Living On Earth

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Hosted by Steve Curwood, the award-winning environmental news program "Living on Earth" delves into the leading issues affecting the world we inhabit.

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Hosted by Steve Curwood, the award-winning environmental news program "Living on Earth" delves into the leading issues affecting the world we inhabit. As the population continues to rise and the management of the earth's resources becomes even more critical, "Living on Earth" examines the issues facing our increasingly interdependent world. "Living on Earth" presents riveting features and commentary on everything from culture, economics and technology to health, law, food and transportation. It covers topics from the small challenges of everyday life to the future state of the environment and the health and well-being of the world's inhabitants. Curwood and company draw from an impressive array of experts, commentators and journalists, including Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of New York's Hayden Planetarium; Mark Hertsgaard, author of "Earth Odyssey"; Janet Raloff of "Science News"; author Sy Montgomery; and award-winning producer Terry Fitzpatrick. "Living on Earth" is a truly compelling hour of radio journalism. Hide full description

Hosted by Steve Curwood, the award-winning environmental news program "Living on Earth" delves into the leading issues affecting the world we inhabit. As the population continues to rise and the management of the earth's resources becomes even more critical, "Living on Earth" examines the issues facing our increasingly interdependent world. "Living on Earth" presents riveting features and commentary on everything from culture, economics and technology to health, law, food and transportation. It covers topics from the small challenges of everyday life to the future state of the environment and the health and well-being of the world's inhabitants. Curwood and company draw from an impressive array of experts, commentators and journalists, including Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of New... Show full description


25 Pieces

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A federal judge temporarily blocked drilling after he found the Bureau of Land Management failed to adequately consider climate impacts when it hel...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Swedish activist Greta Thunberg has sparked a new youth climate movement with her weekly “school strike for climate”, and hundreds of thousands of ...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Warmer water holds less oxygen than cool water does, so as climate change warms the oceans, they’re losing oxygen. Pollutants like nitrogen and pho...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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The citizens of Toledo, Ohio have taken a major step to protect Lake Erie, the main source of their drinking water. They voted by a wide margin to ...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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The critics of the Green New Deal are quick to point out its significant costs. But the federal government may not need to finance it alone: invest...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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The most sweeping land conservation bill in a decade, a rare bipartisan achievement in the Senate, designates 1.3 million new acres of wilderness, ...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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A new study finds that single-use diapers and sanitary pads contain phthalates and volatile organic compounds, chemicals that are known to cause a ...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Washington Governor Jay Inslee hasn’t yet officially announced his candidacy in the 2020 presidential campaign, but he’s positioning himself as the...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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The recent wave of migrant caravans coming from Central America has a link to climate change: many of the migrants are fleeing their homes in the w...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Earth’s oceans are warming much more rapidly than previously thought, new research shows, and that means rising sea levels, stronger storms, and mo...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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The Democratic leadership has created the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis to press for climate change to be taken into account in all ...

  • Added: Jan 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Democrats now hold a majority in the House of Representatives for the first time in nearly a decade, bringing a shift in House Committee leadership...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Puerto Ricans continue to rebuild their lives in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which killed thousands and wiped out basic services. Now a new and mo...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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At this coldest, darkest time of year, draw near the fire and the radio, join with family and friends, and savor the warmth and joy of good company...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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At the 24th Conference of the Parties in Katowice, Poland, almost all 190-plus countries called for stronger international commitments on climate a...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District is sending Deb Haaland to Capitol Hill in January. She’s one of the first Native American women elected to ...

  • Added: Dec 07, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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The latest National Climate Assessment brings the most serious warning yet about present and future climate impacts in the U.S. But the Trump Admin...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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In a major setback for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, a federal judge has halted the project, citing poor environmental reviews. Also, the...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Fueled in part by climate change, California’s 2018 wildfire season is the most deadly on record. And mega-fires fires are becoming increasingly co...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2018
  • Length: 59:00