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WNYC News

Can Chris Christie Keep His State From Sinking?

Monday, June 23, 2014

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New Jersey is growing hotter, wetter, and sinking faster into the sea than almost any other state in the nation. Yet climate change isn't a topic that the state's governor wants to talk about. 

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WNYC News

S.O.S From the Future: We're Not OK

Monday, June 16, 2014

One climate scientist's game sends players on a scavenger hunt to find messages from the future about how global warming is ruining the world.

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Transportation Nation

NJ Transit Now Knows Where to Put Its Trains When a Storm Comes

Thursday, June 12, 2014

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A year and a half after Sandy, NJ Transit now has a comprehensive plan to handle weather emergencies.

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Gabfest Radio

Bowe Bergdahl at the Heart of Controversy

Friday, June 06, 2014

The Gabfest panelists have much to talk about this week: making deals with the Taliban, a new movie from Angelina Jolie, how we use the Internet to make ourselves seem smarter, and more.

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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

Anxiously Awaiting Obama's Climate Address

Friday, May 30, 2014

Lawmakers and environmentalists in the real world are waiting anxiously ahead of President Obama's Monday announcement on how the administration will plan to reduce carbon emissions. Joining The Takeaway is Justin Gillis, who covers environmental science and policy for The New York Times.

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The Takeaway

How Farmers Skirt Water Laws in CA

Thursday, May 29, 2014

New revelations uncovered by the Center for Investigative Reporting show that farmers who take most of the precious water in California do not want the government looking over their shoulders.

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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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The Takeaway

Oklahoma Pushes Back Against the EPA

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Last June, President Obama instructed the EPA to issue new regulations on power plant emissions. But Oklahoma is saying not so fast. Attorney General Scott Pruitt is questioning the EPA's legal authority to impose limits state by state.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Irreversible Melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Two studies released this week confirmed that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is collapsing and there is very little that can be done to stop or slow it. The melting ice could ultimately mean a 10-foot sea level rise. Thomas Wagner, Cryospere Program Scientist with NASA, explains why the ice sheet is melting and what it means for the planet's future.

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The Takeaway

Using Innovation to Fight Environmental Catastrophe

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Not everyone believes that we're doomed when it comes to climate change, and one of those hopeful few is Robert Bryce. He says that innovation is the key to future global prosperity, and eventually a cleaner environment for everybody.

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The Takeaway

What's a Bigger Threat: Terrorism or Climate Change?

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

At what point does climate change become a national security issue? One retired general explains why global climate change is not just an environmental issue but a military one, too.

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WNYC News

Extreme Rains Come More Frequently in Northeast: Report

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Human-induced climate change is already having an impact on weather.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Chris Hayes on Living Dangerously, and Politics

Monday, April 28, 2014

Chris Hayes, MSNBC host, talks about the Showtime docu-series "Years of Living Dangerously", which chronicles the real-life effects of climate change. In the first episode, Hayes talks to Republican Congressman Michael Grimm, who describes his change of heart on climate science. Note: This morning, Grimm turned himself in to the FBI on charges related to a Staten Island restaurant business. We'll discuss the Grimm news with Hayes, as well as other political news of the day.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Chris Hayes, Jennifer Esposito, and the State of the Suburbs

Monday, April 28, 2014

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes went to Staten Island to report on climate change and politics there. He discusses what he learned for the Showtime series “Years of Living Dangerously.” Then, we’ll take your calls on the state of the suburbs and how several reports are detailing big problems there. Plus: the state of the Scaffold Law in New York; and actress Jennifer Esposito on her battle with celiac disease.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, April 25, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.

The Case Against Home Ownership (First) | Climate Change, Abroad (Starts at 28:40) | A Social History of God (Starts at 41:57)

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WNYC News

The Harsh Winter Has Unexpected Effects on NYC Environment

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Spring is finally here after one of the longest, coldest snowiest winters in years. Multiple snowfalls and sustained freezing temperatures took a toll on many New Yorker’s psyches, as well as on the natural environment.

 

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