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How can humanity move towards a common vision and process for achieving ecological sustainability and justice, before we suffer an irreversible catastrophic collapse of civilization?

Peter Dykstra and Host Bobby Bascomb cover a sweeping ban on single use plastic bags in the State of New Jersey.

Is an advertising battle brewing? A member of Canada's parliament has promised to run “pro-family" ads on buses in Vancouver in response to recent ads about overpopulation.

Peter Dykstra and Host Steve Curwood take a peek Beyond the Headlines to look at the New York Power Authority's decision to convert some of their "peaker" plants to clean energy.

Anjula Mutanda speaks to a mother of one, who asks herself every day whether having a second child is the right decision for her and her family.

Why have One Planet, One Child billboards sprouted in Vancouver, Canada? Their presence has stirred a flurry of questions, critiques and controversy, and support. World Population Balance welcomes the conversation, so we hosted a webinar on 7 October to address the questions and criticism.

The One Planet, One Child billboard campaign has generated a flurry of media coverage, social media conversation and community response. Accusations of racism led us to drop one ad and issue an apology for making it too easy to be misinterpreted.

Activist Leah Thomas is calling on environmentalists to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Peter Dykstra and Living on Earth's Jenni Doering take a look at nurdles, tiny pellets of plastic that are turning up on coasts around the world. Then, the pair travel to the South African town of Ermelo, where coal miners are trying to switch to solar farms.

In today's show, Alex and Ayana talk about why the fight for racial justice is critical to saving the planet, and what the broader climate movement can learn from the Black Lives Matter movement.

Climate scientist and Bay Area resident Dr. Kristy Dahl discusses how global warming is fueling wildfire season and its impacts on the most vulnerable.

Acoustic ecologists are racing to record Earth's shifting soundscapes before they disappear.

As World Contraception Day (26 September) approaches, Dave and Erika pick the brains of two experts, Alisha Graves and Malcolm Potts.

In this week's look beyond the headlines, Environmental Health News Editor Peter Dykstra and Host Steve Curwood take a deeper look at the climate costs of plastic manufacturing.

Politics is critical to understanding the development of climate policy in the United States, particularly the interest groups influencing the process and the feedback that new laws and regulations experience once they have been enacted. That's what political scientist Leah Stokes tells us in her new book, "Short Circuiting Policy."

Peter Dykstra joins Bobby Bascomb to discuss calls for climate change to be a centerpiece topic in the upcoming Presidential debates. This week's segment also covers the EPA announcement that the agency would shift focus away from climate change, and towards "community cleanups".

As this summer has made clear: from hurricanes to wildfires, climate change is exposing more of us to extreme weather. This week we hear what it's like to survive a life-changing disaster, get tips on how to prepare — from a disasterologist — and learn why you should never call a disaster “natural.”
There’s a new bug popping up around the world. Or it might just be an old bug that finally met its moment.

The 2020 republican national Convention featured testimonies from people across the country. Climate change was rarely mentioned in the convention with a few exceptions where curbing carbon emissions where represented as a menace to the American economy.

The endless pursuit of G.D.P., argues the economist Kate Raworth, shortchanges too many people and also trashes the planet. Economic theory, she says, “needs to be rewritten” — and Raworth has tried, in a book called Doughnut Economics. It has found an audience among reformers, and now the city of Amsterdam is going whole doughnut.

This week on The Energy Gang, we discuss how electrification could yield millions of jobs, plus BP's big pivot and PSEG's big outage flop.

Society can flourish with declining birth rates. That's what the world needs to know, according to João Abegão, author of The Human Overpopulation Atlas.

Peter Dykstra and Host Steve Curwood discuss major tobacco companies' pursuit of a tobacco-based vaccine for COVID-19, then move on to discuss the flooding of the last functioning coal mine in Norway by meltwater from a nearby glacier.

Spotify and Gimlet explore disaster prep, Europe’s Green New Deal, and asks the question, “How screwed are we?”

Peter Dykstra talks with Host Steve Curwood about how Costa Rica brought its forests back to life with aggressive measures to protect public lands, and incentives for landowners to convert from logging to participating in ecotourism.

When it comes to solving the issue of plastic pollution, who would you say is responsible? Is it individuals like you and me, is it the corporations that produce plastics or products made from it, or is it the government with its rules and regulations?

Peter Dykstra and Bobby Bascomb go Beyond the Headlines to talk about how resource extraction is impacting Indigenous communities from the Amazon rainforest to the Sámi in Finland. And in the history calendar, Peter and Bobby remember two Brazilian environmental activists who were murdered in retaliation for their efforts to protect the Amazon rainforest.

if you explore the history of science, it turns out that the problem of plastic pollution really isn't all that new. Some scientists have been aware of plastic in the ocean for over half a century. So, how was plastic pollution first discovered?

Peter Dykstra and Steve Curwood cover the fall of a major fracking company, the end of the road for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, and the shutdown of the contentious Dakota Access Pipeline pending more environmental review. They discuss President Trump's downplaying the lethality of COVID-19, which has hit close to home. And they take a trip back to the 1995 Midwest heat wave that previewed the growing health risks of climate disruption.