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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

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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.

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254 Ratings
Average Ratings
219
17
8
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

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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.

Rank #1: 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 #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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 #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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Sobering Climate Risks / Note on Emerging Science: Hot Potato Blues / Beyond the Headlines / Exploring the Parks: Cactus and Snow in the Desert Sky Islands / BirdNote®: Ponderosa Pine Savanna / Horizon by Barry Lopez
If carbon emissions keep going up until 2030 it will be too late to avoid a 'hot house' Earth with a billion climate refugees starting in 2050, according to the Australia-based Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration. These researchers warn the climate is changing faster than politicians and the public are responding, and say interventions on a scale never before seen during peacetime are needed right now.

Also, Coronado National Forest, north of Tucson, Arizona is the latest subject of Living on Earth's occasional series on America's public lands. There's plenty of heat and cacti, of course - but also many species that you're more likely to find far north of the desert Southwest, and even enough snow for skiing! We take a trip to the remarkably diverse biomes of Arizona's Sky Islands, with a local biologist as our guide.

And in his new book Horizon, 30 years in the making, award-winning writer Barry Lopez asks: "Who is our navigator?" now, in this time of climate change and pervasive inequality.

Looking towards the horizon and more, in this episode of Living on Earth from PRI.

Jun 14 2019

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Rank #8: 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 #9: Ethane Crackers and Air Pollution, Coastal Living Boosts Mental Health, YouTubers Launch Tree Planting Campaign, and more

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Ethane Crackers Spark Pollution Concerns / BirdNote®: Red-Necked Phalaropes, Spinners On The Sea / Living Near The Coast Could Boost Mental Health / Oyster Shell Recycling / Nobel Prize in Chemistry Recognizes Lithium Battery Discoveries / Beyond the Headlines / 'Largest YouTube Collaboration Ever' Aims to Plant 20 Million Trees
A glut of cheap natural gas has petrochemical companies turning to ethane, a component of natural gas, to make plastic. But the process comes with massive carbon emissions and health concerns for host communities.

Also, the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry commemorates the work of three scientists who helped develop the lithium ion battery, which revolutionized electronics. We speak with one of those pioneering chemists.

And influencers on YouTube and other platforms are asking their billion subscribers to help plant 20 million trees.

"Team Trees" and more, in this episode of Living on Earth from PRI.

Oct 25 2019

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Rank #10: 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 #11: 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 #12: Re-wilding the English Countryside, Climate Migrant Caravans, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, and more

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Climate Migrant Caravans / The Place Where You Live: Anchorage, Alaska / Exploring the Parks: Sequoia and Kings Canyon / Confronting Climate Change Through Sound / Rewilding The English Countryside
The recent waves of migrant caravans coming from Central America have a link to climate change: many of the migrants are fleeing their homes in the wake of crop failures, the result of a massive drought that has lasted for five years.

Also, the constant onslaught of grim statistics about climate change may cause some people to shut down. Eco-acoustics could hold the key to drawing people back into a conversation about our changing climate.

And an experiment in "re-wilding" a farm in England brings ecological and financial benefits from sustainable hunting and ecotourism.

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

Aug 16 2019

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Rank #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: 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 #16: 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 #17: 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 #18: 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 #19: 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 #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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