Best Environment podcasts (Updated April 2018; image)
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Breaking news on the environment, climate change, pollution, and endangered species. Also featuring Climate Connections, a special series on climate change co-produced by NPR and National Geographic.
 
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Costing the Earth
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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
 
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.
 
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.
 
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Greenpeace Podcast
Monthly
 
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 ...
 
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 dw.com/environment for more.
 
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Insider Podcast
Rare
 
Stay updated on our latest news with your mp3 player
 
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FOR THE WILD
Monthly
 
This weekly hour-long program is a forum for powerful conversations with the philosophers, scientists, activists, healers, artists and others who are leading the movements to restore our beleaguered planet to its natural balance. The show deals with the most urgent questions facing the next generation of Earth stewards. How do we reverse ecological damages and create a culture of regeneration? How do we confront the psychological challenges of an uncertain future, while healing the age-old w ...
 
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.
 
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Sea Change Radio
Weekly
 
Sea Change Radio is a nationally syndicated weekly radio show and podcast covering the shift to social, environmental, and economic sustainability.
 
Each weekday, Pulse of the Planet provides its listeners with a two-minute sound portrait of Planet Earth, tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide and blending interviews and extraordinary natural sound.
 
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Environment China
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Environment China is a bi-weekly podcast from the Beijing Energy Network (BEN), a grassroots organization created to help understand and tackle China’s energy and environmental challenges. The podcast features conversations with advocates, entrepreneurs, and experts and aims to highlight innovative solutions for improving China’s environment. We explore how they do their work, what strategies and solutions they have found, and why now is the right time for real and positive progress for Chin ...
 
Beyond talk, to action Hear leaders and luminaries take on personal challenges to live by their environmental values. No more telling others what to do. You'll hear their struggles and triumphs.
 
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Terra Informa
Weekly
 
Weekly environmental news on Canadian community radio
 
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Earthwise
Monthly
 
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 ...
 
A monthly discussion about the environmental history community and research in Canada.
 
Assorted stories from WUWM-FM
 
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Environment
Weekly+
 
Stories about the environment focused on the Pacific Northwest, with many from KNKX's Environment reporter, Bellamy Pailthorp.
 
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Wildfire season used to start in mid-June, say state officials coordinating the response. Now they’re already out fighting wildfires in April, even in places west of the Cascades. "Fire season is already here,” said Washington Commissioner of Public Lands Hillary Franz.By bpailthorp@knkx.org (Bellamy Pailthorp).
 
在中国,野生动物保护和生物多样性保护越来越引起人们的重视。然而在开展动物保护的同时,我们更需要做的是保护动物的栖息地,只有保护动物赖以生存的生态环境系统不被破坏,野生动物才能得以持续繁衍和生存。这意味着野生动物保护和生物多样性保护的工作需要各个环节的参与,包括专家学者、当地政府、志愿者团体以及当地社区,甚至还有远在城市的我们。今天做客环境中国播客的嘉宾是中国科学院动物研究所的解焱副研究员。她是中国生物多样性保护领域的知名专家,于2013年提出保护地友好的概念,并创立保护地友好体系,致力于探索一种将自然保护地、当地社区、各类组织机构和公众紧密联系起来的自然保护和经济发展相结合的模式,希望能在全国推广对保护地友好的生活、生产方式,有效保护自然资源和生物多样性,并在保证生态效益的前提下,使 ...…
 
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt appears on Capitol Hill Thursday for the first time since a string of ethics allegations. But what has he done at the agency and what are the questions he may face about his conduct there?
 
President Rodrigo Duterte called Boracay island a "cesspool." It draws 2 million visitors a year but isn't equipped to accommodate them. Residents agree there's a problem, but worry about losing jobs.
 
The EPA says it wants to only use research in which all data are publicly available. Scientists say this would hurt policy making on everything from air pollution to toxic waste and pesticides.
 
Wastewater plants typically don't filter out pharmaceuticals from our water supply.
 
If you ask most people what they think of blockchain applications or cryptocurrency, the response is usually a blank stare of utter bafflement. Well, this week on Sea Change Radio, we are going to try to make some sense of this arcane concept because our guest today, Paul Gambill, has devised a carbon dioxide removal marketplace which incorpora ...…
 
Concerns about the future of Bothell Country Village top the agenda of the city’s Landmark Preservation Board meeting Tuesday evening.By bpailthorp@knkx.org (Bellamy Pailthorp).
 
Large hydro-electric dams continue to be planned and built in Africa, Asia and South America. In Western Europe and the US they're tearing them down. Peter Gibbs wants to know why.These wonders of engineering are a symbol of our ability to harness nature to produce renewable energy. The trouble is that many dams radically alter the natural life ...…
 
Piping plovers are little shorebirds, and they're an endangered species in the Great Lakes region. But they’re making a comeback thanks to conservation efforts and even some heroics.By larakm@umich.edu (Lara Moehlman).
 
According to the US Geological Survey, much of our fresh water is contaminated by caffeine.
 
Cities like San Francisco and Austin are struggling to regulate a flood of new transportation options, from electric scooters to dock-less bikes. Residents are angry over sidewalk and safety concerns.
 
A new book is out that will likely be of interest to anyone who has just moved to the region and maybe even to some old-timers. Explore The Salish Sea is a nature guide for kids. It’s about the unique marine ecosystem that connects Puget Sound with Canada. It’s aimed at fifth and sixth graders and based on a previous edition made for adults. Bo ...…
 
We've just endured a tough winter but some records suggest that Spring now begins on average 26 days earlier than it did 10 years ago. Lindsey Chapman investigates how shifting seasons are affecting our wildlife.Bumblebees in January, daffodils blooming early, 'thuggish-vegetation' thriving as a result of mild winters and damp summers: the seas ...…
 
This week on Terra Informa we discuss sustainable agriculture and what its like farming in the north. How much sun do they get?! Download episode now. Download program log here. Photo by: Le Refuge Farms Advertisements
 
A California tech firm believes that artificial intelligence can help communities prepare for, and respond to, quakes.
 
The Amazon as Legal Person / Ancient Wisdom for Earth Day / Beyond The Headlines / The Green Berkeley Hills – The Place Where You Live / Valve-Turning Protestors / A Pipeline Eco Engineer Protests
 
The U.S. Geological Survey simulated a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on the Hayward Fault near Oakland, Calif., and found that such a quake could kill hundreds and cause more than $100 billion in damage.
 
How do we accurately forecast the amount of water that will be available any given year? It's not easy. But some Colorado scientists think they're onto a possible solution — inspired by Pokemon.
 
Designing a drug that could help stroke patients maximize whatever bypass arteries they may have.
 
As humans spread around the globe, other big mammals vanished. Researchers believe it's because they were tasty.
 
In The Overstory, Powers explores how humans can revere ancient trees with "the same kind of sanctity that we reserve exclusively for ourselves."
 
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in what many observers are calling a historic showdown that will determine who has to pay to fix our "roads" for salmon – and how quickly.By bpailthorp@knkx.org (Bellamy Pailthorp).
 
What's happening to our birds? French songbirds are disappearing, Berlin's pigeons are thriving, and wetland birds all over the world are suffering from lead poisoning. As they say, what's good for the goose is good for the gander — and what's bad for the birds is definitely bad news for us humans.
 
In Michigan, we have laws in place that give the state the power to essentially rope off polluted areas instead of cleaning them up. Instead, those laws tell the public: don’t drink the water or build your house here.By rmwillia@umich.edu (Rebecca Williams).
 
After a stroke, a specialized network of blood vessels redirects the flow of blood in the brain.
 
Which is easier, for a slave owner to free his or her slaves or for you to stop using disposable water bottles and food packaging, flying around the world, turning down the thermostat and wearing a sweater in the winter, and so on? If you had slaves, would you free them? I think most people would say it's a lot easier to avoid plastic than to f ...…
 
Doctors abide by a millennia-old Hippocratic oath to “do no harm.” This oath usually refers to patient care, but today’s guest thinks the motto should extend to the environmental standards of the healthcare industry as well. Zhao Ang is the co-founder of Rock Energy and Environment Institute (REEI), a Chinese think tank that researches environm ...…
 
The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, is raising concerns among environmentalists.By bpailthorp@knkx.org (Bellamy Pailthorp).
 
Each night, the organisms gather in a "vertical stampede" to feed at the ocean's surface. Research suggests the columns of swimming animals can create large downward jets that help churn the waters.
 
This week on Sea Change Radio, we dig into our archives to learn more about the activities of two nonprofits that focus on saving rainforests. Our first guest, Topher White, is making a difference using dormant cell phones. His organization, Rainforest Connection up-cycles defunct phones with solar charging technology and then places them strat ...…
 
Extreme weather cost Americans over $300 billion last year. Scientists say climate change will bring more of that. Entrepreneurs and businesses see a new market in gauging risk.
 
Colombia is second only to Brazil in the extent of its rich biodiversity but armed conflict over a half century has limited exploration and charting of much of its land. Those researchers who braved it risked kidnap, injury or death. But in 2016 President Santos signed a peace treaty with the FARC guerrilla fighters which has opened the door fo ...…
 
At more than 1,600 sites across the state of Michigan, you can’t drink the groundwater. Well, you could, but it wouldn’t be safe or legal.By kayemlafond@gmail.com (Kaye LaFond).
 
Saddled with a dicey moniker, Hellbenders are indicators of a healthy water ecosystem.
 
Community groups are building coalitions region-wide, aiming to stop expansion plans by the U.S. Navy. Operating since 1942, the naval air station on Whidbey Island is not new. But the recent replacement of its electronic warfare aircraft has upset many residents in the area.By bpailthorp@knkx.org (Bellamy Pailthorp).
 
Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms have written a guide for spreading ideas, building movements and staying ahead.
 
Where might you find a city that uses only renewable energy? Try Texas.
 
This week we are bringing you more stories from the conference on Cities and Climate Change that was held in Edmonton by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from March 5th to 7th, 2018. In this episode, we have a conversation about renewable energy projects in the Beaver Lake Cree First Nation with Crystal Lameman, and talk wit ...…
 
North America's largest salamander can reach a length of two feet and weigh up to five pounds.
 
A peaceful demonstration by Gazan refugees, Great March of Return, his being met by deadly violence from the Israeli military
 
Making Big Oil Companies Pay for Climate Disruption / Pruitt's EPA Allows Dirtier Air / Leave No Poop Behind / BirdNote®: Sharp-tailed Grouse On a Lek / Spoiled Water for 300,000: What Lies Upstream / Beyond The Headlines / Bald Eagles At Play
 
From hurricanes in the Caribbean to drought in Africa and the Middle East —As our planet warms, extreme weather events are becoming ever more frequent and intense. But people around the world are learning to adapt to these disasters and make a new, greener start.
 
Earlier this month, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality approved a permit that allows the Nestle Corporation to pump up to 400 gallons of groundwater per minute to feed its bottled water operations in Osceola County.By scwiek@umich.edu (Sarah Cwiek).
 
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