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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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English

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Episodes

Hurricane Isaias Dumps Heavy Rain And Possible Flooding On North Carolina

8/4/2020
Noel King speaks with Mike Sprayberry, the director of Emergency Management in North Carolina, about the flooding and heavy rain from Hurricane Isaias.

Duration:00:04:33

Not Flying This Summer? Many Americans Are Hitting The Road — In RVs

8/2/2020
The summer vacation, an annual rite for so many, is not an easy thing to give up, even during a pandemic.

Duration:00:05:08

The First Gene-Altered Squid Has Thrilled Biologists

7/30/2020
Scientists have modified the genes of a squid, and genetically-altered octopuses could be coming soon.

Duration:00:03:32

Coronavirus Pandemic Sidelines California's Inmate Firefighters

7/29/2020
The inmates who usually help fight wildfires are not on the job this summer because of COVID-19. As the state enters peak fire season, that means its forces are down significantly.

Duration:00:03:19

Believe It Or Not, Forests Migrate — But Not Fast Enough For Climate Change

7/28/2020
Forests "are restless things," writes Zach St. George in his new book The Journeys of Trees. He explains how, over millennia, forests creep inch by inch to more hospitable places.

Duration:00:04:25

'Tidal Wave' Of Power Shut-Offs Looms As Nation Grapples With Heat

7/28/2020
Power shut-off moratoriums imposed at the start of the pandemic are beginning to expire. Customers and utilities face a backlog of missed bills that may eventually be passed on to ratepayers.

Duration:00:04:40

Navajo Nation Sees Farming Renaissance During Coronavirus Pandemic

7/28/2020
The Navajo Nation is having a farming renaissance in the era of COVID-19. More residents are turning to traditional agriculture as they're under strict travel limits due to the coronavirus.

Duration:00:03:55

Aging Dams Across The U.S. Pose Catastrophic Risks

7/27/2020
A dam that failed in Michigan in May isn't the only one at risk — thousands of aging dams nationwide are not just in poor shape but weren't built for today's heavier rains caused by climate change.

Duration:00:04:00

Trump Administration's Environmental Review Greenlights Gold Mine In Alaska

7/24/2020
The Trump administration says a massive gold and copper mine in Alaska would not pose major environmental harm. Opponents worry about the mine's impact on the world's largest sockeye salmon fishery.

Duration:00:02:22

Forecaster Issue Advisories On 3 Tropical Storms

7/24/2020
It's already been an active start to the Atlantic hurricane season with several records set for the earliest number of named storms. Now the tropics are firing up again.

Duration:00:01:53

Sierra Club Denounces Founder John Muir For Racism

7/22/2020
The head of the environmental organization Sierra Club has denounced the group's founder, John Muir, as racist. The move reflects wider workplace turmoil after national protests over systemic racism.

Duration:00:02:34

U.S. Disaster Response Scrambles To Protect People From Both Hurricanes And COVID-19

7/22/2020
Hotel rooms would be "ideal" for housing an overflow of evacuees from shelters practicing social distancing, but few towns have them lined up in the southeast, where coronavirus infections are raging.

Duration:00:04:23

Florida Closes Iconic Apalachicola Oyster Fishery

7/22/2020
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approves a five-year ban on harvesting wild oysters from Apalachicola Bay to give the fishery time to recover from drought and other pressures.

Duration:00:03:36

Tesla Stock Is Soaring. It's Controversial. And Soon, It Could Be In Your Portfolio

7/20/2020
If the electric carmaker enters the S&P 500 index, as is widely expected, Wall Street's most controversial stock would start appearing in even the most mainstream investment accounts.

Duration:00:03:47

Satellite Images Show Who's To Blame For Most Of The Deforestation In Brazil

7/16/2020
Satellite images show that a small minority of farmers are responsible for most of the deforestation in Brazil. Scientists are calling on international grain traders to stop buying from those farmers.

Duration:00:02:12

Scientists Discover A New Material For Cleaning Up Oil Spills

7/16/2020
Scientists have come up with a novel material for cleaning up oil spills on land. Mats of human hair and dog fur successfully absorb oil from hard surfaces — but not so well from sand.

Duration:00:02:43

A New Album Turns The Sound Of Endangered Birds Into Electronic Music

7/16/2020
Ten artists from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean recorded tracks using birdsong from their country, with all profits of the vinyl and digital release going to bird conservation projects.

Duration:00:05:24

President Trump Announces Changes To National Environmental Policy Act Regulations

7/15/2020
President Trump announced changes to the regulations governing the National Environmental Policy Act. They could boost construction of big infrastructure projects but sideline environmental concerns.

Duration:00:02:53

How Absentee Landowners Keep Farmers From Protecting Water And Soil

7/14/2020
America's vast fields of corn and soybeans have displaced wildlife and polluted waterways. Farmers could help solve those problems, but often don't, in part because they rent that land.

Duration:00:04:54

Absentee Landlords Interfere With Farmers Protecting Water, Soil

7/14/2020
Some major environmental problems in the U.S. stem from using vast tracts of land to grow agricultural crops. But farmers are often limited to reduce that damage because they don't own the land.

Duration:00:04:54