President-elect Joe Biden's top trade nominee yesterday praised the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement's environmental provisions, bucking environmentalists who have framed the deal as enabling corporate pollution.
Companies that manufacture products and that utilize PFAS in some aspect of the manufacturing process or the end product must properly plan now to avoid significant and costly PFAS product liability lawsuits.
A partly solved murder mystery: a killer behind mass coho salmon die-offs in the Pacific Northwest; heroes who came to the rescue of a coral reef damaged by one of this year's many Atlantic hurricanes.; in the history vaults, it's 20 years since the last operating reactor at Chernobyl was finally decommissioned long after the infamous explosion of a neighboring reactor.
In this week's Beyond the Headlines segment, Environmental Health News Editor Peter Dykstra and Host Jenni Doering talk about the naming of the first African American Cardinal in the U.S., a prelate who has become a climate champion within the Catholic Church.
Peter Dykstra joins Steve Curwood to discuss a major solar energy project in Texas, the biggest to date in the U.S. They also cover how the coronavirus pandemic has led to drastic funding cuts for public transportation in large cities including New York. From the history books they discuss the progress and shortcomings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, as it turns 32 years old this week.