Climate Change

WAMC News
4:58 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Talk About Climate Change...

Credit Flickr / Doug Kerr

Roger Hill with Weathering Heights Consulting in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom has been forecasting for more than 35 years. With the region struggling with rain and floods, Hill discussed the change in climate and the "new normal" with Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas.


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New York News
12:31 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Storms, Flooding Wreaking Havoc

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It has been raining just about everywhere across the Capital Region, Catskills and Hudson and Mohawk Valleys, creating dangerous and even deadly conditions in some places.

The rain and the floods that came with it resulted in states of emergency being declared in several counties including Montgomery and Schoharie. 

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WAMC News
3:34 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

New York Rep. Paul Tonko - Obama On Climate Change And SCOTUS On DOMA

New York Rep. Paul Tonko

In a speech being lauded by environmental activists, yesterday President Barack Obama announced several proposals to limit pollution that is contributing to climate change. The policies include the establishment of carbon pollution standards for power plants and increased funding for clean energy technology over the coming decades.

For reaction to the speech WAMC spoke with Representative Paul Tonko of New York’s 20th District. Before discussing climate change we asked Tonko for his reaction to today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling invalidating the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Regional Reaction to President’s Climate Change Plan

Earthrise - Photograph by Apollo 8 astronauts December 24, 1968
Credit NASA

President Barack Obama delivered a highly anticipated speech on climate change at Georgetown University today.  North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has reaction from across our region.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:53 pm
Sun June 16, 2013

Michael Meeropol: Opposing The Keystone XL Pipeline Same As Imposing A Tax on Oil From Tar-Sands

Members of my family live in New York’s 18th  Congressional District.  Previously, I have criticized the former representative from this district, Republican Nan Hayworth.  Today I want to strongly criticize the Democrat who beat her, Sean Patrick Maloney.  Recently, he voted in support of building the last section of the Keystone Pipeline – a terrible vote in my opinion.

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New York News
12:25 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Aftermath: Climate Change?

Credit WAMC photocomposite by Dave Lucas

Powerful storms rolled through upstate New York Wednesday night, flooding streets, downing trees and closing roads.  

Wednesday evening saw mobilephones abuzz with storm alerts, watches and warnings as Albany-area TV meteorologists hunkered down to anchor extended coverage of dangerous inclement weather that ran up close to 9 p.m. The storms originated in Central New York and wreaked havoc as they traveled eastward.

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Vox Pop
3:22 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Vox Pop: Open Forum - World's Biggest Problems and Solutions

We open the phones very wide today and ask, "What is the biggest problem in the (or your) world - and what is the one thing you would do to solve it."  WAMC listeners did not disappoint, bringing a vast number of deep thoughts to the table.  Ray Graf  hosts. 

Commentary & Opinion
3:41 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: Environmental patriotism

Our two small granddaughters visited us this weekend. For me, their lives have been the most compelling reason to do something about global warming, to accept responsibility and to invest in a better future for them. But there is also the call of patriotism. Many have laid down their lives for this country. Can the rest of us deal with a little burden, a little expense, to save this country from catastrophe? Are we patriotic enough?

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Science & Technology
9:26 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Brian Shields with concerned scientist Jeff Deyette

Jeff Deyette

WAMC's Brian Shields spoke with Jeff Deyette, senior energy analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists. He is the author of Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living and toured New York this week to discuss how people can reduce their carbon footprints, including stops at the Ithaca Sustainability Center, Cornell University, and Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings’ Office of Energy and Sustainability.

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WAMC News
12:30 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Sanders to Host Climate Change Conference

Credit Office of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will hold a conference this weekend in Montpelier focused on the regional impacts of climate change.

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