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Breaking news on the environment, climate change, pollution, and endangered species. Also featuring Climate Connections, a special series on climate change co-produced by NPR and National Geographic.

Breaking news on the environment, climate change, pollution, and endangered species. Also featuring Climate Connections, a special series on climate change co-produced by NPR and National Geographic.

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Breaking news on the environment, climate change, pollution, and endangered species. Also featuring Climate Connections, a special series on climate change co-produced by NPR and National Geographic.

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Episodes

Power Shut-Offs Become A Way Of Life For Many Californians

10/27/2020
A power company has turned off the electricity in parts of Northern California to prevent equipment from sparking wildfires. Residents are getting used to life without power during fire season.

Duration:00:03:06

What Stops Western States From Intentional Burning As A Way To Prevent Wildfires?

10/27/2020
Experts agree the Western U.S. needs to increase intentional burns to head off more catastrophic wildfire seasons. But economic, cultural and institutional barriers are in the way.

Duration:00:04:03

Breaking Down Joe Biden's Plan To Make The U.S. Carbon Neutral

10/25/2020
Joe Biden wants to make America carbon neutral by 2050 and says there will still be room for some fossil fuels. We look at how realistic this is and what activists make of it.

Duration:00:03:45

How Trump And Biden Differ On Energy Policy

10/24/2020
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Dino Grandoni, an energy and environmental policy reporter with The Washington Post, about the debate over the future of U.S. energy.

Duration:00:06:47

Climate Change Is Extending Fire Season Across The West

10/23/2020
Wildfires are still burning in the West at a time of year when fire activity is supposed to die down. Scientists say it's an example of how climate change is making the fire season longer.

Duration:00:02:32

Most Tenants Get No Information About Flooding. It Can Cost Them Dearly

10/22/2020
Most landlords are not required to disclose if a property is in a flood plain or has flooded before. That's a big problem in cities where climate change is driving more frequent and severe floods.

Duration:00:03:43

MacArthur 'Genius' Brings National Attention To Local Fight Against Sewage Failures

10/21/2020
Catherine Flowers, founder of the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise, won a 2020 MacArthur "Genius Grant" for bringing attention to the sanitation crisis facing both her hometown and across the U.S.

Duration:00:06:58

Millions Of Homes Are At Risk Of Wildfires, But It's Rarely Disclosed

10/21/2020
Many homeowners who lost everything in a wildfire had no idea they were at risk. Only two states require disclosing wildfire risk to buyers in the house hunting process.

Duration:00:05:30

Climate Change Is A Top Campaign Issue — At Least For Democrats

10/20/2020
Former Vice President Biden says tackling climate change is all about creating jobs. We examine his ambitious plans to make the U.S. economy carbon neutral and challenges he would face as president.

Duration:00:06:58

Wildfires Jeopardize Access To Drinking Water

10/19/2020
This summer's record-breaking wildfires have reduced some forests to burnt trees and heaps of ash. In towns, the ash could clog pipes and cause problems with drinking water systems for years.

Duration:00:03:52

What Would A 2nd Trump Term Mean For The Environment?

10/19/2020
President Trump touts his success at boosting fossil fuels and rolling back climate rules. But he's faced setbacks in court and pushback from states and industry.

Duration:00:06:56

Fighting Climate Change, One Building At A Time

10/18/2020
To end climate change, millions of homes will have to stop heating with fossil fuels. It's possible, and can even save money. Entrepreneur Donnel Baird is trying to make it happen.

Duration:00:05:08

How Americans Feel About Climate Change And Disasters That Affect The U.S.

10/16/2020
As climate disasters grow in the U.S., NPR talks with people around the country about how they are feeling — both during this moment and about the future.

Duration:00:05:49

'Timber Wars' Podcast To Look At Cultural Divide Over How To Manage Forests

10/16/2020
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Aaron Scott of Oregon Public Broadcasting about his new podcast, Timber Wars, which deals with the origins of the debate over how U.S. forests are managed.

Duration:00:06:02

What Are The Presidential Candidates' Views On Climate Change?

10/15/2020
The contrast between President Trump's and Joe Biden's views is obvious when it comes to climate change. Biden has an ambitious plan to reduce emissions, while Trump has tried to boost fossil fuels.

Duration:00:04:19

What Is The Future Of The Oil Industry?

10/14/2020
It's a pivotal moment for the oil industry. With a pandemic-induced demand crash, the uncertainty about the long-term prospects for gas is growing. Forecasts chart divergent paths for the future.

Duration:00:03:53

Reuters Reporter On The Rise Of Single-Use Plastic During The Pandemic

10/12/2020
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Joe Brock of Reuters about an investigation into the rise of single-use plastic in the pandemic and the oil companies' massive investments into global plastic production.

Duration:00:04:15

COVID-19 Is Turning The Fashion Industry On Its Head

10/11/2020
The pandemic has major repercussions for the world of fashion. That could be a good thing because fast fashion can be ecologically devastating.

Duration:00:03:32

COVID-19 Stalks A Montana Town Already Grappling With Asbestos Disease

10/11/2020
In Libby, Mont., an estimated 1 in 10 have an asbestos-related illness, after decades of pollution from a now-shuttered mine. With lungs already scarred, many fear contracting the coronavirus.

Duration:00:05:06

Cleanup Begins After Hurricane Delta Pummels Louisiana

10/10/2020
People in south Louisiana are cleaning up after another hurricane walloped the state. Delta hit with 100-mph winds. More than a half-million homes and businesses are without power.

Duration:00:02:55