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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

249 Ratings
Average Ratings
215
16
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: 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 #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: 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 #5: 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 #6: Youth Mental Health Problems From Pollution, Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast, The 2019 Fat Bear Week Champion, and more

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Youth Mental Health Problems From Pollution / Beyond the Headlines / Whistleblowers on Trump Science / The 2019 Fat Bear Week Champion / Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast
This week on the podcast, the type of air pollution known as PM 2.5 is all around us from the burning of fossil fuels, and it's linked to strokes and heart attacks. Now there is mounting evidence that it may also be harming the mental health of children by worsening depression, anxiety, suicidality and more.

Also, Jonathan Safran Foer's new book explores the opportunity that reducing our meat consumption presents for reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions.

And the 2019 Alaskan fat bear tournament is over and we have a winner! Fat Bear Week is a yearly competition organized by Katmai National Park and Preserve in southern Alaska to honor its fattest, and healthiest, brown bears.

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

Oct 11 2019

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Rank #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: Silencing Spring, Shipping Container Farms, Celebrating the Fattest Bears and more

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Silencing Spring / BirdNote®: Snowy Egrets - Killer Hats / Kids Versus the Climate Crisis / Fat Bear Week! / Beyond the Headlines / Container Farming in the City
Scientists have documented a staggering decline in North America's birds in recent decades. As many as 3 billion birds have disappeared since 1970, and grassland birds and shorebirds have been hit especially hard.

Also, Fat Bear Week is a yearly competition to celebrate the fattest, healthiest brown bears in Katmai National Park.

And modern industrial agriculture is a resource-intensive endeavor, requiring massive amounts of land, water, and energy. Some urban farmers are thinking outside the box by bringing their farms inside the box in the form of shipping containers.

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

Sep 27 2019

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Rank #10: 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 #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: 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 #16: 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 #17: 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 #18: Fracking and Your Health, Offsetting Your Carbon Footprint, "Hadestown" Sings of Climate Disruption, and more

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Fracking and Your Health / Beyond the Headlines / Exploring the Parks: Petrified Forest National Park / Offsetting Your Carbon Footprint / "Hadestown" Brings Climate Change To Broadway / Camels at the Henbury Craters / BirdNote®: House Sparrows' Dance
In this episode, fracking is a highly efficient method for extracting oil and gas locked up in shale rock, but it comes with environmental and health risks including birth defects, cancer, and asthma. A meta study lays out the evidence from more than 1700 studies, articles and reports.

Also, carbon-intensive activities like global air travel have been growing for decades. For those interested in reducing their carbon footprints, carbon offsets promise to mitigate the damage caused by flying and other emissions sources.

And Tony Award-winning musical "Hadestown" infuses themes like isolationism, exploitation of workers, and even climate change with New Orleans jazz, folk, and pop music.

All that and more, this week on Living on Earth from PRI.

Jul 19 2019

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Rank #19: Living on Earth: March 23, 2018

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FEMA Flood Maps Miss the Mark / Coastal Republicans Fight 'Drill, Baby, Drill' / Trouble Today for Ancient Fossils / Beyond the Headlines / A Waddle of Penguins / Stealing Dirt: A Thieving Penguin

Mar 23 2018

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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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