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Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

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.

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Fighting with Trump over the real ‘social cost of carbon’

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Living on Earth: Beyond the headlines

Peter Dykstra and Steve Curwood on a toxic, tarry 150 year-old blob in Lake Ontario.

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Living on Earth: #BlackBirdersWeek

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Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

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Living on Earth: Democrats launch climate change Task force

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Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

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.
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Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

Environmental Health News Editor Peter Dykstra updates Host Steve Curwood on the planet's ominous climate change signals and the plastics industry victory of rollbacks of single-use plastic bag bans in California.

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Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

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.

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How Earth Day gave birth to environmental movement

Denis Hayes was a 25-year-old student at Harvard Kennedy School in 1969 but dropped out after a semester to become a principal organizer of a grass-roots nonprofit that planned a nationwide rally on April 22, 1970, an event they would call Earth Day.

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