Living on Earth: Extra

Series produced by Living On Earth

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LOE half-hour weekly extra program.

This is the series for the half-hour weekly extra program.


23 Pieces

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Since the first Earth Day in 1970, much has been done to clean up our air and water, here in the U.S. and elsewhere. But the world now faces the im...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is making climate change a focal point of his forward-looking campaign. That message ...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Record flooding in the Midwest has swept away the precious topsoil that gave the "bread basket of the United States” its name. Farmers, already dea...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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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: 29:00
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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: 29:00
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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: 29:00
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Living on Earth pays a tribute to the late educator Dick Wheeler with a reprise of the story of his journey kayaking 1,500 miles along the migratio...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Listening to forests might help protect them. Scientists are gathering acoustic data from animals that make sounds, like birds, primates and insect...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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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: 29:00
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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: 29:00
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Australia’s plants and animals evolved to withstand a hot climate, but the recent extreme heat is far from normal, and in recent weeks about a thir...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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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: 29:00
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On his first day in office Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro transferred the regulation of indigenous lands from the indigenous ministry to the...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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In the weeks since the government shutdown began, concerns have grown about its impacts on national parks and forests, from the National Mall to Jo...

  • Added: Jan 11, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Locals call the lush tropical Indian state of Kerala “God’s own country”. But food there is laden with chemicals and cancer rates are rising. So th...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Hurricane Maria brought great hardship to the residents of Puerto Rico and killed thousands. Now survivors are forging ahead with a spirit of resil...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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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 19, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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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: 29:00
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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 06, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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There are fewer than 80 Sumatran Rhinos left in the wild, and past attempts to breed captive rhinos had limited success. But a new coalition is hop...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2018
  • Length: 29:00