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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

Des Moines, Iowa, is in a stinky situation

12/5/2021
Ayesha Rascoe asks Des Moines city official SuAnn Donovan about an ongoing battle against bad odors in the city's downtown.

Duration:00:04:29

There is an environmental impact each time you hit 'buy now'. Here's an alternative

12/5/2021
Overconsumption from the holiday shopping season can have negative an environmental impact. But there are ways to make gift giving more sustainable.

Duration:00:14:13

How nuclear power figures into a green energy future

12/4/2021
NPR's David Folkenflik speaks with former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz about the role of nuclear power in a green energy future.

Duration:00:06:43

Reduce, reuse, recycle is getting a fourth R: Recirculation

12/4/2021
A fourth "R" is being added to "reduce, reuse and recycle": Recirculation. Instead of recycling old products, a non-profit in North Carolina is recirculating used to-go food containers and bottles.

Duration:00:05:45

Why Orcas have been lingering longer in the Arctic

12/3/2021
Orcas are lingering longer in the Arctic Ocean, as sea ice there shrinks. The whales often travel to access varieties of prey, but it's likely there are now more hunting opportunities in the Arctic.

Duration:00:02:57

Cities are buying people's flood-prone homes, altering neighborhoods in the process

12/3/2021
Across the country, cities are paying people to leave flood-prone homes, then tearing down the houses to keep the space open. But fixing one problem can create another for the people left behind.

Duration:00:05:06

Bob Inglis: How I changed my mind about climate change

12/3/2021
Former GOP congressman Bob Inglis used to believe climate change wasn't real. But after a candid conversation with his children and a hard look at the evidence, he began to change his mind.

Duration:00:12:59

These Portuguese kids are suing 33 European countries to force them to cut emissions

12/2/2021
Adults "can see us as serious or they can see us as a joke," one of the kids says. "A lawsuit is not a joke," her brother adds. The European Court of Human Rights has fast-tracked their 2020 lawsuit.

Duration:00:04:44

Report says fixing plastics' pollution in the oceans requires a new approach

12/2/2021
Millions of tons of plastic waste end up in the ocean every year. Scientists are calling on the federal government to come up with a comprehensive policy to stop it.

Duration:00:02:58

Shipping industry is pressured to cut pollution caused by merchant fleet

12/1/2021
The global shipping industry is coming under increasing pressure to cut the pollution created by the world's merchant fleet. The effort to reduce ship emissions isn't going well.

Duration:00:04:27

What's the environmental impact each time we hit 'buy now,' and can we change course?

11/30/2021
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with author J.B. MacKinnon about the impact of American consumerism on the environment, and how pulling back could positively affect the planet.

Duration:00:08:43

Climate change is blamed for dramatic flooding in British Columbia

11/30/2021
British Columbia, devastated by wildfires last summer, is now coping with severe flooding — both dramatic examples of the impact of climate change.

Duration:00:04:52

Invasive green crabs are threatening local species. The solution? Eat them

11/27/2021
Invasive green crabs are harming habitats in the pacific northwest. A solution? Researchers say catch 'em and eat 'em. Scott Simon talks with marine scientist Shon Schooler.

Duration:00:04:43

The butterflies are back! Annual migration of monarchs shows highest numbers in years

11/26/2021
The annual winter monarch butterfly migration, which has seen steep declines in recent years, seems to be making a comeback. Biologists are encouraged and confused by the trend.

Duration:00:00:07

Canada taps into strategic reserves to deal with massive shortage ... of maple syrup

11/25/2021
While high gas prices have pushed President Biden to tap into the US's strategic oil reserves, America's neighbor to the north is also dealing with a shortage of another so-called "liquid gold".

Duration:00:00:01

A famously far-ranging gray wolf is found dead in Southern California

11/24/2021
The Oregon-born gray wolf gained a following this year when it became the first to travel to Southern California in a century. Wildlife officials say it appears to have been struck by a vehicle.

Duration:00:04:26

Intense wildfires have killed up to 1/5 of the earth's largest trees

11/20/2021
Recent wildfires in California have highlighted the fragility of giant sequoias. The National Park Service says many were killed or badly hurt earlier this year during a blaze.

Duration:00:00:05

Climate change is making it harder to provide clean drinking water in farm country

11/20/2021
The largest water utility in Iowa is sounding alarms that it won't be able to keep up with cleaning the water for more than 600,000 customers as extreme weather swings become more common.

Duration:00:00:06

As a sea of lava destroys livelihoods on La Palma, it also offers a lifeline

11/19/2021
The lava and ash the Cumbre Vieja volcano has spewed for two months have consumed homes and forced thousands to flee. However, the rock formed by the lava will ultimately save the island from the sea.

Duration:00:07:14

Amazon birds are shrinking as the climate warms, prompting warning from scientists

11/15/2021
A new study examined 77 bird species in the Amazon over a 40-year period. It found they were rapidly evolving due to rising temperatures because smaller birds shed heat more efficiently.

Duration:00:03:20