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School food hero Betti Wiggins takes on Houston’s public schools.

Solutions - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
The veteran nutrition director who reformed Detroit's school food takes on a new challenge in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

School food hero Betti Wiggins takes on Houston’s public schools.

Children's health - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
The veteran nutrition director who reformed Detroit's school food takes on a new challenge in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

India court bans firecracker sales in Delhi ahead of peak pollution season.

Children's health - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
India’s top court on Monday temporarily banned the sale of firecrackers in and around the capital ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, as it looks to prevent a repeat of severe air pollution that forced school closures last year.

Navajo Nation reconsiders ban on genetic research.

Cancer - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
Tribal leaders are developing a policy for genetic research and data sharing, potentially ending a 15-year moratorium.

We can reduce breast cancer by reducing pollution.

Women's health - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
It is time to recognize that prevention is far cheaper than curing—and that if our society regulated pollution more, we would spend less on healthcare.

Why a Colorado River reunion with the sea isn’t a guarantee.

Water quantity - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
To revive a desiccated ecosystem, a U.S.-Mexico agreement looks past ‘pulse flows.’

It takes a village to improve a community’s health.

Solutions - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
Halifax County, North Carolina, had some of the lowest health rankings in the state. Alarmed by this, the community pulled together to start making major changes.

Following the family tradition, Chris Darwin is leading the fight to protect animals from extinction.

Pesticides - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
Great, great grandson of Charles Darwin says we must change our diet to prevent more wildlife dying off.

AP govt seeks legitimizing cultivation of herbicide-tolerant GM cotton.

Pesticides - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
A group of Indian seed companies have also been engaged in legal battle with Monsanto over trait value among other patent-related claims.

EPA adds to list of Coakley failures.

Pesticides - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
The federal Environmental Protection Agency added to the long list of failures of governmental agencies to protect the environment and residents by stating it would not recommend remediation of the chemicals leaching from the Coakley landfill.

Courts thwart administration's effort to rescind Obama-era environmental regulations.

Mercury - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
The rapid-fire push by the Trump administration to wipe out significant chunks of the Obama environmental legacy is running into a not-so-minor complication: Judges.

Should we be having fewer children for the sake of the planet?

Faith and environment - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
Supporters’ contributions to our podcast on population and climate change show exactly why we need to talk about this issue.

Australian Defence admits three-year delay in warning people about toxic foam danger.

Cancer - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
The Department of Defence has admitted it should have warned the public about a chemical contamination scandal three years earlier than it did.

Lawyer overseeing C8 contamination testing criticized.

Cancer - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
The New York City attorney overseeing testing of Mid-Ohio Valley residents for C8 (perfluorooctanoic acid) contamination continues to come under fire for his handling of the screening process.

It takes a village to improve a community’s health.

Cancer - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
Halifax County, North Carolina, had some of the lowest health rankings in the state. Alarmed by this, the community pulled together to start making major changes.

We can reduce breast cancer by reducing pollution.

Cancer - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
It is time to recognize that prevention is far cheaper than curing—and that if our society regulated pollution more, we would spend less on healthcare.

Puerto Rico could go solar: Elon Musk, Gov. discuss microgrid transformation.

Solutions - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 10:00
Could Puerto Rico rebuild its electrical system in a radical new way to use more renewable energy, lower costs and improve reliability? Two heavyweight players appear interested in the idea.

A wayward weedkiller divides farm communities, harms wildlife.

Pesticides - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 10:00
Farmers have used dicamba for many years. But this year, they used more of it, and they used it in a new way.

A wayward weedkiller divides farm communities, harms wildlife.

Bee Colony Collapse - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 10:00
Farmers have used dicamba for many years. But this year, they used more of it, and they used it in a new way.

Protect transit while protecting taxpayers.

Air Quality - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 10:00
Air quality, affordable housing, open space and other quality of life issues are influenced by bus and train routes, and whoever governs transit needs to understand that.

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