The Planet Today

by Matt Norden and Nick Gennusa

New episodes every Friday covering the latest in Wildlife Conservation, Renewable Energy, Climate Change, and Environmental Policy, including special guest interviews across the environmental/sustainability space.

Hosted by Matt Norden and produced/co-hosted by Nick Gennusa.

You can find us on TikTok, Twitter, and Instagram @PlanetTodayPod!

Podcast episodes

  • Massive U.S. hailstorms, how Coldplay reduced their touring emissions, & more!

    Massive U.S. hailstorms, how Coldplay reduced their touring emissions, & more!

    Matt talks about Hailstorms in the U.S. (2024 Could Be a Banner Year for Hailstorms), Coldplay reducing emissions by 59% on their current tour (Coldplay say they have beaten emissions target for world tour), Solar’s surge and wind’s struggles (As Solar Power Surges, U.S. Wind Is in Trouble), Claudia Sheinbaum, Mexico’s new President (Mexico elects Claudia Sheinbaum as its first female president), And Sustainable Aviation Fuels (Airlines and energy firms clash over green fuel supplies)! Make sure to check out our sponsor for today’s episode at Vala Alta using this link” for 15% off.

  • 2024’s Atlantic Hurricane Season, “Empty Climate Promises”, & more!

    2024’s Atlantic Hurricane Season, “Empty Climate Promises”, & more!

    Matt and Nick talk about this year’s projected hurricane season (NOAA predicts above-normal 2024 Atlantic hurricane season), The tragic landslide in Papua New Guinea (Papua New Guinea landslide: As many as 2,000 people feared buried massive landslide, survivors dig with hands and spades), Florida’s ban on intentionally releasing balloons (Florida Bans Release of Balloons, Citing Harm to Wildlife), The Biden Administration's move to end all new coal leasing in the Powder River Basin (Biden ending new leases in America's top coal region), American say they are using less plastic (1 in 3 Americans say they’ve reduced how much plastic they’re using), And empty climate promises from the global North (Caribbean leader blasts 'empty' climate promises at small islands summit)! Make sure to check out our sponsor for today’s episode at Vala Alta using this link” for 15% off.

  • Venezuela loses its glaciers, the world’s largest carbon-capture plant, & more!

    Venezuela loses its glaciers, the world’s largest carbon-capture plant, & more!

    Matt talks about Venezuela becoming the first nation to lose its glaciers (Climate change: Venezuela may be first nation to lose all its glaciers), The world’s largest carbon capture plant opened in Iceland (‘World’s largest’ plant to suck carbon out of the air and turn it into stone opens in Iceland), Vermont to charge oil and gas companies for their historical damages (Vermont poised to become first US state to charge big oil for climate damage), The Migratory Birds of the Americas Conservation Enhancements Act (Legislation Supporting Migratory Birds Across the Hemisphere Signed Into Law), And Exxon Mobil suing its shareholders over climate change (US state officials urge votes against directors as Exxon sues climate activists)! Make sure to check out our sponsor for today’s episode at Vala Alta using this link” for 15% off.

  • Guest Interview: Shubber Ali (Garden for Wildlife)

    Guest Interview: Shubber Ali (Garden for Wildlife)

    Matt interviews Shubber Ali, the CEO of Garden for Wildlife. Shubber helped the National Wildlife Federation launch Garden for Wildlife as its own for profit e-commerce company. Garden for Wildlife allows people to make a difference for the environment by shipping plants native to their zip code that support local wildlife. Their team of experts have thoughtfully utilized 50 years of experience, science, and data to curate plant collections that support wildlife and benefit local ecosystems in every season. Click any of the links here to keep up with Garden for Wildlife on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Dr. Doug Tallamy of the University of Delaware is a collaborator of Garden for Wildlife and was a guest on The Planet Today in July 2023. You can find that episode here: The Planet Today Guest Interview with Dr. Doug Tallamy Make sure to check out our sponsor for today’s episode at Vala Alta using this link for 15% off. .

  • Gas Stove emissions, is 1.5°C dead?, & more!

    Gas Stove emissions, is 1.5°C dead?, & more!

    Matt and Nick talk about how harmful gas stoves are in smaller homes (Gas Stove Pollution Risk Is Greatest in Smaller Homes, Study Finds), Synthetic coffee made from date seeds (The synthetic coffee revolution: are ground date seeds really as delicious as the real thing), Environmental Justice in Ithaca, New York (Ithaca, N.Y., adopts new climate justice spending pledge), A ban on lab-grown meat in Florida (Florida Bans Lab-Grown Meat), Most top climate scientists do not believe the 1.5 degree goal is still achievable (World’s top climate scientists expect global heating to blast past 1.5C target), And Catan announces a new game - Catan: New Energies (Catan: New Energies challenges players to build — polluting)! Make sure to check out our sponsor for today’s episode at Vala Alta using this link” for 15% off.