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


136 Pieces

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In a bipartisan vote the U.S. Senate approves $35 billion to address the public health hazards of lead pipes and overflowing wastewater. Why water ...

  • Added: May 07, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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The forests of the Congo Basin are among the most biodiverse in the world, but its wildlife is being threatened by huge demand for bushmeat. A new ...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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As Living on Earth celebrates 30 years on the air, we share an Earth Day special that examines this decisive moment for the human species and our c...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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President Biden has invited 40 world leaders to a virtual Leaders Summit on Climate this Earth Day, a key moment in the international effort to add...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Arizona’s Sky Islands are home to heat and cactus, but also many species that you’re more likely to find far north of the desert Southwest – and ev...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Enric Sala’s love for the ocean drew him into a career in marine biology. But as he studied damaged marine environments, he began to feel he was wr...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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The first broad study of all greenhouse gases in the Amazon rainforest reveals that the damaged ecosystem is now a net contributor to climate chang...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Fine particulate matter produced from fossil fuel combustion is known to cause numerous health issues, and a recent study finds that this pollution...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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The climates of North America and Europe depend on tropical heat circulated by massive system of currents in the Atlantic Ocean. But research shows...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Ten years after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, Japanese authorities are planning to release some of the contaminated cooling water into th...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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The coldest air to visit Texas in a decade killed dozens, crippled the state’s power grid and revealed the risks of extreme deregulation. How Ameri...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Amid ongoing massive farmer protests, the Indian government is cracking down on activists including Disha Ravi, the young climate activist who foun...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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India is experiencing dramatic climate impacts that are hitting farmers especially hard. On top of that, the Indian government recently passed legi...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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General Motors recently pledged to phase out gas-powered cars by 2035, signaling a major step towards decarbonizing the economy and creating thousa...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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The Biden Administration is making big and early moves to tackle the climate crisis and show the rest of the world and major investors that the U.S...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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At his inauguration on January 20th President Biden called for unity at a time when America faces multiple crises. For a model of unity, Mr. Biden ...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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President-elect Biden’s Attorney General pick, Judge Merrick Garland, has ruled over many environmental rules and regulations while on the U.S. Cou...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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The Democratic victories for both of the Senate seats in Georgia’s runoff elections are thanks in part to the state’s environmental voters, who are...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • 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 28, 2020
  • Length: 59:00