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Bionic Planet: Reversing Climate Change by Restoring Nature

Feb 12, 2023

Ghana's cocoa economy is second only to Côte d'Ivoire's, but climate change threatens to decimate it. Today's guest, Roselyn Fosuah Adjei of the Ghana Forestry Commission, is charged with leveraging carbon finance -- and specifically REDD+ -- to avert that disaster. 

Jan 18, 2023

A 2021 study of trees in America showed that poor neighborhoods had far fewer trees than wealthier ones, and that translates into higher temperatures, poorer air, and more deaths. Jad Daley of American Forests explains the Tree Equity Score, what it means, and his organization's effort to plant -- and, more importantly,...

Dec 12, 2022

Jos Cozijnsen has been working the climate puzzle for decades -- first by helping to negotiate the Kyoto Protocol and then by helping NGOs like the Environmental Defense Fund craft legal policies with teeth.

Today, he offers his take on the year-end climate talks (COP27), which took place last month in Sharm El-Sheikh,...

Nov 4, 2022

Tim Mohin wrote "Changing Business from the Inside Out: A Tree-Hugger's Guide to Working in Corporations" back in 2012, after three decades in sustainability -- first in government, with the US Environmental Protection Agency, and then at companies like Intel, where he served as director of sustainable development. He...

Oct 11, 2022

On October 2, 2022, the US Supreme court heard a case that could impact the quality of water across the United States.

Sackett v EPA dates back to 2004, but the forces impacting the case date back to the 1960s and, arguably, centuries earlier. 

Today we revisit a 2019 episode, where we dove deep into the history of the...