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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 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

Cleaning a great floating garbage patch the size of Texas

7/27/2022
The Kwai, a 140-foot cargo ship, just made a 45-day round trip from Hawaii and back. It's load? About 96 tons of trash from a floating garbage patch the size of Texas.

Duration:00:02:17

Hundreds in northern Arizona are facing flooding

7/26/2022
Arizona is experiencing its worst drought in 1,200 years, but in one place there's too much water. Hundreds of homes in Flagstaff are threatened by brief monsoon thunderstorms on wildfire burn scars.

Duration:00:03:25

Outfitting cows with GPS trackers could be good for ranchers and prairie birds

7/25/2022
In Kansas, some cattle are now wearing GPS trackers. It's part of a plan to see if invisible fences can help ranchers grow healthy grass while also protecting disappearing prairie birds.

Duration:00:04:09

Monarch butterflies have been declared endangered. What can we do to save them?

7/24/2022
Ayesha Rascoe speaks with conservation biologist Karen Oberhauser about why the migratory monarch butterfly was just declared endangered, and what can be done in response.

Duration:00:04:50

I went seaweed foraging for the first time and hit the mother lode

7/24/2022
Foraging has grown into a movement over the last few years, including from your local ocean where it's now peak seaweed season. I went to see what the excitement was about.

Duration:00:04:18

Climate change is making extreme heat around the world more common

7/22/2022
Extreme heat is gripping countries around the world. Host Ailsa Chang talks with NPR reporters in China, the U.K. and the U.S. about what they're seeing and how governments are responding.

Duration:00:08:28

California's water restrictions aren't impacting people equally

7/21/2022
California cities are tightening water restrictions as the state's drought drags on. While some neighborhoods are turning into landscaping graveyards, others are as lush as they've ever been.

Duration:00:04:16

British company creates the first PVC-free vinyl record

7/21/2022
Evolution Music says it created the world's first bio-plastic vinyl record made from sugar and starches. This material allows people to enjoy their favorite artists without worrying about toxic waste.

Duration:00:00:45