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The Takeaway

Florida Officials Ban The Term 'Climate Change'

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Former employees at Florida's Department of Environmental Protection say they were banned from using phrases like "climate change" and "global warming." 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Could LG and Its Opponents Compromise in the Palisades?

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.

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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 Brian Lehrer Show

Bring Back the Oysters

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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Palisades View

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Tech giant LG has announced it plans to build a new (very tall) headquarters in a scenic part of New Jersey. The rest of the story involves jobs, nuclear power and Bette Midler.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obama on Climate Change

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Jonathan Chait, daily columnist at New York Magazine, discusses the president's climate change speech yesterday and his overall record on the environment.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Wild Ones: Humans and Animals

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

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Political History of New York City's Water

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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Al Gore on The Future

Friday, February 22, 2013

Al Gore, former vice president and author of The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, talks to Brian Lehrer about the new balance of global power and environmental drivers in the future.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Weighing a Styrofoam Ban

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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Following Up: Hydrofracking's Popularity in the Marcellus Region

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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

EPA and the Clean Air Push

Monday, July 18, 2011

Gina McCarthy, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, discusses the latest clean air regulation the EPA has proposed, as well as what's coming up from the agency and the political reaction in Washington. 

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It's A Free Country ®

Coastal Access and Greenhouse Gas in New Jersey

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

We're trying to get away from one-size-fits-all regulation. Towns come forward to the DEP and say, look, because of physical constraints or whatever, we can provide this much parking; we can't provide these three access points onto the beach, but we can do more parking over here and more bath facilities over here. It's about trying to find best combination for towns going forward.

Bob Martin, New Jersey Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection, on The Brian Lehrer Show

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WNYC News

Regulators Push for Disclosure on Household Cleaner Ingredients

Thursday, March 03, 2011

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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Climate Change

Monday, October 25, 2010

Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker magazine, talks about the failure of climate change legislation this year and where it stands in the current political debate. 

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It's A Free Country ®

Pop + Politics: A Town's Environmental Disaster, Known to Officials But Not Residents

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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.

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The Takeaway

Jane Goodall on the Future of Primatology

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."

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WQXR News

President Obama Visits Gulf Coast; BP Continues 'Top Kill'

Friday, May 28, 2010

The president toured the Gulf Coast today to survey damage caused by the oil spill.

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WQXR News

BP Stops Top Kill Procedure

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.

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WQXR News

BP Says Other Companies Also at Fault

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The energy giant says Transocean, Halliburton and Cameron International were involved.

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