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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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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

Truck makers lobby to weaken U.S. climate policies, report finds

12/8/2022
A new report finds that truck manufacturers and an industry trade group privately lobbied to weaken U.S. climate policies while publicly promoting zero-emissions trucks.

Duration:00:03:26

Rare good news from the Amazon: Gigantic fish are thriving again

12/7/2022
Conservationists say a sustainable fishing program has helped the recovery of the local pirarucu — which can be up to 10-feet long and weigh 450 pounds.

Duration:00:05:04

A UN biodiversity convention aims to slow humanity's 'war with nature'

12/7/2022
Delegates from nearly 200 countries are gathering in Canada to try to fix humanity's relationship with nature. The convention comes during an emerging extinction crisis.

Duration:00:03:45

The U.S. wants to slash carbon emissions from power plants. Natural gas is in the way

12/5/2022
Despite climate targets set by the Biden administration and corporate executives, the U.S. is still building new natural gas plants that threaten to cause greenhouse gas emissions for decades to come.

Duration:00:03:51

Electricity companies throw a wrench in Biden's plans to eliminate greenhouse gases

12/5/2022
Energy companies continue to build fossil fuel plants that will be in use for decades, even as President Biden pledges a renewable energy future.

Duration:00:03:51

UN biodiversity conference offers a chance to manage pressing ecological destruction

12/4/2022
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, the executive secretary of the United Nation's Convention on Biological Diversity.

Duration:00:05:34

Conservation efforts have brought back an endangered species of fish in the Amazon

12/3/2022
The pirarucu, the giant fish of the Amazon, was an endangered species. Due to conservation efforts, it's making a comeback.

Duration:00:05:05

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