Environment | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Environment

RSS Feed
NPR

Some On Staten Island Opt For Buyout Of 'Houses That Don't Belong'

As part of the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy, New York's plan is to buy and demolish hundreds of homes on Staten and Long islands and let nature return as a barrier to future storm surges.
NPR

A Coastal Paradise Confronts Its Watery Future

With rising seas, cities like Satellite Beach, Fla., are debating options: defend the shoreline to avoid destruction, or retreat, withdrawing homes and businesses from the water's edge.
NPR

Sweet: Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme Pump Up Pledge On Palm Oil

Two major doughnut chains have bowed to consumer pressure to better police their palm oil purchases. Environmentalists say it's a win for consumers, trees and animals.
NPR

Could Brazil Have The First 'Green' President Of A Major Economy?

Marina Silva grew up deep in the Amazon and says Brazil must do more to protect its natural riches. But environmentalists have doubts about what she can do, given the powerful agrobusiness interests.
NPR

Wilderness Area Accused Of Inhibiting Idaho Town's Economy

Since President Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, Congress has set aside more than 109 million acres for federal protection. But off-limit landscape represents untapped potential for towns.
WAMU 88.5

Environmental Design Change Won't Bust Silver Line Budget, Says MWAA

The cost of complying with regulations on stormwater runoff in Virginia will not put Silver Line Phase II to Dulles Airport over-budget, according to an MWAA official.

WAMU 88.5

MWAA Adopts Stormwater Regulations, Potentially Delaying Silver Line Phase 2

On the construction of second phase of the Silver Line, MWAA has opted to comply with state environmental regulations governing stormwater runoff into the Chesapeake Bay watershed, potentially adding additional costs and construction time.

NPR

Toxic Algae Problem Likely To Get Worse Before It Gets Better

The issue of blue-green algae in lakes took the spotlight in August after the Ohio city of Toledo banned its drinking water for two days. Toledo could be a wake-up call for people around Lake Erie.
NPR

California Blue Whales On The Rebound, Study Says

California blue whales are rebounding to historic levels after being hammered by whaling, a University of Washington study says. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Trevor Branch, co-author of the study.
NPR

Ozone Levels Bounce Back, Showing First Increase In 35 Years

NASA says that a ban on CFCs enacted in the 1980s has contributed to a 4 percent rebound since 2000 in atmospheric ozone in mid-northern latitudes.

Pages