The Adaptors Earth Day Special

Louis Michaud

This hour-long radio edition of The Adaptors is being broadcast this spring on hundreds of public radio stations from one coast to another and in between. Flora Lichtman and Alex Chadwick introduce us to people with outside-the-box solutions for addressing climate change.

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Black Gold — The Adaptors Podcast

Newtown sludge

New York City is poised to become the country’s largest producer of an unexpected type of green energy. This fuel source you can make yourself – and you certainly do.

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Rising Seas

florida condos

Sea level rise is just one of the ugly faces of climate change. A dangerous one, too. Especially for the United States, which has 20 of the most threatened coastal cities in the world. BURN’s latest special examines the causes and consequences of rising seas. We visit south Florida, the Gulf Coast, New York City, and Greenland, where ice-melt is going to make the world a very different place.

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Marketplace Stories

In Texas, a coal mine opens to power Mexico

The coal industry is struggling as cheaper and cleaner natural gas undercuts coal and environmental regulations push utilities to shut down their older coal-burning plants. Still, new coal mines are opening as others expand. In one Texas county on the Mexican border, local officials and residents seem nearly united in their opposition to a new coal strip mine, but the company that owns it says it will ship out the first load of coal by train in September.

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