Living On Earth

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Hosted by Steve Curwood, the award-winning environmental news program "Living on Earth" delves into the leading issues affecting the world we inhabit.

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Hosted by Steve Curwood, the award-winning environmental news program "Living on Earth" delves into the leading issues affecting the world we inhabit. As the population continues to rise and the management of the earth's resources becomes even more critical, "Living on Earth" examines the issues facing our increasingly interdependent world. "Living on Earth" presents riveting features and commentary on everything from culture, economics and technology to health, law, food and transportation. It covers topics from the small challenges of everyday life to the future state of the environment and the health and well-being of the world's inhabitants. Curwood and company draw from an impressive array of experts, commentators and journalists, including Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of New York's Hayden Planetarium; Mark Hertsgaard, author of "Earth Odyssey"; Janet Raloff of "Science News"; author Sy Montgomery; and award-winning producer Terry Fitzpatrick. "Living on Earth" is a truly compelling hour of radio journalism. Hide full description

Hosted by Steve Curwood, the award-winning environmental news program "Living on Earth" delves into the leading issues affecting the world we inhabit. As the population continues to rise and the management of the earth's resources becomes even more critical, "Living on Earth" examines the issues facing our increasingly interdependent world. "Living on Earth" presents riveting features and commentary on everything from culture, economics and technology to health, law, food and transportation. It covers topics from the small challenges of everyday life to the future state of the environment and the health and well-being of the world's inhabitants. Curwood and company draw from an impressive array of experts, commentators and journalists, including Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of New... Show full description


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The births of at least 11 North Atlantic Right Whales this season is a bright spot for a species on the brink of extinction. And safer lobstering g...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Sixteen municipalities in Puerto Rico sue the biggest fossil fuel companies alleging they knowingly contributed to climate change with their produc...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Activists are outraged by the United Arab Emirates’ decision to appoint a high-ranking oil executive to lead the 2023 UN climate treaty negotiation...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Weather records are routinely being shattered across the United States, with recent severe rainstorms in California, freezing temperatures in Texas...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Cases like West Virginia v. EPA and legislation like the Inflation Reduction Act made 2022 a landmark year for environmental law, and now as 2023 g...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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From one woman’s dream of swimming with marine iguanas, to uncommon encounters with common rabbits, to a Native American tale of how the dog came t...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Native American myths and tales help us endure or even enjoy the short days and long nights of winter. Living on Earth’s annual celebration of stor...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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To try to address the biodiversity crisis that threatens as many as 1 million species with extinction, thousands of delegates from around the world...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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The United Nations is working towards creating a treaty to tackle the plastic crisis all the way from production to disposal – its full “life cycle...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Entanglement in lobster fishing gear is one of the biggest threats to endangered whales, so the Marine Stewardship Council has suspended its sustai...

  • Added: Dec 02, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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The United Nations climate talks in Egypt produced an unprecedented agreement for rich nations to pay for loss and damage from climate disasters in...

  • Added: Nov 23, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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As Americans gather to give thanks over a feast, a look at how embracing the plant world in our diets connects to climate, health, and democracy. A...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom handily won re-election and now has 4 more years to work towards his goal of achieving carbon neutralit...

  • Added: Nov 11, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Before they’ve even taken their first breath, most babies are exposed to air pollution that passes from their mother’s blood stream through the pla...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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By some estimates there could be more plastic, by weight, than fish in the oceans in less than 30 years. A UN “Young Champion of the Earth” is help...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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The federal government is leasing sites for innovative floating offshore wind farms in the deep waters along the California coast, and the oil and ...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Some homes in the direct path of powerful Hurricane Ian were left intact and mostly unharmed thanks to strong doors, windows, and roofs mandated by...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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As extreme heat, wildfires, and severe storms intensify, the already hazardous work of farmworkers is likely to become even more dangerous. But the...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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For years solar and wind power have had on again, off again financial support from the US government, limiting renewable energy development to figh...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Environmental justice advocates are declaring victory after a Louisiana judge canceled permits for a plastic factory in the region known as ‘cancer...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2022
  • Length: 59:00