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Biden team breaks with greens over trade pact

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.
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Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

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.

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Living on Earth: Beyond The Headlines

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.

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Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

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.

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Living on Earth: Planetary Health

A healthier planet also means a healthier society. That's the basis of a 2020 book drilling down on the intersection of environmental change and human health.

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Toxics

Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

Peter Dykstra and Host Bobby Bascomb cover a sweeping ban on single use plastic bags in the State of New Jersey.

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Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

Peter Dykstra and Host Steve Curwood take a peek Beyond the Headlines to look at the New York Power Authority's decision to convert some of their "peaker" plants to clean energy.

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Op-ed: A push for answers about the environmental causes of child cancer

A first-of-its kind study aims to tease out the link between pollution and cancer in children.

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As the US turns the page on a skeptical and openly hostile administration, environmental science and journalism face continued obstacles—but there is some optimism.

LISTEN: Dana Williamson on bringing communities to the forefront of environmental justice research

"There needs to be more intentionality around working with communities that are experiencing environmental inequities."

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Picking ingredients for a better lifestyle.

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