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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

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

Sri Lankan Marine Biologist Explains The Environmental Repercussions Of Burning Barge

6/4/2021
A ship off the Sri Lankan coast has been burning, leaking acid and plastic pellets. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Sri Lankan marine biologist Asha de Vos on the environmental impact of this disaster.

Duration:00:03:28

A Single California Fire Killed 10% Of The World's Giant Sequoia Trees

6/4/2021
At least 10% of the world's giant sequoia trees were destroyed in one California wildfire in the Sierra Nevada last year.

Duration:00:02:17

Right Whales Are Shrinking In Numbers— New Study Shows They're Also Shrinking In Size

6/3/2021
North Atlantic right whales now grow about three feet shorter than they did 40 years ago. Research suggests a leading cause is the damage human activity inflicts on the critically endangered mammals.

Duration:00:03:29

Environmental Disaster Fears Grow As Chemical-Laden Ship Starts Sinking

6/3/2021
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Omar Rajarathnam about the cargo ship sinking off the coast of Sri Lanka, sparking fears of an environmental disaster.

Duration:00:04:03

Farmers Are Feeling The Pain As Drought Spreads In The Northwest

6/3/2021
It's as dry as it's been in a century in parts of Washington and Oregon. Some farmers are watching their crops fail, while others are selling cattle because they don't have the grass to feed it.

Duration:00:03:52

White House Suspends Drilling Leases In Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

6/2/2021
The Biden administration began reversing the opening of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge's coastal plain to oil drilling, by suspending leases issued in the final days of the Trump administration.

Duration:00:03:08