Monday, June 23, 2014
Electronics giant LG plans to build its new US headquarters near the Palisades in New Jersey, which opponents say will destroy the beautiful view. Local officials are now calling for a compromise between LG and its environmental opponents. Ned Sullivan, President of Scenic Hudson and a member of the steering committee Protect the Palisades, a coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to preserving the Hudson River Palisades, discusses what this compromise might look like.
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.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The Billion Oyster Project is restoring oyster beds to New York Harbor. Billion Oyster Project Director Pete Malinowski, also aquaculture program director at the New York Harbor School, and his students, Beni Nedrick and Erin Nolan, explain why it's beneficial for the health of the waterways, marine life and how the shellfish might protect coastal areas from future storm surges.
Friday, June 21, 2013
Jon Mooallem, science writer, discusses the state of conservation efforts, and our complicated relationship with the wild world. He is the author of the new book, Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America (Penguin, 2013).
→ Event: Jon Mooallem, Black Prairie, and Wild Ones at City Winery July 29th | Info and Tickets
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
David Soll, assistant professor at the Watershed Institute for Collaborative Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and author of Empire of Water: An Environmental and Political History of the New York City Water Supply, uses New York City's efforts to secure a safe supply of water to explore the way politics and environment intersect.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Chris Bonanos, senior editor at New York Magazine, looks at the pros and cons of a proposal from Mayor Bloomberg to ban polystyrene packaging -- generally referred to as styrofoam -- from New York City.
"If you are choosing between a foam cup and a paper cup, the foam cup probably has less of an environmental impact." wny.cc/11KJyYe— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 15, 2013
Friday, October 05, 2012
Jonathon Campbell, correspondent for the Gannett Albany Bureau, which includes papers in Binghamton, Ithaca and Elmira and Poughkeepsie, Westchester and Rochester, follows up on a listener comment that not everyone in the Southern Tier of New York State supports hydrofracking despite its economic promise.
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
— Bob Martin, New Jersey Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection, on The Brian Lehrer Show
Thursday, March 03, 2011
By Ilya Marritz
Regulators in Albany have advanced a plan unpopular with some large corporations that would require manufacturers of common household cleaners like floor polish and dish soap to disclose the products’ ingredients.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
By Aaron Ernst
As WNYC’s partner Pop and Politics travels across the country reporting on issues affecting voters in the lead-up to the November mid-term elections, they've encountered some Americans who feel they've been abandoned by government completely.
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Fifty years ago, a young Jane Goodall first walked into the Gombe National Park in Tanzania. Things have changed dramatically. She talks about the changing political, environmental and ecological landscape in which she has dedicated her life's work of studying the social and familial interactions of wild chimpanzees. She says that what used to be a densely forested area is now "an island of forest surrounded by cultivated fields and people struggling to survive."
Friday, May 28, 2010
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
The president toured the Gulf Coast today to survey damage caused by the oil spill.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
BP started to implement a "top kill" procedure on Wednesday, with the hopes that it would stop thousands of barrels of oil from leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. The procedure involves pumping thousands of pounds of heavy drilling mud and cement into pipes deep underwater.