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How Manatees Got Into Hot Water´┐╝   Leave a comment

Link: https://www.npr.org/2022/04/08/1091736131/how-manatees-got-into-hot-water

Back in the 1970’s, manatees were close to extinction because of ruined habitats and speedboats. Over time power companies started to notice that groups of manatees were congregating around their power plants due to the warm water they produce. This episode of Planet Money discusses the unlikely partnership between environmentalists and power companies to conserve the manatee and how they make that possible. Conservation policies needed to adapt the idea that to save the manatees, the power plants also need to be saved. The warm water keeps the manatees alive but what happens when we move to more renewable energy resources? Pat Rose, a conservationist known as the “manatee man”, joins the show to explain what is going on in the manatee world today and what the future looks like.

Original Air Date: April 8, 2022

Length: 24 minutes 2 seconds

What are we Missing While we’re Talking about Covid-19?   Leave a comment

Link: https://www.marketplace.org/shows/make-me-smart-with-kai-and-molly/what-are-we-not-talking-about-while-were-talking-about-coronavirus/

Credit card companies are not lowering APRs at the moment, leaving people worried about the future of their credit. Apple recently purchased the weather app, “Dark Sky”, removing competition from the market. Global carbon emissions are down and air pollution has also cleared in major cities, but many important climate issues are also being over looked.

Original Air Date: April 1, 2020

Length: 15 minutes 32 seconds

Written Assignment Prompt: Find a recent news article about an important topic besides corona virus. Write 2-3 paragraphs about the importance of this topic and what impact limited news coverage may have on the issue.