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2020 Archives

December 25, 2020 - [Broadcast] Holiday Season Stories of Warmth and Light
The Power Of Stories / Native American Tales / Stories of the Night Sky and an English Wassail

December 18, 2020 - [Broadcast] The Reindeer Chronicles: Working With Nature to Heal the Earth, UN Moves Forward With Paris Climate Agreement, Keeping Coal From Going to the Bank, and more
UN Moves Forward with Paris Climate Agreement / China’s Bold Climate Action Plan / Keeping Coal from Going to the Bank / Microfiber Pollution: Note on Emerging Science: Denim / Beyond the Headlines / The Reindeer Chronicles: Working with Nature to Heal the Earth / Story Time

December 11, 2020 - [Broadcast] Africa's Low COVID Deaths, Journeys North: The Pacific Crest Trail, Produce and Microplastics, and more
Africa's Low Covid Fatality Rate / Beyond the Headlines / Journeys North: The Pacific Crest Trail / Produce and Microplastics / ‘Tis the Season for Green Gifts

December 4, 2020 - Migrations Author Charlotte McConaghy, The Pandemic and Hunger, A Climate Leader from Ghana, and more
The Pandemic And American Hunger / Beyond The Headlines / Ghanaian Climate Leader Wins Goldman Prize / Troubles For Science Research In The Pandemic / The Road To Darwin / Migrations: A Powerful Novel About A World Losing Life / BirdNote®: What In The World Is A Hoopoe?

November 27, 2020 - [Broadcast] Mustering Georgia's Environmental Voters, Planetary Health, Making the Pill from Yams to Fish, and more
The Climate & Georgia Senate Showdown / Mustering Georgia's Environmental Voters / Beyond the Headlines / Making the Pill from Yams to Fish / The Dark / Note on Emerging Science: Sea Otters Protect Alaskan Reefs / Planetary Health

November 20, 2020 - [Broadcast] How Biden Can Keep It in the Ground, Sustainable Thanksgiving on the Half-Shell, A Trip to the Pawpaw Patch, and more
How Biden Can Keep It in the Ground / Beyond the Headlines / Down Yonder in the Pawpaw Patch / Native American Traditions of Giving Thanks / Sustainable Thanksgiving Fare from the Sea

November 13, 2020 - [Broadcast] Climate and the Biden Transition, Lead in Hunted Meat, "Tree Stories" Written in Rings, and more
Climate and the Biden Transition / Beyond the Headlines / Lead in Hunted Meat / Midtown Coyote / Tree Story: The History of the World Written in Rings

November 6, 2020 - [Broadcast] Joe Biden and Bipartisan Opportunities on Climate, Preparing for COVID-19 in Winter, Tales of Two Planets and more
Biden, Republicans and the Climate / Green Questions on the 2020 Ballot / Beyond the Headlines / Ice Hockey COVID Outbreaks / Tales of Two Planets: Stories of Climate Change and Inequality In A Divided World

October 30, 2020 - [Broadcast] All We Can Save, Arctic Sea Ice Overdue, Fall Gardening Tips, and more
Arctic Sea Ice Overdue / Beyond the Headlines / All We Can Save / How Wildfires Benefit Wildlife / Remembering Mario Molina / Fall Gardening Tips

October 23, 2020 - [Broadcast] Climate and the Elections, Melting Ice and Rising Seas, Overcoming Climate Anxiety, Hiking in Six-Inch Heels and more
Environmental Justice Debated / Climate and Senate Races in North Carolina and Georgia / Rapid Ice Melt and Rising Seas / Overcoming Climate Anxiety / Beyond the Headlines / Hiking in 6-Inch Heels

October 16, 2020 - [Broadcast] EPA Devalues Science, China Leads on Climate, Prairie Senate Races Show Climate Divide, and more
Prairie Senate Races Show Climate Divide / Beyond the Headlines / Note on Emerging Science: Puffins Use Tools / China Leads on Climate / California’s Electric Vehicle Future / EPA Devalues Science To Downplay Chemical Risk / BirdNote®: October Migrants / Urban Farming During COVID

October 9, 2020 - [Broadcast] Amy Coney Barrett and Environmental Law, VP Debate on Climate, Endurance Against Tough Odds, and more
Judge Barrett and Environmental Law / Vice Presidential Debate on Climate / The Environment in Western Senate Races / Climate Change Disrupts Major Transportation Corridor / Beyond the Headlines / Enduring Against Seemingly Impossible Odds

October 2, 2020 - [Broadcast] Maine Senate Race and the Environment, John Kerry Cochairs Biden Climate Plan, Beavers Return to England, and more
Maine Senate Race and the Environment / BirdNote®: Swallows on Wires / Climate on Chaotic Debate Stage / John Kerry Cochairs Biden Climate Plan / Black Lung and COVID-19 / Scylla and Charybdis on the Zambezi River / Beavers Return to England

September 25, 2020 - [Broadcast] Southern Senate Candidates on Climate, A Win for Tribal Sovereignty, RBG and Environmental Law, and more
Key Southern US Senate Races and the Climate / Beyond the Headlines / A Win for Native American Sovereignty / BirdNote®: Eastern Whip-Poor-Will – Bird of the Night Side of the Woods / Megafire Hard Times / Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Environment

September 18, 2020 - [Broadcast] Black and Latinx Voters Lean Green, World's Largest Wetlands on Fire, Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land, and more
Black & Latinx Voters Lean Green / Beyond the Headlines / World’s Largest Wetlands on Fire / BirdNote®: Thick-Billed Euphonia: Deceitful Mimic / Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America’s Stolen Land

September 11, 2020 - [Broadcast] Taming Wildfire, Firefighting Women Hotshots, Cutting Carbon for Healthier Kids, and more
Mastering Fire with Fire / Women Hotshot Firefighters / Wetlands Mitigate Hurricane Damage / Millions of Americans Lack Clean, Affordable Water / Beyond the Headlines / BirdNote®: New Zealand’s Kakapo / Cutting Carbon for Healthier Kids

September 4, 2020 - [Broadcast] Eating More Organic Foods May Mean Less Cancer, Health Problems Associated with Black Hair Care Products, Treating Sewage to Remove Hormones, and more
More Organics, Less Cancer / FaceTime: Bumblebees / Toxic Black Hair Products / Getting Hormones Out of Wastewater / HBO's "Ice On Fire" Offers Climate Solutions

August 28, 2020 - [Broadcast] RNC On The Environment, Saving West Africa’s Last Rainforest, and Container Farming in the City
Republican National Convention / Container Farming in the City / Saving West Africa’s Last Rainforest / Container Farming in the City / Saving West Africa’s Last Rainforest

August 21, 2020 - [Broadcast] Democrats Talk Climate at a Virtual Convention, Water Ranching in Mexico, Underland: A Deep Time Journey, and more
Democratic National Convention / "Hadestown" Brings Climate Change To Broadway / Underland: A Deep Time Journey / Water Ranching in Mexico

August 14, 2020 - [Broadcast] Kamala Harris and Environmental Justice, Healthy People Equal Healthy Forests, Cloning Giant Sequoias, and more
Kamala Harris and Environmental Justice / Healthy People Equal Healthy Forests / Forests of Rain / Note on Emerging Science: Plastic-Eating Mushrooms / Cloning Giant Sequoias / 'Forest Bathing' for Health

August 7, 2020 - [Broadcast] The Great American Outdoors Act, Fishing Fleet Threatens the Galapagos, Healthy Buildings Boost Productivity, and more
Bi-Partisan Victory for Great American Outdoors Act / Funding the National Parks, Finally / Beyond the Headlines / Fishing Fleet Threatens the Galapagos / BirdNote®: What Do Desert Birds Drink? / Healthy Buildings Boost Productivity / Trying to Train Crows

July 31, 2020 - [Broadcast] Systemic Racism and Green Groups, Race and the Nature Gap, Saving Forests Could Save Us From Diseases, and more
Saving Forests Could Save Us from Diseases / Beyond the Headlines / Race and the Nature Gap / Parktracks: Sounds of the Kiowa Nation Buffalo Songs / Systemic Racism and Green Groups

July 24, 2020 - [Broadcast] Trump Rolls Back Nat’l Enviro Policy Act, "Goatscaping" for Chemical-Free Weed Control, Saving Jemima: Life and Love with a Hard-Luck Jay, and more
Trump Rolls Back National Enviro Policy Act / Beyond the Headlines / "Goatscaping" for Chemical-Free Weed Control / Farmland Losing to Development / Crab-Eater Seals Take a Break / Saving Jemima: Life and Love with a Hard-Luck Blue Jay

July 17, 2020 - [Broadcast] New Frontiers in Space, from Mars to Clean Energy to Animal Tracking; and more
Climate Disinformation on Facebook / Beyond the Headlines / Tracking Migratory Species from Space / Clean Energy in Space to Save Planet Earth / The Sirens of Mars

July 10, 2020 - [Broadcast] Jane Goodall on 60+ Years of Conservation and Research, House Dems Climate Action Plan, and more
Democratic Climate Action Plan / Beyond the Headlines / Guinea Fowl and Tick Control / BirdNote®: The Paradise-Whydah / Jane Goodall On 60+ Years of Conservation And Research

July 3, 2020 - [Broadcast] Siberian Heat Wave, GMO Mosquitoes, Dancing With Bees: A Journey Back to Nature, and more
Siberian Heat Wave / Beyond the Headlines / EPA Approves GMO Mosquito Trials / Court Finds EPA Violated Pesticide Safety Procedures / Dancing with Bees: A Journey Back to Nature

June 26, 2020 - [Broadcast] Bill McKibben on the Divestment Movement, A Texas Town Refuses Fracking Expansion, and more
A Texas Town Refuses Fracking Expansion / Beyond the Headlines / Bill McKibben on the Divestment Movement / Eye Contact with a Wild Elephant / BirdNote®: Salmonberry Bird

June 19, 2020 - [Broadcast] Celebrating Juneteenth, Farming While Black and more
Juneteenth and African Foodways / The Racial Gap of Pollution Responsibility / Redlined Real Estate & Extreme Urban Heat / Why I Wear Jordans in the Great Outdoors / Farming While Black: A Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land

June 12, 2020 - [Broadcast] Racial Justice and Eco Health, COVID-19 and Healthy Buildings, Climate Loss and Damage from Big Oil, and more
Race and Environmental Justice / Beyond the Headlines / COVID-19 and Healthy Buildings / Red-Billed Oxpeckers and Black Rhinos / Coronavirus Reduces Rhino Poaching / Climate Liability Cases Seek Big Damages from Big Oil / Lyme Disease Risk is High in City Parks, Too

June 5, 2020 - [Broadcast] #BlackBirdersWeek, Border Wall Threatens Sacred Lands, and Poetry of "The Park"
#BlackBirdersWeek / Beyond the Headlines / Border Wall Threatens Sacred Native Lands / Reopening National Parks / Poetry of “The Park”

May 29, 2020 - [Broadcast] Hurricanes and Covid-19, Outdoor Learning Safer In the Pandemic, Why Fish Don't Exist, and more
Hurricanes and COVID-19 / Beyond the Headlines / Outdoor Learning Safer in the Pandemic / The Pear Tree / Climate and Marine Disease / Why Fish Don’t Exist

May 22, 2020 - [Broadcast] Joe Biden's Climate Task Force, Backyard Tigers in America, Animal City: The Domestication of America, and more
Democrats Launch Climate Change Task Force / Beyond the Headlines / Backyard Tigers in America / The Farmer The Grain The Miller The Sea / Animal City: The Domestication of America

May 15, 2020 - [Broadcast] Christiana Figueres on "The Future We Choose"; Tips for Low-Waste Living; Trump Stalls Clean Energy Loans; and more
Trump Stalls Clean Energy Loans / Beyond the Headlines / World's Largest Parrot: Note on Emerging Science / Food Waste Increase in the Pandemic / Tips for Low-Waste Living / The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis

May 8, 2020 - [Broadcast] Coronavirus Shocks US Food System, The Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court, and more
Coronavirus Shocks US Food System / Beyond the Headlines / The Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court

May 1, 2020 - [Broadcast] Farmworkers and the Virus, Supreme Court Clean Water Win, Zoos and Aquariums Online, and more
Farmworkers and the Virus / A Migrant Farmworker Shares COVID-19 Fears / Beyond the Headlines / Supreme Court Clean Water Win / Note on Emerging Science: The Days the Earth Stood Still / Zoos and Aquariums Online / Behind the Quarantine at the New England Aquarium / Sap-Iens: Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers

April 24, 2020 - Celebrating 50 Years of Earth Day and Environmental Law, and 30 Years of LOE; and more
Reflecting on 50 Years of Earth Day / Celebrating 30 Years of ‘Living on Earth’ / Beyond the Headlines / 50 Years of Environmental Law / Stories and Poetry for Earth Day

April 17, 2020 - Earth Day At Fifty, Dangerous Heat in the Gulf of Mexico, Springtime Birding with David Sibley, and more
Dangerous Heat in the Gulf of Mexico / Beyond the Headlines / Earth Day Turns Fifty / Springtime Birding with David Sibley

April 10, 2020 - Air Pollution and COVID-19: A Deadly Combination; A Backyard BioBlitz; Erosion: Essays of Undoing; and more
Air Pollution Worsens COVID-19 / Beyond the Headlines / Poetry Month: “One Log Per Visit, Never The Same Log Twice” / A Backyard BioBlitz / Erosion: Essays of Undoing

April 3, 2020 - Economic Recovery, Virus and Climate; Science Denial and Pandemic, Home Bound Gardening, and more
Economic Recovery, the Virus and Climate / Beyond the Headlines / Science Denial and the Pandemic / BirdNote®: Trogons Nest with Wasps / Home Bound Gardening

March 27, 2020 - The Optimist's Telescope, Toxic Shellfish and Climate Change, Ocean Currents Drifting Poleward, and more
Warming Oceans And Toxic Shellfish / Beyond the Headlines / Major Ocean Currents Drifting Poleward / Misfit Produce at Your Doorstep / BirdNote®: Canada’s Boreal Forests / The Optimist’s Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age

March 20, 2020 - Wildlife Trafficking and the Novel Coronavirus, Nature in the Time of COVID-19, The Next California, and more
Wildlife Trafficking and the Novel Coronavirus / The Next California / Benefits of Free Transit / Beyond the Headlines / Nature in the Time of COVID-19

March 13, 2020 - Trump EPA Rushes Rollbacks, Plunging Oil Prices and the Climate, Court Blocks Amazon Drilling and more
Cheap Oil and the Climate / Beyond the Headlines / Court Blocks Drilling in the Amazon / Trump EPA Races to Finish Rollbacks / Removing Dams in the Ohio River Watershed / Finding a Rare Mouse-Deer

March 6, 2020 - Joe Biden's Climate Plan, Facing the Coronavirus Challenge, Harvard Students Call for Divestment, and more
Joe Biden’s Plan for a Clean Energy Revolution / Beyond the Headlines / Facing the Corona Virus Challenge / Harvard Students and Faculty Call for Divestment / The Wizard and the Prophet

February 28, 2020 - FDA Ignores BPA Risks, Warren's Climate Plan, Ross Gay's 'Book of Delights', and more
Food and Drug Admin. Disputes BPA Health Risks / Elizabeth Warren’s Climate Plan / Investors Eye Climate Risk / ‘Parasite’ As Climate Fiction / Beyond the Headlines / The Book of Delights

February 21, 2020 - Koch Industries and the Climate, Bernie Sanders on Climate Change, China's Single-Use Plastics Ban, and more
Bernie Sanders on Climate / Beyond the Headlines / BirdNote®: Left Foot or Right? Handedness in Birds / The Place Where You Live: Tianmushan, China / China’s Single-Use Plastics Ban / Armistice for Hippos and Crocs / Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America

February 14, 2020 - Trump Admin Leaves Clean Energy Funding Unspent, PFAS in our Water, Bill Weld's Climate Plan, and more
Trump Admin Leaves Clean Energy Funding Unspent / Beyond the Headlines / Bill Weld’s Climate Plan / The Place Where You Live: Petaluma, CA / UN and Protections for Climate Refugees / PFAS Chemicals Likely in All Major Water Supplies / Dueling Dinosaurs Ignite Battle Over Fossil Ownership

February 7, 2020 - Regrowing Australian Forests, Wine Regions Shift With Warming, The CLEAN Future Act, and more
Democrats Unveil CLEAN Future Act / Beyond the Headlines / How Wildfires Affect Water Quality / Regrowing Australian Forests / Sounds of Winter / Wine Regions Struggle with Climate Change / Feed Your Ex to a Bear for Valentine's Day

January 31, 2020 - Decoding the Coronavirus, Trump Water Rule 'Ignores Science', Our Wild Calling and more
Decoding the Coronavirus / Beyond the Headlines / Trump Water Rule ‘Ignores Science’ / Freshwater Mussels: Hunted for Buttons, Stranded by Dams / BirdNote®: Canada Jays Save Food For Later / Our Wild Calling

January 24, 2020 - A Plan To Save Biodiversity, Redlining Linked with Extreme Urban Heat, Court Dismisses Youth Climate Case, and more
Appeals Court Reluctantly Dismisses Youth Climate Case / Beyond the Headlines / A Plan to Avoid Extinctions / Mangroves Thriving in a Warming World / BirdNote®: Laysan Albatrosses Nest at Midway Atoll / Norway’s Disappearing Winter / Redlining Linked with Extreme Urban Heat

January 17, 2020 - Democratic Debaters Urge Climate Action, Senator Murkowski Talks Public Lands, After Coal: Stories of Survival in Appalachia and Wales, and more
Democratic Debaters United on Need For Climate Action / Beyond the Headlines / Senator Lisa Murkowski Talks Up Public Lands / Trump Moves to Weaken NEPA / Note on Emerging Science: Plastic-Eating Mushrooms / After Coal: Stories of Survival in Appalachia and Wales

January 10, 2020 - Australia's Wildfires Point to the Future, Climate Fiction As Warnings, Climate Refugees, and more
Australia's Wildfires Point to the Future / Climate Disasters Drive Refugee Crisis / McSweeney’s ‘2040 AD’ Climate Fiction Issue / Note on Emerging Science: Deep-Sea Serpents / Beyond the Headlines: The Year in Review / Climate and the 2019 Lexicon / BirdNote®: Encounter with a Cassowary

January 3, 2020 - Living on Earth Look Backs at 2019: Regulatory Rollbacks, The Best Science and Nature Writing, Endangered Species Successes, and more
The Rollbacks of 2019 / The Best Science and Nature Writing / Endangered Species Success Stories / Barren-Ground Caribou


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