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    Bird Eggs and DDT Legislation

    Aiko Martin and Eugene Cardiff talked about San Bernardino County Museum’s bird egg collection, the fifth largest in the world, and how it was used to study the effects of the insecticide DDT. Researchers…

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    Baptized in PCBs

    Ellen Spears talked about her book, Baptized in PCBs: Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town, about the health issues and legal challenges residents of Anniston, Alabama, have faced in their…

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    Fracking and Environmental Politics

    Manuel Quinones talked about hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking,” which has become a storyline of the Democratic presidential race ahead of the April 19, 2016 primary election in…

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    Power Plant Emissions Rule

    Myron Ebell and Jeremy Symons gave their perspectives on the Obama administration’s announcement of new standards for greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

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    Power Plant Emissions Regulations

    Jason Plautz explained President Obama’s announcement of new rules limiting power plant carbon emissions. Topics included reactions from states, Congress, and industry, and when the rules…

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    Coal Ash Disposal Regulations

    Timothy Cama talked by video from Capitol Hill about House debate on H.R. 1734, the Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015, which deals with coal ash disposal.

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    Clean Water Rule

    Government officials and legal advisers talked about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) newly-released rule to protect streams and wetlands that provide clean drinking water. The…

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    Book discussion on Toms River

    Dan Fagin talked about his book, Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, about a small town in New Jersey that was negatively impacted by industrial waste pollution. This interview,…

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    The End of Night

    Paul Bogard talked about his book, The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light. He spoke in the Science Pavilion of the 2014 National Book Festival, which…

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    Air Quality Act of 1967

    Jeff Holmstead and Robin Juni talked about the Air Quality Act of 1967 and the current state of the law. This program was part of a week-long series on the “Great Society,” which was a series of…

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    West Virginia Chemical Spill

    Marin Cogan talked about her National Journal article, "Is the Water Safe Yet?". The piece details the January 2014 West Virginia chemical spill that contaminated the water supply for a week and…

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    West Virginia Chemical Spill

    Angela Logomasini and Rena Steinzor talked about options for federal action in response to the January 2014 West Virginia chemical spill that contaminated the water of the Elk River. They…

    427 views
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    Premier Redford on U.S.-Alberta Energy Relations

    Alison Redford, the premier of Alberta Province, talked about the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Alberta to the Texas coast, the U.S. State Department’s recent Supplement…

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    Fishable, Swimmable, Drinkable

    Lauren Frost and Camille Torfs-Leibman’s video, Fishable, Swimmable, Drinkable, was one of the middle school section third prize-winning videos in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary…

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    Carbon Dioxide Emissions Tax

    Charles Komanoff discussed both Republican and Democratic Party proposals for taxing carbon dioxide emissions as a way to raise revenue, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    U.S. Response to Japanese Tsunami Debris

    Coast Guard and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials testified on tsunami debris along U.S. coastlines from Japan’s March 2011 tsumani triggered by an 8.9 magnitude…

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    Panel on Waste Disposal

    Authors talked about their books about waste disposal. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Madeleine Brand moderated. “Disposable Nation: Trash & Consequences” was a…

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    Disease Clusters and Environmental Health

    Witnesses testified about potential connections between “clusters” of cancer, birth defects and other diseases, and contaminants in the surrounding environment. At least 42 disease clusters…

    2,557 views
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    Use of Dispersants in Gulf Oil Spill, Researchers Panel

    Scientists testified on the effects of chemical dispersants employed in efforts to clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Among the issues they addressed were the toxicity of the…

    328 views
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    Use of Dispersants in Gulf Oil Spill, Government Panel

    Government officials testified on the effects of chemical dispersants employed in efforts to clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Among the issues they addressed were the toxicity of the…

    325 views
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