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Democrats Deliver on Climate 

 

The United States Congress has passed historic climate legislation with the enactment of a 2022 budget reconciliation measure called the Inflation Reduction Act. This first serious federal legislation to address the climate crisis includes about $400 billion to address climate and clean energy over the next decade, including expanded incentives for electric vehicles, as well as major tax reforms and mandated consumer cost cuts for health care.

 

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The United States Congress has passed historic climate legislation with the enactment of a 2022 budget reconciliation measure called the Inflation Reduction Act. This first serious federal legislation to address the climate crisis includes about $400 billion to address climate and clean energy over the next decade, including expanded incentives for electric vehicles, as well as major tax reforms and mandated consumer cost cuts for health care.

Beavers Move Into the Arctic

 

Beavers are one of many species already moving toward the poles in search of new habitat in a warming world. And as beavers move north into the Arctic these “ecosystem engineers” are bringing big changes to the landscape. Ben Goldfarb is the author of Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter and discusses the concerns and benefits of beavers in the Arctic.

 

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The Reign of Wolf 21

 

Wolf expert Rick McIntyre’s 2020 book "The Reign of Wolf 21" is the true love story of an alpha pair who lead their Yellowstone pack with grace, courage, and an unbreakable bond. What these wolves can teach us about love, loyalty, and leadership.

 

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Underwater Wild: My Octopus Teacher's Extraordinary World

 

Underwater explorer Craig Foster dives nearly every day in the near-shore waters of South Africa and it’s here that he befriended an octopus, a relationship captured in the documentary “My Octopus Teacher.” He’s coauthor of the 2021 book “Underwater Wild” and joined us for a memorable LOE Book Club event to talk about his encounters with cuttlefish, sharks, and Cape clawless otters, and the power of connecting with wild nature.

 

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Migratory Monarch Butterflies Now Endangered

 

One of the world's most beloved insects, the migratory monarch butterfly, has been declared endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as upwards of 80% of migratory monarchs have died off in the past two decades. Tierra Curry, senior scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity, discusses what can be done to help save the iconic butterflies.

 

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The Health Toll of L.A.’s Oil Rigs

 

There are about 700 active oil and gas wells in the city of Los Angeles, mostly located in minority communities like the one where young activist Nalleli Cobo grew up, just 30 feet from a well. She and her neighbors have suffered for years from headaches, asthma, and cancer -- illnesses linked to the proximity of oil well sites. For her work fighting the oil companies operating those wells Nalleli was awarded the 2022 Goldman Environmental prize.

 

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Democrats Deliver on Climate 


The United States Congress has passed historic climate legislation with the enactment of a 2022 budget reconciliation measure called the Inflation Reduction Act. This first serious federal legislation to address the climate crisis includes about $400 billion to address climate and clean energy over the next decade, including expanded incentives for electric vehicles, as well as major tax reforms and mandated consumer cost cuts for health care.

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Medical Plastic Linked to Breast Cancer Relapse


Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women worldwide, and endocrine disrupting chemicals are partly to blame. One such chemical is DEHP, a phthalate chemical commonly used in plastic hospital intravenous bags and medical tubing, and studies have shown that it’s interfering with breast cancer treatment and augmenting the odds of relapse. Pete Myers, the founder and chief scientist of Environmental Health Sciences, explains the study findings and how to protect patients from harm caused by endocrine disrupting chemicals.

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The Reign of Wolf 21


Wolf expert Rick McIntyre’s 2020 book "The Reign of Wolf 21" is the true love story of an alpha pair who lead their Yellowstone pack with grace, courage, and an unbreakable bond. What these wolves can teach us about love, loyalty, and leadership.

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This Week’s Show
August 12, 2022
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Democrats Deliver on Climate 

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The United States Congress has passed historic climate legislation with the enactment of a 2022 budget reconciliation measure called the Inflation Reduction Act. This first serious federal legislation to address the climate crisis includes about $400 billion to address climate and clean energy over the next decade, including expanded incentives for electric vehicles, as well as major tax reforms and mandated consumer cost cuts for health care.

Medical Plastic Linked to Breast Cancer Relapse

listen / download
Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women worldwide, and endocrine disrupting chemicals are partly to blame. One such chemical is DEHP, a phthalate chemical commonly used in plastic hospital intravenous bags and medical tubing, and studies have shown that it’s interfering with breast cancer treatment and augmenting the odds of relapse. Pete Myers, the founder and chief scientist of Environmental Health Sciences, explains the study findings and how to protect patients from harm caused by endocrine disrupting chemicals.

Beavers Move Into the Arctic

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Beavers are one of many species already moving toward the poles in search of new habitat in a warming world. And as beavers move north into the Arctic these “ecosystem engineers” are bringing big changes to the landscape. Ben Goldfarb is the author of Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter and discusses the concerns and benefits of beavers in the Arctic.

The Reign of Wolf 21

listen / download
Wolf expert Rick McIntyre’s 2020 book "The Reign of Wolf 21" is the true love story of an alpha pair who lead their Yellowstone pack with grace, courage, and an unbreakable bond. What these wolves can teach us about love, loyalty, and leadership.


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