Peter Dykstra joins host Steve Curwood to consider the greenhouse gas emissions released by California's intense wildfire season. The pair also discuss new research that proposes to extract useful chemicals from sewage and look back to 1980 – the year President Jimmy Carter signed the Alaska Land Bill and protected 80 million acres from energy development.
At the University of the District of Columbia, sustainable infrastructure is part of the educational experience.
For the first time, the United States is designating a special diplomat to advocate for global biodiversity amid what policymakers here and overseas increasingly recognize as an extinction crisis.
Industry says chemical recycling could solve the plastic waste crisis, but environmental advocates and some lawmakers are skeptical.
Developing countries that increase their fossil fuel production are at a crossroads: securing their own long-term well-being or earning revenue to finance programs to support immediate economic growth.
Curbing pollution for families in Chicago calms the climatic conditions that drive fish away from puffins half a continent away.