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


155 Pieces

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For the past 50 years, the US government has known about the problem of climate change but has continued to promote fossil fuel development and don...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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As COVID-19 spread continues and vaccine access remains limited in some of the countries most vulnerable to climate impacts, civil society is warni...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Hurricane Ida left people in the Louisiana region known as ‘Cancer Alley’ with destroyed homes, no electricity, and polluted water. That’s on top o...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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As Living on Earth celebrates 30 years on the air, we examine this decisive moment for the human species and our challenging relationship with our ...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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DOERING: "Mother Trees" help nurture life in the forests of British Columbia. SIMARD: You know, an old tree never really dies, right? Yeah, I mea...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Scientists are once again sounding the alarm about the climate emergency, with a new UN climate report. Hundreds of experts collaborated to bring t...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Every year, several hundred intrepid hikers walk all the way from Mexico to Canada, on the Pacific Crest Trail. Along their 2600-mile walk they enc...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Small particulates from fossil fuels are linked to as many as 300,000 excess deaths in the United States each year. And these small, PM 2.5 particu...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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As a slew of extreme weather events hits the headlines, the evidence mounts we are headed for dangerous thresholds of climate disruption beyond the...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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New research confirms that the damaged Amazon rainforest is now a net contributor to climate change overall, and parts of the Amazon are already sh...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Over the past four decades, sperm levels among men in Western countries have dropped by more than 50%, and female fertility is also declining. Some...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Earth’s oceans are warming much more rapidly than previously thought, recent data show, and that means rising sea levels, stronger storms, and more...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Roughly 1.3 million species have been identified and recorded, but that’s just a fraction of life on our planet. A recent advancement known as DNA ...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Activists are ramping up actions against the Line 3 pipeline, which would carry tar sands oil through delicate wetlands and the treaty territory of...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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June 19th marks the holiday known as Juneteenth, when African Americans gather to celebrate their ancestors’ emancipation from slavery with picnics...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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California has often led the nation in environmental ambition, and now that his state finds itself with a big budget surplus Governor Gavin Newsom ...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Brazil’s environment minister and nine other government officials are accused of corruption, including profiting from illegal deforestation in the ...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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President Joe Biden’s proposed $2 trillion infrastructure bill presents a rare opportunity to pass climate legislation through Congress. But it won...

  • Added: May 28, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Brood X is here at last: trillions of cicadas, underground for the last 17 years, are emerging in numerous Eastern and Midwestern states to transfo...

  • Added: May 21, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Germany's highest court recently ruled that present government commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are insufficient to protect future ne...

  • Added: May 14, 2021
  • Length: 59:00