Climate Change

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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Connections: Is it possible to live a life without single-use plastics?

A year ago, Marielle Jensen Battaglia gave up plastic for Lent. She decided that she wanted to live differently. She wanted to find ways to eliminate...
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Thu, 03/26/2020 - 10:21am
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Connections: How three local villages made the switch to solar energy

Three local villages made the switch to solar energy in 2019. We talk with leaders from Brockport, Lima, and Sodus Point about their decisions and what...
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Thu, 03/12/2020 - 10:30am
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Connections: How well do public schools teach climate change?

How well do public schools teach climate change? A new book aims to educate the educators who are doing the work of teaching climate change to students...
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Tue, 03/10/2020 - 10:35am
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Youth climate activists call on NY to sell its fossil fuel stocks

Youth climate activists from Rochester and other communities across New York are calling on managers of the state’s two major retirement funds to pull...
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Fri, 02/28/2020 - 5:53am
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Connections: How to have conversations with young people about climate anxiety

NPR recently reported that clinical anxiety affects a small, but growing number of children and teens. One source of anxiety is climate change. This...
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Wed, 01/29/2020 - 11:08am
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Connections: Discussing the impact of Wegmans' ban on most single-use plastic bags

At midnight on Monday, Wegmans enacted its ban on most single-use plastic bags. That means customers can now use reusable bags or pay five cents for...
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Tue, 01/28/2020 - 9:31am
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Environmental advocates commend and challenge Cuomo's climate initiative budget

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his first priority in his New York state budget announcement on Tuesday: climate action. The $33 billion plan includes...
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Wed, 01/22/2020 - 11:32am
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