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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

Here is what scientists are doing to save Florida's coral reef before it's too late

11/29/2022
Florida's barrier reef has lost 95% of its coral over the last half-century. Researchers, activists and government agencies are working to restore the reefs and ensure their long-term survival.

Duration:00:07:20

The world's largest volcano is erupting for the first time since 1984

11/28/2022
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with volcanologist Wendy Stovall of the U.S. Geological Survey about the eruption of Mauna Loa in Hawaii.

Duration:00:02:05

Cities are losing trees — fast. But it's not too late to change that

11/26/2022
Scott Simon speaks with David Nowak, emeritus research forester at the U.S. Department of Agriculture about how many cities are losing trees.

Duration:00:04:12

High demand and prices for lithium send mines into overdrive

11/23/2022
Demand for batteries has sent lithium prices soaring. But building new mines is controversial and time-consuming. So existing mines are hitting overdrive and boosting production as much as they can.

Duration:00:07:49

In the strawberry fields of Spain, migrants from Africa work in hope of a better life

11/21/2022
Spain a prolific producer of strawberries, and the jurisdiction of Huelva is where 80% of the country's berries are grown, in an industry that is increasingly demanding.

Duration:00:12:03

In a win for local tribes, major dams along the Klamath River in Oregon will be removed

11/20/2022
Federal regulators have cleared the way for the removal of major dams along the Klamath River in Oregon. Local tribes and environmental groups have worked for decades to bring the dams down.

Duration:00:04:58

How Russia is weaponizing the Ukrainian winter

11/20/2022
Ukraine says Russia is using the cold as a weapon against Ukrainians, by targeting the country's ability to heat and power homes. Repair crews are struggling to restore power to damaged areas.

Duration:00:07:45

He started protesting about his middle school principal. Now he's taking on Big Oil

11/18/2022
This year, Chima Williams of Nigeria was a winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize for his activism, targeting Shell for an oil spill in his homeland. Here's how the case went.

Duration:00:04:24

Coping with climate change: Advice for kids — from kids

11/17/2022
Climate anxiety is on the rise in younger generations, as they face inheriting a hotter planet. Here's their advice on how to cope with those feelings.

Duration:00:07:38

What a lettuce farm in Senegal reveals about climate-driven migration in Africa

11/16/2022
People from all over West Africa come to Rufisque in western Senegal to labor in the lettuce fields – planting seeds and harvesting vegetables.

Duration:00:08:16

How Senegal's artists are changing the system with a mic and spray paint

11/15/2022
A cultural center in Senegal is creating a safe space where artists can use their platform to speak about climate change while also finding opportunities in the art and music scene.

Duration:00:08:15

FDA gives safety nod to 'no kill' meat, bringing it closer to sale in the U.S.

11/14/2022
The FDA has taken a first step towards green-lighting cultivated meat. The agency gave a safety nod to Upside Foods, which provided documentation to show their meat grown from animal cells is safe.

Duration:00:07:31

Al Gore says a new online platform curbs cheating from world's largest polluters

11/13/2022
NPR's Michel Martin talks to former Vice President Al Gore about his announcement at the UN Climate Conference, COP27, regarding the launch of the Climate TRACE website.

Duration:00:14:43

People smugglers keep trying to recruit this boat captain. He keeps refusing

11/13/2022
Years of captaining a boat have shaped Pape Dieye's calm and reassuring presence in Senegal. These qualities have also caught the eye of people hoping to make the dangerous journey to Europe.

Duration:00:08:20

Al Gore helped launch a global emissions tracker that keeps big polluters honest

11/13/2022
The online tool tracks power plants, oil refineries, large ships and other sources of greenhouse gases. Gore plans to expand the tracker to observe every major source of emissions.

Duration:00:14:47

A proposed lithium mine presents a climate versus environment conflict

11/12/2022
The U.S. wants to mine lithium for electric vehicle batteries to meet climate change goals. But residents near a proposed open-pit mine object.

Duration:00:04:06

Saint-Louis is being swallowed by the sea. Residents are bracing for a new reality

11/11/2022
The problem is as simple as it is devastating: the Atlantic Ocean is expanding into Senegal, and Saint-Louis is ground zero. Every year, the island loses a little bit of land to the sea.

Duration:00:11:57

Investors have trillions to fight climate change. Developing nations get little of it

11/9/2022
Private investment is crucial to addressing climate change. But a big barrier to private investment in developing countries is the perception that risks are higher than in industrialized nations.

Duration:00:03:58

Do wealthy countries owe poorer ones for climate change? One country wrote up a bill

11/7/2022
At global climate negotiations, developing countries say they're being devastated by a problem they didn't cause. So they're looking for compensation for the losses and damage from climate change.

Duration:00:03:54

Money will likely be the central tension in the U.N.'s COP27 climate negotiations

11/6/2022
Global efforts to limit climate change can't happen without more aid. Rich countries promised $100 billion to poorer ones to cope with global warming but seven years later, have yet to deliver.

Duration:00:04:11