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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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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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Premier environmental podcast version of the premier environmental radio show

By M Isles - Jan 19 2019
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Premier environmental podcast version of the premier environmental radio show

Wonderful podcast

By Rodney Amadeus Anonymous - Oct 01 2018
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Hosts let their expert guests do most of the talking. Guests are insightful and engaging.

iTunes Ratings

266 Ratings
Average Ratings
229
18
9
4
6

Premier environmental podcast version of the premier environmental radio show

By M Isles - Jan 19 2019
Read more
Premier environmental podcast version of the premier environmental radio show

Wonderful podcast

By Rodney Amadeus Anonymous - Oct 01 2018
Read more
Hosts let their expert guests do most of the talking. Guests are insightful and engaging.
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Living on Earth

Latest release on Feb 21, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Reviving Local Food in Puerto Rico, The Tangled Tree of Life, and more

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Billion Dollar Losses Related to Roundup / Beyond the Headlines / Birdnote®: The Cuban Tody, A Caribbean Jewel / Rebuilding Puerto Rico's Battered Farms / The Tangled Tree
Even before Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico imported nearly all of its food. Now, as locals rebuild their lives, an agricultural revival is bringing fresh fruits and veggies back to the island.

Also, Bayer faces billions of dollars in potential court damages, after a jury finds Bayer-owned Monsanto knowingly sold a cancer-causing herbicides without warning consumers.

And a discussion with science writer David Quammen on how new discoveries go beyond Darwin's "tree of life".

New secrets of life and more, in this episode of Living on Earth from PRI.

Sep 28 2018

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Rank #2: Living on Earth: October 6, 2017

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Power to Puerto Rico: Resilient, Renewable Microgrids / Climate Change Farming / Global Warming Threatens Nutrition / BirdNote: Black-footed Albatrosses / Tamed and Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind

Oct 06 2017

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Rank #3: Living on Earth: January 19, 2018

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Migratory Bird Protections Under Fire / Beyond the Headlines / Making a Bird List and Checking It Twice / Babysitting Arctic Terns / Year of the Bird / BirdNote®: Help Screech-Owls Find Homes

Jan 19 2018

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Rank #4: More Organic Less Cancer, Gaza Water Crisis, Climate Activists Acquitted and more

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More Organics, Less Cancer / Beyond The Headlines / Gaza Water Crisis / Acquitted For Climate Convictions / BirdNote®: Saw-whet Owls Hoot And Hoot
A major study finds a significant reduction in the risk of cancer among high consumers of organic food.

Also, in the Gaza Strip, where every three out of four people are refugees, clean water is scarce, and there's a worsening health crisis for Gaza's children.

And two recently acquitted protestors who temporarily shut down oil pipelines call for more civil disobedience, saying time is running out to save a livable climate.

Fighting cancer, climate apathy and more, in this installment of Living on Earth from PRI.

Oct 26 2018

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Rank #5: An Earth Day Checkup, Exploring The Parks: Aniakchak, Exxon Climate Risk Lawsuit, and more

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Exxon Sued Over Climate Risks of Storage / Beyond The Headlines / Earth Day Checkup / BirdNote®: What's Your State Bird? / Prepping for the City Nature Challenge / Exploring the Parks: Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve
Since the first Earth Day in 1970, much has been done to clean up our air and water, here in the U.S. and elsewhere. But the world now faces the imminent threats of climate change and biodiversity loss, with a long way to go on curbing carbon emissions.

Also, our newest installment in Living on Earth's series exploring America's public lands takes us to the grizzlies and volcanism of Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve, deep in the remote Alaskan wilderness.

And as sea level rise and intensifying storms put coastal ecosystems, communities, and industrial facilities at risk, ExxonMobil faces a lawsuit over the alleged vulnerability of the company's Boston Harbor storage facility to climate disruption.

All that and more, in this episode of Living on Earth from PRI.

Apr 19 2019

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Rank #6: Living on Earth: March 17, 2017

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Environmental Protection on the Chopping Block / Inoculating the Mind from Climate Misinformation / BirdNote: Swallows of Capistrano / Gov. Perry Takes Over the Energy Dept / Lessons From Mexico About the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Mar 17 2017

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Rank #7: Living on Earth: February 28, 2014

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Bad Air inTexas from Fracking Boom / Colorado Reins in Fracking Air Pollution / Protecting the Amazon, Preserving Culture / Beyond the Headlines / Hunting For (and By) Polar Bears / Bald Eagle Hatchling on Webcam / Oregon Minnow Thriving and No Longer Endangered / Poor Science? Gray Wolf to Lose Federal Protection / Winter Wolf Song

Feb 28 2014

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Rank #8: Living on Earth: January 5, 2018

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Feds OK Wilderness Mining Lease / Heat Drives Migration / African Dams Dry Up Wetlands & Local Jobs / BirdNote®: Dawn 'Round the World / Safer Solutions for Hungry Wolves -- Emerging Science Note / The Headlines & Beyond Previews 2018 / Sounds of Winter

Jan 05 2018

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Rank #9: Living on Earth: August 4, 2017

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Boston in a Warmer World / Big Plans For and Against Big Oil / BirdNote: Steller's Birds / Land On Fire

Aug 04 2017

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Rank #10: Living on Earth: January 13, 2017

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Yes, It's Getting Hotter / Beyond The Headlines / Coal Country Wants to Believe Trump / Dark Side of Obama's Climate Legacy: $$ For Overseas Coal Gas & Oil / BirdNote: Whistling Birds / Missing Granny the Whale

Jan 13 2017

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Rank #11: Living on Earth: September 2, 2016

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Climate Disruption Fuels Stronger Storms / Gulf Oil Leases Spark Outcry But Little Revenue / Linking Fracking and Radon / Science Note: A Parasite Setback / Beyond The Headlines / BirdNote: The Zone-tailed Hawk / Your Brain On Parasites

Sep 02 2016

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Rank #12: Living on Earth: November 13, 2015

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The Climate Movement Post Keystone / A Demand for a Green Transition / Infrared Technology To Cool Buildings / Big Battery Breakthrough / Beyond the Headlines / Building a Better Honeybee / The Beekeepers of Ancient Egypt

Nov 13 2015

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Rank #13: Living on Earth: May 12, 2017

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Trump Admin Fires Key Science Advisors / Senate Saves Methane Rule / Big Plans For and Against Big Oil / BirdNote: Just Whose Ducklings Are Those? / The Charm and Mystery of 'Steve' / The Place Where You Live: Chadron, Nebraska

May 12 2017

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Rank #14: Bunnies, Bears, and Snails: Stories for the Solstice

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Smeagull the Seagull: A True Story / Sammy Snail and the Graneers / Native American Winter Stories
Winter is a time for gathering together and celebrating the rich human tradition of storytelling. Sharing Native stories handed down for thousands of years, as well as much younger stories that appeal to young and old alike, brings us together at the Northern Hemisphere's darkest time of the year. And this tradition can also bring us closer to the creatures we share our Earth with, from seagulls to paper wasps.

A winter storytelling special, in this episode of Living on Earth from PRX.

Dec 20 2019

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Rank #15: Living on Earth: February 26, 2016

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El Niño Brings Hunger Emergency / Drought and African Wildlife / U.S. Climate-Changing Emissions Drastically Underestimated / Proposed Rules to Curb Methane Leaks / BirdNote: Early Bird Gets the Nesting Site / Beyond the Headlines / Fungal Diseases Surge, Threatening Species Around the World / Microbes Fight Fungal Disease in Frogs

Feb 26 2016

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Rank #16: Living on Earth: January 22, 2016

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Flint's Drinking Water Disaster / El Niño on a Warming Planet / Beyond the Headlines / The End of Night / Conserving the Dark

Jan 22 2016

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Rank #17: Fighting Fire with Fire, Healthy People Equal Healthy Forests, Pope Hosts Amazon Synod, and more

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Fighting Fire with Prescribed Fire / Beyond the Headlines / Note on Emerging Science: Deforestation and Malaria / Healthy People Equal Healthy Forests / BirdNote®: Green Birds and Brown Birds in the Tropical Rainforest / Pope Hosts Amazon Synod
For many of those living in and near tropical forests, one of the only ways to get cash to pay for healthcare is by logging. Now the nonprofit Health in Harmony is providing healthcare that patients can pay for with seedlings or manure.

Also, Pope Francis recently called the bishops of the Amazon to Rome for a synod bringing them together with lay members of the indigenous community to discuss human rights, climate change and deforestation.

And a century of fire suppression has turned much of the West into a tinderbox. Prescribed fire could help bring nature back in balance, but it's currently far more common in the Southeast than in the West, where it's sorely needed.

All that and more, in this episode of Living on Earth from PRI.

Nov 01 2019

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Rank #18: 10K Farmers Want a Green New Deal, The Economic Value of the National Parks, Exploring the Parks: Great Smoky Mountains, and more

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10,000 Farmers Want a Green New Deal / BirdNote®: Who Likes Suet? / Beyond the Headlines / The Economic Value of the National Parks / Exploring the Parks: Great Smoky Mountains / Arctic Fox Hunting
More than 10,000 farmers and ranchers from across the country have signed on to a letter that urges Congress to support a Green New Deal. They're asking for a massive overhaul of food and farming policy in order to address the climate crisis while providing economic security for independent family farms.

Also, the National Parks have been famously called "America's Best Idea," but they may also be "America's Best Investment", thanks to the valuable services they provide such as recreation, carbon storage, and educational programs.

And the latest in Living on Earth's series on public lands takes us to the most remote spot in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a biodiversity hotspot.

Exploring the parks and more, in this episode of Living on Earth from PRI.

Oct 18 2019

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Rank #19: A 2020 Climate Change Candidate for President, Heat Wave Kills Nature Down Under, The Challenges of Eminent Domain and more

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Inslee's Climate-focused White House Bid / Heat Wave Scorches Nature Down Under / BirdNote®: Palm Cockatoo Gets The Girl / Beyond the Headlines / Eminent Domain and the Landowners Who Wouldn't Back Down
Washington Governor Jay Inslee hasn't yet officially announced his candidacy in the 2020 presidential campaign, but he's working to position himself as the climate candidate if he does run. Gov. Inslee joins Living on Earth to discuss pairing economic prosperity with environmental policy.

Also, Australia's plants and animals evolved to withstand a hot climate, but the recent extreme heat is far from normal. In recent weeks about a third of the bat population has died and water sources are becoming oxygen-depleted.

And pipelines, highways, railroads and high-voltage transmission lines tend to require long paths across the landscape. When the government exerts its eminent domain powers, farms and even suburban neighborhoods can be caught in the middle.

The residents who fight back and more, in this episode of Living on Earth from PRI.

Feb 01 2019

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Rank #20: Living on Earth: February 21, 2014

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Kerry: Climate is WMD / Keystone Ruling / Fluoride and Other Chemical Risks / Microbeads in the Great Lakes / Beyond the Headlines / Saving Monarchs / The Sixth Extinction

Feb 21 2014

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