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  • As we mark this Earth Day here at WAMC, NASA is doing the same. While the agency’s missions going to and studying space may be flashier and more exciting for some, NASA scientists have been studying this planet for decades.
  • ReGreen Springfield launched after the 2011 tornado
  • Tomorrow is Earth Day and Basilica Hudson is putting climate action at the forefront of its mission as it reopens this weekend for 2022. Founded in 2010 by musician Melissa Auf der Maur and filmmaker Tony Stone, Basilica Hudson is housed in a reclaimed, solar-powered 1880s industrial factory on the riverfront of Hudson, NY. In 2020, Basilica Hudson celebrated its 10-year anniversary with the expansion of BASILICA GREEN. Building on Basilica Hudson’s long-standing commitment to environmental advocacy and the City of Hudson’s waterfront. On April 24th, BASILICA GREEN programming will activate multiple spaces on campus inviting the community to celebrate Earth Day Weekend. Free activities will include a teach-in on greening the grid, environmentally-focused art and youth activities, a workshop on how individuals can divest from fossil fuels, food, live music and more. Melissa Auf der Maur joins us now to tell us more about this weekend’s Earth Day events – and other upcoming events at Basilica Hudson.
  • Environmentalist and bestselling author Bill McKibben's first-ever children's book We Are Better Together is out today. It is a hopeful and inspiring story that celebrates the power of human cooperation and the beauty of life on Earth, while also acknowledging and spreading awareness of our changing planet.  Northshire Bookstore will host his virtual launch on tonight at 5:30pm where Bill will be in-conversation with Carole Lindstrom, 2021 Caldecott Medalist and New York Times bestselling author of We Are Water Protectors.  As one of the most trusted, leading authorities speaking to the issue of climate change, there’s no one better to teach the next generation than Bill McKibben. He is a founder of the environmental organization 350.org, the first global grassroots climate campaign, and has organized on every continent, including Antarctica, for climate action. And in this time of crisis, including extreme disasters like wildfires and floods, it's children who may be the most powerful force for the transformation we need.
  • Paul Greenberg is the author of the James Beard Award-winning bestseller "Four Fish," "American Catch," and "The Omega Principle," and a regular…
  • The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.Today's panelists are:WAMC’s Alan ChartockJudith Enck - Former EPA Regional…
  • On April 22 at 7pm, Vassar College will host a panel discussion reflecting on the documentary “Conscience Point,” which chronicles decades-long resistance…
  • This week was the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Some environmental advocates in New York took the opportunity to praise the progress that has been made…
  • Joe Donahue: On March 19, NOAA issued a report that indicated 23 states in the U.S. should expect to have major flooding this spring. Of those 23 states,…
  • The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.Today's panelists are:WAMC's Alan ChartockJudith Enck - Senior Fellow and…