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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

The new law meant to fix environmental injustices is far from equitable, critics say

8/17/2022
The White House is touting the Inflation Reduction Act as a major fix for environmental injustices. But many experts and grassroots anti-pollution groups say the bill is anything but equitable.

Duration:00:03:27

Moving cattle into the forest could help climate change, farmers and the livestock

8/17/2022
Most grazing animals spend their time in open pastures. But there is a movement to raise livestock in the forest to benefit animals and the environment.

Duration:00:03:48

How Georgia reduced heat-related high school football deaths

8/17/2022
Starting practice at the hottest time of year, football players face dangers from the heat. Georgia high school heat rules have turned the state into a national model.

Duration:00:04:06

Over the river from a Russian-occupied nuclear plant, a Ukrainian town fears a spill

8/16/2022
The small town of Nikopol, Ukraine, sits across the river from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Attacks are causing serious alarm for the community.

Duration:00:04:39

Why scientists have pumped a potent greenhouse gas into streams on public lands

8/15/2022
A 30-year, nationwide study of ecological changes — including the effects of climate warming — has been releasing a powerful greenhouse gas, and critics want it to stop.

Duration:00:04:38

3 ways the Inflation Reduction Act would pay you to help fight climate change

8/11/2022
Some of the Act's $369 billion in energy and climate spending aims to make it easier and cheaper for Americans to live more sustainably.

Duration:00:03:34

Some governors are turning voluntary land conservation into a culture war item

8/10/2022
Voluntary conservation is embraced by some farmers who get payments. But some governors are comparing Biden's new plan to up conservation goals to a government takeover.

Duration:00:04:39

A town is running out of drinking water after wildfire contaminates supply

8/9/2022
A town spared by New Mexico's biggest wildfire could run out of water in a few weeks because the fire contaminated its supply. The race is on for an expensive fix.

Duration:00:05:11

The tiger count in Nepal has tripled in recent years

8/7/2022
Nepal has announced the results of the latest national survey, and it's good news: 355 tigers now roam the Himalayan nation — nearly triple the number in recent years.

Duration:00:04:05

Deep sea mining could provide materials to help us quit fossil fuels — but at a cost

8/5/2022
Building everything necessary for fighting climate change is going require metal. There's plenty on the ocean floor. But extracting it is controversial because it involves deep sea mining.

Duration:00:04:07

Encore: Sprite ditches its iconic green bottle, but critics say it's not enough

8/4/2022
For decades, Sprite has come in green bottles, but the company says clear plastic is more easily recycled. Environmentalists say the issue is not the color but the single-use plastic.

Duration:00:02:46

Death toll of northern California's Mckinney Fire reaches 4

8/3/2022
The death toll in the McKinney Fire in northern California is now at four with authorities warning it could rise as firefighters across the baking West battle extreme heat and erratic winds.

Duration:00:03:32

Building wildfire-resistant homes can be affordable, new study shows

8/3/2022
Many communities are still rebuilding after wildfires in recent years, but few states require homes to be built with wildfire-resistant materials. A new study shows it's not as expensive as some say.

Duration:00:04:02

For Georgia to stay the 'peach state,' farmers are trying to adapt to climate change

8/2/2022
Georgia is known as the "peach state." But warming winters due to climate change mean fewer chill hours needed for fruit. Growers and horticulturists are now experimenting with new varieties to adapt.

Duration:00:04:17

Professional landscapers are reluctant to plug into electric mowers due to cost

7/30/2022
A heavy duty commercial electric mower with long-lasting batteries can cost nearly $30,000, more than three times what a comparable gas-powered machine sells for.

Duration:00:03:59

Behind this locked door is the white abalone's best chance of avoiding extinction

7/29/2022
Behind a black door and a sign that reads "Authorized Personnel Only" is a project that aims to bring the white abalone back from the brink of extinction.

Duration:00:04:25

Climate experts experience an odd sensation after the Manchin budget deal: optimism

7/29/2022
Democrats in Congress look ready to pass legislation with significant climate change elements that would push the country closer to President Biden's ambitious goals.

Duration:00:04:08

Congress Democrats appear ready to pass new legislation with focus on climate change

7/28/2022
Democrats in Congress look ready to pass new legislation with significant climate change elements that push the country closer to President Biden's goals.

Duration:00:04:08

Sprite ditches its iconic green bottle — but environmentalists say it's not enough

7/28/2022
For decades, the lemon-lime drink has come in green bottles — but clear plastic is more easily recycled, the company says. Environmentalists say the issue is not the color but the single-use plastic.

Duration:00:02:43

These hurricane flood maps reveal the climate future for Miami, NYC and D.C.

7/28/2022
National Hurricane Center data for Miami, Washington, D.C., and New York City show development happening in at-risk areas, even as climate change brings more frequent and intense storms.

Duration:00:06:31