Best Environment podcasts (Updated March 2019; 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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Fresh ideas from the sharpest minds working toward a cleaner, greener planet
 
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Living on Earth
Weekly
 
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.
 
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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Greenpeace Podcast
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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 ...
 
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For The Wild
Weekly
 
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 ...
 
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Insider Podcast
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Stay updated on our latest news with your mp3 player
 
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BBC Earth Podcast
Monthly+
 
Intimate stories and surprising truths about nature, science and the human experience in a podcast the size of the planet. Each week the BBC Earth podcast brings you a collection of immersive stories about our world and the astonishing creatures, landscapes and elements in it. Close your eyes and open your ears as you travel from the impenetrable forests of Uganda to research bases in the Antarctic; the edges of the Thar Desert to the Shores of Lake Tahoe. You’ll get up close and personal wi ...
 
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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.
 
Do you care about the environment but feel "I want to act but if no one else does it won't make a difference" and "But if you don't solve everything it isn't worth doing anything"? We are the antidote! You're not alone. Hearing role models overcome the same feelings to enjoy acting on their values creates meaning, purpose, community, and emotional reward. Want to improve as a leader? Bestselling author, leadership speaker, coach, and professor Joshua Spodek, PhD MBA, brings joy and inspirati ...
 
The Sustainability Segment presents one-on-one interviews with inspiring leaders and grass roots activists on a variety of environmental, social, and economic issues affecting life and the future of our planet. 628142
 
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Threshold
Monthly
 
Threshold stories of life on earth The first season of Threshold focuses on the story of the American bison. We explore how buffalo have shaped life in the Americas for millennia, and connect the dots between that history and current controversies surrounding the animal.
 
Listen, Read, Watch
 
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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
Monthly+
 
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.
 
AsaDuru GreenTalks is an interview series where we sit down with people driven by sustainability, whether that be in the field of construction, agriculture, fashion or anything in between. These are the stories of the leaders taking responsibility for our common future.
 
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PCC, Sustain Me!
Monthly+
 
A Higher Education Sustainability & Environmental Justice Podcast from the Portland Community College Sustainability Department
 
Mother Earth News and Friends shares the stories of the leaders in sustainable and rural living. We’re passionate about helping people learn more about natural health, homesteading, and sustainability.
 
District of Conservation is a podcast highlighting the incredible conservationists who thrive and survive deep in or around "The Swamp." These are the policymakers, storytellers, trailblazers, and hardworking folks who go unnoticed but shape this region—whether they live or work here. In addition to guests, the podcast will also cover difficult and even controversial conservation public policy matters and news.
 
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The Art of Range
Monthly
 
The Art of Range is a podcast about rangelands for people who manage rangelands. Our goal is education and conservation through conversation. Find us online at www.artofrange.com.
 
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Trail Mix
Monthly+
 
Trail Mix is a conversation about sustainable living in today’s fast-paced, consumerist society. We want to share our journey with you to inform, inspire, and spread awareness. We want to connect to our audience to cultivate a culture of mutual learning. Trail Mix is an incredibly small step in the direction of environmental harmony, but our mission is to make a change, and with the help of our audience, together we can magnify our impact.
 
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It's mating season for a uniquely American bird that's been brought back from the brink of extinction.
 
With some people choosing not to fly and some trying to reduce emissions with carbon offsets, aviation is a hot topic among environmentalists. We ask how the industry is tackling its environmental impact and what the future could hold.
 
Demons, bonfires and a day of playful anarchy. It all adds us to India's most colorful holiday.
 
We begin the second series of the BBC Earth Podcast in bustling, often polluted, but always charismatic cities. In today’s built-up world, it’s easy to forget that nature is often closer than we might think. Meet the two women from a suburban London council estate who bonded over their discovery of some very unexpected guests from the woods at ...…
 
Do you feel gratitude toward people who have helped you? Do you express that gratitude more than enough, not enough, or about right? You're probably familiar with research that expressing gratitude and feeling it improve people's lives. I loved my exercise of writing ten gratitude messages a day for a week. Here is the Inc. piece I wrote on it: ...…
 
The Cuyahoga River flows through Cleveland. In the 1960s, the old industrial city was so polluted that the river repeatedly caught fire. Decades of environmental regulation has made a difference.
 
While many doubt the wisdom of rebuilding in a fire zone, the first building permits have been issued as the town of Paradise, Calif. begins to recover from the devastating Camp Fire of last November.
 
Noruz means "new day" and it's celebrated with new clothes, gift-giving and bonfires.
 
For context for today's guest, those who know I'm avoiding flying might also know I'm learning to sail to explore off North America. When considering acting on their values, most people focus on the part they like of what they're stopping. They don't seem to have trouble ignoring undesired side-effects, like the pollution flying causes. Sailing ...…
 
They say the squeaky wheel gets the grease. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to two brothers who are trying to make a little noise for the issues they care about through citizen journalism. Eric and Joshua Preven put out a weekly publication, The Preven Report, from their hometown of Los Angeles. We discuss the issue of congestion pricin ...…
 
Clean air - the fightback: Tom Heap investigates the problems caused by air pollution, and asks how it affects children's health. He visits schools in Manchester and London and finds out about new initiatives which hope to try to reduce pollution around school sites.Produced by Emma Campbell
 
More than 100,000 people descended on Lake Elsinore, Calif., over the weekend for a chance to frolic among the flowers. City officials strained to keep up.
 
Nebraska officials face millions of dollars in repairs after floods inundated parts of the state. Repairs to bridges and highways could take months or years to finish.
 
In Episode 28 of District of Conservation, Gabriella welcomes Nathan Edmondson of Eco Defense Group to the podcast. Nathan has worked in the entertainment industry and says his involvement in wildlife conservation was necessitated by an urgent need to protect endangered species like the African elephant. The rest is history. Nathan talks about ...…
 
The strange sounds of the male Sage Grouse are matched only by its equally odd reproductive behavior.
 
Tom Szaky has been working on waste since his undergrad days at Princeton in 2001. Then I suddenly heard about him from many sources in the past few months. His company, Terracycle, recycles waste others don't. The new initiative, Loop, got attention at Davos and support from many companies whose business plans depend on producing waste, within ...…
 
Japan doesn't think battery electric cars are the only future for transportation. It is investing millions to ramp up production of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, citing their convenience for consumers.
 
We sent our volunteers out to report on either a breaking news story OR something that fits into the category: the unseen environment
 
For apple tree growers, there's a brief period of time between winter and spring upon which their whole future crop depends.
 
President Trump signed a sweeping land conservation bill into law on Tuesday, giving the Untied States five new national monuments.
 
If you've never heard Carl Sagan's spoken essay Pale Blue Dot, you'll get to hear it in today's episode. It still chokes me up. Here is an Earthrise image taken a few years ago like those he contrasts the pale blue dot image with. The Earth straddling the limb of the Moon, as seen from above Compton crater. Taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orb ...…
 
Thousands of students around the world — and across the U.S. — skipped school on Friday to protest inaction on climate change.
 
Youth Strike for Climate / Carbon Pricing and the Green New Deal / Beyond The Headlines / BirdNote®: How a Bird Came to Look Like a Caterpillar / "Hockey Stick" Climatologist Wins Tyler Prize In this episode: A million or more students around the world join the Youth Climate Strike March 15th, inspired by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and her ...…
 
Student strikes, the Brexit boondoggle and Chinese leadership on civil aviation dominated the week in global news.
 
A few months ago I attended the Summit. It was expensive, so I wasn't sure I'd get the value out of it that I paid. As it came together for me, I met the founder, Elliott Bisnow, and then happened to meet his mother, Margot, this episode's guest. She was a big part of making the event great for me. As you'll hear in the conversation, she was li ...…
 
This was a fantastic conversation I had the good fortune to have with Kevin Wilhelm, CEO of Sustainable Business Consulting, author, public speaker, and so much more. We sat down near the conclusion of the Washington Oregon Higher Education Conference that was held this year at the University of Washington in Seattle. The conversation went many ...…
 
For some farmers, it's the best way to ensure that their favorite crops come back year after year.
 
Students around the world and across the U.S. skipped classes Friday to protest inaction on climate change. It's part of a wave of pressure from young people who say their future is at stake.
 
Student strikes demanding climate action are gaining momentum around the world, fossil fuel industry workers are protesting restrictions on oil and gas development in Canada, and young activists in the US are talking about the Green New Deal and how to best tackle climate change through policy. Are young people the answer to climate change?…
 
The BBC Earth Podcasts returns for a second series from Thursday 21st March. We’ll be taking you on a journey from our beautiful but changing environment here on earth, to less explored corners of the universe. Imagine how it feels to discover a bear in your home… the lengths we would have to go, to exist on another planet. Close your eyes, ope ...…
 
In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, Chris McClellan (aka Uncle Mud) discusses how to build a home out of natural materials and the legal nuances that come with these structures. Uncle Mud (aka Chris McClellan) raises free-range, organic children in suburban Ohio. He uses a natural building as his soapbox to preach self-reliance an ...…
 
A half-century of war on cheatgrass hasn’t reduced its dominance on the high sagebrush seas. Barry Perryman of Univ. of Nevada-Reno says old-fashioned observations and rancher communication have led researchers to a promising paradigm shift: targeting the unique biology of this biennial grass through fall and winter grazing.Barry and Tip discus ...…
 
Long before biotechnology, farmers have sought ways to bring predictability to their ever-changing crops.
 
A major winter storm is expected to bring blizzard conditions and extremely strong winds to much of the central U.S. Forecasters say it will be one of Colorado's most intense storms.
 
Last year, China drastically cut back its imports of plastic waste to recycle. Now the U.S. and other wealthy nations must figure out what to do with their discards.
 
New Mexico lawmakers passed a bill this week mandating state utilities use 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. Meanwhile, oil production in the southeast corner of the state is breaking records.
 
Stopping climate change won't just mean a halt to burning coal and gasoline. It will mean an end to cutting forests and mining the soil to grow more food. Fortunately, it is possible.
 
During Trust Me Mom, I’m Meeting My Macros, Ep.9 of Trail Mix, Sophie and George discuss veganism. They explain what it means to be a vegan, how and why they started their vegan journey, the challenges they’ve faced, and their favorite vegan restaurants in NYC. The sustainable life tip is about cast iron pans, and the Trail Mixer Q&A is about O ...…
 
At the conclusion of the Omizutori Festival in Japan, showers of glowing embers rain down on spectators.
 
Today, I'm sharing what value being a guest offers to influential, well-known people. I call Oprah and her peers the single-name people -- people everyone knows by single names: LeBron, Serena, Sergey, Larry, Barack, Elon, Bill, Mark, Madonna, Giselle, Venus, Meryl, Bruce, Maradonna, Cher, Beyonce, Messi, Jay-Z, and so on. I also mean anyone in ...…
 
How do you usually react to the stream of dire warnings about climate change and wildlife extinction? Does it motivate you to do more to make a difference, or does it submerge you into depressed inertia? This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with environmental journalist Jeremy Hance about his ongoing series for Mongabay which shines an encou ...…
 
Today's guest, Sean, is a friend. We recorded this conversation before the podcast launched in November 2017. It took a while to get through the editing process, but I wanted to post it to document the evolution of the podcast and me. For Sean, it shows him as a leader of leaders, since all the guests since followed him. In showing that I grew ...…
 
Indonesia, the only country with Komodo dragons in the wild, wants to double the number of tourists at a national park where many of the animals live. Conservationists warn against too many tourists.
 
Tyres have an enormous impact on the environment. What can be done to produce and dispose of them more efficiently? Tom Heap reports.Producer: Anne-Marie Bullock
 
Stopping climate change will mean big changes for cities, where most people in the world live. To understand how we get there, we visit a city where you can see the seeds of a carbon-free world.
 
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