Best Environment podcasts (Updated April 2018; image)
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Environment : NPR
Weekly+
 
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
Monthly+
 
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
Monthly+
 
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 ...
 
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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.
 
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.
 
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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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).
 
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).
 
Federal wildlife officials want to protect a rare green-and-white butterfly that is only found on San Juan Island by listing it as an endangered species . The tiny creature has been declining since it was rediscovered twenty years ago. Its population is now estimated at fewer than 200 in the wild.By bpailthorp@knkx.org (Bellamy Pailthorp).
 
How does one cultivate environmental activism in the deepest of red states? Is the current situation in the White House dividing Americans further, or expanding the progressive tent? This week on Sea Change Radio, we discuss these issues and more with the Reverend Leo Woodberry, a nondenominational pastor from South Carolina who is thoroughly c ...…
 
A hydroelectric project that threatened to diminish scenic waterfalls on the South Fork of the Skykomish River near Index will not be built.By bpailthorp@knkx.org (Bellamy Pailthorp).
 
The Kinder Morgan Pipeline expansion “will be built,” according to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who says it’s in the national interest. However, opposition in British Columbia caused the company on Sunday to put the $7-billion dollar project on hold till the end of May , citing too much uncertainty.…
 
People who study birds are now using radar to make maps that can forecast migration at night. They say these maps could help by reducing the number of birds that collide with buildings and wind turbines.By rmwillia@umich.edu (Rebecca Williams).
 
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 ...…
 
Long term studies can help explain why we're seeing so many Harmful Algae Blooms lately.
 
Opposition groups are applauding an announcement from Kinder Morgan Canada. The oil giant has put expansion of its Trans Mountain Pipeline on hold until the end of May as the company seeks clarity on a path forward.By bpailthorp@knkx.org (Bellamy Pailthorp).
 
America's farmers are digging soil like never before. A movement for "regenerative agriculture" is dedicated to building healthier soil and could even lead to a new eco-label on food.
 
This week, we bring you a documentary by Terra Informer Caitlin Macnab on the new environmental impact assessment and what public participation means in the environmental sphere. Tune in for a deep dive on just one part of the recent federal environmental legislation changes.
 
NPR's Michel Martin asks former EPA official Lisa Heinzerling whether EPA administrator Scott Pruitt's moves to roll back regulations are actually making an impact on the agency and the environment.
 
Officials say more than 200,000 acres of marshland cane have been affected. State Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain worries the bug could mutate and start ruining agricultural crops.
 
A number of Environmental Protection Agency officials have been demoted or reassigned after raising concerns about the way EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is managing the agency, according to a report from The New York Times.
 
Turning food waste into fertilizer is popular in parts of Europe and is catching on in the U.S. But tiny plastics are also making their way into that fertilizer — and into the food chain.
 
Pruitt Under Fire / Beyond the Headlines / Pruitt Seeks To Double Auto Emissions / Steve in the Sky / Tyler Prize for McCarthy / BirdNote®: Walk Down an Arroyo
 
Flame retardant chemicals are in our furniture, in carpet padding, electronics and car seats, but they don’t stay put. They leach out of these products and get into our bodies. Some of these chemicals, called polybrominated diphenyl ethers or PBDEs, were phased out of use starting in 2004. A new study in the Journal of Exposure Science and Envi ...…
 
The Earth is some 3.8 billion years old. There are systems and structures in place that have withstood the test of time, trials and errors that exist in the deepest time. This week’s podcast guest, Janine Benyus, is a pioneer in the school of thought known as Biomimicry. The only way to survive is to learn from life how to be life. Life has lea ...…
 
From wine to maple syrup, some of our most-loved delicacies could be at risk from climate change if we don't act fast. Plus, the humble sandwich may not be as environmentally innocent as you think.
 
Have you ever crossed frozen rivers to climb 4,000-meter ridges in search of snow leopards? This is a normal day "in the office" for Dr Justine Shanti Alexander. As a Regional Ecologist for the Snow Leopard Trust, Justine supports snow leopard research and conservation efforts in China and Mongolia to further safeguard the species. The cats liv ...…
 
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