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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.

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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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

Christiana Figueres: How Can We Choose Optimism — Even In The Darkest Times?

5/22/2020
In 2015, Christiana Figueres helped pave the path to the historic Paris Agreement. She says more than ever we need stubborn optimism — a gritty, determined choice to make change because we have to.

Duration:00:13:35

Oliver Jeffers: An Ode To Living On Earth

5/22/2020
If you had to explain to a newborn what it means to live on Earth, at this time of crisis — what would you say? Writer, illustrator, and artist Oliver Jeffers gives his answer in a letter to his son.

Duration:00:09:10

Xiye Bastida: How Are Young People Making The Choice To Fight Climate Change?

5/22/2020
For some youth, being part of the solution means focusing their entire lives on the climate crisis. For Xiye Bastida, a 17-year-old climate justice activist, there is no hope without action.

Duration:00:13:24

Tom Rivett-Carnac: How Can We Shift Our Mindset To Fight Climate Change Together?

5/22/2020
It's easy to feel powerless against looming challenges we cannot control — like climate change. So what should we do? Political strategist Tom Rivett-Carnac says the power is in our mindset.

Duration:00:12:25

Hurricane Season Will Be Above Average, NOAA Warns

5/21/2020
Federal forecasters expect 3 to 6 major hurricanes during the 2020 hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 1. Rising seas and a warmer climate make storms of all sizes more damaging.

Duration:00:02:40

Our Pandemic Habits Cut Carbon Emissions, But It's Not Clear They'll Last

5/21/2020
Energy demand plummeted because of the pandemic shutdown. A big question is whether new habits like telecommuting and flying less will endure, and mean lower oil consumption in the future.

Duration:00:03:39

Are There Zombie Viruses — Like The 1918 Flu — Thawing In The Permafrost?

5/19/2020
As if the pandemic weren't enough, people are wondering whether climate change will cause pathogens buried in frozen ground to come back to life as the Arctic warms. How worried should we be?

Duration:00:07:06

Flights Into The Stratosphere Study Changes To Atmospheric Rivers

5/14/2020
Scientists are racing to better understand atmospheric rivers, bands of moisture that start in the tropics and can bring torrential rain to the U.S. They're projected to intensify with climate change.

Duration:00:03:36

A Lawsuit Seeks The Removal Of The Directors For Park Service And BLM

5/11/2020
In a new lawsuit, watchdog groups allege the Trump administration's unprecedented use of non-confirmed acting directors of the National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management violates federal law.

Duration:00:02:11

How The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Affecting Environment

5/5/2020
NPR's science correspondent answers listener questions about the impact the pandemic has had on climate change and wildlife.

Duration:00:08:22

Though Closed To The Public, Bryce Canyon Still Teems With Life

4/30/2020
Ranger Peter Densmore has a front row seat on the beginning of spring in the national park. With the absence of visitors, prairie dogs have overrun the roads and other wildlife have grown bold.

Duration:00:03:20

'Why We Swim' Looks For Answers In People And Places Across The Globe

4/25/2020
Author Bonnie Tsui reminds us that humankind once sprang from — and still seeks — water. "Even if we can't get in the water right now," she says, "the ocean will be waiting for us."

Duration:00:05:21

10 Years After Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Industry Says It's Better Prepared

4/20/2020
The offshore drilling industry now has equipment on standby to respond to a similar emergency. But critics says stronger regulation is still needed to prevent another massive oil spill.

Duration:00:03:43

Human Life Is Literally Quieter Due To Coronavirus Lockdown

4/14/2020
Humans around the world are stuck inside due to the coronavirus. How is the natural world reacting in the absence of all the noise we usually make?

Duration:00:07:58

Halt Of Commerce Means Reduction Of Carbon Emissions — Temporarily

4/13/2020
The abrupt halt of worldwide commerce is having an effect on nature. But are temporary reductions in emissions and other human-caused activities going to make a long-term difference?

Duration:00:03:45

'Hope Isn't A Strategy.' How To Prepare For A Natural Disaster During COVID-19

4/11/2020
If a major hurricane, flood or wildfire happens during the pandemic, evacuation shelters could be dangerous and cross-state aid impossible. So disaster response experts are planning new strategies.

Duration:00:03:28

Listener Questions About The Impact Of Stay-At-Home Orders On The Environment

4/10/2020
An NPR climate change correspondent answers questions about how the transportation slowdown brought on by the coronavirus epidemic has impacted air quality and climate change.

Duration:00:08:18

Trump Administration Finalizes Fuel Economy Standards Rollback, A Key Policy Goal

3/31/2020
The Trump administration is replacing Obama-era fuel economy standards with weaker ones that will allow for more air pollution. Groups are already lining up to challenge the new rule.

Duration:00:02:34

Plastic Wars: Industry Spent Millions Selling Recycling — To Sell More Plastic

3/31/2020
An investigation from NPR and the PBS show Frontline found oil and gas companies had serious doubts that plastic recycling was viable, but promoted it to keep profits high and plastic bans at bay.

Duration:00:04:30

Fires Where They Are 'Not Supposed To Happen' In Australia's Ancient Rainforest

3/28/2020
Australia's unprecedented fire season scorched sections of rare, ancient rainforests. It's another signal that climate change is intensifying and expanding wildfires globally.

Duration:00:06:56