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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

Scientists Hope New Techniques Will Reverse Decline In Florida Reefs

4/21/2021
NOAA is overseeing a $100 million effort to restore Florida's most important coral reefs. Over the last 40 years, they've been degraded by disease, development and environmental stresses.

Duration:00:03:43

Some CEOs Are Hearing A New Message: Act On Climate, Or We'll Cut Your Pay

4/20/2021
Some companies, under pressure from shareholders, are tying executive compensation to climate targets. It's not widespread yet, but the approach is catching on.

Duration:00:03:58

Despite Strained Relations, U.S. And China Agree To Combat Climate Change Together

4/18/2021
The U.S. and China say they will work together to tackle climate change. It's a rare display of cooperation amid an overall tense relationship.

Duration:00:03:43

How The U.S. Could Halve Climate Emissions By 2030

4/16/2021
Environmental groups and business leaders are pushing President Biden to cut U.S. emissions 50% by 2030. The question is: what kind of climate policies will work that fast?

Duration:00:03:49

Biden Says His Climate Plan Means Jobs. Some Union Members Are Skeptical

4/15/2021
President Biden has repeatedly promised the shift to clean energy will create "good-paying union jobs." But the wind and solar industries generally pay less, are not unionized, and need fewer people.

Duration:00:04:05

How Does The Biden Administration Plan To Reach Its Clean Energy Goal?

4/14/2021
The administration is crafting an ambitious plan to zero out carbon emissions while addressing environmental injustice. It faces the challenge of a divided Congress and conservative courts.

Duration:00:03:41

Without Cruise Ships, Key West Residents Are Enjoying A Quieter, Clearer Harbor

4/12/2021
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, cruise ships have been shut down. In Key West, Fla., which has been long dependent on tourism, local officials have noticed cleaner water and fewer crowds.

Duration:00:03:32

Energy Policy Researcher Says Biden's Jobs Plan Tackles Climate Change

4/9/2021
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with environmental policy expert Dr. Leah Stokes of University of California, Santa Barbara, about how President Biden's infrastructure plan addresses climate change.

Duration:00:03:42

Residents On High Alert After Volcano Eruption On St. Vincent And The Grenadines

4/9/2021
A volcano on the main Caribbean island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has erupted hours after increased seismic activity set off a mandatory evacuation of nearby residents.

Duration:00:02:23

Betting Big On Electric Vehicles, Biden Faces Fraught Decision On Ga. Battery Plant

4/9/2021
A global trade dispute threatens green energy jobs in the politically crucial state of Georgia. The president's decision on how it's resolved could affect a key piece of his infrastructure agenda.

Duration:00:04:17

Another Above-Average Hurricane Season Forecast

4/8/2021
Another above-average hurricane season is in the forecast, with 17 named storms and four major hurricanes. Researchers say the growing number of intense storms is due to climate change.

Duration:00:02:28

Future Of Rare-Earth Mining Project In Question After Greenland's Election

4/8/2021
The victory of the opposition party in Greenland's parliamentary elections has raised doubts about the future of a controversial rare-earth mining project in the territory.

Duration:00:02:36

EPA Chief Says Biden Infrastructure Bill Will Help The U.S. Face Climate Change

4/8/2021
EPA Administrator Michael Regan says the nation's water infrastructure needs to be "stronger and more resilient to face the climate change impacts that we are seeing right here right now."

Duration:00:09:02

Dredging Plan Threatens Sea Turtles In Georgia

4/7/2021
The Southeast U.S. is one of the only places in the world where loggerhead sea turtles nest. But the state of Georgia is concerned they now face a threat from a federal change in ship canal dredging.

Duration:00:02:57

Your Weather Forecast Update: Warmer Climate Will Be The New 'Normal'

4/7/2021
In May, NOAA will release its once-a-decade update for the 30-year weather averages that local meteorologists use. In many places, it will mean far fewer days that are "above normal."

Duration:00:04:08

What The Cherry Blossom Bloom Can Tell Us About Climate Change

4/5/2021
Kyoto's cherry blossom peak bloom this year was the earliest on record in 1,200 years. That's worth noting, given that when a cherry blossom blooms can tell us a lot about climate change.

Duration:00:02:34

Why There Is A Change Coming To Your Local Weather Forecast

4/5/2021
Next month, the temperature averages meteorologists use will get an update. It means the warmer climate will — quite literally — become the new "normal," posing a challenge for forecasters.

Duration:00:04:06

Ocasio-Cortez Sees Green New Deal Progress In Biden Plan, But 'It's Not Enough'

4/2/2021
For Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and progressive climate activists, the Biden infrastructure plan shows the influence of the Green New Deal. But they think it's nowhere near big enough.

Duration:00:04:03

Buttigieg Says $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Is A 'Common Sense Investment'

4/1/2021
In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said the plan is "fully paid for" and that not making the investment is a "threat to American competitiveness."

Duration:00:06:48

In Hotter Climate, 'Zombie' Urchins Are Winning And Kelp Forests Are Losing

3/31/2021
Kelp forests along Northern California have almost vanished. Divers and scientists are racing to stop purple sea urchins from taking over critical habitat.

Duration:00:03:51