Monday, June 23, 2014
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.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
A year and a half after Sandy, NJ Transit now has a comprehensive plan to handle weather emergencies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
By Matthew Schuerman : Editor, WNYC
Human-induced climate change is already having an impact on weather.
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.
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.
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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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
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.