Tuesday, January 26 | 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM CST (12:30 PM – 1:00 PM EST)
Duration: 30 min
Series Description: The NowThis Earth series was produced in collaboration with NowThis, the #1 most-watched mobile news brand globally. Check in for daily updates focusing on comprehensive coverage of human impact on our planet.
NowThis’ original series, One Small Step, aims to make the climate crisis personal by empowering and educating our young audience to take small steps toward helping solve climate change. One Small Step’s hopeful tone turns viewers’ fear into power — with each episode, our goal is to show that we can make a big difference with the choices we make every day. We break down the issue of waste and sustainability piece by piece to answer one of the most important questions facing the world today: How do we save our planet?
Air Pollution is Making COVID-19 Worse, Scientists Say
Episode Description: Scientists say air pollution is making COVID-19, worse and the Trump admin isn’t helping Scientists say that air pollution is making COVID-19 worse, and the Trump administration isn’t helping. Two recent studies from Harvard and ProPublica found that COVID-19 can be more severe(and even deadlier)in areas with high levels of air pollution. The research was based on hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and coronavirus deaths in more than 3,000 U.S. counties. The peer-reviewed study from ProPublica found that air pollution could help explain the disproportionate number of COVID-19 deaths in places like Georgia and Louisiana, which had counties ranked near the top. #Pollution #COVID19 #ProPublica #Earth #Environment #Science #NowThis
How Regenerative Farming Can Help Combat the Climate Crisis
Human beings don’t inherently need to trash the planet to eat,’ explains Leah Penniman, the co-director and farm manager at Soul Fire Farm. Regenerative farming uses the same space to grow different crops during changing seasons, bypassing the use of traditional machines for tilling and instead incorporating the use of livestock and cover cropping to enrich the soil. If 85% of U.S. cropland used cover crops, approximately 100 million tons of carbon dioxide could be absorbed by Earth’s soil each year. To learn more about regenerative farming and other holistic techniques visit https://go.nowth.is/35dDe0r
Climate Change Could Cause the Next Housing Crash
Episode Description: Here’s how climate change could cause the next housing market crash According to a report from the National Bureau of Economic Research, there might be a correlation between sea level rise and risk in the housing and mortgage markets. Data shows that since 2018, prices of houses in high-risk areas have decreased by roughly 5% when compared to those in less vulnerable areas. Approximately 40% of Americans live in coastal cities, and if sea levels continue to rise, they could be at risk. By 2045, experts estimate that more than 300,000 coastal homes will be at risk of regular flooding, and it’s likely the value of these houses will continue to fall.
One Small Step
A Month Without Single Use Plastic
Episode Description: People generated 300 million tons of plastic waste in 2015, and the number has only gone up since then. Here’s what happened when we tried to go a month without single-use plastics
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