to storm surges to protecting areas prone to landslides and regions that experience rough drought conditions.

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The Takeaway

EPA Head: States Hold the Power

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that largely affirms that the EPA has the power to regulate sources responsible for 83 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says now it's up to states to do the rest of the dirty work.

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The Takeaway

New Tech Enables Weather When You Want It

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

"Cloud seeding," a decades-old method of pumping silver iodide overhead to encourage rainfall, is on the rise as rainfall declines. And scientists can finally say with confidence that it works.

 

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The Go Ahead, Negotiate with Terrorists Edition

Friday, June 06, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson. This week: The fallout following the deal that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, Obama makes a push on carbon emissions, and the Mississippi Republican primary heads to a runoff.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

US and China taking climate change seriously

Thursday, June 05, 2014

US and China taking climate change seriously

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The Takeaway

The Public Health Consequences of Air Pollution

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Politicians often find it difficult to justify climate change legislation. Unlike climate change, air pollution seems to have specific and pressing consequences,  particularly for public health. 

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The Takeaway

China Announces 2016 Emissions Cap

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

It turns out that China's ready to compete with the U.S. on carbon, too. This week, a Chinese government advisor declared that China will limit total carbon emissions for the first time, with an absolute cap in place by 2016.

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The Takeaway

Coal Country Responds to Obama's Carbon Cuts

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The border of Southeast Ohio and West Virginia has long been considered coal country. In the wake of President Obama's announcement that he plans to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent, Bob Vincenzo, the mayor of St. Clairsville, Ohio, is worried about the future of his town—and the region.

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The Takeaway

New Carbon Regulations May Provoke Political Fight

Monday, June 02, 2014

Today President Obama announces new rules on carbon emissions for existing, coal-fired power plants. The EPA’s proposals would cut carbon dioxide emissions by up to 30 percent, but not without a few lawsuits and political battles in the process.

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The Takeaway

Some States Say No to Teaching Climate Change

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Schools are increasingly teaching students about the causes and effects of climate change under new federal guidelines. But Republican states are fighting back.

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