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Bike Boom

Evan Friss (James Madison University)

As more cities close down streets to traffic, new riders are hopping on bikes every day. Evan Friss, author of On Bicycles: A 200-Year History of Cycling in New York City, talks about the rise in pandemic pedaling and why New York’s bike share program is wildly successful.

16 mins

Environmental Silver Lining?

Matt Eick (Virginia Tech)

With so few cars on the road, CO2 emissions have dropped dramatically. But if every silver lining has a touch of grey, it’s the rise in single-use plastic pollution. Matt Eick is a soil scientist who digs deep into our natural environment during this pandemic.

12 mins

The Take-Out Problem

Mary Beth Manjerovic (Virginia Military Institute)

Would you be willing to pay an extra few cents for compostable take out containers? Mary Beth Manjerovic is asking, and restaurants are willing as our trash piles up.

11 mins

Effectively Communicating Climate Change

Edward Maibach (George Mason Unviersity)

Edward Maibach suggests we start conversations about climate change in unexpected places: Facebook, the doctor’s office, and the TV weather report.

13 mins


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