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


33 Pieces

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New York City just became the first in the nation to adopt a congestion pricing plan. It’s expected to raise about a billion and a half dollars in ...

  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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As climate disruption advances with rising sea levels and more intense storms, floods and wildfires, some people are thinking about safer places to...

  • Added: May 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In Uganda’s Bidibidi refugee camp, progressive policies that enable South Sudanese refugees to live, farm, and work freely are fostering the growth...

  • Added: May 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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A handy smartphone app is all that’s needed to participate in a citizen science “bioblitz”, a brief, intensive survey of biological diversity over ...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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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: 59:00
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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: 59:00
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Cyclone Idai brought destruction for residents of Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. With the UN calling Idai one of the worst natural disasters to ...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Record flooding in the Midwest has swept away the precious topsoil of the "bread basket of the United States.” Farmers, already dealing with the ...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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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: 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