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


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The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is predicted to be worse than average and bring three or more extremely dangerous storms, at a time when FEMA is...

  • Added: May 29, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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More tigers live in captivity in the United States than in the wild, and private ownership of big cats is often completely legal due to a lack of f...

  • Added: May 22, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Paris Climate Agreement architect Christiana Figueres writes in her new book "The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis" about the urgent ...

  • Added: May 15, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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The coronavirus has affected nearly all elements of the economy, and with grocery shortages and news of massive food dumping, one of the most visib...

  • Added: May 08, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Farmworkers are considered essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and they face special risks as more than half of US farmworkers are undo...

  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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1970 saw the birth of Earth Day as well as major environmental laws including the Clean Air Act and NEPA. In the 50 years since, environmental law ...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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April 22nd, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, when some 20 million Americans peacefully rallied for protecting the planet. De...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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COVID-19 appears to be deadlier to people with years of exposure to high air pollution, strengthening the case for cleaning up dirty air that alrea...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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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