Environment show: jellyfish, Tom Steyer, climate change and 2016

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Guests: John Gaynor, Tom Steyer, Rachel Leven

An environmental edition of Radio Times today.  First up, clinging jellyfish are turning up in New Jersey waters.  These dime-sized invaders pack a potent punch — a man in Monmouth Beach required hospitalization after being stung.  Less of a concern on ocean beaches, clinging jellyfish prefer calm waters like bays and estuaries.  Marty talks to JOHN GAYNOR, an associate professor of biology at Montclair State University, about these toxic invaders, why they’ve come and how far they are spreading. Then, Marty sits down with hedge fund billionaire and Democratic super-donor, TOM STEYER.  He is the founder of NextGen Climate, a super-PAC devoted to battling climate change. He was one of the top donors of the 2014 election. This year he’s also devoting millions of dollars on efforts to get millennials to vote.  Marty and Tom will talk about his devotion to environmental causes, his recent endorsement of Hillary Clinton, and NextGen Climate’s new partnership with labor unions.  And finally, we’ll look at how environmental concerns have played out in this year’s presidential election cycle with environmental reporter RACHEL LEVEN of Bloomberg BNA.

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