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Costing the Earth
Programme looking at man's effect on the environment and how the environment reacts, questioning accepted truths, challenging those in charge and reporting on progress towards improving the world
Environment and Climate News Podcast
The Heartland Institute podcast featuring scientists, authors, and policy experts who take the non-alarmist, climate-realist position on environment and energy policy. Hosted by H. Sterling Burnett and Isaac Orr.
PRI: Living on Earth
Living on Earth is a weekly news and information program from PRI about the world's changing environment, ecology, and human health. If there's something new about global warming, climate change, environmental politics or environmental quality and human health, you can count on Host Steve Curwood and the LOE public radio news team to keep you up to date with fair and accurate coverage.
Greenpeace Podcast
The Greenpeace Podcast brings you sound-rich environmental stories that travel across borders. Engaging listeners through storytelling, this podcast builds environmental literacy in a way that inspires, amuses and empowers. Listen to monthly 15 minute episodes that break down some of today's hottest and most controversial environmental issues.Greenpeace is an independent, campaigning organisation which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to f ...
Insider Podcast - Environmental Defense Fund
Hear the staff and friends of Environmental Defense Fund weigh in on the most pressing environmental issues.
Living Planet | Deutsche Welle
Every Thursday, a new episode of Living Planet brings you environment stories from around the world, digging deeper into topics that touch our lives every day. The prize-winning, weekly half-hour radio magazine and podcast is produced by Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster - visit for more.
The Environment Report
Michigan Radio's "The Environment Report" hosted by Rebecca Williams explores the relationship between the natural world and the everyday lives of people in Michigan. New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.
The Global Energy & Environmental Law Podcast
A discussion of global and local environmental law issues. Produced by the International Environmental Law Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association -- by Myanna Dellinger
Sea Change Radio
Sea Change Radio is a nationally syndicated weekly radio show and podcast covering the shift to social, environmental, and economic sustainability.
Podcasts – Green Planet Monitor
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Every Earthwise programme features a discussion on conservation, environment or peace with justice. The interview might be with a local Cantabrian, with someone in a different part of the country, or a distinguished person from overseas.Broadcast on the first and third Monday evening at 9pm repeated the following Wednesday at 9:30am.The choice of topics varies considerably. Earthwise hopes that people who are especially interested in conservation will also find peace with justice issues inte ...
Terra Informa
Weekly environmental news on Canadian community radio
Assorted stories from WUWM-FM
Nature's Past: A Podcast of the Network in Canadian History and Environment
A monthly discussion about the environmental history community and research in Canada.
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Milwaukee County’s green space - some 15,000 acres of parks – is in varied states of decay. A 2009 audit found Milwaukee County Parks facing $200 million in deferred maintenance and the backlog of capital and maintenance needs now total $246 million. Virginia Small and Tom Tolan teamed up to write about what might be done to bring the luster ba ...…
Steep Wildlife Decline / Saving East Coast Sea Life / Science Note: Rats Against Poachers / DNA Tech for Rhino Protection / How to Save Most Species: Part 1 / How to Save Most Species: Part 2 / BirdNote: The Stealthy Shoebill
Alderman Tony Zielinski is concerned residents don’t fully understand both the risks and how they can protect themselves from lead exposure. His says his proposal would direct the Milwaukee Health Department to communicate more effectively – starting with the importance of water filters. Zielinski introduced the resolution at the Public Health ...…
We talk a lot about how people can adapt to climate change, and scientists have found that some animals are changing their behavior, too. The ability to change rapidly because of environmental changes is called behavioral flexibility.By (Emma Winowiecki).
Living Planet | Deutsche Welle
As the world struggles with deforestation, should we be creating urban forests instead? Plus, wolves are returning to Germany, but age-old fears over the predator still persist.
Environment and Climate News Podcast
In physics, electricity is power. Electricity can also be power, though, in the sense that it creates opportunity for the pursuit of social capital and positive outcomes. This week on Sea Change Radio, we highlight the efforts of two nonprofits that are working to bring clean, affordable energy to some of the most under-resourced people on the ...…
Update, July 19: Tuesday's common council meeting did not result in a step toward resolution of the Sturgeon Bay waterfront debate. The proposed compromise was being discussed, when the mayor announced he had to leave. The council voted to adjourn. The DNR is expected to hold a public hearing next month. City leaders may wait for that process t ...…
When I arrive at Bethany Hawkins' home, the first thing she does is offer me a glass of her well water. "Our water's always been really good," she says.By (Kaye LaFond).
The silence from the West, about the horrific suffering of the Gazans, loss of electricity, water and sanitation, is cruel sadistic complicity
We venture back to the archives to hear a piece by Dylan Hall and Whitney Caine as they talk permaculture with Kaz Haykowsky and Marcheen Makarewicz, two University of Alberta students who started a permaculture landscaping company. Then we hear a piece by Tasmia Nishat talking with Dr. Eva Koppelhus about plant spore fossils! Download […]…
Water Story MKE is the brainchild of Michael Timm. He teamed up with Reflo , a nonprofit dedicated to water sustainability to create the app. “It is place-based. Kind of like Pokémon Go where you go around the city and different content pops up when you explore different sites,” Timm adds, “We’ve gamified that tour component so that you’re not ...…
Molecular biologist Michael Schläppi experimented with rice varieties from around the globe for five years - testing how they stood up to Wisconsin weather in miniature paddies he built on his rooftop lab on campus. He settled on a short-grain variety from Russia. Two years ago, he took the experiment to a farm field outside Port Washington. A ...…
Living Planet | Deutsche Welle
The world's oceans are full of weird and wonderful creatures. We splash down under the waves for a glimpse at some of the less charismatic species, we find out what's behind Europe's mysterious dolphin deaths, and we meet a tiny undersea sociopath who likes to smash things.
Biologists say the sixth mass extinction episode on Earth is already happening. But researchers say if we only look at species extinctions, we miss a big part of the story. Paul Ehrlich is a professor emeritus of biology at Stanford University, and an author of a new study about this published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences .…
Even the most astute followers of the news may have missed that the Trump Administration is touting a series of self-proclaimed focal areas. With compelling revelations of lying, collusion, and treason coming out almost daily, it’s understandable if absurd, toothless initiatives like “Energy Week,” or “Workforce Development Week” flew under you ...…
White-nose syndrome is killing millions of bats in 31 states including Michigan, and five Canadian provinces. It’s a disease caused by a fungus. But clusters of bats that warm up together during hibernation might have an edge against the fungus. Researchers discovered this by putting temperature-sensing surveillance cameras in caves.…
This week on Terra Informa, we have two great pieces from our archives. First we have a story on faith and climate justice. Terra Informer Trevor Chow-Fraser talks to Bishop Susan Johnson to hear more on what inspires people of faith to get involved in international climate negotiations. Then we talk to Alex Steffen, Planetary […]…
Trump Rollback of Methane Rule Blocked / Global Warming to Worsen Southern Poverty / Henry David Thoreau Turns 200 / “The Book That Changed America” / Beyond the Headlines / /
Living Planet | Deutsche Welle
As world leaders debate how best to move forward with implementing the goals of the Paris Agreement, cities and civil society are wasting no time in taking action.
There’s a newly discovered kind of bacteria that can cause Lyme disease, Borrelia mayonii . Scientists have run tests to find out how long it takes to transmit the disease after a tick bites you.By (Emma Winowiecki).
Many people living in Pacific nations, like Vanuatu, Indonesia, and the Philippines, struggle to find adequate shelter, a challenge compounded by the elevated risk of structure-destroying cyclones. Meanwhile, miles off their coasts, plastic waste floats in the ocean, contaminating the marine food chain and threatening the world’s largest ecosys ...…
Long-term exposure to certain kinds of air pollution increases the risk of premature death in Americans over 65 years old. That finding holds true even at levels of air pollution below national standards.By (Rebecca Williams).
US President Trump, in partnership with a corrupt Indonesian billionaire, is planning a huge 6-star Hotel, huge golf course, more destruction of Balinese culture and environment.
This week on Terra Informa, we re-air an award winning episode answering questions about fracking.
Enviro Win at Supreme Court / Beyond The Headlines / Airlines Embrace Carbon Fee / Dikes, Floods and Adaptation / New York 2140 / BirdNote: The Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Living Planet | Deutsche Welle
Fishy business in Vietnam and alternatives to chemical pesticides. Plus, can we save our bananas? How safe is Europe’s food? And in Berlin, nightingales sing for their supper - all on this week's Living Planet.
Two Milwaukee neighborhoods may become more connected to the city in the coming months with the help of multi-use trails. The new trails were recommended by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy , a nonprofit organization that transforms unused rail corridors into walking and bike trails. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy took interest in Milwaukee in Septembe ...…
Growing food doesn’t always occur in the country. From city-based commercial operations like Growing Power to personal backyards or even balcony herb and vegetable gardens, urban agriculture in Wisconsin’s largest city is booming. But no matter where they are, the one thing all gardens have in common is the need for pollination. And when we thi ...…
State officials want hunters to shoot more deer in northeastern lower Michigan. Infected deer in the area spread a disease called bovine tuberculosis. It can kill cows, and it can be passed to people through unpasteurized dairy products.By (Emma Winowiecki).
Environment and Climate News Podcast
“I guess the grass is itself a child, the produced babe of the vegetation.” Perhaps Walt Whitman had this week’s guests on Sea Change Radio in mind when he wrote those words, as we talk to two entrepreneurs who, in very different ways, are using nature’s bounty for innovative purposes. First, we speak to Hawaiian-based bicycle maker, Barret Wer ...…
A century-old legacy of Flint’s industrial past is the focus of a major cleanup project this summer. The Flint River is the main artery flowing through Flint’s industrial heart. For decades, from the late 1800’s and into the 1920’s, a gasification plant located along the river turned coal into much-needed natural gas.…
This week on Terra Informa we re-air a piece from 2014 that we almost lost track of! It’s the tale of the Evan’s Cherry, a prolific fruit in the Edmonton region. This story takes you through the adventure of past Terra Informer, Danielle Dolgoy, who went to some lengths to figure out how this plant […]…
American Climate Action Goes Local / Flint Water Homicide Indictments / Industrial Air Pollution as Unhealthful as Second Hand Tobacco Smoke / Beyond The Headlines / BirdNote: The Whiskered Auklet / Seasteading: New Societies on the Floating Frontier
Living Planet | Deutsche Welle
The sea turtles of Fiji's Mana Island, cold-water corals in a warming climate, and monkey business and more in Japan's hot springs.
The EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice is meant to defend communities that face a disproportionate share of the effects of pollution. But that office’s funding could be cut entirely in the 2018 budget.By (Emma Winowiecki).
The City of Milwaukee is putting the finishing touches on a water and land use plan to help guide the future of the harbor’s 1,000 water-edged acres. The idea is to combine a robust working function while also breathing vitality into areas where there currently is none. Lots of ideas are floating around. Enter a New-York based artist by the nam ...…
Are the cries for a complete transition to renewable energy from environmentalists like Bill McKibben actually undermining the work to combat climate change? That is the position of our guest today on Sea Change Radio. Ted Nordhaus is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Breakthrough Institute, an Oakland-based think tank which focuses ...…
This week, experts are getting together in Ann Arbor to make a warning system for meteotsunamis in the Great Lakes. We have on average 106 meteotsunamis in the lakes each year.By (Emma Winowiecki).
Environment and Climate News Podcast
The City of West Allis has been providing curbside recycling pickup for over two decades, but this week residents will find gleaming blue carts at their doorsteps. Up until, the city has used 30-gallon plastic bags. West Allis is one of a handful of municipalities using the"bag" method. Melissa Oberdorf remembers the days before West Allis truc ...…
President Trump welcomed by King Salman of Saudi Arabia. No mention of Yemen by either of the 2 leaders or by Western media.
This week we have an interview about how municipalities are taking leadership in climate mitigation while also making strides for adaptation. Amanda Rooney and Charly Blais sat down with Danielle Koleyak, an environmental project manager with the city of Edmonton. Then we have a story about how the health care industry can mitigate its contribu ...…
Shrinking Bears Ears / Beyond the Headlines / A Tale of Two Numbers: Exxon’s Alleged Climate Fraud / Science Note: Crab Shells Fight Malaria / Saving Fancy Fish / Gulls Hunting Spider Crabs / Houston Hurricane Risks
Living Planet | Deutsche Welle
Why scientists are worried about the collapse of Antarctica's ice shelf, how the Dutch have harnessed wind to power electric trains, and what green power means for refugees in the world's first solar-powered camp.
New charges in the Flint water crisis are connected to the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak. Five current and former government officials are now facing involuntary manslaughter charges in the Flint water crisis. The charges are in connection with a Legionnaires' disease outbreak during the height of the crisis. Legionnaires’ disease is a serious ...…
A number of local citizens are concerned that scientific research is factoring less and less into policymaking. So, they formed Milwaukee Area Science Advocates , or MASA, to "champion science as a pillar of freedom and prosperity." The idea to advocate for evidence-based policy decisions started brewing last winter, when a handful of people or ...…
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