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Jan 11, 2022

Veganuary and Plantiful New Year's month long challenges are remarkably effective at enticing people to try (and keep eating) more plant based meals.    

Current levels of meat and dairy consumption are incompatible with a stable climate, yet many who understand this still find it difficult to to change our diets. You...


Dec 12, 2021

We take a deep dive into dairy digesters: their impact on farms, climate, and communities; and the intersections between Big Gas, Big Ag, and government programs which are driving their proliferation. To get to the bottom of this complex topic, we had to talk to a lot of people.

Storytellers:
John Hanselman -Vanguard...


Nov 11, 2021

In Vermont it's now illegal to throw your apple core in the trash. Vermont's Universal Recycling Law aka "the landfill ban" went into effect last year. It cuts landfill methane by diverting food to feed the hungry and the soil, as well as banning other recyclables. 

How did they do that? How is it going?  What does it...


Aug 12, 2021

Most folks don't want to get down and nerdy about climate solutions, but what if we could make it fun? Co host Wendy Ring decides to make a game. She talks with a climate scientist, a professional game designer and a mechanical engineer who are each designing other climate games, to get previews and explore  how games...


Jul 11, 2021

Sliding scale electric car shares and rising numbers of used EVs are making them more accessible. A startup is answering the question: How good is that used EV battery?