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


158 Pieces

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The coronavirus pandemic appears well-managed in countries that acted swiftly, with the science of epidemiology as their guide, while others have s...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Many coastal native Alaskans rely on harvested shellfish as part of their subsistence lifestyle. But mussels and clams can carry a lethal dose of a...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Wildlife trafficking is a highly lucrative form of organized crime with deadly consequences, because in addition to threatening ecosystems, it play...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Oil prices recently experienced the largest one-day plunge since 1991, with major implications for the shale industry, national security and clean ...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Former Vice President Joe Biden is running for President on a platform of bringing a divided nation together, on key issues including the environme...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Scientists charge the FDA with stacking the deck against findings that link the chemical BPA to harmful health effects, ranging from birth defects ...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Much of the anti-climate policy efforts in the U.S. can be traced back to one powerful man, Charles Koch, who sits at the helm of a fossil fuel-bas...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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The Trump Administration is under review by a House oversight panel for withholding funds that Congress designated for clean energy projects. Also,...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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In the face of the climate crisis, House Democrats released a draft of the CLEAN Future Act, a plan to put the United States on track for net-zero ...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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As a novel coronavirus began spreading from Wuhan, China in December 2019, scientists collaborated to isolate, sequence, and publish the complete g...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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As many as 1 million species are at risk of going extinct in the coming decades. Now the UN has a bold plan to set aside half of the earth by 2050 ...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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At the final Democratic primary debate before the 2020 Iowa caucuses, the six candidates onstage all discussed their concerns about climate impacts...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Australia is in the throes of its worst fire season in modern history. As thousands of homes are incinerated and an estimated billion animals peris...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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2019 saw the rollbacks of more than 80 environmental rules under the Trump Administration. According to experts, these changes will harm more than ...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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For a couple of months each year, seasonal monsoons try to quench the thirst of the desert southwest, but much of the water runs off. Now conservat...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Winter is a time for gathering together and celebrating the rich human tradition of storytelling. Sharing Native stories handed down for thousands ...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Jane Fonda has been a Hollywood icon for a half-century and is currently starring in a hit Netflix show, but in 2019 she wants you talking about th...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Seventy percent of our planet is covered by the oceans, and in this vast wilderness lawlessness is rampant, with crimes ranging from illegal fishin...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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The fine particulate air pollution known as PM2.5 has been shown to be deadly with correlation to heart attacks and strokes, and a new study links ...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Climate loss and damage is already upon us, even as UN negotiators look for fair ways to share responsibility. Also, with federal public housing in...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00