Living on Earth:  Beyond the Headlines

Peter Dykstra joins host Steve Curwood to consider the greenhouse gas emissions released by California's intense wildfire season. The pair also discuss new research that proposes to extract useful chemicals from sewage and look back to 1980 – the year President Jimmy Carter signed the Alaska Land Bill and protected 80 million acres from energy development.

New map shows 1.4 million Pennsylvanians live half mile or less from active oil or gas well

A new geospatial analysis concludes that 1,482,810 Pennsylvanians, including 290,123 children, reside or attend schools or daycares within a half-mile “threat radius” of active oil and gas operations.

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Crypto crash unlikely to reduce its climate impact, expert says

Enormous energy consumption has barely reduced despite $1tn being wiped off the sector.

How taking a closer look at your family tree can help you get to grips with climate change

Understanding how our ancestors may have benefited from industrialisation and colonialism could help us become more climate-friendly citizens.

Sports in Norway, like skiing and bobsledding, face threat from warming Arctic

Skiing, hiking and dogsledding will never be the same in Svalbard, Norway, which has warmed more than twice as quickly as the rest of the Arctic. The islands may be isolated, but the changes aren’t.
Climate change is making young people question if it's ethical to have children
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Climate change is making young people question if it's ethical to have children

Young people around the world are suffering from anxiety and stress relating to global warming. For Kansas Citians in their 20s and 30s, the future of the planet is becoming central to their decision about whether or not to have children.

A rocket scientist's solution for your moldy strawberries

A California-based startup is pioneering a new solution to sad greens: a thermodynamic sticker that captures condensation inside your produce box.

How London plans to 'rewild' the city

The work included releasing a pair of eponymously named critters—Sigourney and Justin Beaver—in a northern borough this spring.
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Public health in Pennsylvania ignored during fracking rush: Report

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