Environment

The Morning Buzz | A “Megadrought” Could Be Coming for the Southwest

[09.02.2014]

In today’s Buzz, a “megadrought” seems likely to grip the Southwest, legislators discuss reimbursing doctors for end-of-life care, some suggest that the federal government would run better with more employees, and the same-sex marriage debate becomes a campaign issue in Florida.

The Morning Buzz | LA Mayor Plans to Raise the Minimum Wage

[08.28.2014]

In today’s Buzz, the federal government raises the amount of pot that can be grown for research, nearly one-quarter of American children live in poverty, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell leaves the witness stand in his corruption trial, Los Angeles’s mayor plans to raise the minimum wage, and the Obama administration takes on a sweeping climate change treaty.

The Morning Buzz | Target Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

[08.08.2014]

In today’s Buzz, why Target’s customers won’t object to the company’s endorsement of same-sex marriage, economic opportunity for kids, mapping drought across the country, and a look back over the four decades since Richard Nixon resigned the presidency.

The Morning Buzz | Do Children Have an Innate Belief in God?

[08.01.2014]

In today’s Buzz, religious leaders convene to ask for carbon pollution regulations, the House stalls on congratulating Pope Francis, Satanists demand a religious liberty exemption, and overwork may be affecting the gender pay gap.

The Morning Buzz | The Challenges of Counting the Transgender Population

[07.31.2014]

In today’s Buzz, a sociologist questions the existence of a government shutdown baby boom, demographers say it’s hard to count transgender people, Bill de Blasio is under fire for okaying the so-called “poor door” at a Manhattan high rise, delayed action on climate change could cost billions, and disgraced former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell goes on trial.

The Morning Buzz | Does Housing Count as Health Care?

[07.30.2014]

In today’s Buzz, PRRI data makes an appearance in a wide range of news outlets, “historic” surveillance reform is introduced, abortion supporters avoid the label “pro-choice,” researchers say we’re on the verge of another biological extinction, and holograms could soon be embraced by politicians everywhere.

The Morning Buzz | Is Paul Ryan the New “Compassionate Conservative”?

[07.28.2014]

In today’s Buzz, Paul Ryan presents a new anti-poverty plan that might appeal to Democrats, the New York Times calls for legalized marijuana, some debate whether Medicaid should cover expensive drugs, the IRS agrees to investigate pulpit electioneering, Dinesh D’Souza makes a comeback (of sorts), and solar flares threaten us all.

The Morning Buzz | What Do We Owe Iraq’s Christian Minority?

[07.25.2014]

In today’s Buzz, a botched execution in Arizona, a new book on fanaticism within big-time sports, Iraq’s Christian minority is in trouble, Republican governors stand to benefit from climate change regulations, and prices rise on Israeli carriers flying into Tel Aviv.

The Morning Buzz | Watch Out for That Asteroid!

[04.23.2014]

Today’s Buzz reports Republicans haven’t mentioned Earth Day in Congress since 2010, 26 meteorites hit Earth between 2010 and 2013, SCOTUS upholds Michigan’s ban on taking race into account when considering college applicants, Republicans face demographic challenges in the 2016 presidential election, and a possible link between Internet usage and religious disaffiliation.

President Obama to Review U.S. Deportations

[03.17.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers green funerals, a possible extension of jobless benefits, and a high school sleep activist!