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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

2 groups plan to focus on carbon credits from urban forests

10/5/2022
A Seattle nonprofit recently got some of the highest prices ever for carbon credits from urban forests. (Story first aired on All Things Considered on Oct. 4, 2022.)

Two groups want to put focus on carbon credits from urban forests

10/4/2022
Carbon credits for urban forests by a Seattle nonprofit recently got some of the highest prices ever. The buyer hopes it's the start of a new marketplace that will fetch more from smaller projects.

Duration:00:04:01

Meet the California farmers awash in Colorado River water, even in a drought

10/4/2022
A single irrigation district in California, along the Mexican border, takes more water from the Colorado River than all of Arizona and Nevada. It's under pressure to use less.

Duration:00:05:32

EPA creates new office to advance environmental justice initiatives

10/3/2022
Forty years after Warren County, N.C., residents marched to a landfill to try to stop dump trucks, the EPA is creating a new office charged with advancing environmental justice.

Duration:00:03:55

A public payphone in China began ringing and ringing. Who was calling?

10/3/2022
It started in July. The callers live in Gourd Island, and they were hoping to share an important message that they say was being ignored by their local authorities.

Duration:00:05:06

Tribes are pushing to play a larger role in water-sharing agreements

10/2/2022
Tribes hold twenty percent of the Colorado River's water rights, but historically have been excluded from the agreements that govern it. They're now pushing to play a larger role in talks.

Duration:00:04:55

Brazil's election could determine the fate of the Amazon after surging deforestation

10/1/2022
Under President Jair Bolsonaro, who is running for reelection in Sunday's vote, forest clearing and wildfires have surged in the Amazon.

Duration:00:06:22

The fate of the Amazon rainforest may rest on the results of Brazil's vote on Sunday

9/30/2022
After record deforestation and environmental deregulation in the past few years, the result of the Brazilian election could very well determine the fate of the Amazon rainforest.

Duration:00:05:00

In a bio-engineered dystopia, 'Vesper' finds seeds of hope

9/30/2022
In the sci-fi drama Vesper, the title character is a 13 year old bio-hacker who lives in a future where humankind has wiped out all edible plants.

Duration:00:03:32

The Colorado River water shortage is forcing tough choices in 7 states

9/29/2022
Forty million people rely on the river. ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten says that water scarcity in the West hasn't been recognized as the national emergency that it is.

Duration:00:37:35

Climate change makes storms like Ian more common

9/29/2022
Abnormally hot water in the Gulf of Mexico helped Hurricane Ian gain strength. Rapidly intensifying major hurricanes are more likely as the Earth gets hotter.

Duration:00:04:43

Amid an energy crisis, Germany turns to the world's dirtiest fossil fuel

9/27/2022
Coal-fired power plants across Germany were scheduled to be shut down by the end of the year. But with Russia cutting gas deliveries, Germany is turning to coal.

In Chile's desert lie vast reserves of lithium — key for electric car batteries

9/24/2022
Chile is part of a South American region known as the "lithium triangle," where miners are trying to meet skyrocketing demand for the material.

Duration:00:05:13

Global leaders meet in Pittsburgh for climate talks

9/23/2022
Officials from around the world are meeting in Pittsburgh to discuss global climate change efforts. The event comes as leaders prepare to meet this fall for the next U.N. climate summit in Egypt.

Duration:00:03:41

Extreme heat, flooding and wildfires: How climate change supercharged the weather

9/22/2022
Washington Post reporter Brady Dennis warns our aging infrastructure systems weren't built to withstand the stresses of climate change: "There is a certain amount of suffering that we can't avoid."

Duration:00:43:46

Where the Colorado River crisis is hitting home

9/22/2022
A reckoning has come for cities and farms in the desert Southwest that were built to rely on the Colorado River.

Duration:00:07:15

Encore: Apache tribes in Arizona are leading the way in saving Emory oak trees

9/21/2022
As Emory oak trees in parts of Arizona disappear, members of several Apache tribes are working on a collaborative plan with the U.S. Forest Service and researchers to preserve them.

Duration:00:04:13

States dependent on Colorado River wonder if desalination could help the water supply

9/21/2022
Severe drought has states dependent on the Colorado River looking at alternatives. Desalinating seawater may be a viable supplement to some areas, but likely can't fix much of the river's deficit.

Duration:00:04:22

As demand for electric cars grows, Chileans face the effects of lithium mining

9/17/2022
The South American country of Chile has become a center of lithium mining, which has boomed as demand for electric car batteries has risen. But what are the environmental costs?

Duration:00:05:09

Wildlife conservation tends to save charismatic species. That may be about to change

9/12/2022
Bald eagles have soared back from the brink. Grizzly bear numbers are rebounding. But thousands of less charismatic species are competing for scarce conservation resources in the United States.

Duration:00:04:24