Today for our EcoMyths segment, Jerome McDonnell and Kate Sackman explore whether there is anything redeeming about snow. Our guest is Tim Loftus, Water Resource Planner for Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.
For our monthly EcoMyths segment with Kate Sackman of EcoMyths Alliance, today’s myth is: "Global Warming Doesn't Affect Freshwater Fish." The short answer according to EcoMyths: Incorrect, it does. The National Wildlife Federation released a report on the impact of climate change on our nation's fish in rivers, streams, and lakes. We'll talk about the report with Frank Szollosi of the National Wildlife Federation.
We'll examine U.S. policy on international food aid with Catherine Bertini, the 2003 World Food Prize Laureate. Mary Pipher joins us to discuss her new book, 'The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture.'
We take a look at the growing problem of heroin addiction in the suburbs. We also hear from Evanston playwright, Dan Noonan, and his new award winning play, "Set Up".Photo: Flickr/obviously_c[View the story "Morning Shift: Heroin addiction in the suburbs" on Storify]
We discuss the conviction of former Turkish army chief and its reflection of Turkish politics. New research connects conflict around the world to climate change. Tony Sarabia and a U.S. Department of State official introduce us to the vibrant tunes born out of cold war jazz diplomacy.
We examine the fallout from massive protests marking a year in power for Muhammad Morsi of Egypt. Then, Howard Learner provides insight into Barack Obama's speech on climate change. Also, a personal look at the push for independence in Scotland.
A surprise mention of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline threatened to overshadow the President's announcment of his administration's long awaited climate change action plan, which is centered on limiting greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.