Coverage of the federal government’s crush of a ton of illegal elephant ivory in Times Square in June 2015 for NPR Newscast. Despite public displays like this one, poachers are still finding a market for illegal ivory on American streets, thanks to the US’s confusing and hard-to-enforce poaching laws. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, and a host of state governors, say they are working to close loopholes.
Mayors of cities from around the globe gathered in NYC for the UN Summit on Sustainable Development. Many of these leaders also signed some tough new climate goals aiming to reduce carbon pollution by at least 80%, as compared to a 1990 benchmark. That’s less than 2-tons per person. For context, each American currently produces about 18-tons.
Violations to the Bank Secrecy Act allowed Mexican drug cartels to launder money in the US. This spot includes a clip from an interview with California Congresswoman Maxine Waters in her office.
Filed for NPR Newscast on October 23, 2013.
Filed for NPR Newscast on April 2, 2005