This week on The Allegheny Front, monarch butterflies are in big trouble. What can you do to help them? Plus there’s pushback as nuclear energy struggles to stay relevant. Also some kids are so fed up with the President and Congress failing to act on climate change that they are suing. And finally, the world waits while Trump decides whether to break the U.S. commitment to the Paris climate agreement.
Stories in this episode
- What the Trump Administration Means for Endangered Species - The Center for Biological Diversity has been working to get the monarch butterflies listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. But that’s hardly the only animal they are trying to protect.
- Will Pennsylvania Bailout the Struggling Nuclear Industry? - The nation's nuclear power industry is having a tough time. Like coal companies, it's struggling amid slowing demand for electricity, and competition from cheaper natural gas. That's why the nuclear industry has been turning to state legislatures for help.
- How to Help Monarch Butterflies (Without Poisoning Them) - Monarch butterfly populations have taken a big hit. Scientists say you can help monarchs by planting milkweed in your home garden. (That’s the only thing monarchs will actually eat). But if you’re not careful, you could also accidentally end up poisoning them.
- The World Waits for U.S. Decision on Paris Climate Agreement - Two weeks of international climate talks ended in Germany with no word on whether the Trump administration plans to reject or revise U.S. commitments to the Paris climate treaty.
- Allentown Teen Sues Trump Administration for Inaction on Climate - An Allentown, Pennsylvania teen with a famous grandfather is one of several young people suing the federal government for inaction on climate change.