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Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

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.

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Climate disruption is now locked in. Next moves will be crucial

The Times spoke to two dozen experts who said decisions made now would spell the difference between a difficult future and something far worse.
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Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

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.

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Earth hasn't warmed this fast in tens of millions of years

Chemical analyses of ancient sediments allowed scientists to put together one of the most comprehensive climate histories of the planet.

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Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

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".

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28 trillion ton ice melt spells danger for sea level rise, climate change

A total of 28 trillion tons of ice has disappeared from the Earth's surface since 1994, according to the results of a study that shocked the U.K. researchers who conducted it.

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Living on Earth: Republican National Convention

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.

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Death Valley just recorded the hottest temperature on Earth

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17 learning tools for your next outdoor excursion

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Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

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.

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Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

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.

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Living on Earth: Beyond the headlines, Brazilian Amazon edition

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.

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