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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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Episodes

In eastern Ukraine's coal fields, Russia's invasion sparks hopes of a comeback

7/6/2022
Ukraine's coal industry was in decline. Now miners find themselves in the middle of a war with Russia — and global demand for coal is rising.

Duration:00:06:42

A U.S. uranium mill is near this tribe. A study may reveal if it poses a health risk

7/6/2022
The Utah mill has long concerned a tribal community next door. They hope a new health study will answer their questions. "A lot of our people mysteriously started getting sick," a tribal member says.

Duration:00:04:18

In some places, swarms of drones have replaced Fourth of July fireworks

7/4/2022
Traditional Fourth of July fireworks displays are being replaced by large swarms of small drones with colored lights. It reduces wildfire risk, pollution and loud noises.

Duration:00:03:49

A provocative exhibit at NYC's Met Museum takes a new point of view

7/4/2022
The exhibit explores how Native Americans have used water. But it also points out how political water is.

Duration:00:03:58

The EPA prepares for its 'counterpunch' after the Supreme Court ruling

7/1/2022
The Supreme Court's ruling that curbs the power of the EPA will slow its ability to respond to the climate crisis, but "does not take the EPA out of the game," according to its administrator.

Duration:00:06:57

Shredded trees, dead dolphins and wildfires — how Russia's invasion is hurting nature

7/1/2022
The environmental impacts from Russia's invasion of Ukraine could be felt far longer than the war itself.

Duration:00:07:23

The effect the Supreme Court's climate decision may have

6/30/2022
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Environment Protection Agency does not have the authority to mandate carbon emissions reductions from existing power plants.

Duration:00:03:56

Supreme Court restricts the EPA's authority to mandate carbon emissions reductions

6/30/2022
The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency does not have the authority to mandate carbon emissions from existing power plants.

Duration:00:05:19

Floating in a rubber dinghy, a filmmaker documents the Indus River's water woes

6/28/2022
Pakistani filmmaker Wajahat Malik pulled together an expedition to raft down the 2,000-mile river. He hopes to reconnect people with the Indus, which is being threatened by overuse and climate change.

Duration:00:06:50

An Aquinnah Wampanoag elder is restoring some land to what it was before colonists

6/23/2022
On the island of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, members of the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe are trying to restore land to the way it looked, smelled and sounded pre-colonialism.

Duration:00:05:03

Think all bacteria are microscopic? Tell that to these centimeter-long monsters

6/23/2022
The largest bacteria known to science have been discovered in the Caribbean. They're visible to the naked eye and surprisingly complex.

Duration:00:02:23

How 'superworms' could help solve the trash crisis

6/23/2022
A new study from Australia shows that larvae of the darkling beetle can eat polystyrene — the material behind plastic foam.

Duration:00:02:55

The Supreme Court may issue a ruling that could hurt Biden's climate change plans

6/22/2022
The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a case that could limit the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to regulate climate-warming greenhouse gasses.

Duration:00:04:14

PFAS 'forever chemicals' are everywhere. Here's what you should know about them

6/22/2022
PFAS are all around us, so how do we navigate a world filled with harmful chemicals? We speak to an expert who guides us through what PFAS are, why they're a problem, and what can be done about them.

Duration:00:04:44

The human sensory experience is limited. Journey into the world that animals know

6/22/2022
In his new book, An Immense World, science writer Ed Yong explores the diversity of perception in the animal world — including echolocation, magnetic fields and ultraviolet vision.

Duration:00:44:04

Americans connect extreme heat and climate change to their health, a survey finds

6/22/2022
A new NPR survey shows 11% of Americans have experienced extreme heat in the past five years and had health problems stemming from a lack of air conditioning at home.

Duration:00:04:06

More than 900 people have reportedly been killed in an earthquake in Afghanistan

6/22/2022
The hardest hit areas were remote farming villages in the eastern Afghan province of Paktika. "All the village completely is destroyed," said one man, showing collapsed homes on a cell phone video.

Duration:00:02:41

You've likely been affected by climate change. Your long-term finances might be, too

6/21/2022
Most Americans have recently been affected by extreme weather and support efforts to protect against future disasters, a new survey finds. And many people suffer long-term financial problems.

Duration:00:04:26

Yellowstone floods highlight gaps in the government's infrastructure plan

6/20/2022
Historic floods in Yellowstone National Park raise questions about long-term government efforts to fix the nation's infrastructure and curb climate change.

Duration:00:04:02

Encore: A Hispanic community demands protection from pollutants

6/20/2022
A Hispanic community is demanding action from state regulators after enduring decades of pollution from a neighboring steel mill in Pueblo, Colorado.

Duration:00:04:28