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    The Evolution of Modern Agriculture

    Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller discussed the evolution of agriculture in Texas and current…

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    Secretary Chao Announces End to California Fuel Standards

    Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced at a press conference the Trump administration's intent…

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    Youth Climate Change Activists Testify on Capitol Hill

    The House Climate Crisis Committee and a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee held a joint hearing…

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    Disaster Spending and the Role of FEMA

    Acting FEMA Director Peter Gaynor testified in front of a House Appropriations subcommittee about the…

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    Florida Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Hurricane Dorian

    Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis discussed Hurricane Dorian and his decision to declare a state of…

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    Climate Policy and 2020 Democratic Primary Candidates

    Politico’s Zack Colman discussed campaign 2020 and where voters and primary candidates stand on energy…

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    The United States and the Paris Climate Accord

    Andrew Light from the World Resources Institute described the Paris Climate Accord and the commitments…

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    Changes to the Endangered Species Act

    Pacific Legal Foundation senior attorney Jonathan Wood and Defenders of Wildlife senior staff attorney…

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    The Impact of Fort Lauderdale's Port Everglades

    This bellringer focuses on the importance of Florida's (FL) largest port and its impact on the local…

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    Iron Production in Alabama

    This bellringer focuses on the history of iron production in Birmingham, AL, and the effects on the city…

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    Wyoming Railroads

    This bellringer focuses on the history of the Union Pacific Railroad in Wyoming, as well as its effects…

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    Environment and the Los Angeles Aqueduct

    Progressive Era conservationists, including President Teddy Roosevelt and Chief of the U.S. Forest…

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    The Edwards Dam in Augusta, ME

    This bellringer focuses on the process to remove the Edwards Dam, a historic dam in the Augusta, Maine.

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    The Mining District in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

    This bellringer highlights the rich history of mining in the Idaho (ID) city.

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    Oil and North Dakota

    This bellringer highlights the positive effects of the Bakken Oil Fields on communities like Williston,…

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    Tennessee Valley Authority

    This 1944 film was made by the U.S. Office of War Information’s Overseas Motion Picture Bureau. It…

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    Grand Coulee Dam Project

    This bellringer focuses on the purpose and construction of the Grand Coulee Dam, located near Spokane,…

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    The Cherry Industry in Salem, Oregon

    This bellringer visits Salem, OR to learn about it's history of cherry production and the process by…

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    Idaho National Forest and Wilderness Bill Signing Ceremony

    President Obama signed H.R. 1138, the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Jerry Peak Wilderness…

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    Hurricane Maria Recovery in Puerto Rico

    This bellringer focuses on the testimony of Omar Marrero, Director of the Commonwealth's Central Office…

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    Changes to Illinois Waterways

    This bellringer visits the Peoria Riverfront Museum in Illinois (IL) to focus on changes to the river…

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    Dakota Access Pipeline Debate

    This bellringer features both sides of the debate surrounding the construction of the pipeline through…

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    The Reclamation Act and the Huntley Irrigation Project

    This bellringer visits the Huntley Museum of Irrigated Agriculture, and focuses on the impact of the…

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    Olympic Pipeline Explosion

    This bellringer visits the town of Bellingham, Washington (WA) and studies the causes, events, and…

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    Flooding in Vermont

    This bellringer visits the State Archives in Montpelier, VT to study the 1927 and 2011 floods that…

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    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) introduces the Green New Deal

    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) spoke at the introduction of the “Green New Deal”.…

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    Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) on the Green New Deal

    Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) expressed his views on the impracticalities of the Green New Deal in a speech on…

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    Senator McConnell (R-KY) on "Green New Deal"

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he will vote against the House-passed Democratic…

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    Race and Environmental Justice

    Texas Southern University professor Robert Bullard talked about the interplay of race and income in…

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    The Cuyahoga River and Environmental Restoration

    This bellringer shows footage of the Cuyahoga River in Ohio (Cleveland, OH) from the 1970s along with…

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    The US Forest Service

    This bellringer visits Missoula, Montana (MT) to learn about the history of the agency, along with the…

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    Saratoga Springs

    This bellringer focuses on the history and varied uses of the natural springs in New York (NY) state.

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    Mining in Alaska

    Miners rushed to Fairbanks after the discovery of gold in 1902. Dexter Coleman, a former prospector,…

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    Agriculture and Irrigation in Yuma, Arizona

    Steve Alameda talked about irrigation methods and the agriculture industry in Yuma, Arizona, including…

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    Railroads and Transportation: Then and Now

    This bellringer connects rail accomplishments of the past (including the transcontinental railroad…

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    Lessons Learned from Three Mile Island

    This bell ringer features footage from the days after the Three Mile Island (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)…

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    Burning Rivers and Environmental Squalor

    This bellringer includes a brief account of the 1969 fire on the Cuyahoga River (Cleveland, Ohio), along…

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    Negotiations to Address America's Infrastructure Needs

    An overview of the negotiations between Congressional Democrats and President Trump over legislation to…

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    Earth Day and Sustainable Development

    Denis Hayes, co-founder of Earth Day and president of the Bullitt Foundation, talked about the creation…

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    The Federal Bureaucracy

    The federal bureaucracy, encompassing millions of employees and hundreds of agencies, departments, and…

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    History of Smog in Southern California

    Chip Jacobs, co-author of, Smogtown: The Lung-Burning History of Pollution in Los Angeles, shared the…

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    President Lyndon Johnson's Great Society Initiatives

    In his 1965 State of the Union address, President Johnson called on Americans to continue on the “road…

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    Air Quality Act of 1967

    Jeff Holmstead and Robin Juni talk about the components of air quality that were of concern and…

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    Senator Cornyn (R-TX) on his Opposition to the Green New Deal

    Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) spoke about his opposition to the Green New Deal. He discussed the role that…

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    Cap and Trade Policies to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions

    Washington Post editorial board member Stephen Stromberg discussed cap and trade policies to reduce…

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    House and Senate Democrats launch Green New Deal

    Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, along with several other House and…

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    The Clean Water Act and Proposed Changes

    E&E News Reporter Ariel Wittenberg discussed the Trump administration’s proposal to alter Clean Water…

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    Urban Policies Impacting the Flint Water Crisis

    Journalist Anna Clark talked about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. She discussed the causes of the…

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    The Intensity of Wildfires in California

    Former firefighter and current USA Today reporter Trevor Hughes talked about the California wildfires…

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    Wildlife of the Early American West

    Dan Flores, Professor Emeritus, University of Montana, History Department, talks about the evolution of…

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    Water in the Early American West

    Weber State University History Professor Sara Dant talks about the significance of water to settlers in…

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    The Grand Canyon - John Wesley Powell Expedition

    In this lesson, students will listen to author John Ross talk about the life of John Wesley Powell who,…

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    John Wesley Powell: 100th Meridian

    Author John Ross talks about John Powell's theory of homesteading, how he developed the 100th meridian…

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    FEMA and Response to Hurricane Maria

    Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ) on FEMA response to Hurricane Maria and its impact on Puerto Rico.

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    Individual Preparedness during Natural Disasters

    Daniel Kaniewski, Federal Emergency Management Agency deputy administrator, spoke about the importance…

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    2017 Natural Disasters

    Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) talked about the scope of the natural disasters that occurred during 2017. He…

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    World Population Growth Rates

    Jonathan Salk, son of polio vaccine developer Jonas Salk, discussed the historic growth of the world…

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    Climate Change and Skepticism

    Texas Tech University Climate Science Center Director Katherine Hayhoe on climate change and answering…

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    Trans-Alaska Pipeline

    The Trans-Alaska Pipeline stretches 420 miles across Alaska from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, Alaska. Betsy…

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    Yucca Mountain and Nuclear Waste Storage

    CQ Roll Call Energy and Environment Reporter Jeremy Dillon discussed Yucca Mountain and the issue of…

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    Adopt-A-Highway Program

    In 1984, the original Adopt-a-Highway program was started in Tyler, Texas, to keep highways free from…

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    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Announces Rollback of Emissions Standards

    On April 3, 2018, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator announced the EPA's plan to roll back…

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    Grading the U.S. Infrastructure System

    American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Senior Managing Director Casey Dinges discusses the ASCE 2017…

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    What is Infrastructure?

    Eugene Mulero, Senior Congressional Editor for Transport Topics, provides a definition & examples of…

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    The Federal Gas Tax and Paying for Transportation Infrastructure

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials' Bud Wright discussed how…

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    Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change

    Former Vice President Al Gore talked about his book An Inconvenient Sequel and the impact of climate…

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    Federal Funding for Fighting Wildfires

    Former Agriculture Undersecretary for Natural Resources, Robert Bonnie discussed the federal funding of…

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    Life and Legacy of John Muir

    Throughout his life, John Muir was an explorer, inventor, naturalist and conservationist. His…

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    The Department of Agriculture

    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue talked about the Department of Agriculture and current trends and…

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    The Army Corps of Engineers and Natural Disasters

    Energy Reporter Annie Snider discussed the role of the Army Corps of Engineers in preventing natural…

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    Hurricane Harvey

    A look at statistics and news reports from Texas and Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

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    “Should Federal Lands be Open to Development?”

    Earlier this year, President Trump signed an executive order that directed the Interior Department to…

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    Trump Administration Review of Federal Land and National Monuments

    E&E News Natural Resources Editor Noelle Straub talked about the Trump administration’s review of…

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    The Role of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created by Richard Nixon in 1970. It oversees the…

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    President Trump on Climate Agreement

    President Trump announced that the U.S. is withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement.

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    The Coal Industry

    In the U.S., coal is the greatest domestically produced energy source. This coal generates a large…

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    Clean Coal Technology

    Manuel Quinones briefly explains clean coal technology.

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    The Coal Industry

    Manuel Quinones gave an overview of the coal industry in the United States. Topics included the…

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    US National Monuments and the Antiquities Act

    Popular Science Staff Writer Kendra Pierre-Louise discusses National Monuments, including the difference…

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    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on the Rule of Law and the Concept of Federalism

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt spoke at the at the 2017 annual…

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    Farming and Agriculture in Fresno County, California

    Ryan Jacobsen, a fourth generation farmer, talked about the history of farming and agriculture in Fresno…

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    Environment and Offshore Drilling

    Jack Coleman and Dennis Kelso talked about offshore drilling and the environment, and compared the…

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    President Obama's New Climate Change Regulations

    Jason Plautz talked about President Obama's announcement of new rules limiting power plant carbon…

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    Federal Disaster Preparedness and Assistance

    Chris Currie, with the Government Accountability Office, talked about funding for federal disaster…

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    Chemical Safety Legislation

    Timothy Cama talked about updates to the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 that overhauls the…

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    Food Policy in the U.S.

    Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) discussed food policy in the United States, including food waste,…

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    President Theodore Roosevelt and Conservation

    Author Chris Epting talks about President Roosevelt’s 1903 tour of the Western states and the impact…

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    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

    Elana Schor talks about her investigation of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration,…

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    Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

    Carey Gillam talked about the debate over genetically modified foods, their safety, and use in the…

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    Fracking

    Professor Elizabeth Glass Geltman explains the process of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking".

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    Extreme Weather - Climate Change? Solutions?

    A discussion on whether or not recent extreme weather might be attributed to climate change and its…

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