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Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

Peter Dykstra and Steve Curwood cover the fall of a major fracking company, the end of the road for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, and the shutdown of the contentious Dakota Access Pipeline pending more environmental review. They discuss President Trump's downplaying the lethality of COVID-19, which has hit close to home. And they take a trip back to the 1995 Midwest heat wave that previewed the growing health risks of climate disruption.

Climate pollution from plastics to outpace coal emissions in US by 2030, report finds

The petrochemical industry has found a new market for fossil fuels: plastics."

With dozens of new plastics manufacturing and recycling facilities in the works, the U.S. plastics industry will release more greenhouse gas emissions than coal-fired power plants by 2030, say the authors of a new report.

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Finding bright spots in the global coral reef catastrophe

The first-ever report on the world's coral reefs presents a grim picture, as losses mount due to global warming. But there are signs of hope — some regions are having coral growth, and researchers found that corals can recover if given a decade of reprieve.

Newsom targets oil drilling over union

The move comes on the heels of an offshore oil spill in Southern California.

A rising sea is eating away this Brazilian town

The encroaching Atlantic Ocean is forcing existential losses in Atafona, a tragedy occurring around the world as climate change accelerates.

Joe Manchin leads opposition to Biden’s climate bill, backed by support from oil, gas and coal

West Virginia senator objects to bill that would steadily retire the coal industry which continues to provide ample financial support. to him