Sunday March 05th 2017, 9:00 AMOn a particularly bad day for Earth's wellbeing – the EPA revealed massive budgetary cuts while the Trump administration waffled on the Paris Agreement on climate change – environmentalist and 350.org founder Bill McKibben appeared on Real Time With Bill Maher to discuss the dire situation and how the American people can fight back. [News Source]
VIDEO: Bill McKibben talks climate change battle on ‘Real Time’.’
Environmental activist Berta Cáceres’ suspected killers received U.S. military training.
Sunday March 05th 2017, 9:00 AMEight men have been arrested as suspects in Berta Cáceres' killing, including one active army major and two retired military members. Two of the suspects reportedly received military training in the United States. [News Source]
Living on Earth: Beyond the headlines.
Sunday March 05th 2017, 9:00 AMn this week’s Beyond the Headlines, host Steve Curwood and Peter Dykstra go back over some highlights of Mr. Trump’s February 28 address to Congress and reflect on past presidential environment-related comments. The pair discuss a possible Texas plan to poison millions of feral hogs, and the invention of that show business staple, limelight. [News Source]
Extreme heatwave days already hitting poorer nations more than rich.
Sunday March 05th 2017, 9:00 AMWhen Nicholas Herold was hunting for data on how much climate change was affecting the world's poorest nations, he was surprised when he couldn't find answers in the published research. [News Source]
Chevron warns it could face climate change lawsuits with future oil drilling potentially ‘economically infeasible.’
Sunday March 05th 2017, 9:00 AMIn an industry first, one of the world’s biggest oil companies has warned it could face legal action over climate change. [News Source]
How disappearing sea ice has put Arctic ecosystem under threat.
Sunday March 05th 2017, 9:00 AMIn a few days the Arctic’s beleaguered sea ice cover is likely to set another grim record. Its coverage is on course to be the lowest winter maximum extent ever observed since satellite records began. These show that more than 2 million square kilometres of midwinter sea ice have disappeared from the Arctic in less than 40 years. [News Source]
‘Frack Master’ facing criminal theft charges for failing to pay Rockwall County printer.
Sunday March 05th 2017, 9:00 AMFederal regulators are suing to get Plano's famed "Frack Master" to repay investors tens of millions of dollars. But it's a $3,000 bill from a Royse City printer that could put him behind bars. [News Source]
Cause of most US wildfires traced to people, study finds.
Sunday March 05th 2017, 9:00 AMPeople have triggered 5 out of 6 wildfires in the U.S. over the last two decades, tripling the length of the wildfire season and making it start earlier in the East and last longer in the West, a new study finds. [News Source]
Living on Earth: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on corporate cash, climate & democracy.
Sunday March 05th 2017, 9:00 AMCritics warned the 2010 Supreme Court ruling in favor of Citizen’s United would unleash a flood of corporate cash. U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, believes that has happened and among other effects, has allowed the fossil fuel industry to derail climate discussions and policy-making. The Senator speaks with host Steve Curwood about his new book, “Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy." [News Source]
Will SF Bay wetlands restoration be a casualty of EPA cuts?
Sunday March 05th 2017, 9:00 AMThe Trump administration could eliminate all federal funding for wetlands restoration in San Francisco Bay, according to a budget plan that has shocked local and state officials, but is just one piece of broad changes to federal environmental programs. [News Source]
Analysis: Leaving the Paris Agreement would be Trump’s worst move yet.
Sunday March 05th 2017, 9:00 AMThe Trump administration is reportedly in the midst of a heated debate over whether to remain committed to the Paris Climate Agreement. (Cue "should I stay or should I go. [News Source]