Topic: Environmental Threats

Conflicts Over Science And Policy At The EPA
Where Are We Headed?

October 19th, 2018 Part of: .

CONFLICTS OVER SCIENCE AND POLICY AT THE EPA: Where Are We Headed? Presented jointly with PRI’s The World & WGBH Brief Video Highlight Friday, October 19, 2018, Noon-1pm ET What is the status of evidence-based environmental policy in the U.S? Sweeping policy shifts, regulatory rollbacks, and decisions such as the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Read More…

Eradicating Polio
Reaching the Last Child

October 20th, 2017 Part of: .

Brief Video Highlight ERADICATING POLIO: Reaching the Last Child Presented jointly with NPR Friday, October 20, 2017 Once a global scourge, polio is tantalizingly close to eradication with only 11 wild poliovirus cases reported worldwide in 2017. In this Forum event — held in advance of World Polio Day — experts from the Government of Read More…

Lead Contamination Beyond Flint
Drinking Water and Children's Health

April 20th, 2017 Part of: .

Brief Video Highlight LEAD CONTAMINATION BEYOND FLINT: Drinking Water and Children’s Health Thursday, April 20, 2017 On the whole, American drinking water is safe. However, more than a year after toxic lead levels forced a federal state of emergency in Flint, MI, 63 percent of Americans report that they worry a great deal about polluted Read More…

Hormone-Altering Chemicals
Fertility and Health Implications

January 31st, 2017 Part of: .

Brief Video Highlight HORMONE-ALTERING CHEMICALS: Fertility and Health Implications Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Many of the products we use every day — drinking bottles, cosmetics, furniture, toys — can contain endocrine disruptors, chemicals that affect human health by altering the body’s natural hormones. Pregnancy and fetal development represent an especially sensitive life stage that may Read More…

Chemical Exposures and the Brain
The Flint Water Crisis and More

February 19th, 2016 Part of: .

CHEMICAL EXPOSURES AND THE BRAIN: The Flint Water Crisis and More Presented in Collaboration with PRI’s The World & WGBH Part of THE ANDELOT SERIES ON CURRENT SCIENCE CONTROVERSIES The water crisis gripping Flint, Michigan has exposed thousands of children to unsafe lead levels, triggering a federal emergency declaration and national conversation about basic public health Read More…

Climate Change
Health and Disease Threats

December 16th, 2015 Part of: .

CLIMATE CHANGE: Health and Disease Threats Presented in Collaboration with The GroundTruth Project Part of The Andelot Series on Current Science Controversies The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris has produced a landmark agreement to slow global warming. Among the conference’s discussions, though, the health impacts of climate change have featured less prominently on Read More…

Big Weather and Coastal Cities
Resilience in the Face of Disaster

December 10th, 2012 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, this Forum event explored how people and cities rebound from devastating natural disasters and how they prepare for new catastrophes.