Peter Dykstra and host Steve Curwood discuss the decline of coal, as a major Western utility pivots to renewables and Murray Energy faces potential bankruptcy. Also, recent reports paint a picture of science in crisis under the Trump Administration. And in the history calendar, it's been ten years since an island government held a cabinet meeting under water to draw attention to the vulnerability of low-lying nations to climate change.
There is mounting evidence that small, PM 2.5 particulates may be harming the mental health of children and teens by worsening depression, anxiety, suicidality and more. Brian Bienkowski, the editor of Environmental Health News joins Host Steve Curwood to talk about the correlation.
As the Bahamas strives to recover from Hurricane Dorian, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis appealed to world leaders Friday to tackle climate change - and encouraged travelers to visit to help the country rebuild.
Peter Dykstra joins Host Steve Curwood to take a look at recurring devastation left behind by storms, and how quickly the media moves on from covering them. Then, the two discuss which nations are on track to meet their 2015 Paris Climate Accord goals and which are falling behind.
In this week's trip beyond the headlines, Peter Dykstra and Host Steve Curwood take a look at the science that shows that microplastics can be absorbed into the flesh of fish.
Peter Dykstra joins Host Bobby Bascomb to take a look at how algal blooms have turned tourist beaches on the Gulf Coast into ghost towns. Then, the two discuss "happy hour" efforts by a Finnish grocery store to reduce food waste.
Peter Dykstra joins Host Steve Curwood to take a look at the declining health of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Then, the two discuss how the United States became the world's number one oil producer over the past year.
One of the oddities of the Trump administration's environmental policy is that it permits levels of pollution well beyond what business is even asking for.
Radiation levels in the Russian city of Severodvinsk rose by up to 16 times on Aug. 8 after an accident that authorities said involved a rocket test on a sea platform, Russia's state weather agency said on Tuesday, the TASS news agency reported.
A majority of American farmers - finely attuned to conditions affecting their land and livelihoods - agree the climate is changing, yet many of them express doubts about the reasons and reject the label "climate change."
Lessons from environmental and economic restoration efforts in the Ruhr Valley could help usher Appalachia into a new era.
By keeping Americans focused on the climate benefits of gas vs. coal, industry seeks to delay a broader debate of the deficits of gas vs. renewables.
Study finds decreasing lead in topsoil coincides with reductions in children's blood levels, which suggests playing around the dirt may be an important source of the toxic for children