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


58 Pieces

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In late October, nearly 400,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from the existing Keystone pipeline into a North Dakota wetland, reviving concerns abo...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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For many of those living in and near tropical forests, one of the only ways to get cash to pay for healthcare is by logging. Now the nonprofit Heal...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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A glut of cheap natural gas has petrochemical companies turning to ethane, a component of natural gas, to make plastic. But the process comes with ...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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More than 10,000 farmers and ranchers from across the country have signed on to a letter that urges Congress to support a Green New Deal. Also, the...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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The 2019 Alaskan fat bear tournament is over and we have a winner! Fat Bear Week is a yearly competition organized by Katmai National Park and Pres...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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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: 59:00
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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: 59:00
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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: 59:00
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Dozens of workers who helped clean up a 2008 coal ash spill in Tennessee have died and hundreds more fallen ill from diseases linked to the disaste...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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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: 59:00
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In the Gaza Strip, where every three out of four people are refugees, clean water is scarce and there’s a worsening health crisis for Gaza’s childr...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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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: 59:00
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The recent waves of migrant caravans coming from Central America have a link to climate change: many of the migrants are fleeing their homes in the...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In the United States, approximately 20 million registered voters list the environment as one of their top two priorities. But these “super-environm...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Folk music legend Pete Seeger is renowned for his combination of music and social activism, and in 1969, Mr. Seeger and friends built a sloop he ch...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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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: 59:00
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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: 59:00
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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: 59:00
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Scientists working on the US-Mexico border face unique challenges when trying to study borderlands ecosystems, thanks to everything from outright h...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:00