In honor of Earth Day, we asked a few of our leading experts on climate change the following question: “What is the one critical action everyone should take on April 22 to save the planet?” Check out their advice.
Renée Hetherington, author of Living in a Dangerous Climate, shares how we can make an impact this Earth Day.
Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” as it’s commonly called, has been touted as a great boon to humanity and at the same time, condemned as a great danger. As usual, the reality lies somewhere in between. Fracking is a process of cracking rock formations (mainly shale) with high pressure water mixed with chemicals to release natural [...]
In 2010, after three decades of work at Yucca Mountain and at a cost of over $15 billion of the public’s money, President Obama shut down the only US candidate for burying high-level nuclear waste. The move was political payoff to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a long-time adversary of a repository in his State of Nevada. This was the latest in a long history of setbacks for nuclear waste disposal in the United States.
Are more “derechos” in store? The City and the Coming Climate: Climate Change in the Places We Live author Brian Stone, Jr speaks to “Talk of the Nation” about how cities are planning for extreme weather.