Improving the U.S. electrical grid, tighter regulations for vehicle fuel mileage, & more!
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by Matt Norden and Nick Gennusa
1d ago
Matt and Nick talk about improving America’s electrical grid (White House to announce new actions to modernize America’s aging electrical grid), The Transportation Department strengthening vehicle fuel mileage standards (Biden Administration Tightens Mileage Rules to Buoy Electric Vehicles), Increasing natural gas usage in the Philippines (The Philippines goes all in for natural gas, a climate pollutant), Turkey’s national emissions trading system (Turkey to implement national emissions-trading system soon, vice president says), A heat dome in the western U.S. (Heat wave brings dangerous weath ..read more
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Massive U.S. hailstorms, how Coldplay reduced their touring emissions, & more!
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by Matt Norden and Nick Gennusa
1w ago
Matt talks about Hailstorms in the U.S. (2024 Could Be a Banner Year for Hailstorms), Coldplay reducing emissions by 59% on their current tour (Coldplay say they have beaten emissions target for world tour), Solar’s surge and wind’s struggles (As Solar Power Surges, U.S. Wind Is in Trouble), Claudia Sheinbaum, Mexico’s new President (Mexico elects Claudia Sheinbaum as its first female president), And Sustainable Aviation Fuels (Airlines and energy firms clash over green fuel supplies)! Make sure to check out our sponsor for today’s episode at Vala Alta using this link” for 15% off ..read more
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2024’s Atlantic Hurricane Season, “Empty Climate Promises”, & more!
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by Matt Norden and Nick Gennusa
2w ago
Matt and Nick talk about this year’s projected hurricane season (NOAA predicts above-normal 2024 Atlantic hurricane season), The tragic landslide in Papua New Guinea (Papua New Guinea landslide: As many as 2,000 people feared buried massive landslide, survivors dig with hands and spades), Florida’s ban on intentionally releasing balloons (Florida Bans Release of Balloons, Citing Harm to Wildlife), The Biden Administration's move to end all new coal leasing in the Powder River Basin (Biden ending new leases in America's top coal region), American say they are using less plastic (1 in 3 American ..read more
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Venezuela loses its glaciers, the world’s largest carbon-capture plant, & more!
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by Matt Norden and Nick Gennusa
3w ago
Matt talks about Venezuela becoming the first nation to lose its glaciers (Climate change: Venezuela may be first nation to lose all its glaciers), The world’s largest carbon capture plant opened in Iceland (‘World’s largest’ plant to suck carbon out of the air and turn it into stone opens in Iceland), Vermont to charge oil and gas companies for their historical damages (Vermont poised to become first US state to charge big oil for climate damage), The Migratory Birds of the Americas Conservation Enhancements Act (Legislation Supporting Migratory Birds Across the Hemisphere Signed Into Law), A ..read more
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Guest Interview: Shubber Ali (Garden for Wildlife)
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by Matt Norden and Nick Gennusa
3w ago
Matt interviews Shubber Ali, the CEO of Garden for Wildlife. Shubber helped the National Wildlife Federation launch Garden for Wildlife as its own for profit e-commerce company. Garden for Wildlife allows people to make a difference for the environment by shipping plants native to their zip code that support local wildlife. Their team of experts have thoughtfully utilized 50 years of experience, science, and data to curate plant collections that support wildlife and benefit local ecosystems in every season. Click any of the links here to keep up with Garden for Wildlife on Facebook, Instagram ..read more
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COP29’s host country investing in fossil fuels, fossil fuels being banned in U.S. Federal buildings, & more!
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by Matt Norden and Nick Gennusa
1M ago
Matt talks about Azerbaijan’s continued fossil fuel investments leading up to COP29 (COP29 climate summit host Azerbaijan defends oil and gas investments), The Oriental Pied Hornbill’s recovery in Singapore (Meet the strange-looking bird making a spectacular recovery amid the skyscrapers of Singapore), Fossil fuels being banned in Federal buildings (Fossil fuels will be banned from new and remodeled federal buildings), Polysilicon will soon begin shipping in the US again (Key Solar Panel Ingredient Is Made in the U.S.A. Again), Emissions limits for coal-burning power plants (E.P.A. Severely Li ..read more
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A global plastic pollution treaty, Europe’s accelerated warming trend, & more!
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by Matt Norden and Nick Gennusa
1M ago
Matt and Nick talk about a progress report for a plastic pollution treaty (During plastic pollution treaty, the U.S. faces calls to do more), There is officially 50% more carbon in the atmosphere than pre-industrial times (Carbon Dioxide Levels Have Passed a New Milestone), Expanded protections for national monuments established by President Obama (Biden plans to expand two national monuments in California), Protections for coal miners (Coal miners have long faced risk of black lung disease. Now they're getting new protections), A new rule requiring higher fees for oil and gas companies to dri ..read more
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Guest Interview: Sam Schutte (Snythica Energy)
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by Matt Norden and Nick Gennusa
2M ago
Matt interviews Sam Schutte of Synthica Energy. Snythica Energy is a company that is developing anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities designed to convert organic waste into renewable gas. Their ambitious goal is to divert one million tons per year of organic waste from landfills and generate enough energy to power the equivalent of 30,000 homes. Sam Schutte is a renowned expert in the fields of anaerobic digestion commercialization and organics-to-energy platform development. You can keep up with Snythica Energy on Facebook and Youtube. Make sure to check out our sponsor for today’s episode at V ..read more
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Switzerland’s lack of fighting climate change, the EPA’s rules for chemical manufacturers, three rainforest updates, & more!
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by Matt Norden and Nick Gennusa
2M ago
Matt and Nick have a massive episode today and start by talking about Switzerland being held liable for human rights violations (Switzerland’s Climate Shortfalls Violate Human Rights, European Court Rules), The EPA strengthening its regulations on chemical manufacturers (New EPA rules for about 200 US chemical manufacturers take aim at ‘cancer alleys’), The EPA tightening its requirements for removing PFAS from drinking water (EPA sets new limits for 'forever chemicals' in drinking water), The U.S. still funding and expanding highways (As some countries spurn cars, the U.S. continues to embrac ..read more
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The secondhand clothing industry, climate change putting cheese at risk, & more!
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by Matt Norden and Nick Gennusa
2M ago
Matt and Nick talk about (Secondhand clothing on track to take 10% of global fashion sales | Retail industry), Climate change has endangered certain types of cheese (Camembert and Brie 'could disappear,' scientists in France warn), Restored wildlife protections by the Biden Administration (Biden restores endangered species protections rolled back by Trump), And New England’s last coal-fired power plants are closing (The Last Coal-Fired Power Plants in New England Are to Close)! Make sure to check out our sponsor for today’s episode at Vala Alta using this link” for 15% off ..read more
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