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
- 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.
- 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 Ax 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.