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Climate change is calling. The adaptors are responding. We want to introduce you to them, one story at a time.

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Assisting Evolution

12/17/2015
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Grist reporter Amelia Urry visits an Australian lab, where scientists are trying to grow coral that can survive in the future. And a farewell from Flora and Katherine.

Duration: 00:14:36


Imagine the Earthship [video]

12/3/2015
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Outside of Taos, NM, you'll find a community of people living in off-grid homes made of garbage. We visited them.

Michael Reynolds builds off-grid homes out of garbage. Meet the Earthship.

11/19/2015
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Michael Reynolds builds off-grid homes out of garbage. Meet the Earthship.

REBROADCAST: Yak Life

11/5/2015
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Wild yaks live on the roof of the world, a frosty high-elevation plateau north of the Himalayas. Conservation biologist Joel Berger, of the University of Montana and the Wildlife Conservation Society, wanted to find out how climate change might affect yaks, so he paid them a visit.

He Bought the Water

10/22/2015
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Reporter Ryan Bradley follows up on his quest to buy water.

Spore Power

10/8/2015
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When you hear "renewable energy," you think solar and wind. But what about spores? Columbia University's Ozgur Sahin explains.

Duration: 00:07:05


How We Measure the Earth Breathing

9/24/2015
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What do Algerian monks have to do with 400 parts per million? Reporter Jeff Delviscio investigates how we measure CO2 in the atmosphere.

Duration: 00:13:22


Dogs in the Forest

9/10/2015
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Dogs evolved in response to environmental changes tens of millions of years ago. Can that tell us anything about how animals might adapt to climate change today?

Duration: 00:06:27


Born in the Anthropocene

8/27/2015
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Jeremy and Charlie, 11 year old students, are worried about climate change. They say it's because their generation will be the one to bear the brunt of its effects.

Duration: 00:11:22


Fixing the Sky

8/13/2015
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Historian James Fleming talks about the surprising history of weather control and what past failures can tell us about today's geoengineering proposals.

Duration: 00:16:35


Let's Talk About Babies

7/16/2015
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Ethicist Travis Rieder thinks that it's time we talked about population.

Duration: 00:22:12


Cosmic Toilet

7/2/2015
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On the International Space Station, sewage, condensation and even sweat get recycled into potable water. We have the technology to recycle water on Earth, too, but we don't use it as often as we could -- mostly because we think it's gross.

Duration: 00:06:03


What Rats Really Think About Climate Change

6/4/2015
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We interviewed New York City rats to get their thoughts on climate change and whether humans will be able to adapt.

When Rats Inherit the Earth

5/18/2015
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If humans were to go extinct, what would the planet look like? One paleobiologist says the creatures most likely to take our place are rats.

How Water Is Bought and Sold

5/7/2015
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Reporter Ryan Bradley lives in California. Given the drought, he figured it'd be a good idea to buy some water rights. It was more complicated than he thought.

Climate Confessions

4/23/2015
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We asked for your stories of climate shame. You delivered.

Duration: 00:21:17


Yak Life

4/9/2015
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Wild yaks live on the roof of the world, a frosty high-elevation plateau north of the Himalayas. Biologist Joel Berger wanted to find out how climate change might affect yaks, so he paid them a visit.

Driving on Air

3/26/2015
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Why did a young Romanian inventor build an eco-friendly car made out of half a million LEGO pieces that runs on compressed air? Well, why not?

Future Fossils

3/12/2015
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We can imagine the deep past: full of mammoths and dinosaurs and climates very different from our own. But how are we supposed to imagine the future?

Duration: 00:03:49


A Star in New Jersey

2/25/2015
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In a fusion world, we'd generate unlimited clean energy from mini suns that we build all over Earth. Sound like a fairytale? Scientists at Princeton Plasma Physics Lab say we can get there -- if we can pay for it.

Duration: 00:04:58

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