Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

Peter Dykstra joins Host Steve Curwood to talk about G20 nations providing more than $3 trillion in subsidies for fossil fuels despite their pledges to reduce emissions under the Paris Accord. Then, the two turn to the Great Salt Lake, which is becoming an environmental hazard as it continues to dry up. Finally, the two look at the 100th anniversary of the first crop dusting by airplanes and the birth of Delta Airlines.

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Will climate change increase the chance of tsunamis?

Rising sea levels as a result of the melting of the polar ice caps promises to further extend the reach of giant waves smashing towards coastal settlements in the aftermath of quakes.


Aerosols add a new wrinkle to climate change in the tropical Pacific Ocean

A new Yale study suggests that aerosols in the atmosphere may be temporarily holding down ocean temperatures in the eastern equatorial Pacific.

Climate change: What 2 degrees means for Colorado's climate

Climate experts explain how changes in temperature are impacting drought, wildfires, water supply, and how we live day to day.

Hajj pilgrims face growing heat stroke risks with global warming

As thousands of devout Muslims flock to Islam's holiest sites in Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj pilgrimage this week, scientists warn the sacred rite is under threat due to deadly rising heat.


Schools like Lehigh University will use $60M to help businesses reduce pollution

Lehigh University in Bethlehem will receive a share of $60 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to help small- and medium-sized manufacturers reduce their carbon emissions.


Little Village Chicago residents protest warehouse opening, cite more pollution because of added diesel truck traffic

The warehouse, called Exchange 55, is a symbol of environmental racism in a city where people of color bear the brunt of industry, protesters said.

Ontario seeing more and larger wildfires this year, officials say

Ontario officials say the number of northern wildfires this year is double the 10-year average and the amount of land burned is more than three times the average.

Are Canadian uranium workers still more likely to die from lung cancer?

A study by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is examining health data from 80,000 people who have worked in Canada’s uranium mines, mills and processing and fabrication facilities.

India on the frontline of climate change

Swathes of India are battling deadly floods and landslides after heavy monsoon rains, just the latest example of how the vast country is on the frontline of climate change.


Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

Maine becomes the first U.S. state to pass a law requiring manufacturers rather than taxpayers to cover the costs of recycling. And for the history segment, hosts go back to 1931.


Merkel admits her efforts to counter climate change ‘not sufficient’

The chancellor acknowledged that her efforts to counter climate change were "not sufficient" and gave a cautious welcome to an agreement with the Biden administration to avoid US sanctions over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.


Microplastics wash out of your clothing and into the ocean. Some simple fixes could help

At five millimetres or smaller, microplastics are a growing problem in the world’s waters. They harm the food chain, showing up in plankton, the digestion systems of mammals, and seafood consumed by humans.

Liberals boost climate change mitigation fund by $1.4 billion

Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna says the federal government is adding almost $1.4 billion to the disaster mitigation and adaptation fund this year to help communities across Canada facing climate change and environmental disasters.
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Bayer to replace glyphosate from US lawn products by 2023

'Roundup' manufacturer also sets aside $4.5B for glyphosate-related lawsuits.

Record levels of harmful particles found in Great Lakes fish

"I've been studying microplastics for a long time and this is the study that blew me away."

LISTEN: Brian Bienkowski on amplifying diverse voices through podcasting

"I get a lot of hope in talking to them about where the field can go from here."

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Breast cancer: Hundreds of chemicals identified as potential risk factors

Researchers find nearly 300 chemicals linked to breast cancer-contributing hormones in everyday products, and call for a renewed focus on women's exposure risks.

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