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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.

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Amy Coney Barrett faces recusal questions over links to Shell

Barrett previously recused herself from cases because her father worked for Shell but has failed to commit to doing so in future

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Europe moves to protect nature, but faces criticism over subsidizing farms

The proposal would protect 30 percent of the continent’s land and water by 2030.
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The world’s largest tropical wetland has become an inferno

This year, roughly a quarter of the vast Pantanal wetland in Brazil, one of the most biodiverse places on Earth, has burned in wildfires worsened by climate change.

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How climate change is making the Alps more dangerous

As the mountains thaw, rocks are coming loose from the ice, increasing the risk of injury or death for even the most experienced mountaineers.

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Greensburg, Kansas rebuilt without carbon emissions after a tornado nearly destroyed it

As communities around the country decimated by fires and floods also face rebuilding, and a country stalled by a pandemic reimagines life after a vaccine, the city on the prairie offers some lessons in green living.