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


242 Pieces

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Guyana has one of the fastest growing economies on the planet as an offshore oil boom gets underway. But a potential spill could wipe out its fishi...

  • Added: May 26, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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New York state has adopted a new law aimed at using federal funds to boost public power from renewables and shut down six polluting “peaker” gas po...

  • Added: May 19, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Animal mothers from crocodiles to leopards to whales show incredible tenacity and tenderness. Also, an intricate web of roots and fungi connects li...

  • Added: May 12, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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The world’s oceans are rapidly warming and recently hit an all-time temperature high. At the same time, the La Niña weather pattern is now shifting...

  • Added: May 05, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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The EPA is trying again with power plant rules to fight climate change, but this time, EPA is backed up by statutes in the Inflation Reduction Act....

  • Added: Apr 28, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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This Earth Day Special from Living on Earth celebrates the planet with poetry, storytelling, and music, featuring an orchestral and choral work cal...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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The EPA is proposing to cut the amount of toxic air pollutants industrial sources are allowed to emit. The targeted chemicals include known carcino...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Koalas begin life naked and tiny as a jellybean with none of the fur that makes them look so darn cuddly later. Also, the Black residents of “Cance...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Microplastics are everywhere scientists have looked for them, from the deepest ocean trenches to mountain peaks; in our air, water, and food, even ...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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The Environmental Protection Agency has announced strict new limits for PFAS chemicals in drinking water. If adopted, the proposed regulations will...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Jane Goodall is on a mission to protect habitat worldwide by empowering local communities to develop sustainably. And it all started when she was j...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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The White House has announced moves to start officially accounting for natural capital, the economic value of services provided by nature, when mak...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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The train derailment in Ohio last month led to a controlled release and burn of vinyl chloride, which can produce the neurotoxin dioxin. Also, carb...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Safety Data Sheets are supposed to provide key information about the risks of workplace chemicals but they often downplay the risks of known carcin...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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An effort by oil giant ConocoPhillips to drill in Alaska on federal land is poised to move ahead if it can secure President Biden’s final approval....

  • Added: Feb 17, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Some scientists predict that without emergency conservation measures, Great Salt Lake will dry up completely in the next five years, devastating mi...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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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