Climate Change

Connections: Understanding the role of the Office of Renewable Energy Siting

We have a conversation about the new Office of Renewable Energy Siting . The office streamlines and expedites the siting of large-scale renewable energy...
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Thu, 11/12/2020 - 9:28am
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Connections: Discussing the impact of plastic use - and waste - during the pandemic

Plastic usage, and plastic waste, has risen during the pandemic. Part of that is because we're in the world of takeout dining, and plastic packaging is...
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Mon, 10/26/2020 - 10:23am
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Connections: Discussing climate migration

We discuss climate migration. According to the New York Times , one percent of the world today is a barely livable hot zone; by 2070, that percentage...
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Thu, 09/24/2020 - 10:19am
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Connections: Discussing the impact of the California wildfires

Fires on the west coast turned skies a sickening orange color for days, and eventually all that smoke and haze drifted all the way to Rochester. Our...
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Wed, 09/23/2020 - 11:49am
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Connections: Exploring how community solar programs work

More than 3,000 local households will be part of a brand new community solar program — the first of its kind in the country. Here's the idea: Community...
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Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:14am
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Connections: New York State Comptroller DiNapoli and youth climate leaders discuss climate action

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli joins us to discuss his latest actions regarding climate, and where the state invests its money. DiNapoli...
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Tue, 07/21/2020 - 10:31am
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Connections: Has the pandemic changed the way Americans view climate action?

Back in March at the outset of the pandemic, we heard predictions that this crisis would change the way Americans view climate action. Months later, we...
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Mon, 07/20/2020 - 10:31am
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Connections: How climate change affects the health of at-risk communities

The Rochester Regional Group of the Sierra Club has postponed its Earth Day Environmental Forum, but its members are pushing forward with their work. We...
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Thu, 04/16/2020 - 10:16am
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Connections: Discussing local climate action efforts

Earth Day is coming, and even during the pandemic, there's a lot going on. We talk with guests who are engaged in the following efforts: Developing a ...
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Wed, 04/08/2020 - 10:19am
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Connections: Astrophysicist Adam Frank on how the pandemic is a fire drill for climate change

Astrophysicist Adam Frank says this pandemic is a fire drill for climate change. Writing for NBC News, Frank says we're re-learning just how fragile...
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Tue, 03/31/2020 - 10:15am
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