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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

Western Wildfires Have Destroyed More Than Last Year, And It's Not Even Peak Season

7/31/2021
Extreme heat and on-going drought have made Western wildfires a national challenge this summer, with smoke moving from coast-to-coast. The peak of fire season isn't even here yet.

Duration:00:03:50

Given The Choice Between Prison Life And Fighting Wildfires, These Women Chose Fire

7/30/2021
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with writer Jaime Lowe about her new book, Breathing Fire, which tells the stories of the incarcerated women who are part of California's wildfire crews.

Duration:00:07:59

Decades-Long Restoration Effort Has Returned Wetlands To Florida's Kissimmee River

7/29/2021
Florida's Kissimmee River was channelized and dredged for flood control, but after a decades-long restoration effort, headwaters of the Everglades have returned to a more natural wetlands ecosystem.

Duration:00:02:31

New Study Links Rate Of Emissions To Extreme Weather

7/29/2021
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Dr. Jennifer Francis, an expert who studies disproportionate Earth warming, about the new study linking the rate of emissions to the likelihood of extreme heat.

Duration:00:04:01

How Climate Change Is Driving Extreme Weather

7/29/2021
Weather-wise, it's been a disastrous summer. Scientists say climate change is driving deadly weather disasters around the world, as hotter temperatures produce deeper droughts and heavier rains.

Duration:00:05:56

News Brief: Infrastructure Deal, Push For Vaccinations, Extreme Weather

7/29/2021
A bipartisan infrastructure deal clears its first hurdle. Biden is expected to announce that civilian federal employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19. Global warming drives extreme weather.

Duration:00:12:11

Google Plans To Expand Its Campus — Which Might Become Unsafe As Sea Levels Rise

7/27/2021
In Silicon Valley, Google has acquired billions of dollars of property that's at risk for flooding as sea levels continue to rise. That's raising questions about whether it's safe to build at all.

Duration:00:06:28

Coastal Residents Question Where Funds Will Come From To Fight Rising Sea Levels

7/27/2021
Facebook's campus on the shoreline of San Francisco Bay is at risk from rising sea levels. So is a nearby low-income community. That's raising questions about who should be paying for climate change.

Duration:00:07:14

The Climate Change Link To More And Bigger Wildfires

7/27/2021
Researchers who study evidence of fires through the millennia say to expect more and bigger fires as the climate continues to warm. Fire season is already months longer than in the 1970s.

Duration:00:08:09

Record-Breaking Heat Has Led To Widespread Power Outages In The Middle East

7/26/2021
Throughout the Middle East, extreme heat is leading to increased demand for energy, which is leading to widespread power and water outages affecting millions. Protesters are demanding these services.

Duration:00:03:59

News Brief: Variant Warning, Biden-Al-Kadhimi Meeting, Climate Meeting

7/26/2021
The delta variant fuels a sharp rise in U.S. COVID-19 cases. President Biden meets Monday with Iraq's prime minister. The world's leading climate scientists will finalize a comprehensive assessment.

Duration:00:11:44

Record-Breaking Flooding In China Has Left Over One Million People Displaced

7/25/2021
Flooding continues to devastate the city of Zhengzhou in the central Chinese province of Henan, where thousands remain stranded without power or food.

Duration:00:05:08

A Drift-Prone Weedkiller Still Damages Crops And Trees, Despite Attempts To Stop It

7/23/2021
A drift-prone herbicide called dicamba continues to plague the Midwest, despite promises to end the problem from the chemical's backers. A top seed industry executive now has joined dicamba's critics.

Duration:00:04:14

In Just 3 Days, An Entire Year's Worth Of Rain Has Fallen On Zhengzhou, China

7/23/2021
In just three days, one year's worth of rain fell on Zhengzhou, a city of 12 million in central China. The resulting flooding in the region has killed dozens of people, and the rain hasn't stopped.

Duration:00:04:19

When Schools Shut Down In Alaska, These Students Went Moose Hunting

7/23/2021
In the remote Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region of Alaska, many families practice subsistence hunting to get food on the table. Three students reconnected with that tradition during the pandemic.

Duration:00:04:41

Farmers Look For Ways To Protect Their Livestock During Climate Change

7/23/2021
As summers become hotter due to climate change, farmers are finding it more difficult to keep their animals cool. Some are investing in new facilities and technologies to keep livestock safe.

Duration:00:04:25

Without Enough Water To Go Around, Farmers In California Are Exhausting Aquifers

7/22/2021
California's farmers are pumping vast amounts of water from underground aquifers this year to make up for water they can't get from rivers. It's unsustainable, and the state is moving to stop it.

Duration:00:04:59

Oh Flock! Clever Cockatoos Are More Culturally Complex Than We Thought

7/22/2021
Cockatoos in Sydney have become expert trash bin burglars. Scientists say birds in different neighborhoods have taught each other different techniques to open the bins, a sign of cultural complexity.

Duration:00:03:18

Small-Scale Farmers Don't Have To Wipe Out Forests To Grow These Crops

7/22/2021
Forested land isn't usually good for farming unless it's clear-cut and plowed. Mini farms under the tree tops can grow crops like ginseng and mushrooms. It may be viable way to be a small time farmer.

Duration:00:03:42

Wildfires Are Roaring In The West — But Not All Of Them Are Bad

7/21/2021
Another large fire season is casting smoke across the country, with conditions ripe for major devastation. But not all fires are bad, and the widespread burning also brings long-term benefits.

Duration:00:04:12