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Joining us today is David Wallace-Wells, deputy editor and climate columnist for New York Magazine, and author of the new book The Uninhabitable Ea...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: Melissa Zirkle with a picture of Jermaine, Credit: Elizabeth Miller
Melissa Zirkle grew up near Lake Erie, but didn't learn about the dangerous currents in the Great Lakes. She lost her son to a powerful current in...

Bought by WVBI-LP, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WMUK, WCPN, WXXI and more


  • Added: Aug 12, 2016
  • Length: 03:13
  • Purchases: 7
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195 nations and countless environmental activists were present at the 21st Conference of the Parties held in Paris, France. The Accords adopted at...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: A coal terminal in Eastern Kentucky., Credit: Photo: Reid Frazier
Can the Appalachian Mountains recover from centuries of mining? What will happen to the thousands of coal miners projected to lose their jobs in th...

Bought by Wyoming Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 28, 2015
  • Length: 51:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Remember the toxic red sludge chemical disaster, 2010, in Hungary? This photo shows a reservoir containing red mud of an alumina factory near Ajka, Hungary, 2006., Credit: EPA | Sandor H. Szabo
Toxic chemicals released into watersheds and waterways remain a persistent problem despite the sounding of alarms, which for decades have railed ag...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2014
  • Length: 05:27
Caption: UM doctoral student Wylie Carr is part of a research team collecting public opinion on the controversial idea of climate engineering. His travels have taken him to Kenya, the Solomon Islands and the northernmost point in Alaska., Credit: Catherine L. Waters
Wylie Carr studies climate engineering - a 'Plan B' for global warming. The idea terrifies him. Someday, however, his daughter may need to decide w...

  • Added: Dec 02, 2014
  • Length: 05:31
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In her new book: “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate”, Naomi Klein argues that while it’s too late to stop climate change, we can ...

Bought by KMUN and WNJR


  • Added: Oct 21, 2014
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 2
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In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will have us look at what might lie beyond hope, how we might apply our optimism to meet and...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2014
  • Length: 05:28
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With the industrialization of agriculture, our diets have become out of balance with an abundance of omega-6 fatty acids and a deficiency in omega-...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2013
  • Length: 28:00
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Greg Auger's life was forever changed when he met the bat researching legend Don Griffin. This is the story of the two men, a pond, and what happen...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2012
  • Length: 08:05
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This special program was produced during Hurricane Sandy's collision with the east coast, in my studio on the upper west side which luckily had po...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2012
  • Length: 59:47
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Why is death such a difficult subject to talk about? From hospital mortuary to the grave, The D-Word explores our complex relationship with death...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2012
  • Length: 30:30
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Not THAT Martha Washington, but a 29-year-old Passenger Pigeon who spent her entire life in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo. Of billions of birds f...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2011
  • Length: 03:00
Caption: Jeff Hoffman working in the shuttle's cargo bay, Credit: Nasa
In an extended interview, former Nasa astronaut Jeff Hoffman reflects on 30 years of the space shuttle

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 20, 2011
  • Length: 29:53
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Young Whooping cranes in 'flight training' behind an ultralight aircraft at Necedah, WI., Credit: Mark Chenoweth
In 1941 there were only 15 Whooping cranes left in North America. The story of the slow but progressive comeback of this bird that many consider th...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2010
  • Length: 14:30
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Tucson, Arizona, lives on water from the Colorado River, which is hundreds of miles away and half a mile downhill. This is the story of how it gets...

Bought by KBGA 89.9 FM, KDNK, WMPG, and Remix Radio


  • Added: Jun 08, 2009
  • Length: 03:36
  • Purchases: 4
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A conversation with badass Emma and a look at the work of the NRC's report on the Army corps levees.

Bought by NPR Station Showcase with PRX


  • Added: Dec 18, 2007
  • Length: 05:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Salmonlands is a journey into the land of salmon, why they are so significant to the culture and community of the Pacific Northwest, and what it wi...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, KXOT Public Radio, KALW, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", and KSUT


  • Added: Jul 20, 2005
  • Length: 52:41
  • Purchases: 5
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First in a series of narrationless documentaries on Earth and its environment

Bought by KGOU and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 20, 2003
  • Length: 55:32
  • Purchases: 2