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Living on Earth is a weekly news and information program from PRI about the world's changing environment, ecology, and human health. If there's something new about global warming, climate change, environmental politics or environmental quality and human health, you can count on Host Steve Curwood and the LOE public radio news team to keep you up to date with fair and accurate coverage.

Living on Earth is a weekly news and information program from PRI about the world's changing environment, ecology, and human health. If there's something new about global warming, climate change, environmental politics or environmental quality and human health, you can count on Host Steve Curwood and the LOE public radio news team to keep you up to date with fair and accurate coverage.
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Living on Earth is a weekly news and information program from PRI about the world's changing environment, ecology, and human health. If there's something new about global warming, climate change, environmental politics or environmental quality and human health, you can count on Host Steve Curwood and the LOE public radio news team to keep you up to date with fair and accurate coverage.

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Episodes

Vanishing Insects, The Hidden Life of Trees, and more

8/17/2018
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Flying Insects Crash / Emerging Science Note: Brazilian Peppertree / Trees On the Move / The Early Bird Breeds Fast / Baby Tern Goes Exploring / The Hidden Life of Trees / The Place Where You Live: Bear Creek, WI and St. Paul, MN Flying insects may plague us in the summer, but they're vital food sources for birds and bats, and they pollinate most of our crops. Yet 75% of them have vanished in the last quarter-century, with potentially disastrous consequences. Also, the big old oak in your...

Duration:00:50:52

Greening the Military, India's Solar Revolution, and more

8/10/2018
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Greening the Military / Solar Eclipsing Coal in Jobs / India's Renewable Energy Revolution / Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right Renewable energy to the rescue: In the U.S. military, hybrid vehicles and innovations like 'solar blankets' can improve operations, and even save the lives of soldiers. Also, in the U.S., coal still produces far more energy than solar. But solar already employs twice as many people as the coal industry does, and some former coal...

Duration:00:50:44

'Ghost' Particles, Green Campuses and more

8/3/2018
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Global Warming to Worsen Southern Poverty / BirdNote: When the Amazon Floods / Linking Fracking and Radon / 100% Sun Power for Hampshire College / Fossil Fuel Freedom Fighters / Science Note: Nanowire Battery Breakthrough / The Telescope in the Ice: The Hunt for the Ghost Particle A new generation of nature writers is coming of age in America, and grappling with the loss of the pristine landscapes their parents and grandparents enjoyed. Also, rising radon levels in Pennsylvania homes have...

Duration:00:50:55

Living on Earth: July 27, 2018

7/27/2018
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GOP Global Warming Gases Tax | What The Osprey Overheard: Mark Seth Lender | LED Impacts On Wildlife | Meet The Rare, Shy, and Hungry Humboldt Marten | Science Note: A Moonshot To Save Rhinos | DNA Technology For Rhino Protection | US Tries To Boost Infant Formula A new GOP carbon tax bill promises to fight climate change with a “tax swap” that would fund infrastructure and climate adaptation strategies. Also, LED lights are energy-efficient, but they could be harming wildlife by leading...

Duration:00:50:25

Living on Earth: July 20, 2018

7/20/2018
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FEMA Unprepared To Help Puerto Rico | Repairing Puerto Rico’s Corals | Combat Divers Restore Ocean Health | Beyond the Headlines | CRISPR Gene Tool Could Pinpoint Resilient Corals FEMA admits it failed to adequately prepare for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, a disaster that cost thousands of human lives. Maria devastated coral communities, too, so locals and combat diving veterans are coming to the rescue by putting healthy fragments back in place. And as rising temperatures threaten...

Duration:00:50:31

Living on Earth: July 13, 2018

7/13/2018
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Pruitt Out, Wheeler In | Fracking On The Rachel Carson Trail | Judge Kavanaugh & Environmental Protection | Beyond The Headlines | BirdNote: Sparrow Sing In Arizona Monsoon | Hospital Farming For Better Health | The Place Where You Live: Anchorage, Alaska Scott Pruitt is gone and his deputy and former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler, now acting administrator at the EPA, is expected to carry on Mr. Pruitt’s legacy of regulatory rollbacks. Change is also coming to the US Supreme Court , as...

Duration:00:50:51

Living on Earth: July 6, 2018

7/6/2018
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Conservatives Join Climate Agenda | Beyond The Headlines | The Tide Keeps Rising | Ozone-destroying Chemicals Make A Comeback | An American Eden: The Lost Garden Underneath Rockefeller Center | Mark Seth Lender: Tern About As America celebrated Independence Day, we looked back to the legacy of the generation that followed the “founding fathers,” and the pioneering physician who founded America’s first botanical garden in the heart of what’s now Rockefeller Center. Also, a bipartisan carbon...

Duration:00:51:02

Living on Earth: June 29, 2018

6/29/2018
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Farm Bills Tough on Conservation And Food Stamps | US Relies On Imported Organic Foods | Climate Will Drive Corn Crop Failure | Beyond The Headlines | Central America’s Climate Refugees | Audio PostCard: Sounds of São Paulo, Brazil Families say they are migrating from Central America in part because they are feeling climate disruption right now with disastrous storms and searing droughts. And in this episode, we also focus on food. Congress is slashing farm conservation measures and US...

Duration:00:50:57

Living on Earth: June 22, 2018

6/22/2018
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Seas Rising Faster With Antarctic Melt | Boston’s Rising Tide | Humpback Whales Rebound | Beyond The Headlines | The Last Lobster In this episode, we delve into Antarctica’s rapid ice loss, which is three times what it was just a decade ago thanks to warmer ocean temperatures that eat away at the icy continent from below. These same warmer waters are also increasing access to food for humpback whales, and their population is booming thanks in part to conservation efforts. But the humpback...

Duration:00:50:41

Living on Earth: June 15, 2018

6/15/2018
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Tough Climate at the G7 | Canada Buys Tar Sands Pipeline | EPA Dilutes Toxics Law | Beyond the Headlines | BirdNote: Exquisite Thrush Song | Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America | Audio Postcard: A Fisherman Rigging Bait on Nantucket In this episode, we discuss President Trump’s refusal to join America’s closest allies in discussions to advance the Paris Climate Agreement at the G7 Summit. The Trump Administration is also narrowing regulation of toxic chemicals, even though...

Duration:00:50:58

Living on Earth: June 8, 2018

6/8/2018
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Zero Carbon Nuclear Boost For New Jersey | Beyond the Headlines | BirdNote®: Roseate Spoonbill: Hot Pink | Toxic Black Hair Products | Former EPA Chief Gina McCarthy Launches Center for Climate, Health and the Environment At Harvard In this episode, we connect some dots between environmental factors and public health. Black women may be far more exposed than white women to chemicals that disrupt the body's hormone system, research shows. These chemicals can be found in 50% of hair care...

Duration:00:50:41

Living on Earth: June 1, 2018

6/1/2018
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Islands that were once paradise are turning into places of peril, threatened by rising seas and intense hurricanes. This week we discuss Puerto Rico's high mortality in the wake of Hurricane Maria; a new study estimates thousands died as a result of the island's devastated infrastructure, which delayed medical services and cut off access to clean water and electricity. Meanwhile, on the other side of our blue planet, kids as young as age nine share what it's like to see their beloved...

Duration:00:50:56

Living on Earth: May 25, 2018

5/25/2018
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Alaska Acts on Climate / The Most Toxic Town in America / Beyond the Headlines / No Refuge in Wildlife Refuges / Copperheads at Shawangunk / Free the Beaches: Desegregating America’s Shoreline

Duration:00:50:53

Living on Earth: May 18, 2018

5/18/2018
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FDA Scientist Finds Weed Killer on Many Foods / Beyond the Headlines / Cool Fix for a Hot Planet: Storing CO2 in Rocks / UN Climate Talks Gear Up for December / BirdNote®: Dippers on the Elwha / Nepal’s Threatened Wetlands / Saving Kerala's Fresh Water

Duration:00:50:54

Living on Earth: May 11, 2018

5/11/2018
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The Koch Brothers & Trump / Beyond the Headlines / Alaska Youth Sue to Fight Climate Change / Pesticide Peril in Paradise

Duration:00:50:35

Living on Earth: May 4, 2018

5/4/2018
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Late Spring Imperils Birds / Beyond the Headlines / Champions for Children and Corals / BirdNote®: Whooping Cranes / Kerala’s Ambitious Organic Pledge

Duration:00:50:53

Living on Earth: April 27, 2018

4/27/2018
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Pruitt Under Fire On Capitol Hill / Beyond the Headlines / Sea Urchins Eat Rocks / Wasting a Wetland With Trash Ash / American Bittern: Master of Camouflage / Goldman Prize Winners Block Secret Nuclear Plant Deal

Duration:00:50:50

Living on Earth: April 20, 2018

4/20/2018
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The Amazon as Legal Person / Ancient Wisdom for Earth Day / Beyond The Headlines / The Green Berkeley Hills – The Place Where You Live / Valve-Turning Protestors / A Pipeline Eco Engineer Protests

Duration:00:51:16