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30 by 30Top of Mind with Julie Rose
- Jun 2, 2021 8:00 pm
Part of President Biden’s environmental agenda is a commitment to conserve 30% of America’s land and water by 2030. So far, his administration is light on the details for actually accomplishing that goal, but the US is one of the dozens of countries that has made this “30 by 30” commitment. Wildlife biologist Eric Dinerstein at the conservation nonprofit RESOLVE discusses how this approach might work.
Did COVID-19 come from a virus that leaked out of a lab in China? For most of the pandemic, that idea was considered a wacky conspiracy theory. But now, eighteen prominent scientists are calling for a closer look at the possibility of a lab leak as the pandemic’s real origin. What changed? We go in-depth with Stephen Goldstein who is an evolutionary virologist at the University of Utah. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Pesticides have played a crucial role in tackling hunger and preventing diseases spread by insects. But we’re now at a point where the chemicals in pesticides are also ubiquitous in soil and water. What does that mean for human health? We get answers from Florida International University Professor of Environmental Health Jason Richardson.
Immunity and Sodium
This week marks the 77th anniversary of the D-Day invasion—a turning point in World War II. Many of the American soldiers taking part in that invasion had small books tucked into their rucksacks. How those books got there is one of storyteller Sam Payne’s favorite war stories, and that’s saying something for a professional storyteller. Sam Payne hosts the Apple Seed post cast at BYUradio. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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Do you realize that you use palm oil all the time? It’s in at least half the products sold in grocery stores—from the soaps to snacks. Unfortunately, it’s not very healthy for us or the planet. Journalist Jocelyn Zuckerman's recently published book is "Planet Palm: How Palm Oil Ended up in Everything—And Endangered the World. "