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Peter Dykstra joins Host Steve Curwood to take a look at the declining health of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Then, the two discuss how the United States became the world's number one oil producer over the past year.

Monsanto and its new owner, Bayer, are hit with a whopping $2 billion lawsuit judgement for health damage from the herbicide Roundup; the City of Montreal launches a campaign to label cigarette butt litterers as "Buttheads"

Anaerobic digestion describes the process of using microorganisms to break down food and animal waste, generating biogas as a result. Learn how biogas can be used as a renewable source of heat and energy, as well as hurdles hindering broad implementation.

Peter Dykstra takes Host Steve Curwood to Norway, where the government has decided against investing in drilling in the oil-rich Lofoten Islands. The opposite may happen in Florida, as President Trump moves towards developing offshore oil and gas drilling.

Peter Dykstra joins host Steve Curwood to discuss China's step away from nuclear power. In Florida, another energy shift is underway as Florida's biggest utility makes a switch from natural gas plants to solar power with batteries.

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.