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2019 Archives


November 15, 2019 - Tackling Plastic Waste, EPA Seeks Confidential Medical Records, The Pan-Borneo Highway, and more
EPA Seeks Confidential Health Records / The Bottle Deposit Debate / Senator Tom Udall Takes on Plastic Waste / Beyond the Headlines / The Pan-Borneo Highway / Good Housekeeping

November 8, 2019 - Keystone Oil Spill, Baja California's Wildfires, Rainforests 'Worth More Alive Than Dead', and more
Big Keystone Oil Spill / Beyond the Headlines / Wildfires Strike Baja California / BirdNote®: The Butcherbird / Let The Leaves Be And Feed The Birds / Rainforests ‘Worth More Alive Than Dead’

November 1, 2019 - Fighting Fire with Fire, Healthy People Equal Healthy Forests, Pope Hosts Amazon Synod, and more
Fighting Fire with Prescribed Fire / Beyond the Headlines / Note on Emerging Science: Deforestation and Malaria / Healthy People Equal Healthy Forests / BirdNote®: Green Birds and Brown Birds in the Tropical Rainforest / Pope Hosts Amazon Synod

October 25, 2019 - Ethane Crackers and Air Pollution, Coastal Living Boosts Mental Health, YouTubers Launch Tree Planting Campaign, and more
Ethane Crackers Spark Pollution Concerns / BirdNote®: Red-Necked Phalaropes, Spinners On The Sea / Living Near The Coast Could Boost Mental Health / Oyster Shell Recycling / Nobel Prize in Chemistry Recognizes Lithium Battery Discoveries / Beyond the Headlines / ‘Largest YouTube Collaboration Ever’ Aims to Plant 20 Million Trees

October 18, 2019 - 10K Farmers Want a Green New Deal, The Economic Value of the National Parks, Exploring the Parks: Great Smoky Mountains, and more
10,000 Farmers Want a Green New Deal / BirdNote®: Who Likes Suet? / Beyond the Headlines / The Economic Value of the National Parks / Exploring the Parks: Great Smoky Mountains / Arctic Fox Hunting

October 11, 2019 - Youth Mental Health Problems From Pollution, Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast, The 2019 Fat Bear Week Champion, and more
Youth Mental Health Problems From Pollution / Beyond the Headlines / Whistleblowers on Trump Science / The 2019 Fat Bear Week Champion / Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast

October 4, 2019 - Reducing the Price of Electricity by Reducing Emissions, Bison for Sustainable Land Management, DNA Barcoding, and more.
Trump Fights California / Beyond the Headlines / Success of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative / DNA Barcoding for Quick Species ID / Bison and Sustainable Land Management

September 27, 2019 - Silencing Spring, Shipping Container Farms, Celebrating the Fattest Bears and more
Silencing Spring / BirdNote®: Snowy Egrets - Killer Hats / Kids Versus the Climate Crisis / Fat Bear Week! / Beyond the Headlines / Container Farming in the City

September 20, 2019 - Rebooting Puerto Rican Power, Naomi Klein's Case for a Green New Deal, Clean Water Rollbacks, and more
UN Climate Action Summit / Beyond the Headlines / Clean Water Rollbacks / Rebooting Puerto Rican Power / Naomi Klein’s Case for a Green New Deal

September 13, 2019 - The Border Wall and Wildlife, Coal Plant Ash Disaster for Workers, Andrew Yang's Climate Plan, and more
Coal Ash Cleanup Allegedly Deadly for Tennessee Workers / Andrew Yang’s Climate Plan / Beyond the Headlines / Pronghorn Antelope / How the Border Wall Could Harm Wildlife

September 6, 2019 - Climate Crisis Town Hall, The Amazon's Tipping Point, Underland: A Deep Time Journey, and more
Amazon Tipping Point / Democratic Candidates Talk Solutions at Climate Town Hall / Reviewing the Climate Crisis Town Hall / Beyond The Headlines / Underland: A Deep Time Journey

August 30, 2019 - Gaza Water Crisis, Saltwater Beavers Promote Estuary Health, Everglades National Park: a “River of Grass”, and more
Saltwater Beavers Bring Life Back to Estuaries / Everglades National Park, a “River of Grass” / Drilling in the Everglades / Fly-fishing Saved From Pollution / Gaza Water Crisis

August 23, 2019 - Farming While Black, Toxic Diapers and Sanitary Pads, A Steamy Date for 'Romeo and Juliet' Frogs, and more
Toxicants in Diapers and Sanitary Pads / ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Frogs’ First Steamy Date / Exploring The Parks: North Cascades National Park / Refugees Cultivate Healing Through Gardening / Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land

August 16, 2019 - Re-wilding the English Countryside, Climate Migrant Caravans, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, and more
Climate Migrant Caravans / The Place Where You Live: Anchorage, Alaska / Exploring the Parks: Sequoia and Kings Canyon / Confronting Climate Change Through Sound / Rewilding The English Countryside

August 9, 2019 - No-Show Green Voters, Cactus and Snow in the Desert Sky Islands, Desegregating America's Shoreline, and more
No-Show Green Voters / Exploring the Parks: Cactus and Snow in the Desert Sky Islands / BirdNote®: Ponderosa Pine Savanna / Fighting Climate Change, Naturally / Free the Beaches: Desegregating America’s Shoreline

August 2, 2019 - An Afternoon with Pete Seeger, Exploring the Parks: Aniakchak, Vegan Generation Gap, and more
Exploring the Parks: Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve / BirdNote: Exquisite Thrush Song / Vegan Generation Gap / An Afternoon with Pete Seeger

July 26, 2019 - Miners Pollute the Sea of Cortez, Raising Monarch Butterflies, Guinea Fowl and Tick Control, and more
Miners Pollute the Sea of Cortez / Beyond the Headlines / How to Raise Monarchs / Taggers at Work / Monarch Migration / The Value of Summer Camp / Guinea Fowl and Tick Control / BirdNote®: Do Birds Use Ants as Tools?

July 19, 2019 - Fracking and Your Health, Offsetting Your Carbon Footprint, "Hadestown" Sings of Climate Disruption, and more
Fracking and Your Health / Beyond the Headlines / Exploring the Parks: Petrified Forest National Park / Offsetting Your Carbon Footprint / "Hadestown" Brings Climate Change To Broadway / Camels at the Henbury Craters / BirdNote®: House Sparrows’ Dance

July 12, 2019 - "#MeToo” At Nature Conservancy, The Secret and Endangered Lives of Freshwater Mussels, Exploring the Parks: Sequoia and Kings Canyon, and more
“#MeToo” at the Nature Conservancy / Beyond the Headlines / How To Be A Good Creature / The Secret & Endangered Lives of Freshwater Mussels / Exploring the Parks: Sequoia and Kings Canyon

July 5, 2019 - Science at Risk at the US-Mexico Border, HBO's "Ice on Fire" Offers Climate Solutions, US Blocks UN and G20 Climate Action, and more
US Blocks UN and G20 Climate Action / Not Much Presidential Debate About Climate / USDA Kills Thousands of Beavers / Science at Risk at the Border / HBO’s “Ice on Fire” Offers Climate Solutions

June 28, 2019 - Turning Backyards into Pollinator Havens, Resilient Corals Get a Helping Hand, The Trump EPA's Clean Power Plan Replacement, and more
Trump Clean Power Plan / Beyond the Headlines / Resilient Corals Get a Helping Hand / Repairing Puerto Rico’s Corals / BirdNote®: The Auklet’s Whiskers -- Not Just for Show / Freshwater Under the Sea / 
Turning Backyards Into Pollinator Havens / The Mighty Condor

June 21, 2019 - Rating 2020 Prexy Candidates' Climate Ambition, Seeking Justice for the Ogoni Nine, Increasing World Climate Action Ambition, and more
Increasing World Climate Ambition / Moving the Paris Climate Deal Ahead / Beyond the Headlines / Bringing Back Butternut Trees / Rating the Climate Promises of 2020 Prexy Candidates / Seeking Justice for the Ogoni Nine / BirdNote®: Brewer’s Sparrow, Sageland Singer

June 14, 2019 - Sobering Climate Risks, Cactus and Snow in the Desert Sky Islands, Horizon By Barry Lopez, and more
Sobering Climate Risks / Note on Emerging Science: Hot Potato Blues / Beyond the Headlines / Exploring the Parks: Cactus and Snow in the Desert Sky Islands / BirdNote®: Ponderosa Pine Savanna / Horizon by Barry Lopez

June 7, 2019 - NH Fights PFAS Pollution, Global Warming Clues From Henry David Thoreau, Recomposing the Dead and more
New Hampshire Fights PFAS Pollution / Youth Climate Suit Plea / Beyond the Headlines / Recomposing the Departed / Global Warming Clues from Henry David Thoreau / Solid Seasons: The Friendship of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson / BirdNote®: Henry David Thoreau and the Wood Thrush

May 31, 2019 - Green Wave Sweeps Europe, Binge-Watching For Our Planet, Misfit Produce At Your Doorstep, and more
Green Wave Sweeps European Parliament / Beyond the Headlines / The Law of Languages / Misfit Produce at Your Doorstep / Our Planet / BirdNote®: Ruddy Duck

May 24, 2019 - Saving West African Rainforests, Global Warming Poor Tax, Grammy’s Dandelion Feast, and more
Global Warming Poor Tax / Beyond the Headlines / BirdNote®: Recycle Your Egg Shells to Help Nesting Birds / Saving West Africa’s Last Rainforest / Grammy Goes A-Gatherin’

May 17, 2019 - Greening NYC’s Buildings, Congestion Pricing for NYC, Julián Castro on the Campaign Trail, and more
Julián Castro Campaigns / Remembering the Legacy of Jim Fowler / Congestion Fee for NYC / Cutting Emissions From NYC Skyscrapers / BirdNote®: Unlikely Places to Go Birding / Beyond the Headlines / Leopard Seal Says Hello / Protecting the Cook Islands from Overfishing

May 10, 2019 - Climate-Resilient Cities, A Grave Biodiversity Warning, Exploring the Parks: North Cascades, and more
Bipartisan House Vote For ‘Climate Action Now’ / Climate-Resilient Cities / A Grave Biodiversity Warning / Beyond The Headlines / Goldman Prizewinner Vanquishes Oil Terminal Project / Exploring The Parks: North Cascades National Park

May 3, 2019 - A Refugee Camp Becomes a City, Tulsi Gabbard’s Presidential Bid, No Show Green Voters, and more
A Refugee Camp Becomes a City / Tulsi Gabbard’s Presidential Bid / No-Show Green Voters / Beyond the Headlines / Pioneer Warren Washington Wins Tyler Prize

April 26, 2019 - Klobuchar Goes Green, Microplastics Lead to Macro-Problems, The Wonders of Spring Migration, and more
Klobuchar Goes Green / A Citizen Science BioBlitz / Beyond the Headlines / Microbeads in the Great Lakes / Microplastics Leading to Macro-Problems / A Season on the Wind: Inside the World of Spring Migration

April 19, 2019 - An Earth Day Checkup, Exploring The Parks: Aniakchak, Exxon Climate Risk Lawsuit, and more
Exxon Sued Over Climate Risks of Storage / Beyond The Headlines / Earth Day Checkup / BirdNote®: What’s Your State Bird? / Prepping for the City Nature Challenge / Exploring the Parks: Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve

April 12, 2019 - 'Mayor Pete' and the Climate, Pesticide Risks Ignored at Trump Interior Dept., Greater Peril for Greater Sage Grouse, and more
‘Mayor Pete’ and the Climate / Beyond the Headlines / Fearsome Bull Elephant Musth / Science Note: Can Plants Hear? / Pesticide Risks Ignored at Trump Interior Dept. / BirdNote®: Sage Grouse Lek and Grasslands / The Sage Hen and the Sage Brush / Greater Peril for the Greater Sage Grouse

April 5, 2019 - Cyclone Idai Update, Climate Action Now Bill, A First Steamy Date for 'Romeo and Juliet', and more
Idai Disaster Update / Beyond the Headlines / The Power of the Purse and ‘Climate Action Now’ / Youth Testify for Climate Action / ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Frogs’ First Steamy Date / Everglades National Park, a “River of Grass” / Drilling in the Everglades / BirdNote®: Rivers of Birds

March 29, 2019 - Losing Ground: Midwest Floods Rip Away Topsoil, Brazil Grabs Indigenous Lands, Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country, and more
Brazil To Grab Indigenous Lands / Beyond the Headlines / Losing Ground: Midwest Floods Rip Away Topsoil / BirdNote®: The Rainwater Basin of Nebraska / The Place Where You Live: Chadron, Nebraska / Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country

March 22, 2019 - Minorities' Pollution Burden, Oil Drilling on 500,000 Acres Blocked for Climate, Sen. Murkowski (R-AK) on the Public Lands Bill, and more
Oil Drilling Blocked for Climate / Climate Disasters and Softening Property Values / The Racial Gap of Pollution Responsibility / Beyond the Headlines / GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski on the 2019 Public Lands Act / Baboon, “The Observer”

March 15, 2019 - Youth Strike for Climate, Carbon Pricing and the Green New Deal, Michael Mann Fights For Science, and more
Youth Strike for Climate / Carbon Pricing and the Green New Deal / Beyond The Headlines / BirdNote®: How a Bird Came to Look Like a Caterpillar / “Hockey Stick” Climatologist Wins Tyler Prize

March 8, 2019 - Tornado Clusters and Climate Disruption, Cloning the Giant Sequoia, In Search of the Canary Tree, and more
Tornado Clusters and Climate Disruption / Beyond the Headlines / Oceans Losing Oxygen / Note on Emerging Science: Matchmaking for a Frog Named "Romeo" / Cloning Giant Sequoias / In Search of the Canary Tree

March 1, 2019 - Voters Grant Lake Erie Legal Rights, Volkswagen's All-Electric Future, A Tribute to Dick Wheeler and the Extinct Great Auk, and more
Lake Erie Wins Legal Rights / Beyond the Headlines / Volkswagen Goes All-Electric / Science Note: Using Mushrooms to Save The Bees / A Great Egret’s Mating Dance / Remembering Dick Wheeler and the Great Auk

February 22, 2019 - Wall Street and the Green New Deal, Listening to Forests to Aid Conservation, Saltwater Beavers Promote Estuary Health, and more
Wall Street and the Green New Deal / Beyond the Headlines / Listening to Forests Can Aid Conservation / California Tree Deaths Could Hurt Forests on the East Coast / Confronting Climate Change Through Sound / Saltwater Beavers Bring Life Back to Estuaries / BirdNote®: Anna’s Hummingbirds Winter in the North

February 15, 2019 - The Border Wall's Wildlife Impacts, Bipartisan Public Lands Bill, Monarch Butterflies Rebound, and more
Senate Passes Bipartisan Public Lands Bill / Understanding the Green New Deal / Beyond The Headlines / Monarch Butterflies Rebound / The Border Wall's Wildlife Impacts / Refugees Cultivate Healing Through Gardening

February 8, 2019 - Toxicants in Diapers and Sanitary Pads, Climate Displacement in Bangladesh, California's Neighborhood Burn Squads, and more
Toxicants in Diapers and Sanitary Pads / A Green New Deal For All / Bangladesh’s Climate Migration Crisis / Beyond The Headlines / Neighborhood Burn Squads Fight Fire With Fire

February 1, 2019 - A 2020 Climate Change Candidate for President, Heat Wave Kills Nature Down Under, The Challenges of Eminent Domain and more
Inslee's Climate-focused White House Bid / Heat Wave Scorches Nature Down Under / BirdNote®: Palm Cockatoo Gets The Girl / Beyond the Headlines / Eminent Domain and the Landowners Who Wouldn’t Back Down

January 25, 2019 - Climate Displacement at Home and Abroad, Food From the Radical Center, and more
Climate Migrant Caravans / Climate and the Majestic Gyrfalcon / Climate Disruption and the Poor / Beyond the Headlines / Healing Our Land and Communities Through the Power of Food / BirdNote®: Where Are They Now?

January 18, 2019 - The Amazon in Peril, Youth Call for Minnesota Green New Deal, World's Oceans Warming Faster and Faster, and more
Defending Public Lands / Beyond the Headlines / Ocean Warming Speeding Up / Youth Activists Call for a Minnesota Green New Deal / Brazil’s President Targets Amazon / An Amazon Tribe Turns to Modern Technology to Save Their Trees

January 11, 2019 - The Conservation Costs of Shutdowns, Congress Launches Climate Crisis Committee, "Forest Bathing" and more
Capitol Hill Panel on Climate Crisis / Beyond The Headlines / Lead in Newark’s Water / 'Forest Bathing' for Health / The Conservation Costs of Shutdowns

January 4, 2019 - A Greener Congress, Kerala’s Ambitious Organic Pledge, and more
A Greener U.S. Congress / Kerala’s Ambitious Organic Pledge / Pesticide Peril in Paradise


 

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