Politics & Policy

Not just talk: policy leads to law which leads to action, but the politics behind going green are complicated.

Nebraska's PBS & NPR stations
It's the largest hunger program in the federal government and, for people and families who can't afford enough food, it can determine whether or not they go hungry. NET's Grant Gerlock and reporters from Harvest Public Media look at SNAP.
Nebraska's PBS & NPR stations
These are the stories of where our food comes from, the people who make it, and why one law could change everything. Join NET's Grant Gerlock as he serves up the Farm Bill in delectable audio morsels.
Colorado State University
With our public lands under attack, I imagine a future where our parks are celebrated, not for the natural wonders within them, but for the resources we extract from them.

A technician at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve inspects a crude oil transfer pipe in this 2013 file image. (Photo courtesy the Department of Energy)

Northwestern University
A GOP-lead House energy subcommittee is pushing legislation to require the DOE to lease some of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve facilities, and use the profits to update old equipment and infrastructure, as reported by Medill's Minghe Hu.

(Photo courtesy Andreas Carlgren)

Loyola University Chicago
Sweden's former Minister of the Environment, Andreas Carlgren, instructs students at The Newman Institute in Uppsala, Sweden, and in this Q&A, provides unique insight into the environmental consciousness that pervades the country.

(Caroline Tanner/Medill)

Northwestern University
A Capitol Hill hearing called to discuss the use of technology to address climate change quickly veered into a long debate about how much human activity has contributed to the country’s warming temperature. 
Planet Forward Correspondent | Georgetown University
Ted Roosevelt IV, Susan Eisenhower, Nick Akins, and Denise Fairchild discussed the politics of climate change and asked: Where does the responsibility lie?

Scott Pruitt at the Conservative Political Action Conference 2015. (Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons)

Northwestern University
A House Appropriations subcommittee grilled U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on his deregulation agenda and spending habits.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse delivered his 200th speech on climate change on March 13, 2018. (Screengrab from video.)

Northwestern University
Every week the Senate has been in session since April 2012, Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has delivered a speech about climate change. He just marked his 200th "Time to Wake Up" speech.
George Washington University
After declining to about 10% of its population over the last century, the hawksbill sea turtle in Belize is on the rise again thanks to expanded legal protections.

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