In this episode, we dig into President Trump’s efforts to roll back a controversial expansion of the Clean Water Act and explore the psychological impacts of climate change.
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Stories in this episode
- Why Psychology is a Hot New Sub-Genre in Climate Change Reading
Having anxiety over climate change? You're not alone. In fact, how climate change is impacting us psychologically is a favorite new topic for writers and social scientists.
- Trump Wants to Axe the Clean Water Rule, But It Might Be Easier Said Than Done
On everything from healthcare to immigration, President Trump has been busy doing 180s on Obama-era policy. This week, he set his sights on a controversial expansion of the Clean Water Act.
- Above-Average Winter Temperatures are Jumpstarting the Growing Season
An unusually warm winter is causing everything from a super early maple syrup season to sleepless nights for Pennsylvania fruit farmers.
- Warm Winter Weather Could Mean a Bad Year for Lyme Disease
Many of us have been enjoying the warmer-than-average winter. Turns out, so have the ticks that carry Lyme disease.
- A Year Later, the State’s Pipeline Report Has Been Largely Ignored
More than a year ago, a state task force issued nearly 200 suggestions for how to handle Pennsylvania's pipeline construction boom. But the report has largely been collecting dust.
- The Turkey Vulture Has a Cast-Iron Stomach
Vultures have such bulletproof digestive systems they can even eat anthrax. But their powerful stomachs also serve an important environmental function.