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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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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

How Congress' Hydrofluorocarbon Legislation Will Affect Your Groceries

6/18/2021
Over the next 15 years, the U.S. is set to slash the use of powerful greenhouse gases used in refrigerants. That means changes to your grocery store, a switch that's already underway in California.

Duration:00:04:04

Coastal Weather Station Demolished Before It Could Fall Into The Ocean

6/17/2021
After a half century, a Cape Cod weather station is being demolished before it falls into the ocean. It's among many structures threatened by stronger storms and rising seas fueled by climate change.

Duration:00:03:29

Indigenous Activist On Why Groups Are Protesting The Line 3 Pipeline In Minnesota

6/17/2021
NPR's Audie Cornish chats with attorney and indigenous rights activist Tara Houska about protests against Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline in northern Minnesota.

Duration:00:03:53

Extreme Heat In The West To Send Temps To Triple Digits, Worsen Drought

6/15/2021
Excessive heat warnings are in effect across the West, where temperatures will hit the triple digits — a signal that climate change and lengthening summers pose serious problems for the region.

Duration:00:02:47

Turkey Racing To Combat 'Snot' In Sea Of Marmara

6/14/2021
Turkey is rushing to combat a pollution-caused muck in the Sea of Marmara that's growing across the seabed and excretes a foul mucus on the water's surface.

Duration:00:04:09

China Wants To Go Carbon-Neutral — And Won't Stop Burning Coal To Get There

6/14/2021
This year, China pledged to go carbon-neutral by 2060. It has invested heavily in solar, wind and nuclear energy. Still, coal-fired heavy industry made up 37% of its economic activity last year.

Duration:00:05:23

Coming Soon To An Atlas Near You: A Fifth Ocean

6/11/2021
National Geographic has recognized the Southern Ocean as the fifth official ocean. The cartographic update doesn't surprise researchers who study the importance of the waters surrounding Antarctica.

Duration:00:02:14

Mandë Holford: Could Snail Venom Someday Save Your Life?

6/11/2021
Cone snails are deadly sea predators; their venom can kill fish and even humans. But chemical biologist Mandë Holford says that powerful venom can actually be used for good — to treat human diseases.

Duration:00:12:07

Marah Hardt: What Can We Learn From The Sex Lives Of Fish?

6/11/2021
Marine biologist Marah Hardt is fascinated with the mating habits of marine life. If we want to save the oceans, she says we have to understand the weird and whimsical sex that helps populate it.

Duration:00:18:40

Catherine Mohr: A Love Story... That Begins With A Sea Urchin

6/11/2021
Catherine Mohr shares the story of a scuba diving trip gone wrong, where getting stabbed by a sea urchin transformed her relationship with the ocean... and ultimately led her to the love of her life.

Duration:00:12:45

2 Artists Want G-7 Leaders To End E-Waste. So They Sculpted Them Out Of Trash

6/10/2021
Made of circuit boards and smartphones, a giant sculpture of the leaders of the world's wealthiest nations is greeting them at a summit in England. The creators want to raise awareness about e-waste.

Duration:00:03:19

News Brief: Biden Trip, Keystone XL Pipeline, Tribal Jails Probe

6/10/2021
President Biden meets on Thursday with Britain's prime minister. The company behind the Keystone XL oil pipeline terminates the project. Deaths in tribal jails put spotlight on a system of neglect.

Duration:00:12:05

Keystone XL Pipeline Developer Cancels Project, Ending Decade-Long Battle

6/10/2021
The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline has abandoned the project after President Biden revoked a permit. It was a major flashpoint in the debate over fossil fuels' role in climate change.

Duration:00:04:13

A Group Of Gray Whales Survives Die-Off With An Annual Detour To Puget Sound

6/9/2021
This group of gray whales seems to have figured out a new feeding strategy. To fatten up as they migrate from Baja to the Arctic, they take a detour to Puget Sound.

Duration:00:04:59

The Drought In The Western U.S. Is Getting Bad. Climate Change Is Making It Worse

6/9/2021
A record dry year is creating extreme drought in the West. But even if it rains, climate change will continue to shrink the water supply for millions of people.

Duration:00:04:45

A Hotter Climate Is Shrinking The Water Supply In The Western U.S.

6/8/2021
Severe drought is spreading after a record dry year in the Western United States. Climate change is only making water shortages worse.

Duration:00:04:50

Senate Pressed BLM Nominee On Biden's Oil And Gas Lease Freeze

6/8/2021
President Biden's nominee to be the country's next public lands chief appeared before a U.S. Senate panel Tuesday where she was grilled over Biden's controversial freeze on new oil and gas leasing.

Duration:00:02:56

'Energy Justice' Nominee Brings Activist Voice To Biden's Climate Plans

6/8/2021
Shalanda Baker sees energy policy as the next domain for advancing civil rights. She says too many communities of color have experienced the harm - but not the benefits - of energy development.

Duration:00:03:34

Blueberries In Danger: Temperatures In Maine Spike To Scorching 90s

6/7/2021
Temperatures are reaching into the 90s in Maine as the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern U.S. bakes in unseasonably hot weather.

Duration:00:02:23

The Ship Sinking Off Sri Lanka Looks Like A Lasting Environmental Disaster

6/5/2021
Waves of plastic pellets are washing up on beaches in Sri Lanka. Marine biologist Asha de Vos says the microplastics are spreading in the water and scientists don't yet understand the full effects.

Duration:00:03:48