Paul Krugman: Et Tu, Ted? Why deregulation failed

Even Senator Cruz realizes kilowatt-hours aren’t like avocados.
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Jane Fonda, intergalactic eco-warrior in a red coat

The leg warmers. Barbarella. The Vietnam War. Tom Hayden and Ted Turner. And she’s not done yet.

Katharine Hayhoe: To fight climate change, "Talk about it"

"The majority of the people in the country don't talk about it. And if we don't talk about it, why would we care," Hayhoe says.

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TED talk from Katharine Hayhoe: The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: talk about it

How do you talk to someone who doesn't believe in climate change? Not by rehashing the same data and facts we've been discussing for years, says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe.


Peter Dykstra: Messiah wanted

Messianic, charismatic leaders are hard to come by, but not impossible. Gandhi led what is now a nation of a billion people to freedom. Mandela did the same with South Africa. Of the pantheon of heroes in the American civil rights movement, Martin Luther King, Jr. stands above all.

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Jennifer Wilcox: A new way to remove CO2 from the atmosphere

Chemical engineer Jennifer Wilcox previews some amazing technology to scrub carbon from the air, using chemical reactions that capture and reuse CO2 in much the same way trees do ... but at a vast scale.


GOP senators: Climate-change education program is propaganda

Four senators want an investigation into the National Science Foundation for funding a nonprofit that educates meteorologists on climate change.
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We’re dumping loads of retardant chemicals to fight wildfires. What does it mean for wildlife?

As western wildfires become bigger and more intense, state and federal fire agencies are using more and more aerial fire retardant, prompting concerns over fish kills, aquatic life, and water quality.

LISTEN: Why is it taking so long for Pennsylvania to regulate toxic chemicals in drinking water?

The chemicals, known as PFAS, are linked to health effects including cancer, thyroid disease, high cholesterol, pregnancy-induced hypertension, asthma, and ulcerative colitis.

Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

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