Parts Per Billion

Parts Per Billion is Bloomberg Law's environmental policy podcast. We cover everything from air pollution, to toxic chemicals, to corporate sustainability, and climate change. The reporters from our environment desk offer an inside look at what's happening at Congress, in the courts, and at the federal agencies, and help explain the scientific and policy debates shaping environmental laws and regulations. Host: David Schultz

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Tiny Power Plants, Tiny Chemicals & Tiny Plaint...
On this week's episode of our weekly podcast, Par…
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Are You Smarter Than an Environmental Reporter?
This week, we introduce a new segment on our week…
8 min
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The New Gold Rush 3 Miles Under the Ocean
The conditions may finally be right for deep sea …
10 min
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The Pentagon's $2 Billion Contamination Problem
There's a new contamination problem that people a…
10 min
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Don't Just Throw Away That Fracking Wastewater
Fracking involves shooting water deep underground…
11 min
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Climate Solutions, or Maybe Just Wishful Thinking
Some scientists out there are working on a plan t…
9 min
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Taking Plastic Straws Out of the Ballgame
It seems you can't go a week anymore without some…
8 min
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Who Is Brett Kavanaugh?
Brett Kavanaugh is the man of the hour. The feder…
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More Money, More Problems for Polluted Real Estate
More money is always better, right? Well, not whe…
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Solar Offers Promise to Puerto Ricans Frustrate...
Many Puerto Ricans are fed up with their governme…
10 min
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Worker Safety at the Push of a Button
Hotel workers have to go into what is essentially…
11 min
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They Want to Mine Bitcoins Where?!
One of the nice things about bitcoins is that you…
10 min
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EPA's Miles Per Gallon Decision Anything But Si...
The EPA says it's going to revise the federal fue…
13 min
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Anyone Want to Buy a Superfund Site?
Sometimes businesses leave toxic waste in their w…
9 min
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Back to Nature in the Big City
Hey big city dwellers, ever wish you could escape…
10 min
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Pot and Poison on Illegal Weed Farms
Marijuana is becoming a big business and many are…
9 min
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New Year, New Environment?
Welcome to 2018!For the latest episode of our p…
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China, Nutella and the Christmas Industrial Com...
Have you noticed that Christmas trees are harder …
12 min
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There's No Easy Way to Get the Lead Out
It's been almost three years since the lead conta…
14 min
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Will Corporations Save Us From Climate Change?
It's pretty clear that the federal government is …
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Celebrate SCOTUS Day With Parts Per Billion
For attorneys, today is like Christmas, July 4th …
11 min
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After Hurricane, Houston Can't Be What It Was
In some ways, things are returning to normal in H…
11 min
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The Frenzy Begins as Congress Returns
Congress returns from a month-long vacation today…
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Finger Pointing on the Farm Amid Weed Killer Ca...
No one's sure who's to blame for the widespread c…
11 min
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Does Scott Pruitt Hate Pot Smokers? Maybe Not
The EPA recently disappointed many pot growers in…
11 min
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Trump a Headache for Pollution Plagued Border T...
On this episode of Parts Per Billion, we speak wi…
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What Happens When Empty Desks Run the Government
President Donald Trump blamed Democrats June 5 fo…
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The World Reacts to Trump's Paris Withdrawal
On this breaking news episode of Parts Per Billio…
8 min
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Sink Local Money Into Drinking Water Systems: G...
Infrastructure is one of those things that people…
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No Tears from Environmentalists if NAFTA Is Done
It looks like NAFTA might be going away, or at th…
11 min
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Why Is Water So Cheap? (Hint: It’s Not)
This week on our environmental policy podcast Par…
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The Looming Trade War Trump May... Prevent?
The EPA is in a tough place; it's got a deadline …
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Who Is Neil Gorsuch?
This week on Parts Per Billion, we’re going to be…
10 min
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Will Border Wall Harm Environment? Does That Ma...
Will Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico bo…
7 min
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Air Pollution's Not Just for Cities Anymore
Think air pollution only happens in big cities on…
11 min
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Confirming All of the Presidents Men
Confirmation season is in full swing at the U.S. …
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Coming to You From the Newsroom, It's 2017
To give you a sense of what will be coming down t…
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Celebrating the Holidays with Chemicals
This week, we're taking a holiday look back at on…
7 min
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International Climate Talks and Trump’s Ghost
Even though he wasn't president yet, Donald Trump…
11 min
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Making Abandoned Mines Usable Again
How do you make an abandoned coal mine into somet…
10 min
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Trump Won, Now What?
The results are in: Donald Trump will be our next…
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What the New Chemicals Law Means for You and Me
Congress just passed an overhaul of its main chem…
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Even In Wet Florida, Aquifers Drying Up
Though it gets more than four feet of rain a year…
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Great Barrier Reef's Problems Both Global and L...
Both climate change and water pollution have made…
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What Is a GMO Anyway?
Congress passed a GMO disclosure law earlier this…
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Climate Change in a Democratic Senate
It's looking like the Democrats have a pretty goo…
9 min
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Flint, the Environment and Civil Rights
What's wrong with the EPA's Office of Civil Right…
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The Graying of American Nuclear Power
Power companies are soon going to have to decide …
12 min
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What Can Water Utilities Do to Prevent Another ...
The second in a two-part conversation with DC Wat…
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The Future of Water Is Exciting and Unfunded
The first in a two-part conversation with DC Wate…
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All Hands on Deck in the War Against Mosquitoes
The U.S. response to the Zika virus outbreak goes…
11 min
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Was the VW Emissions Scandal Really Unforeseeable?
We go digging into the sustainability reports VW …
8 min
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Canadian Oil, Down But Not Out
This week, we talk with Bloomberg BNA energy repo…
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What's Driving the Environmental Movement in Ch...
This week we speak to Michael Standaert, our corr…
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Why the GOP Can't Stop the Paris Agreement
Though they may try, it's looking like Republican…
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The Environment Under President Trump
What would environmental policy look like under P…
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