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One possible solution to climate change is carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS), whereby CO2 is collected and then sequestered underground. How does this process work, where is it already occurring, and how did the U.S. government recently encourage its expansion?


Peter Dykstra joins Living on Earth's Bobby Bascomb this week to look beyond the headlines at the German government's plan to end coal-fired electricity generation in 20 years or fewer. Then, they examine the consequences of freshwater lakes and streams becoming saltier and saltier.


This week, Peter Dykstra and Living on Earth's Bobby Bascomb take a trip beyond the headlines to investigate Northern Indiana Public Service Company's ambitious plan to go coal-free for electric generation within ten years.

Peter Dykstra and Host Steve Curwood take a look at the parallels between the scandals of the EPA and Interior Department leadership during the Reagan and Trump presidencies. Then, the pair looks back to the Great Boston Molasses Flood in 1919.

Bees are quite possibly the most important pollinators on the planet, but their well-being is under siege. Learn what's happening to the bees, how this could affect our food system, and what governments and individuals are doing to help address the problem.

President Donald Trump says he doubts humans have much of a role in climate change. His administration has downplayed the science of climate change and sought to silence scientists working for the Federal government.

The public's impression of scientists (and science as a whole) is often shaped by characters depicted in TV or movies. How has the portrayal of scientists in the entertainment industry changed over time, and what can a show like The Big Bang Theory teach us about the strategic use of science in pop culture?

Peter Dykstra takes a look at the environmental legacy of President George H. W. Bush, who recently passed away. As the self-professed "Environmental President," he signed the Clean Air Act and the UN Climate Treaty.

Peter Dykstra and Host Steve Curwood look at rising deforestation rates in the Amazon and its future under Brazil's President-Elect Jair Bolsonaro. Plus, the duo discuss how sea level rise could promote a wave of gentrification in the US.

In this week's trip beyond the headlines, Peter Dykstra and Host Steve Curwood take stock of the climate preparedness of US naval bases before turning to a study about bees swarming an experimental hemp field.

Peter Dykstra and Host Steve Curwood discuss the UPS company's new electric bike delivery system before they examine China's decision to reverse a ban on the trade of rhinoceros horn and tiger bone.

Hurricane Michael ripped through the Florida Panhandle with Category four winds and an 8-12 foot storm surge. Host Steve Curwood and Michael Mann, a climate expert at Penn State University, discuss how unusually warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico fed the hurricane's rapid intensification and essentially doubled its destructiveness.