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


201 Pieces

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Underwater explorer Craig Foster dives nearly every day in the near-shore waters of South Africa and it’s here that he befriended an octopus, a rel...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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A punishing drought in the Horn of Africa has led to mass famine, some 19 million people in Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya don’t have enough to eat. ...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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As Congress fails to pass any meaningful climate legislation President Biden leans on executive actions to address climate change but declines to d...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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PROMO FOR THIS PROGRAM: President Biden recently invoked the Defense Production Act to stimulate domestic production of clean energy technology i...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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To help curb the plastic pollution crisis, the US Department of Interior will phase out single-use plastic products sold and distributed in nationa...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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In a major 6 to 3 decision with sobering implications for climate policy, the Supreme Court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency overstep...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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To help revitalize coal country as the mines close, the United Mine Workers of America is teaming up with an electric vehicle battery company on a ...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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June 19th marks the holiday known as Juneteenth, when African Americans gather to celebrate their ancestors’ emancipation from slavery with picnics...

  • Added: Jun 17, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Threatened by draconian tariffs, the US solar industry has been largely frozen since April and laid off thousands of workers, stalling crucial prog...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Australia is a major coal exporter and has stubbornly opposed major climate action for decades, even as climate disasters like fires, floods, and d...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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In the past decade, the EPA has received over 98,000 reports of harm and over 2500 reports of pet deaths connected to the Seresto brand of pesticid...

  • Added: May 31, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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The U.S. Supreme Court is likely to restrict what the Environmental Protection Agency can do about climate change. Why a loss for EPA in this one c...

  • Added: May 20, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Amid record low water levels that threaten hydropower generation, the federal government has decided to retain water in Lake Powell instead of rele...

  • Added: May 13, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Whistleblowers for the Environmental Protection Agency say that the New Chemicals Division has had scientists erase data and approve toxic chemical...

  • Added: May 06, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Electric vehicles are key to greening the transportation sector but most cars sold in the U.S. are still gas-powered. We’ll have a chat about what’...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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An Earth Day special that examines this decisive moment for the human species and our challenging relationship with our planet. We meet people who ...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Trillions of dollars of financial assets are at risk of losses related to the climate, so the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is now moving...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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As climate related disasters worsen, the people who help rebuild cities afterwards are more vital than ever. But advocates say these “resilience wo...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Higher levels of BPA plastic exposure while in the womb is associated with increased risk of asthma and wheezing in school aged girls, a new study ...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2022
  • Length: 59:00