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


53 Pieces

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The 2019 Alaskan fat bear tournament is over and we have a winner! Fat Bear Week is a yearly competition organized by Katmai National Park and Pres...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Just a tiny fraction of the world’s species have been catalogued by modern science but checking key tiny bits of DNA can dramatically speed up the ...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Scientists have documented a staggering decline in North America’s birds in recent decades. As many as 3 billion birds have disappeared since 1970,...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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When Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico, it crippled the island’s fossil fuel-dependent electrical grid. To improve resiliency, the territor...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Dozens of workers who helped clean up a 2008 coal ash spill in Tennessee have died and hundreds more fallen ill from diseases linked to the disaste...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Democratic presidential hopefuls spell out their plans to address the climate emergency at town halls hosted by CNN, and a Harvard economist review...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In the Gaza Strip, where every three out of four people are refugees, clean water is scarce and there’s a worsening health crisis for Gaza’s childr...

  • Added: Aug 29, 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: Aug 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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The recent waves of migrant caravans coming from Central America have a link to climate change: many of the migrants are fleeing their homes in the...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In the United States, approximately 20 million registered voters list the environment as one of their top two priorities. But these “super-environm...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Folk music legend Pete Seeger is renowned for his combination of music and social activism, and in 1969, Mr. Seeger and friends built a sloop he ch...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Some people have fond childhood memories of raising monarch caterpillars. Experts say there are ways to ensure captive-bred monarch butterflies are...

  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Fracking is a highly efficient method for extracting oil and gas locked up in shale rock, but it comes with environmental and health risks includin...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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The Nature Conservancy, the world’s largest environmental nonprofit, has protected hundreds of millions of acres worldwide, but a sexual harassment...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Scientists working on the US-Mexico border face unique challenges when trying to study borderlands ecosystems, thanks to everything from outright h...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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The Trump EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy rule, which replaces the Clean Power Plan created during the Obama Administration, does little to actually ...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Climate change is a key concern for Democratic voters looking towards the 2020 presidential election. To keep track of where the many candidates st...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Arizona’s Sky Islands are home to heat and cactus, but also many species that you’re more likely to find far north of the desert Southwest – and ev...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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New Hampshire may be one of the smallest states in the US, but it’s suing some of the largest chemical companies in the world for knowingly polluti...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Growing concern about climate change and increasing political fragmentation have helped usher in a new wave of Green party members to the European ...

  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:00