Finding the federal cost of climate change is no simple task
Sep 2, 2019

Finding the federal cost of climate change is no simple task

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With the Fed cutting interest rates about a month ago, we delve into how that affects student loans. Then, with news of Hurricane Dorian looming, we look into what the federal government has invested in climate change. Also, we check out what “van life” is all about.

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How much is the federal government spending on climate change?

Sep 2, 2019
Only a fraction of what is being spent on efforts to recover from climate-related disasters.
A view of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in 2017 in Washington, DC.
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“Van Life” is driving a niche market for conversion companies

Sep 2, 2019
Startups that specialize in outfitting vans for full-time living say there’s plenty of demand from “van lifers” who want customized rigs for working and playing.
Jenn McAmis and Calder Phillips opened West Coast Adventure Vehicles in Oroville, California.
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The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Brian Allison Engineer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer

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