Insider Podcast

Finally, a safer chemical law

Congress recently passed, by an overwhelming bipartisan majority, the most important environmental legislation in two decades. The Lautenberg Act, which the president signed into law on June 22nd, finally overhauls a broken chemical safety system that has left all Americans unprotected from toxic chemicals.

Click the link below to learn what it means for our health and how EDF’s bipartisan strategy helped lead to this landmark legislation—and find out what we’re doing to put the law into action.

Dr. Sarah Vogel, Vice President, Health Program, EDF
Dr. Richard Denison, Lead Senior Scientist, EDF
Dominique Browning, Co-Founder and Senior Director, Moms Clean Air Force

This teleconference call was recorded on Monday, June 27, 2016, 2:00–3:00 pm Eastern

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More fish, more food, more prosperity

New study shows most world fisheries can recover in 10 years

Environmental Defense Fund and academic partners have published groundbreaking new research showing that, with better fishing practices, most of the world’s fisheries could rebound within 10 years. Global fish populations could double by 2050, while providing more food and income. Today three billion people rely on seafood as a key source of protein. Reviving fisheries can increase seafood harvests enough to provide significant protein for an additional half a billion people.

Click the link below to learn more about these powerful findings and how they are inspiring leaders around the world to help end the overfishing crisis.

Chris Costello, Professor of Natural Resource Economics, Bren School UCSB; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, EDF Trustee
Amanda Leland, Senior Vice President, Oceans, EDF
Laura Rodriguez, Senior Director, Mexico Oceans Program, EDF

This webinar was recorded on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 from 12:30–1:30 PM Eastern

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How can we grow more food with less pollution?

Fertilizer is the engine of agriculture, but overuse pollutes our water and climate. How do we feed a growing population sustainably without harming our environment?

Join us to learn how EDF is working with farmers, food companies and others across the agricultural supply chain to cost-effectively secure a sustainable food supply that supports a more resilient environment.

David Festa, Senior Vice President, Ecosystems, EDF
Tom Murray, Vice President, Corporate Partnership Programs, EDF
Suzy Friedman, Director, Agricultural Sustainability, EDF

This webinar was recorded on: Friday, May 6, 2016 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET

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The sensor revolution: Turning information into action

Sensors are already generating mountains of data: Drones follow monkeys to track malaria outbreaks; robots capture round-the-clock information from the ocean floor; rickshaw-mounted sensors measure air pollution on the streets of New Delhi; citizens track radiation in Japan with handheld Geiger counters. How can we turn all this data into environmental solutions?

Click below for a discussion of what’s on the horizon, the challenges of making sense of multiple streams of data, and how to turn that data into useful knowledge that can improve our health and the environment.

Steven Hamburg, Ph.D., Environmental Defense Fund Chief Scientist

This webinar was recorded on: Monday, March 14, 2016 12:30 – 2:00 PM ET

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Update on Massive Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Leak

How did this happen? How can we keep it from happening again?

The huge methane plume from the Alison Canyon natural gas leak so far has forced more than 2,300 people to relocate, closed two schools, and caused near-term climate damage equal to driving 7 million cars a year. EDF’s aerial footage of the disaster has gone viral, with over a million views to date. Click the link below to hear a discussion about the leak’s impact and EDF’s efforts to protect our communities and climate through stronger oversight of the nation’s aging natural gas infrastructure.

Mark Brownstein, Vice President, Climate and Energy Program
Tim O’Connor, Director of the California Oil and Gas Program
Scott Anderson, Senior Policy Director, US Climate and Energy Program

This teleconference was recorded on Thursday, January 14, 2016 | 4:00–5:00 pm Eastern Time

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Debrief on the Paris Climate talks

More than 195 countries gathered for the U.N. climate talks in Paris. Click below for a debrief about what happened, what it means—and how we can build momentum going forward.

Nathaniel Keohane Vice President, Global Climate, EDF
Fred Krupp President, EDF
Eric Pooley Senior Vice President, Strategy & Communications, EDF

This teleconference was recorded on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 | 12:30–1:00 pm Eastern Time

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