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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WATCH: A natural substitute for polystyrene

A scientist in Germany is using popcorn as a replacement for polystyrene.


WATCH: Toxic playgrounds

Under the pretense of a circular economy, plastic is being dumped in places where it shouldn't be – such as horse riding arenas, football fields and children's playgrounds. In this episode on the Plastic Health Channel, scientists question whether playing on these fields and playgrounds is actually safe.

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El Chaco Sudamericano: Nuevo estudio muestra drástico declive de la biodiversidad

Investigación evaluó diversidad de mamíferos grandes en el Chaco sudamericano que se extiende por Bolivia, Paraguay y Argentina.
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Colombia: La bióloga que busca ADN de manatíes en las aguas del Magdalena

La bióloga Susana Caballero busca ADN de manatíes en las aguas del río Magdalena para identificar poblaciones que puedan ser recuperadas.


Using SUPs to deliver a plastic-free future

Using their paddleboards to share the beauty of Bermuda's coastline, Christian Shaw and Gordon Middleton are educating youth on the pollution that's washing up on its shores and the damage being done to the ocean, and empowering them to create solutions for change.


Trump administration’s sale of Arctic refuge drilling rights labeled an ‘epic failure’

The Trump administration sold off drilling rights to oil and gas companies in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for the first time ever on Wednesday, a move that had led to multiple legal battles from environmental and indigenous groups, along with significant public outcry.

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Un videojuego para veranear en el Mediterráneo

El creador español David Fernández Huerta diseña 'Alba: A Wildlife Adventure' a partir de los recuerdos de su infancia en la costa levantina.


The Gambia: The queen of recycling

Fed up with The Gambia's mounting waste problem, Isatou Ceesay set up an initiative called 'One Plastic Bag'. It promotes recycling and provides women with additional income.

Twenty-four ways to turn outdoor passions into citizen science

Heading into the new year, consider collecting scientific data while skiing, hiking, surfing, biking and partaking in other adventures.

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Máquinas que recompensan por reciclar y contenedores inteligentes: Economía circular

Es un concepto muy extendido en los países escandinavos, que intenta ahora abrirse camino en el resto del continente.

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2020, otro mal año para el medio ambiente en Latinoamérica

La pandemia redujo las emisiones contaminantes en todo el planeta, pero no evitó nuevos registros alarmantes de deforestación de las selvas de América Latina ni dio tregua a los defensores del medio ambiente, que continuaron siendo asesinados.


Hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires make 2020 a record year

At least 16 weather and climate disasters this year, exceeding $1 billion each.
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Inodoros ecológicos y farolas solares: Lagos se vuelve verde

En Lagos, la ciudad más grande de Nigeria, vivir sin agua potable, electricidad y saneamiento es una realidad para millones de personas. ¿Es posible mejorar las condiciones de vida y reducir las emisiones de carbono?
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Así funciona la campaña para remunerar el voluntariado a favor del medioambiente en Galápagos

"Salvemos las islas Galápagos" es una campaña que está en marcha para fomentar la economía del archipiélago, uniendo a la comunidad, cuidando el medioambiente y priorizando la salud pública, en medio de la pandemia de coronavirus.

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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.

In defense of all species

From manatees to Labradoodles, let's treat them all with respect and dignity.

Moving forward after four years of fights and falsehoods

As the US turns the page on a skeptical and openly hostile administration, environmental science and journalism face continued obstacles—but there is some optimism.

LISTEN: Dana Williamson on bringing communities to the forefront of environmental justice research

"There needs to be more intentionality around working with communities that are experiencing environmental inequities."

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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