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Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

Peter Dykstra and Host Steve Curwood remark on 2020's tie with 2016 for the hottest year on record, and explore the climate-warming consequences of methane leaks from abandoned oil and gas wells in the ocean. They then turn to the history calendar to celebrate the birthday of Aldo Leopold, the renowned author of Sand County Almanac and the ecologist known as "the father of wildlife conservation".

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Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

A partly solved murder mystery: a killer behind mass coho salmon die-offs in the Pacific Northwest; heroes who came to the rescue of a coral reef damaged by one of this year's many Atlantic hurricanes.; in the history vaults, it's 20 years since the last operating reactor at Chernobyl was finally decommissioned long after the infamous explosion of a neighboring reactor.

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Living on Earth: Beyond The Headlines

In this week's Beyond the Headlines segment, Environmental Health News Editor Peter Dykstra and Host Jenni Doering talk about the naming of the first African American Cardinal in the U.S., a prelate who has become a climate champion within the Catholic Church.

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Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

Peter Dykstra joins Steve Curwood to discuss a major solar energy project in Texas, the biggest to date in the U.S. They also cover how the coronavirus pandemic has led to drastic funding cuts for public transportation in large cities including New York. From the history books they discuss the progress and shortcomings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, as it turns 32 years old this week.

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Living on Earth: Planetary Health

A healthier planet also means a healthier society. That's the basis of a 2020 book drilling down on the intersection of environmental change and human health.

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Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

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

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Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

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.

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How University of Utah trees are being used to measure air pollution

University of Utah researchers are using evergreens on campus to measure air quality - yes fine particulate pollution on trees - in a cost-effective way to give a picture of where vehicle exhaust and other pollutants accumulate.

From our Newsroom

A big green turnaround

As the US government flips, a few random looks back, and a peek ahead.

The push for standing forest protections in US climate policy

Researchers say "proforestation" policies are the fastest and most effective way to draw excess CO2 out of the atmosphere.

Op-ed: Could paint be harming your health?

An endocrine-disrupting chemical lurks in paint – but safer options are available.

Op-ed: A push for answers about the environmental causes of child cancer

A first-of-its kind study aims to tease out the link between pollution and cancer in children.

Unplugged: Abandoned oil and gas wells leave the ocean floor spewing methane

The Gulf of Mexico is littered with tens of thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells, and toothless regulation leaves climate warming gas emissions unchecked.

10 tips for cleaner grocery shopping

Picking ingredients for a better lifestyle.

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