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Breaking news on the environment, climate change, pollution, and endangered species. Also featuring Climate Connections, a special series on climate change co-produced by NPR and National Geographic.

Breaking news on the environment, climate change, pollution, and endangered species. Also featuring Climate Connections, a special series on climate change co-produced by NPR and National Geographic.

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Breaking news on the environment, climate change, pollution, and endangered species. Also featuring Climate Connections, a special series on climate change co-produced by NPR and National Geographic.

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Episodes

President Trump Brings Big Fireworks Displays Back To Mount Rushmore

7/3/2020
President Trump's Friday visit included the return of big fireworks displays. They were banned since 2009 because of wildfire and pollution risks.

Duration:00:03:30

Minnesota Attorney General Sues Exxon Over Climate Change

6/29/2020
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison tells All Things Considered he thinks Minnesota can prove its case alleging that Exxon Mobil and others knew about the damage of climate change decades ago.

Duration:00:05:52

Suzanne Simard: How Do Trees Collaborate?

6/26/2020
Ecologist Suzanne Simard shares how she discovered that trees use underground fungal networks to communicate and share resources, uprooting the idea that nature constantly competes for survival.

Duration:00:12:27

Saharan Dust Cloud Arrives At The U.S. Gulf Coast, Bringing Haze

6/25/2020
The phenomenon happens every year – but the 2020 version is especially large and imposing, experts say.

Duration:00:03:43

Massive Cloud Of Dust Is Moving From The Sahara Desert To North America

6/25/2020
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Marshall Shepherd of the University of Georgia about a massive dust cloud moving from the Sahara desert to North America, causing low visibility and health risks.

Duration:00:03:43

California Regulators Set To Approve Nation's 1st Electric Truck Mandate

6/25/2020
In another move to address climate change, California wants automakers to sell more electric trucks. That includes electric big rigs, which are just starting to hit the road.

Duration:00:03:27

Scientists Say The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Worsened Deforestation Worldwide

6/23/2020
Scientists say accelerating deforestation and development may increase the risk of pandemic diseases, and the current coronavirus pandemic may actually make the trend worse.

Duration:00:03:59

Temperatures Above The Arctic Circle Hit Record High

6/23/2020
Temperatures in a Siberian town were reported to hit 100 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday. That would be a record for the highest temperature documented above the Arctic Circle.

Duration:00:02:03

'One Of The Best Nature Shows': A River Transformed After Dams Come Down

6/21/2020
In a growing trend, dozens of aging dams are removed from U.S. rivers every year. In Maine, this has meant the return of millions of migratory fish, plus bald eagles and other birds who eat them.

Duration:00:03:07

George Monbiot: How Does This Moment Call For A "Great Reset"?

6/19/2020
To achieve radical change, writer George Monbiot says we need a new story that explains the present and guides the future. He offers a vision built around our innate capacity for cooperation.

Duration:00:13:56

Minneapolis Has A Bold Plan To Tackle Racial Inequity. Now It Has To Follow Through

6/18/2020
Racial discrimination shaped the map of Minneapolis. Community groups are calling on the city to follow through on a new land use plan designed to address housing disparities and climate change.

Duration:00:05:11

Scientists Find The Biggest Soft-Shelled Egg Ever, Nicknamed 'The Thing'

6/17/2020
A new study of dinosaur eggs, as well as a football-size egg from Antarctica, shows how some ancient creatures relied on soft shells rather than hard ones.

Duration:00:02:35

Absent From Stimulus Packages: Overhauling Energy, Climate Programs

6/17/2020
Climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions are not part of the $3 trillion in U.S. relief packages passed so far — despite a long history of funding energy programs after economic crises.

Duration:00:04:23

The Oil Spill From Russian Nickel Mine Is Moving Toward The Arctic Ocean

6/16/2020
Arctic watchers fear 150,000 barrels of diesel oil from a ruptured fuel tank at a Russian nickel mine will spill into the Arctic Ocean, as cleanup efforts falter.

Duration:00:03:37

Russia's Putin Declares State Of Emergency After Fuel Spill In Arctic

6/12/2020
The accident, 20,000 tons of diesel fuel spilling into a river, took place at a power plant in a city north of the Arctic Circle. Local officials face criminal charges for their slow response.

Duration:00:01:49

What Happens When Sea Otters Eat 15 Pounds of Shellfish A Day

6/11/2020
The return of sea otters to historic habitats can restore ecosystems and bring economic benefits, but hungry otters can also threaten the food security of remote indigenous communities.

Duration:00:02:48

Yosemite Welcomes Back Visitors After Coronavirus Closure

6/11/2020
Yosemite National Park reopens Thursday after nearly three months of closure because of the pandemic. Local businesses are beginning to reopen as well, and many visitors are eager to return.

Duration:00:02:26

As EPA Steps Back, States Face Wave Of Requests For Environmental Leniency

6/9/2020
The EPA does not require companies to notify federal regulators if the pandemic interferes with pollution monitoring or reporting. That leaves states alone on the front lines of pollution control.

Duration:00:03:47

News Brief: George Floyd Funeral, N.Y. Police Bills, State Environmental Records

6/9/2020
Houston hosts funeral services today for George Floyd. New York's legislature passes a first wave of bills overhauling police. And, states face requests for environmental leniency during the pandemic.

Duration:00:11:00

Cities Struggle To Pay To Fix Sewage Overflow That Ends Up In Waterways

6/9/2020
Some cities are balking at spending big money on treatment projects to keep sewage out of waterways. Washington, D.C., considered canceling a project to protect the Potomac River.

Duration:00:03:30