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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.

A carbon price could have regressive effects on low-income residents, who pay a higher share of their income on energy and do not have the resources to avoid these costs by investing in energy efficiency or solar power.

In this episode, we lament how the United Nations avoids the subject of overpopulation in its World Population Day messaging.

Peter Dykstra and Host Steve Curwood discuss how stagnant plumbing may pose a health risk as public buildings that had been shut down during the pandemic reopen.

An interview with Dianna Cohen, visual artist and CEO for Plastic Pollution Coalition. In the episode, we dive into the plastic problem. One of the things we discuss are policies that governments can put in place to deal with the issue.

Some environmentalists don't want you to see Planet of the Humans, the new documentary executive produced by Michael Moore, which raises important questions about what we're being told by renewable energy advocates.

Peter Dykstra and Host Steve Curwood examine an executive order that might threaten traditional fishing practices. Then, the pair discuss "climate-smart milk", from dairy cows that have been fed dietary supplements said to reduce the amount of methane they produce.

Dianna Cohen is an artist, as well as co-founder & CEO of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, so she has a design-based philosophy on breaking our addiction to plastic. In this episode we talk about why ocean cleanup won't solve the problem, but you can greatly reduce your personal contribution to The Great Pacific Garbage Patch with some simple lifestyle tweaks.

EHN Weekend Editor Peter Dykstra and Host Steve Curwood look at the negative price of oil and the drop in greenhouse gas emissions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Next, they discuss an innovative use of fungus: to grow a watertight, seaworthy, sustainable boat. Finally, the duo looks way back in the history calendar to the founding of the Hudson's Bay Company and its longtime fur business.

Peter Dykstra and Host Steve Curwood discuss how street closures in some cities are giving people safer outdoor spaces while practicing corona virus social distancing.

In this episode we explore the connection between pandemics and population. COVID-19 is a sign from Mother Nature, telling us we're living beyond ecological limits. We're becoming more and more vulnerable to pandemics because there are so many of us.

Whether the excuse for avoiding the overpopulation issue is the existence of economic inequality, unequal distribution of resources, or the belief that discussing or addressing overpopulation perpetuates toxic cycles of racism, sexism, and colonialist agendas, it's still 'Overpopulation Denial'.

In this episode we get an update and overview of the organization Sustainable Population Australia and the situation in Australia from Michael Bayliss, the organization's communications manager.

The chemical BPA, an endocrine disruptor, is widely used in food packaging. Environmental Health News published a reported series showing that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has stacked the deck against findings from independent scientists that link BPA to harmful human health effects, ranging from birth defects to cancer. Science journalist Lynne Peeples joins Host Steve Curwood to discuss this investigation and why even BPA alternatives may also not be safe.

If our profligate lifestyles have a big carbon footprint, then the number of footprints makes a big difference, and it is undoubtedly “under-discussed."

The USS Arizona and USS Utah have leaked thousands of gallons of oil in Pearl Harbor since the 1941 attack and there’s no plan to stop the flow anytime soon.

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Environmental Health News editor Peter Dykstra tells Host Bobby Bascomb about a major pesticide manufacturer's decision to stop making the neurotoxin chlorpyrifos, despite EPA giving it a green light. Meanwhile, in an effort to reduce emissions, UPS has ordered 10,000 electric delivery trucks to join its fleet.

Sugar substitutes are popular for many reasons, but rumors about their impacts on health are rampant.

Imagine you're on a spaceship, and your crewmates begin dismantling the craft while you're hurtling through space. What will you do? We're facing that predicament now on Spaceship Earth.

A new rule proposed by the Trump administration would limit scientific studies that use confidential health data when setting public health regulations.

In this episode, Dave chats with Executive Producer Terry Spahr about his new film, 8 Billion Angels. Terry is a Philadelphia-based former real estate executive who gave up the corporate life to save human civilization.

Bernie Sanders was asked about human overpopulation. How did he handle it? And how was that reported by the media and received by the public? The Overpopulation Podcast team offers observations and analysis.

While the Amazon rainforest burns to make room for monocrop agriculture, some people in the Pacific are betting the farm on agroforestry.

After three decades of climate advocacy, renowned IPCC lawyer Farhana Yamin decided to join Extinction Rebellion – she tells us why.

The Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, are a set of targets for the world to meet by the year 2030. Learn how science and technology can help us accomplish them.

In September 2019, an international group of scientists set off in a ship from Tromsø, Norway intending to do something that most ships would do anything to avoid: freeze into the ice of the Central Arctic Ocean — for a year.