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EPA lays out new rules on coal ash disposal

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Environmental groups have long pushed for coal ash, a by-product of coal burning energy production that contains toxic contaminants, to be classified as a hazardous material. While the EPA announced new standards for storage and disposal, the agency decided to leave regulation with the states rather than the EPA. Continue


Stopping illegal fish dumping in Montana

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In Montana, illegal fish dumping of non-native species is threatening the state’s native trout. In a segment for Student Reporting Labs, Meri DeMarois and her mentor Anna Rau of MontanaPBS report on how conservation organizations are working to protect the indigenous fish population. Continue


Extreme Realities: Program Preview

Journey to Planet Earth
PBS


Host/narrated by Matt Damon, Extreme Realities is a new Journey to Planet Earth episode investigating the link between extreme weather, climate change, and threats to national security. Continue


Mexico City faces growing water crisis

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Mexico City, home to an inefficient and inconvenient water delivery system, struggles to meet the pressing demands of its 22 million residents. Some residents have turned to harvesting rainwater, which has its own set of limitations. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the barriers that keep residents from clean water. Continue


Tsunami cleared way for better infrastructure in Indonesia

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The 2004 quake and tsunami reshaped life in the Aceh region of Indonesia -- in many ways for the better. The outpouring of international aid helped residents rebuild their community stronger than before the disaster. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports on the disaster’s unintended benefits and the efforts to continue healing and prepare for future emergencies. Continue


Keeping Faith in Democracy

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Moyers & Company
PBS


Marilynne Robinson’s new book,  “Lila,” has just been nominated for the National Book Award, the latest of a series of books set in a fictional Iowa town.  In addition to her fiction, she is also an accomplished essayist, and on this week’s show, Bill talks with her about her fervent belief in the power of grace and faith and her devotion to democracy. Continue


Journey to Planet Earth (Series)

Journey to Planet Earth
PBS


J2PE dramatizes new ways of looking at the delicate relationship between people and the world they inhabit. It's designed to help viewers understand the complexities of the most important environmental issues of the 21st century. Through an interdisciplinary approach, these programs reach beyond the physical sciences and draw connections to politics, economics, anthropology, sociology, and history Continue


Fears of another volcanic eruption rattle Japan

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In Japan, Saturday's surprise eruption of Mt. Ontake killed at least 36 people and covered the mountain in thick smoke and piles of ash. Since then, rescue efforts have been hampered by toxic gases and fears of another eruption. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien and NASA’s Thomas Wagner join Judy Woodruff to discuss the difficulty of predicting volcanic eruptions. Continue


Climate Change: The Next Generation

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Moyers & Company
PBS


Ahead of the UN’s global summit on climate and as thousands gather in NY for the People’s Climate March, Bill talks to 18-year-old Oregonian Kelsey Juliana, who is walking across America to draw attention to global warming. Now just out of high school, she’s co-plaintiff in a major lawsuit that could force Oregon to take a more aggressive stance against the carbon emissions warming the earth and d Continue


Utah archaeological site becomes protest site

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


A prized Native American archaeological site in Utah has become the center of a battle over local vs. federal control. As part of our series Culture at Risk, Jeffrey Brown reports from Recapture Canyon, where ancient Pueblo cliff dwellings and artifacts remain after more than a millennium -- and a Bureau of Land Management decision to close the canyon to motorized vehicles has prompted protest. Continue


Extreme Realities: Program Preview

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Journey to Planet Earth
PBS


In the wake of recent political conflicts and severe weather events, we ask these fundamental questions: (1) are we merely experiencing once in a hundred year weather events or are they early warning signals of a new normal; (2) have we already reached a tipping point pushing our planet towards an environmental cliff; and (3) are there ways to mitigate or adapt to these newly emerging threats? Continue


Extreme Realities Preview

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Journey to Planet Earth
PBS


In the wake of recent political conflicts and severe weather events, we ask these fundamental questions: (1) are we merely experiencing once in a hundred year weather events or are they early warning signals of a new normal; (2) have we already reached a tipping point pushing our planet towards an environmental cliff; and (3) are there ways to mitigate or adapt to these newly emerging threats? Continue


Protecting Afghanistan's ancient Buddhist heritage

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Brent Huffman, the director behind the new documentary “Saving Mes Aynak,” tells the story of one of Afghanistan’s archaeological treasures and the threats it faces from a Chinese mining company. For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


TTC Extra: First Female African American Attorney General

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To The Contrary
PBS


President Barack Obama is expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as attorney general. She would be the first black woman to serve in that capacity. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Sabrina Schaeffer; Erin Matson; Clara Del Villar Continue


Flex Time; TV War for Women; Young Female Voters

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To The Contrary
PBS


Flex Time: Research shows that a majority of men have a flexible work schedules, but they do not do more house or childcare. Political Ads: Conservatives like Mitch McConnell attempt to gain votes from women. Young Female Voters: Both parties realize how important the young, unmarried women's vote will be. PANEL: Karin Agness; Avis Jones-DeWeever; Danielle Moodie-Mills; Rina Shah Continue


The Trouble with Antibiotics

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FRONTLINE
PBS


FRONTLINE investigates the widespread use of antibiotics in food animals and whether it is fueling the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance in people. Continue


The Trouble with Antibiotics

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FRONTLINE
PBS


FRONTLINE investigates the widespread use of antibiotics in food animals and whether it is fueling the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance in people. Plus an exclusive interview with the family of a young man who died in a superbug outbreak that swept through a hospital at the National Institutes of Health. Continue


Racing to save Kenya’s wild elephants from poachers

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


For the African elephant, poaching has reached crisis levels, according to some advocates. Killed for their magnificent ivory tusks, activists worry that wild elephants could near extinction in a decade. Jeffrey Brown reports from Amboseli National Park in Kenya about the efforts underway to save the species and confront the poaching industry. Continue


Utah archaeological site becomes protest site

Image of Utah archaeological site becomes protest site
PBS NewsHour
PBS


A prized Native American archaeological site in Utah has become the center of a battle over local vs. federal control. As part of our series Culture at Risk, Jeffrey Brown reports from Recapture Canyon, where ancient Pueblo cliff dwellings and artifacts remain after more than a millennium -- and a Bureau of Land Management decision to close the canyon to motorized vehicles has prompted protest. Continue


Warning the public with cut-outs of 33 endangered birds

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Pat Brentano cuts paper silhouettes of birds and trees to remind people to respect the environment. Video by Eric Schultz and Joe Conlon for State of the Arts NJ, a co-production of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


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