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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

Environmental Concerns Arise Over Energy Needed To Mine Bitcoin

5/7/2021
In one upstate New York community, a Bitcoin mining operation is drawing criticism from people who say the natural gas burned to make the cryptocurrency is causing too much pollution.

Duration:00:03:59

Goodwill Doesn't Want Your Broken Toaster

5/6/2021
"Wish-cyclers" are donating millions of pounds of broken goods and trash to Goodwill.

Duration:00:03:46

Researchers Find Glaciers Are Melting Faster Than Expected

5/6/2021
A new study shows how much and how fast nearly every glacier is melting. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Bob McNabb, one of the study's authors, about what this means for the future.

Duration:00:04:08

Deepening Drought Holds 'Ominous' Signs For Wildfire Threat In The West

5/6/2021
After one of the most destructive and extreme wildfire seasons in modern history, Californians are bracing again. Widening drought is creating conditions even worse than last year.

Duration:00:05:33

Montana Environmentalist Is Biden's Pick To Head Bureau Of Land Management

5/5/2021
President Biden has nominated a Montana environmentalist to push his agenda calling for millions of dollars to restore ecosystems and clean water sources over some 600 million acres of public land.

Duration:00:04:53

Ron DeSantis Pushes Coastal 'Resilience' While Doing Little To Tackle Climate Change

5/5/2021
The Florida governor has made the environment a priority, dedicating millions to water quality and coastal infrastructure. But critics say he ignores the biggest threat: carbon emissions.

Duration:00:04:13

Trees Talk To Each Other. 'Mother Tree' Ecologist Hears Lessons For People, Too

5/4/2021
Ecologist Suzanne Simard says trees are "social creatures" that communicate with each other in remarkable ways — including warning each other of danger and sharing nutrients at critical times.

Duration:00:35:46

A Giant Organic Farm Faces Criticism That It's Harming The Environment

5/3/2021
A huge organic farm that's backed by General Mills is facing accusations that it's doing more environmental harm than good. The project shows the difficulties of delivering on green promises.

Duration:00:04:32

Colorado Mayor Wants All Electric Car Chargers To Be Universal

5/3/2021
As more companies install private fast-chargers for their own electric car owners, there are fears of a frustrating patchwork of charging stations. One small-town mayor took on the issue.

Duration:00:03:53

How Healthy Is The Soil On Your Farm? 'Soil Your Undies' To Find Out

5/2/2021
In Australia, farmers are burying underwear to gauge soil health.

Duration:00:04:16

Got Mud? For Coastal Cities, Humble Dirt Has Become A Hot Commodity

5/1/2021
Coastal communities will need massive amounts of mud and dirt to protect their shorelines from rising seas. One federal agency has it, but most is disposed of instead of reused.

Duration:00:04:42

Big Oil Is Seeing Big Earnings Again

4/30/2021
The world's oil and gas mega-companies are raking it in again. The earnings reflect the remarkable comeback in the global economy, powered by U.S. growth, which is sharply pushing up demand for oil.

Duration:00:04:22

Do Carbon Offsets Actually Work? 'Planet Money' Takes A Look

4/30/2021
More and more companies are pledging to cut carbon emissions. Many say they'll buy carbon offsets that save forests, but counting how much carbon is actually saved is fuzzy math.

Duration:00:04:04

Sonia Altizer: What Can We Learn From The Migration Of Monarch Butterflies?

4/30/2021
Monarch butterflies fly the longest two-way migration of any insect species. Ecologist Sonia Altizer shares how these intrepid butterflies make the journey — and how it's being threatened.

Duration:00:13:09

Senate Votes To Restore Regulations On Climate-Warming Methane Emissions

4/28/2021
The Trump administration rolled back the regulations last year, a move that was so controversial even some oil companies opposed it. Methane is an even more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.

Duration:00:03:37

California's 'White Gold' Rush: Lithium In Demand Amid Surge In Electric Vehicles

4/28/2021
Automakers worry about a shortage of key minerals just as production of electric vehicles is set to spike. The Biden administration has called for boosting domestic production of them.

Duration:00:04:00

White House Is Preparing To Give Back California's Smog-Busting Powers

4/26/2021
California may regain the right to set its own vehicle emissions standards as part of the Biden administration's push to reverse Trump-era environmental policies.

Duration:00:04:00

Firms May Have To Disclose Climate-Related Risks In Financial Disclosures

4/25/2021
Companies like to talk about fighting climate change. But they're not necessarily keen to admit if they have a factory in an area prone to flooding or if their supplier was just hit by a hurricane.

Duration:00:04:24

Life Kit: Green Living

4/24/2021
The heating, cooling and lighting in buildings account for nearly a third of U.S. greenhouse emissions. NPR's Life Kit has tips for how to shrink the carbon footprint of your house or apartment.

Duration:00:04:13

U.S. Steps Back Into Leadership Role To Battle Global Climate Change

4/24/2021
At a virtual summit, President Biden set a goal to cut U.S. global warming emissions in half by 2030. Administration officials and business leaders discussed what it would take to meet that goal.

Duration:00:03:57