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


46 Pieces

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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
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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: 59:00
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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: 59:00
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Arizona’s Sky Islands are home to heat and cactus, but also many species that you’re more likely to find far north of the desert Southwest – and ev...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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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: 59:00
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Growing concern about climate change and increasing political fragmentation have helped usher in a new wave of Green party members to the European ...

  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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When an oil palm development in the poor West African country of Liberia uprooted indigenous communities, destroying their religious shrines and bu...

  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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New York City just became the first in the nation to adopt a congestion pricing plan. It’s expected to raise about a billion and a half dollars in ...

  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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As climate disruption advances with rising sea levels and more intense storms, floods and wildfires, some people are thinking about safer places to...

  • Added: May 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In Uganda’s Bidibidi refugee camp, progressive policies that enable South Sudanese refugees to live, farm, and work freely are fostering the growth...

  • Added: May 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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A handy smartphone app is all that’s needed to participate in a citizen science “bioblitz”, a brief, intensive survey of biological diversity over ...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Since the first Earth Day in 1970, much has been done to clean up our air and water, here in the U.S. and elsewhere. But the world now faces the im...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is making climate change a focal point of his forward-looking campaign. That message ...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00