In this episode, the story of the doctor who first sounded the alarm about lead poisoning in kids. Plus, a former Republican congressman is trying to rally his party around a solution to climate change. And a heavenly tree that is more of a devil when it comes to native forests.
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Stories in this episode
- What Will Keep the Asian Carp Out of the Great Lakes? Crank Up the Noise.
In a long-awaited report, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says new measures are needed to prevent Asian carp from getting into the Great Lakes.
- Tree of Heaven Creates Hell for Native Forests
The tree from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn? Turns out it's an aggressive colonizer.
- Many Republicans Don’t Believe in Climate Change. Or Do They?
This Republican says he knows how to get fellow conservatives to take climate change seriously.
- How a Philadelphia Doctor Changed the Way We Think About Lead Poisoning
Prior to the 1950s, doctors thought lead poisoning was mostly a risk for industrial workers. Then, a doctor's hunch to test kids for lead revealed the issue was far more widespread than anyone had imagined.
- Making Air Pollution Fun? Try Picking This Nose.
GASP - The Group Against Smog and Pollution - has a new exhibit to make learning about air pollution and its impacts a little more fun. Starting with a giant nose you can pick.