In 2010, billionaire hedge-fund investor Tom Steyer took a giant step back from Wall Street, quitting his firm and pledging his fortune to a slate of charitable causes, notably the existential threat posed by climate change. And the money flowed –
Save for one word, Walter Brooke (1914-1986) had an unremarkable career as a Hollywood bit player, usually as a mid-level military officer fighting Indians or Nazis.
This is American politics 2019, in a nutshell: Republicans circle the wagons around Donald Trump and a renewed fondness for red-baiting, while Democrats equivocate over Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and the Green New Deal.
As the Florida Panhandle begins to recover from Hurricane Michael, the state's attention will turn to a big Senate race next month. Hurricane Michael may cast the deciding vote.
To start, the photo is from Energy Department HQ, with DOE Secretary Rick Perry and, closest to him, coal baron Bob Murray. I don't know the next person to the right, but in this 2017 photo, Mr. Murray had come a-lobbyin' with veteran DC insider and mouthpiece Andrew Wheeler (beneath the red arrow). More on the photo later.
Host Steve Curwood and EHN/Daily Climate's Peter Dykstra discuss the role of an infamous Superfund site as an open-air classroom; and a caper involving alleged water theft for fracking operations along the Texas-New Mexico border.
In boxing, the "Undercard" consists of the pretenders, palookas and schmoes that battle it out before the main event takes the ring. The Environmental Protection Agency's undercard consists largely of deputies and regional administrators whose résumés are a good match for Pruitt's.
Peter Dykstra and Steve Curwood take a look beyond the headlines at a tree-sitting Appalachian pipeline protest, and discuss Forest Service workers who are taking construction lessons from beavers.
This week Peter Dykstra and host Steve Curwood go Beyond the Headlines to discuss China's high-rise hog farms and the salt water intrusion threatening one of California's most agriculturally productive lands.
High waters, more hazardous cargo in the Ohio watershed complicate the job of keeping the waterways safe
As the conditions on the Ohio — and its cargo — become more hazardous, key regulatory organizations struggle to keep up with the growing demands of this water highway.
Whether rural Pakistan or the Salinas Valley, neglect and injustice pervade farm work. Environmental scientists, policymakers and citizens need to step up for the workers who feed our nation.
It's time to promote and embrace diversity within the environmental health community and listen to solutions from tomorrow's leaders
EHN is teaming up with The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health to bring you the voices of next generation environmental health leaders