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CLIMATE CHANGE
Terrified, Yet Optimistic. How Young People Are Responding to Grave Warnings About Climate Change

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released in early October has sounded another alarm that drastic action is needed to avoid the catastrophic impacts of global warming. Is anyone listening? And if so, how are they reacting to a crisis that faces all of humankind? H2O Radio asked university students, who will be dealing with impacts, how they view the future. Listen now >

CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY
Do Future Generations Have Rights to a Healthy Planet? A Current Human Says They Do—and He’s Walking on Their Behalf.

"Walking the talk" is a phrase many people use to describe someone who is actually acting on their beliefs. H2O Radio recently met up with a man who—after an idea came to him in the middle of the night—is doing exactly that. Listen now >
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EMERGING CONTAMINANTS
Girl Genius: This 12-year-old invented a device to detect lead in water—and as far as science goes—she's just getting started.

The discovery of lead in drinking water systems in Flint, Michigan, and other cities around the country has motivated researchers to find new—and faster—ways to detect contamination in water supplies. One scientist who recently invented a way to rapidly test for lead in water developed her award-winning solution between swim team practice and piano lessons. Listen now >

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Headlines for the week
ending Dec. 9, 2018

Experts are comparing it to
a “speeding freight train.”

This major world city is sinking ten inches a year
and has already dropped about ten feet.

Salt from deicers and fertilizers are creating problems beyond just
causing salinity in
waterways.

The Trump administration
will propose severe restrictions this week on which bodies of water are covered under the Clean Water Act.

Gorillas want you to pick
up the phone.

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