Invasive species, Biden trade policy

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A spongy moth on a tree
In this July 28, 2008, file photo, a female Lymantria dispar moth lays her eggs on the trunk of a tree in the Salmon River State Forest in Hebron, Connecticut. Bob Child/ AP Photo

An ecologist helps us better understand the economic and environmental impact of invasive species. Then, we talk to an international trade economist about how Biden’s policy approaches compare to previous administrations.

Featured in this Show

  • The huge cost of invasive species

    We take a look at a new U.N.-backed report finding that invasive species are costing the world more than $423 billion per year and playing a role in 60 percent of extinctions.

  • How Biden economic and trade policy compares to previous administrations

    President Biden has continued Trump-era tariffs and deviated from previous Democratic administrations with aspects of his trade policy. An international trade economist joins us to compare the current President’s approach to previous administrations.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Brad Herrick Guest
  • Carol Lee Guest
  • Avik Chakrabarti Guest

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