In this episode, we explore an effort by scientists to backup critical government climate data and chat with former EPA chief Christine Todd Whitman about a wild week of changes— and turmoil — under the Trump administration.
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- What’s Up with Trump and the EPA?- Former EPA chief Christine Todd Whitman says the Trump administration appears to be taking a "scorched earth" approach with the agency. And we all stand to lose big.
- For Scientists, the Race to Backup Critical Climate Data is On- Government agencies like NASA and NOAA have huge archives of climate data that are decades in the making. But some worry that research is in danger of disappearing under the Trump administration.
- Trump Gives Pipeline Industry a Boost, But Leaders Warn Against Complacency- President Trump is sending strong signals to pipeline companies that it's all systems go. But those actions could also energize protesters.
- New Disease Strikes Oak Trees in West Virginia- The aggressive disease, which ultimately kills oak trees, was first reported in Europe and has since spread to Florida, California, Massachusetts and Maine. Now, researchers say it's made its way to West Virginia.
- Mining Plan Beneath State Park Stream Halted by Judge- A plan by Consol Energy to expand its Bailey mine complex beneath Ryerson Station State Park has been blocked by a judge.