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


141 Pieces

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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
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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, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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The coronavirus pandemic has postponed important UN climate meetings, but the vital work of ramping up international ambition on climate must go on...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2020
  • 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: Dec 11, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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The new novel Migrations is set in a future world where polar bears, chimpanzees and wolves are extinct. For the novel’s protagonist, this mass ext...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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The 2020 Presidential election had a historic turnout, especially with voters of color, who are more likely than white voters to list climate or th...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Oysters can be eaten in many ways beyond the half-shell, and when farmed correctly they help nourish local economies and ecosystems. Celebrity chef...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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The massive effort to transition power from one President to his successor must lay a strong foundation for the key priorities President-elect Joe ...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Some Republicans see opportunity for bipartisanship with a Democratic president, especially on the climate. How climate solutions can find support ...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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An influential new collection of essays seeks to elevate women’s voices in the climate movement and makes a strong case that diversity and inclusio...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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For decades North Carolina and Georgia favored Republican candidates, but a growing demographic of young people in these states is tightening Senat...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Studies show that children exposed in utero to the pesticide chlorpyrifos suffer brain damage. But in a new risk assessment the EPA is claiming tha...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is a textualist who tends to interpret the law narrowly, meaning that if she is confirmed, she would genera...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Democratic nominee for President Joe Biden is offering a $2 trillion climate plan as part of his “Build Back Better” economic recovery agenda. Form...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Climate and the environment are controversial subjects in several closely-watched US Senate races in the South this fall. The region faces signific...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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As wildfires blaze across the West Coast of the U.S., Brazil grapples with its own fires, in its massive Pantanal wetlands, the largest in the worl...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2020
  • Length: 59:00