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Cooking on Earth
Recipes from the stories and staff of Living on Earth.

The Place Where You Live
There’s no place like home…so, we want to hear about your home. LOE and Orion Magazine have launched a new series “The Place Where You Live.” Listen to some of our recent essays and find out how to submit yours.

Living on Earth Now
Living on Earth Today is a daily podcast with news and short stories about the environment. To subscribe to the podcast, click here.

Go Fish: Striving for Sustainability
Living on Earth's series on efforts in the U.S. to make fish sustainable for consumers and fishermen.

North Knife: An Expedition to Hudson Bay with Mark Seth Lender
Producer Mark Seth Lender takes his recording gear and camera to Hudson Bay, Canada, just outside the Arctic Circle, to see polar bears, beluga whales, and Arctic foxes, oh my! Check out his blog posts below.

REDD Path to a Green Planet
Protecting forests could play a critical role in the fight against climate change. Many of the world's nations are banking on a scheme called REDD which puts a price on trees so they're more valuable standing than cut down. Living on Earth series "REDD Path to a Green Planet" travels to Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America to the people and places where the economic forces are driving deforestation.

Nukes
Protecting forests could play a critical role in the fight against climate change. Many of the world's nations are banking on a scheme called REDD which puts a price on trees so they're more valuable standing than cut down. Living on Earth series "REDD Path to a Green Planet" travels to Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America to the people and places where the economic forces are driving deforestation.

Generating Controversy: The Changing Climate of Coal
The problems and promise of coal, and the potential of new technologies.

Obama's Cabinet

Search for the Golden Moon Bear
Sy Montgomery travels to the home of the moon bear in Southeast Asia to track down what she hopes might be a new species of bear.

The Road Taken
Robert Frost wrote the poem "The Road Not Taken" while living in Ripton, Vermont. Frost's cabin in Ripton was the starting point for the road taken for hundreds of Vermonters walking toward a clean energy future.

Changing Climate, Changing Language

Rachel Carson

Degrees of Concern – Climate Change and New York City’s Future

Louisiana Storm Protection: Past, Present, and Future

Early Signs: Reports From a Warming Planet

Fusion or Illusion

A Watering Can, Some Seedlings, and the Greening of a Nation
The story of Nobel Prize Peace winner Wangari Maathai.

Mars on earth

Page Turners 2004

The Secret Life of Lead

Gulf War 2003

Colombia Pipeline

Iron Fertilization

Three Gorges Dam

Yaak Valley

Vegan Thanksgiving

LED: Revolutionary Lighting

A Gap in Nature

A River With Two Names: The Chattahoochee & Apalachicola Rivers

Pedaling Lewis & Clark

Beatrix Potter

Children's author, Lynne Cherry
Lynne Cherry is the bestselling author and illustrator of numerous books for young readers. Many of her books concern environmental issues.

LOE Student Productions

Living on Earth’s Ecological Literacy Project engages middle and high school students in a science-based exploration of their local environment and trains them in professional radio production.


Fusion

Yaak Valley

Generation Next: Re-making the Human Race
A five part series

Women of Discovery
A series of intrepid women who explored the world.

Journey of the Pink Dolphins: An Amazon Quest

9/11 Coverage

defunkt blog series

Salmon in the Pacific Northwest
The Point of No Return

Three Mile Island - 20 Years Later
Three Mile Island was the site of America's worst commercial nuclear accident. Today, 20 years after the accident, we'll try to assess its impact on the physical and emotional health of people who live here. And we'll explore how this single event changed the course of the nuclear industry and the nation's energy policy.

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: Ten Years Later
Ten years ago the supertanker Exxon Valdez ran aground, fouling Alaska's pristine beaches with oil. Exxon claims the environment has recovered, but scientists aren't so sure, and people who fish say they're still suffering. "I think the spill affected everyone everywhere, and I would like to believe that all companies are working to prevent that kind of disaster again."

Living Estuaries
Estuaries, the vital coastal zones where rivers and streams meet the oceans. Nature designed them as marine nurseries and havens for migratory birds, but humans are getting in the way.

Thirst for Safe Water
The United States has one of the best water supplies in the world, and has eradicated some of the worst water-borne diseases like typhoid and cholera. But how healthy is America's drinking water supply?

Middle East Troubled Waters
Since civilization began, men and women have gathered at the well. For at the well is the source of life: water. Water is also the source of conflict between Israel and nearly all its neighbors.

Antarctica Series
Living On Earth Reporter Terry FitzPatrick at "Upstream Bravo," a remote field camp where scientists are trying to learn if global warming has caused large sections of the Antarctic ice sheet to break free from the ground below and slip toward the sea.

Lead: The Silent Epidemic
More than 20 years ago the United States banned the use of the metal lead in gasoline and household paint. Adults are relatively immune to small exposures. But even minute amounts of lead can have devastating effects on the brains of young children, and there is evidence that millions of American children have been so poisoned.

 

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