The Environment in Focus From WYPR 88.1 FM in Baltimore. The Environment in Focus with Tom Pelton is a weekly perspective on the issues and people changing our natural world. . Pelton is a national award-winning environmental journalist, author, and public radio host.
The Environment in Focus

The Environment in Focus

From WYPR - 88.1 FM Baltimore

From WYPR 88.1 FM in Baltimore. The Environment in Focus with Tom Pelton is a weekly perspective on the issues and people changing our natural world. . Pelton is a national award-winning environmental journalist, author, and public radio host.

Most Recent Episodes

Final Episode: A Vanishing Island, the End of an Adventure

The Chesapeake Bay is full of history that is slipping away before our eyes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Hip Hop Forestry

One envirnmental advocate has a unique way of bringing attention to the topic: hip hop music. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Old Rowboat

Tom reflects on his relationship with a dear friend - an old rowboat. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Climate Engineering as a Dangerous "Plan B" for Global Warming

Can we engineer Earth's atmosphere to stop global warming? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

EPA Ban on Brain-Damaging Pesticide Follows Maryland's Lead

In Maryland over the last three years, there was a back-and-forth political battle between Republican Governor Larry Hogan and the Democratic-majority state legislature over a controversial insecticide called chlorpyrifos. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay

In a shallow bay of the Potomac River about an hour south of Washington, D.C., lie the remains of 214 wooden cargo ships from World War I, some of which have sprouted trees and become islands. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Bumps in Road for Electric Cars

The U.S. Senate passed an infrastructure bill that includes $7.5 billion for the construction of electric vehicle charging stations across the U.S. as a step toward combating climate change. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Fading of the Fireflies

There is a growing movement to measure the worth of nature by quantifying its economic value. What, then, is the value of fireflies? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Landfill Methane Pollution

It's been a summer of record-breaking heat, wildfires, floods. So people can't avoid thinking about climate change. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Record-Breaking Heat Raises Temperature on Climate Debate

Temperatures in the Pacific Northwest got so hot in June – hitting a record 121 degrees in British Columbia – that hundreds of people died and more than a billion clams and mussels cooked in their shells. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.