Technological advances and historically unprecedented income inequalities have raised living standards while enabling a new global elite to enjoy lifestyles more lavish in energy consumption and environmental impact than those enjoyed by any aristocracy in the past. 147 more words
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Jenna Ladd | December 11, 2017
This week’s On The Radio segment discusses how the United Nations released an anthology with suggested methods for reducing pollution worldwide. 230 more words
A report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/assets/downloads/publications/A-New-Textiles-Economy_Full-Report_Updated_1-12-17.pdf) describes the global clothing sales increasing from 50 billion units in 2000 to 100 billion units in 2015 while the number of times clothese were worn on average before being discarded decreasing by 36% during the same period. 109 more words
Jenna Ladd | December 6, 2017
Temperatures reached an all-time high of 69 degrees Fahrenheit in Des Moines on Monday.
Iowa Mesonet found that temperatures at 8 AM and 12 PM on Monday also reached an all-time hourly high for the state on the 131 year record. 188 more words
Jenna Ladd | December 4, 2017
This segment discusses what Iowa City’s citizens are doing to mitigate and adapt to a changing climate.
Transcript: There was standing room only at the Iowa City Climate Action and Adaption community meeting last month. 196 more words