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Breaking news on the environment, climate change, pollution, and endangered species. Also featuring Climate Connections, a special series on climate change co-produced by NPR and National Geographic.

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Episodes

Climate Scientists: Nature's Destruction Makes Humans More Vulnerable To Disease

4/23/2021
World leaders meet later this year to fight a global extinction crisis. Scientists are urging them to take bold action, pointing to the current pandemic as an example of what's at stake.

Duration:00:04:18

President Biden Begins Climate Summit By Setting Ambitious Emissions Goals

4/22/2021
President Biden hosted dozens of world leaders for a virtual climate summit as the administration tries to reassert U.S. leadership on the issue around the globe.

Duration:00:04:14

U.S. To Pledge To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions In Half

4/22/2021
President Biden is hosting a virtual climate summit to show support for the Paris climate deal. The hope is that his aggressive plan to cut U.S. carbon emissions will push other countries to do more.

Duration:00:04:39

News Brief: Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Ohio Shooting, Schools' Crisis Year

4/22/2021
President Biden plans to re-establish the U.S. as a climate leader. Protesters gather in Columbus after an officer shot a Black teenage girl. Schools aim to help kids after a year of uncertainty.

Duration:00:11:41

Biden Hoping For Brazil's Bolsonaro To Agree To Stop Destroying The Amazon Rainforest

4/21/2021
The Biden administration is hoping Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro will commit to climate standards for the Amazon. Activists warn of the folly of a deal with Bolsonaro, who's long dismissed climate concerns.

Duration:00:03:55

On Climate, U.S. And China Pledge Cooperation, But Competition Will Also Be Prominent

4/21/2021
Bilateral ties are at a low and while Washington and Beijing agreed on climate cooperation, details are unclear. Competition with China is key to the Biden administration's response to climate change.

Duration:00:04:17

Scientists Hope New Techniques Will Reverse Decline In Florida Reefs

4/21/2021
NOAA is overseeing a $100 million effort to restore Florida's most important coral reefs. Over the last 40 years, they've been degraded by disease, development and environmental stresses.

Duration:00:03:43

Some CEOs Are Hearing A New Message: Act On Climate, Or We'll Cut Your Pay

4/20/2021
Some companies, under pressure from shareholders, are tying executive compensation to climate targets. It's not widespread yet, but the approach is catching on.

Duration:00:03:58

Despite Strained Relations, U.S. And China Agree To Combat Climate Change Together

4/18/2021
The U.S. and China say they will work together to tackle climate change. It's a rare display of cooperation amid an overall tense relationship.

Duration:00:03:43

How The U.S. Could Halve Climate Emissions By 2030

4/16/2021
President Biden plans to cut U.S. emissions 50 to 52 percent by 2030. The question is: what kind of climate policies will work that fast?

Duration:00:03:49

Biden Says His Climate Plan Means Jobs. Some Union Members Are Skeptical

4/15/2021
President Biden has repeatedly promised the shift to clean energy will create "good-paying union jobs." But the wind and solar industries generally pay less, are not unionized, and need fewer people.

Duration:00:04:05

How Does The Biden Administration Plan To Reach Its Clean Energy Goal?

4/14/2021
The administration is crafting an ambitious plan to zero out carbon emissions while addressing environmental injustice. It faces the challenge of a divided Congress and conservative courts.

Duration:00:03:41

Without Cruise Ships, Key West Residents Are Enjoying A Quieter, Clearer Harbor

4/12/2021
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, cruise ships have been shut down. In Key West, Fla., which has been long dependent on tourism, local officials have noticed cleaner water and fewer crowds.

Duration:00:03:32

Energy Policy Researcher Says Biden's Jobs Plan Tackles Climate Change

4/9/2021
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with environmental policy expert Dr. Leah Stokes of University of California, Santa Barbara, about how President Biden's infrastructure plan addresses climate change.

Duration:00:03:42

Residents On High Alert After Volcano Eruption On St. Vincent And The Grenadines

4/9/2021
A volcano on the main Caribbean island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has erupted hours after increased seismic activity set off a mandatory evacuation of nearby residents.

Duration:00:02:23

Betting Big On Electric Vehicles, Biden Faces Fraught Decision On Ga. Battery Plant

4/9/2021
A global trade dispute threatens green energy jobs in the politically crucial state of Georgia. The president's decision on how it's resolved could affect a key piece of his infrastructure agenda.

Duration:00:04:17

Another Above-Average Hurricane Season Forecast

4/8/2021
Another above-average hurricane season is in the forecast, with 17 named storms and four major hurricanes. Researchers say the growing number of intense storms is due to climate change.

Duration:00:02:28

Future Of Rare-Earth Mining Project In Question After Greenland's Election

4/8/2021
The victory of the opposition party in Greenland's parliamentary elections has raised doubts about the future of a controversial rare-earth mining project in the territory.

Duration:00:02:36

EPA Chief Says Biden Infrastructure Bill Will Help The U.S. Face Climate Change

4/8/2021
EPA Administrator Michael Regan says the nation's water infrastructure needs to be "stronger and more resilient to face the climate change impacts that we are seeing right here right now."

Duration:00:09:02

Dredging Plan Threatens Sea Turtles In Georgia

4/7/2021
The Southeast U.S. is one of the only places in the world where loggerhead sea turtles nest. But the state of Georgia is concerned they now face a threat from a federal change in ship canal dredging.

Duration:00:02:57