Sunday April 16th 2017, 10:00 AMPeter Dykstra returns to Living on Earth this week to discuss what’s beyond the headlines with host Steve Curwood. They consider EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s decision on a pesticide and the latest legal efforts to try to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. In the history segment, Peter shares an environmental message from a Republican president in 1907. [News Source]
Living on Earth: Beyond the headlines.
Essay: Apologies. really. And i will definitely grow up., Essay: Apologies. really. And I will definitely grow up.
Sunday April 16th 2017, 10:00 AMEverybody loves getting an apology. Nobody enjoys making one, especially in public life, where leaders tend to see admitting an error as a sign of weakness. [News Source]
March was second hottest on record globally.
Sunday April 16th 2017, 10:00 AMThe exceptional global heat of the past few years continued last month, with March ranking as the second hottest on record for the planet. It followed the second hottest February and third hottest January, showing just how much Earth has warmed from the continued buildup of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. [News Source]
Cold War spy photos of Russia are helping U.S. scientists study climate change.
Sunday April 16th 2017, 10:00 AMTwo scientists at the University of Virginia are repurposing an unlikely trove of historical data in their study of climate change: Cold War–era spy photographs. [News Source]
Electric grid study ordered by U.S. energy chief to boost coal.
Sunday April 16th 2017, 10:00 AMU.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is ordering a study of the U.S. electric grid, with an eye to examining whether policies that favor wind and solar energy are accelerating the retirement of coal and nuclear plants critical to ensuring steady, reliable power supplies. [News Source]
Florida lawmakers press feds to reverse manatee decision.
Sunday April 16th 2017, 10:00 AMU.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan of Sarasota is leading a push to reverse a federal decision to downgrade protections for manatees. [News Source]
Climate change is not a hoax — ask any millennial seeing it firsthand.
Sunday April 16th 2017, 10:00 AMIn January, a group of Cornell University undergraduates travelled to the Mekong River Delta of Vietnam, a region of the world considered to be one of the most vulnerable to climate change. There they met with farmers, climate experts, government officials and their peers and learned about the ominous changes taking place in the Mekong that, ultimately, will impact us all. [News Source]
New York Times defends hiring extreme climate denier: ‘millions agree with him’.
Sunday April 16th 2017, 10:00 AMThe Times replaces search for truth with search for popular ideas that are false. But would they hire a Holocaust denier? [News Source]
Tribal members in Oklahoma defeat natural gas pipeline company.
Sunday April 16th 2017, 10:00 AMThe U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma has ordered a natural gas pipeline operator to cease operations and remove the pipeline located on original Kiowa Indian lands Anadarko. [News Source]