Living on Earth: Extra

Series produced by Living On Earth

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LOE half-hour weekly extra program.

This is the series for the half-hour weekly extra program.


287 Pieces

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Just a tiny fraction of the world’s species have been catalogued by modern science but checking key tiny bits of DNA can dramatically speed up the ...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Scientists have documented a staggering decline in North America’s birds in recent decades. As many as 3 billion birds have disappeared since 1970,...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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When Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico, it crippled the island’s fossil fuel-dependent electrical grid. To improve resiliency, the territor...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Democratic Presidential candidate Andrew Yang says his proposed “Freedom Dividend” of a thousand dollars a month to every American over 18 could he...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Democratic presidential hopefuls spell out their plans to address the climate emergency at town halls hosted by CNN, and a Harvard economist review...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Listening to forests might help protect them. Scientists are gathering acoustic data from animals that make sounds, like birds, primates and insect...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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A new study finds that single-use diapers and sanitary pads contain phthalates and volatile organic compounds, chemicals that are known to cause a ...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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In the Gaza Strip, where every three out of four people are refugees, clean water is scarce, and that’s led to a worsening health crisis for Gaza’s...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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The National Wildlife Refuge system was created in 1903 as secure havens for native creatures and migrating birds. But today commercial agriculture...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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The recent wave of migrant caravans coming from Central America has a link to climate change: many of the migrants are fleeing their homes in the w...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Some people have fond childhood memories of raising monarch caterpillars. Experts say there are ways to ensure captive-bred monarch butterflies are...

  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Fracking is a highly efficient method for extracting oil and gas locked up in shale rock, but it comes with environmental and health risks includin...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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The Nature Conservancy, the world’s largest environmental nonprofit, has protected hundreds of millions of acres worldwide, but a sexual harassment...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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The climate crisis took center stage at two major world meetings in June 2019, but major polluters have yet to step forward with promises to increa...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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The Trump EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy rule, which replaces the Clean Power Plan created during the Obama Administration, does little to actually ...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Climate change is a key concern for Democratic voters looking towards the 2020 presidential election. To keep track of where the many candidates st...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Arizona’s Sky Islands are home to heat and cactuses, but also many species that you’re more likely to find far north of the desert Southwest – and ...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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New Hampshire may be one of the smallest states in the US, but it’s suing some of the largest chemical companies in the world for knowingly polluti...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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The Netflix original Our Planet is a new and inspiring nature documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough. The bingeable series provides ...

  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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As if the crop failures, infrastructure damage, and biodiversity loss linked to climate change weren't already enough, new research finds that glob...

  • Added: May 24, 2019
  • Length: 29:00