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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

Fewer cars on the road during lockdowns was good news for frogs and salamanders

10/18/2021
Fewer cars were on the road during pandemic lockdowns. And for Maine's frogs and salamanders, that translated to far fewer roadkill deaths.

Duration:00:02:45

With Biden's climate plan in jeopardy, can America lead on climate change?

10/18/2021
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with environmental policy expert Leah Stokes about what the Democrats' spending plan can achieve on climate, with President Biden's clean electricity performance plan in limbo.

Duration:00:05:46

How the Amazon rainforest is faring under climate change

10/17/2021
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to climate scientist Antonio Nobre about how climate change is affecting the Amazon forest in Brazil.

Duration:00:06:43

To improve wildfire resistance, researchers look to beavers

10/16/2021
Last year Colorado saw the two largest wildfires in it's history, destroying hundreds of homes and 600 square miles of forest. Largely unbothered, though, are beavers, whose wet habitats offer refuge.

Duration:00:04:10

Will the offshore wind industry solve pay and environmental issues?

10/13/2021
Offshore wind is on the verge of becoming a major new industry in the U.S. There's a push to make sure it creates lots of good-paying union jobs.

Duration:00:07:17

Prince Charles' Aston Martin runs on a unique power source

10/12/2021
In 2008, Prince Charles asked engineers to convert his Aston Martin to run on something more environmentally friendly. They came up with a way to power a car that's fit for royalty: wine and cheese.

Duration:00:01:18

Catch limits imposed on menhaden have sparked a population rebound

10/12/2021
Along the Northeast coast, seals, whales and tuna feast on menhaden, fish that rebounded after regulators limited the catch. The oily fish are a foundation of coastal ecosystems from Florida to Maine.

Duration:00:04:13

Raising the price of fossil fuels to reflect the true social cost

10/11/2021
Researchers at the International Monetary Fund say trillions of dollars in fossil fuel subsidies are making greenhouse-gas-producing fuels cheaper than they should be and making climate change worse.

Duration:00:04:43

An invasive plant is taking over the Kansas prairie. It may be too late to stop it

10/11/2021
In the land of the open prairie, an invasive plant is threatening to transform Kansas' grassland ecosystems into biodiversity wastelands. Researchers are running out of time to find ways to stop it.

Duration:00:04:15

Drought conditions force California wineries to change how they grow grapes

10/11/2021
A severe drought in California has meant lost crops for many wine country grape growers. But some are finding ways to adapt to the hot, dry conditions.

Duration:00:04:24

The impact of the California oil spill could have been worse for wildlife

10/11/2021
Wildlife is threatened after a pipeline leaked oil off the Southern California coast. NPR's A Martínez talks to Michael Ziccardi of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network at UC Davis, about rescue efforts.

Duration:00:05:11

Wetland area that was damage by California oil spill could take years to recover

10/10/2021
The wetlands damaged in southern California's oil spill had been restored decades ago, and are some of the last remaining in the area. Ecologists say damage from the recent spill will be long lasting.

Duration:00:04:58

Google Flights will show users what the carbon emissions would be for a trip

10/10/2021
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to scientist Katharine Hayhoe about Google's new tools that help people choose to decrease their carbon footprint when it comes to taking an airplane trip.

Duration:00:05:22

What's next for Louisiana's LaPlace Parish residents after weathering repeated storms

10/8/2021
Residents of LaPlace in Louisiana have stayed hurricane after hurricane due to their deep ties to their community. State and federal officials are trying to deal with the area's repeated devastation.

Duration:00:11:28

A look at the ecological damage of the oil spill of California's coast

10/7/2021
The clean up and investigation continues after a major oil spill off California's coast. In a place where most marshes have been lost, it damaged a restored wetland that's a refuge for shorebirds.

Duration:00:04:19

New protections for California's aquifers are reshaping the state's Central Valley

10/7/2021
California's farmers, the country's biggest producers of fruits and vegetables, are facing a major shakeup. A new law limits their access to water from the state's depleted aquifers.

Duration:00:06:13

We need to talk about your gas stove, your health and climate change

10/7/2021
Americans love their gas stoves, but they pollute homes and are connected to a supply system that leaks methane. That's part of a battle as more people face a decision about switching to electric.

Duration:00:07:20

A mega-drought is hammering the U.S. In North Dakota, it's worse than the Dust Bowl

10/6/2021
Ranchers in North Dakota have been forced to sell off their herds at historic rates. Now they're worried they won't have enough feed to keep their remaining cows alive this winter.

Duration:00:07:53

Investigations continue into oil leak off the coast of Southern California

10/6/2021
An oil spill off Huntington Beach has released more than 140,000 gallons of crude oil into coastal waters — killing marine life and fouling wetlands.

Duration:00:05:52

The survival rate of puffin chicks in Maine plunged this summer

10/5/2021
Maine's Atlantic puffins took a big hit. Chicks' survival rate plummeted after a record-setting "marine heatwave" disrupted food supplies, showing how climate change is driving vast ecosystem change.

Duration:00:04:16