Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

Peter Dykstra and host Steve Curwood first take a look at some controversial suggestions from the current Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo about how people can cope with mounting climate impacts.

U.S. Steel part of groundbreaking study to snatch carbon emissions from the air and store them in concrete

U.S. Steel Corp.’s Gary Works in Indiana will be the site of a study exploring the capture of carbon dioxide emissions from the air and storing them...
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Nigeria's homes are vanishing into the sea from climate change

When an ocean surge washed away Mureni Sanni Alakija's house in 2011, he took a loan to build a home farther away. But that too is no longer safe as the sea creeps inland in Okun Alfa, a neighbourhood in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos.

Amid severe water shortage, rainfall offers some hope in parts of US

Cooler and wetter weather in the upper Midwest along with rainfall in the high plains region offers some hope for parched land and residents. In addition, storms and below-normal temperatures have swept the Pacific Northwest and northern plains in recent months, easing projections of water deficits anticipated for that region.

Environmental, labor groups join forces to fight climate change

Organizers are fighting for legislation that will allow miners to safely transition out of the coal economy and be retrained to work in greener jobs that may include wind turbine installation, solar farms or making batteries for electric vehicles.

Forest research links carbon uptake and water use

New research links the amount of carbon dioxide taken in by land ecosystems, such as forests, to the availability of water, which is in short supply during droughts.

Las Vegas declares turf war on lawns as drought worsens

Las Vegas is ripping up millions of square feet of grass - including greenery along the iconic strip - as the city struggles with a decades-long drought made worse by climate change.

Ancient Vancouver Island fish bones may hold lessons for adapting to climate change

A study of 5,000-year-old fish bones on the West Coast is revealing how Indigenous people adapted to warming oceans — information that could shape present day adaptations and fisheries management as the climate crisis advances.

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