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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

To Conserve Vast Areas Of Land, Biden Needs Help From Private Landowners

9/21/2021
To slow the collapse of nature, the Biden administration is promising to protect nearly a third of the country's land and water by 2030. The plan is expected to rely heavily on private landowners.

Duration:00:07:46

Climate Change Is Killing Trees And Causing Power Outages

9/21/2021
Fungi, parasites, root rot: Climate change is increasing the risk of trees weakening and dying. Falling trees have increased power outages nationwide, which threaten public health and safety.

Duration:00:05:08

A Hotter Climate Means Falling Trees — And More Power Outages

9/20/2021
Power outages are a growing problem in a hotter climate, and it's not just from bigger storms. Rising temperatures are also damaging trees, making them more likely to fall on power lines.

Duration:00:04:53

Trees Could Be A Mental, Physical And Climate Change Antidote

9/18/2021
A growing body of research shows the many ways trees improves our mental and physical health. There's a push to understand more.

Duration:00:04:11

E-Bikes Take The Stage At German Car Show

9/17/2021
In Germany, car companies are showing off their latest electric vehicles. But in areas of Europe, some cars won't be allowed on the street soon. So some car companies are putting e-bikes on display.

Duration:00:03:39

A Single Fire Killed Thousands Of Sequoias. Scientists Are Racing To Save The Rest

9/17/2021
The world's largest trees are adapted to wildfires. But with fires getting more extreme, scientists warn that giant sequoias are running out of time.

Duration:00:05:20

Pittsburgh Wants You To See Constellations When You Look Up At The Night Sky

9/16/2021
The Pittsburgh City Council will start implementing a plan to fight light pollution over the next two years. Scientists say light pollution in cities can make groups of stars hard to see.

Duration:00:02:51

A 20-Year Megadrought Threatens Hydropower In The West

9/14/2021
The drought is creating problems for hydroelectricity for millions of people. In a federal emergency measure, reservoirs are sending water to Lake Powell to keep its power turbines spinning.

Duration:00:03:59

Congress May Soon Pass The Country's Most Significant Climate Change Legislation Ever

9/13/2021
This week may be key for President Biden's ambitious climate goals. Congress is debating measures that are crucial for cutting carbon emissions and meeting U.S. obligations in the Paris climate deal.

Duration:00:04:21

Tensions Over Use Of Klamath River Basin's Water Were Magnified By Draught

9/10/2021
Many rely on the Klamath River Basin on the California border, especially with the historic draught in the West. Things got heated this summer between the area's tribes and ranchers.

Duration:00:03:30

United Airlines CEO On The Decision To Put Unvaccinated Employees On Leave In October

9/10/2021
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby about the airline's announcement that they will put their unvaccinated employees on temporary leave starting in October.

Duration:00:04:53

White House Climate Advisor Says Despite Recent Disasters, Don't Lose Hope

9/10/2021
NPR's Scott Detrow talks with White House Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy about this summer's extreme weather events and how the Biden administration is trying to address climate change.

Duration:00:04:35

Wyoming Is Among The States Spending Millions To Promote Carbon Capture

9/7/2021
The bipartisan infrastructure bill includes the largest ever federal investment in carbon capture. Coal states hope it could prolong fossil-fuel use, which is why many environmental groups oppose it.

Duration:00:04:21

Climate Change Is The Greatest Threat To Public Health, Top Medical Journals Warn

9/7/2021
With the global pandemic still in the spotlight, more than 200 leading health journals say climate change is an even more urgent threat.

Duration:00:02:28

Satellite Images Show Oil Spill After Hurricane Ida

9/6/2021
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with scientist Dr. Oscar Garcia-Pineda about what he's learned from aerial and satellite imaging for oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico following Hurricane Ida.

Duration:00:04:41

Cities Build Splash Pads To Cool Off Residents In Areas Unaccustomed To Hot Weather

9/6/2021
Some of the traditionally coldest states in the country are reckoning with increasingly hot summers. Splash pads are popping up across to help cool these residents coping with climate change.

Duration:00:03:54

Fire Crews Are Strained As Climate Change Sparks More Extreme Weather Events

9/5/2021
Extreme weather fueled by climate change is straining the financial and human resources of emergency agencies and first responders, especially wildland firefighters across much of the West.

Duration:00:04:45

How Jersey City Is Preparing For The Next Climate Disaster

9/5/2021
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Mayor Steven Fulop of Jersey City, NJ about the aftermath of Hurricane Ida and the city's plans to to strengthen infrastructure against extreme weather events.

Duration:00:05:58

Overcoming America's Resistance To Climate-Proof Infrastructure

9/4/2021
Amid another season of extreme weather, NPR's Michel Martin speaks with anthropologist Gretchen Bakke about the vulnerability of our infrastructure and how humans adapt to climate change.

Duration:00:06:42

In The West, 2 Conditions Are On A Collision Course: Drought And Growing Population

9/3/2021
An epic drought and population explosion is draining Lake Mead and the Colorado River, which millions in the Southwestern U.S. rely on.

Duration:00:03:20