Best Environment podcasts (Updated July 2017; image)
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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
 
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Environment and Climate News Podcast
 
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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PRI: 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.
 
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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 ...
 
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Insider Podcast - Environmental Defense Fund
 
Hear the staff and friends of Environmental Defense Fund weigh in on the most pressing environmental issues.
 
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Living Planet | Deutsche Welle
 
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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The Environment Report
Weekly+
 
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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The Global Energy & Environmental Law Podcast
 
A discussion of global and local environmental law issues. Produced by the International Environmental Law Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association -- by Myanna Dellinger
 
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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.
 
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Podcasts – Green Planet Monitor
 
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Terra Informa
Monthly+
 
Weekly environmental news on Canadian community radio
 
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WUWM-FM: Environment
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Assorted stories from WUWM-FM
 
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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 ...
 
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Nature's Past: A Podcast of the Network in Canadian History and Environment
 
A monthly discussion about the environmental history community and research in Canada.
 
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Living Planet | Deutsche Welle
 
As the world struggles with deforestation, should we be creating urban forests instead? Plus, wolves are returning to Germany, but age-old fears over the predator still persist.
 
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Environment and Climate News Podcast
 
 
In physics, electricity is power. Electricity can also be power, though, in the sense that it creates opportunity for the pursuit of social capital and positive outcomes. This week on Sea Change Radio, we highlight the efforts of two nonprofits that are working to bring clean, affordable energy to some of the most under-resourced people on the ...…
 
When I arrive at Bethany Hawkins' home, the first thing she does is offer me a glass of her well water. "Our water's always been really good," she says.By kayemlafond@gmail.com (Kaye LaFond).
 
The silence from the West, about the horrific suffering of the Gazans, loss of electricity, water and sanitation, is cruel sadistic complicity
 
We venture back to the archives to hear a piece by Dylan Hall and Whitney Caine as they talk permaculture with Kaz Haykowsky and Marcheen Makarewicz, two University of Alberta students who started a permaculture landscaping company. Then we hear a piece by Tasmia Nishat talking with Dr. Eva Koppelhus about plant spore fossils! Download […]…
 
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Living Planet | Deutsche Welle
 
The world's oceans are full of weird and wonderful creatures. We splash down under the waves for a glimpse at some of the less charismatic species, we find out what's behind Europe's mysterious dolphin deaths, and we meet a tiny undersea sociopath who likes to smash things.
 
Biologists say the sixth mass extinction episode on Earth is already happening. But researchers say if we only look at species extinctions, we miss a big part of the story. Paul Ehrlich is a professor emeritus of biology at Stanford University, and an author of a new study about this published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences .…
 
Even the most astute followers of the news may have missed that the Trump Administration is touting a series of self-proclaimed focal areas. With compelling revelations of lying, collusion, and treason coming out almost daily, it’s understandable if absurd, toothless initiatives like “Energy Week,” or “Workforce Development Week” flew under you ...…
 
White-nose syndrome is killing millions of bats in 31 states including Michigan, and five Canadian provinces. It’s a disease caused by a fungus. But clusters of bats that warm up together during hibernation might have an edge against the fungus. Researchers discovered this by putting temperature-sensing surveillance cameras in caves.…
 
This week on Terra Informa, we have two great pieces from our archives. First we have a story on faith and climate justice. Terra Informer Trevor Chow-Fraser talks to Bishop Susan Johnson to hear more on what inspires people of faith to get involved in international climate negotiations. Then we talk to Alex Steffen, Planetary […]…
 
Trump Rollback of Methane Rule Blocked / Global Warming to Worsen Southern Poverty / Henry David Thoreau Turns 200 / “The Book That Changed America” / Beyond the Headlines / /
 
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Living Planet | Deutsche Welle
 
As world leaders debate how best to move forward with implementing the goals of the Paris Agreement, cities and civil society are wasting no time in taking action.
 
There’s a newly discovered kind of bacteria that can cause Lyme disease, Borrelia mayonii . Scientists have run tests to find out how long it takes to transmit the disease after a tick bites you.By emmacwin@umich.edu (Emma Winowiecki).
 
Many people living in Pacific nations, like Vanuatu, Indonesia, and the Philippines, struggle to find adequate shelter, a challenge compounded by the elevated risk of structure-destroying cyclones. Meanwhile, miles off their coasts, plastic waste floats in the ocean, contaminating the marine food chain and threatening the world’s largest ecosys ...…
 
Long-term exposure to certain kinds of air pollution increases the risk of premature death in Americans over 65 years old. That finding holds true even at levels of air pollution below national standards.By rmwillia@umich.edu (Rebecca Williams).
 
US President Trump, in partnership with a corrupt Indonesian billionaire, is planning a huge 6-star Hotel, huge golf course, more destruction of Balinese culture and environment.
 
This week on Terra Informa, we re-air an award winning episode answering questions about fracking.
 
Enviro Win at Supreme Court / Beyond The Headlines / Airlines Embrace Carbon Fee / Dikes, Floods and Adaptation / New York 2140 / BirdNote: The Ruby-throated Hummingbird
 
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Living Planet | Deutsche Welle
 
Fishy business in Vietnam and alternatives to chemical pesticides. Plus, can we save our bananas? How safe is Europe’s food? And in Berlin, nightingales sing for their supper - all on this week's Living Planet.
 
State officials want hunters to shoot more deer in northeastern lower Michigan. Infected deer in the area spread a disease called bovine tuberculosis. It can kill cows, and it can be passed to people through unpasteurized dairy products.By emmacwin@umich.edu (Emma Winowiecki).
 
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Environment and Climate News Podcast
 
 
“I guess the grass is itself a child, the produced babe of the vegetation.” Perhaps Walt Whitman had this week’s guests on Sea Change Radio in mind when he wrote those words, as we talk to two entrepreneurs who, in very different ways, are using nature’s bounty for innovative purposes. First, we speak to Hawaiian-based bicycle maker, Barret Wer ...…
 
A century-old legacy of Flint’s industrial past is the focus of a major cleanup project this summer. The Flint River is the main artery flowing through Flint’s industrial heart. For decades, from the late 1800’s and into the 1920’s, a gasification plant located along the river turned coal into much-needed natural gas.…
 
This week on Terra Informa we re-air a piece from 2014 that we almost lost track of! It’s the tale of the Evan’s Cherry, a prolific fruit in the Edmonton region. This story takes you through the adventure of past Terra Informer, Danielle Dolgoy, who went to some lengths to figure out how this plant […]…
 
American Climate Action Goes Local / Flint Water Homicide Indictments / Industrial Air Pollution as Unhealthful as Second Hand Tobacco Smoke / Beyond The Headlines / BirdNote: The Whiskered Auklet / Seasteading: New Societies on the Floating Frontier
 
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Living Planet | Deutsche Welle
 
The sea turtles of Fiji's Mana Island, cold-water corals in a warming climate, and monkey business and more in Japan's hot springs.
 
The EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice is meant to defend communities that face a disproportionate share of the effects of pollution. But that office’s funding could be cut entirely in the 2018 budget.By emmacwin@umich.edu (Emma Winowiecki).
 
Are the cries for a complete transition to renewable energy from environmentalists like Bill McKibben actually undermining the work to combat climate change? That is the position of our guest today on Sea Change Radio. Ted Nordhaus is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Breakthrough Institute, an Oakland-based think tank which focuses ...…
 
This week, experts are getting together in Ann Arbor to make a warning system for meteotsunamis in the Great Lakes. We have on average 106 meteotsunamis in the lakes each year.By emmacwin@umich.edu (Emma Winowiecki).
 
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Environment and Climate News Podcast
 
 
President Trump welcomed by King Salman of Saudi Arabia. No mention of Yemen by either of the 2 leaders or by Western media.
 
This week we have an interview about how municipalities are taking leadership in climate mitigation while also making strides for adaptation. Amanda Rooney and Charly Blais sat down with Danielle Koleyak, an environmental project manager with the city of Edmonton. Then we have a story about how the health care industry can mitigate its contribu ...…
 
Shrinking Bears Ears / Beyond the Headlines / A Tale of Two Numbers: Exxon’s Alleged Climate Fraud / Science Note: Crab Shells Fight Malaria / Saving Fancy Fish / Gulls Hunting Spider Crabs / Houston Hurricane Risks
 
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Living Planet | Deutsche Welle
 
Why scientists are worried about the collapse of Antarctica's ice shelf, how the Dutch have harnessed wind to power electric trains, and what green power means for refugees in the world's first solar-powered camp.
 
New charges in the Flint water crisis are connected to the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak. Five current and former government officials are now facing involuntary manslaughter charges in the Flint water crisis. The charges are in connection with a Legionnaires' disease outbreak during the height of the crisis. Legionnaires’ disease is a serious ...…
 
When a West Virginia University research team won a grant in 2012 to run some tests on diesel cars, they could not have imagined that their relatively small study would soon be bringing one of the largest, most storied auto makers in the world to its knees — something in the Farfegnugen just didn’t smell right. This week on Sea Change Radio, we ...…
 
A majority of Americans believe states should take the lead to address climate change if the federal government fails to act. That’s one of the findings of the latest in a series of National Surveys on Energy and Environment .By emmacwin@umich.edu (Emma Winowiecki).
 
After spending the last two years on the Trans Canada Trail, Sarah Jackson is set to become the first woman on record to complete the 11,500 km hike. This week, we have a story about the Trans Canada Trail. We have an interview with Edmund Aunger, a cyclist with a petition to make the […]
 
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The Global Energy & Environmental Law Podcast
 
In this epispode, Professor Myanna Dellinger interviews David R. Montgomery, a MacArthur Fellow and professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington. He is author of The Hidden Half of Nature and Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations, as well as other award-winning popular science books. He lives in Seattle with his wife, author and biol ...…
 
Trump Moves to Drill in ANWR / BirdNote: The Arctic Coastal Plain / Narco Deforestation / Primeval Forest Under Attack / Minds, Machines and Evolution
 
What do tiny pieces of decomposing leaves have to do with climate change? It turns out they’re nitrous oxide hot spots. Nitrous oxide is a greenhouse gas that’s 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide.By emmacwin@umich.edu (Emma Winowiecki).
 
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Living Planet | Deutsche Welle
 
Oceans cover more than two-thirds of the planet. They are the lifeblood of the earth and crucial to our survival. But human activity is causing the health of our underwater worlds to deteriorate. Can we save our oceans before it's too late?
 
Many sports fans are familiar with this dilemma: do I want my team to put everything on the line to win now or would I prefer that my team take its time and try to methodically build a long term successful franchise? This is very similar to the quandary that investors, stakeholders and management at some of the world’s most powerful companies f ...…
 
Researchers have found some kinds of chemicals are harder to filter from water. These compounds belong to a family called highly fluorinated chemicals. They’re used to make carpets, clothes and cookware stain and water repellant. They’ve also been used in firefighting foam at military bases and airports. Those chemicals from firefighting foam h ...…
 
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Insider Podcast - Environmental Defense Fund
 
By EDF Blogs Even as the Trump administration tries to roll back climate and clean air protections, many states are moving forward with ambitious programs. California has been at the frontlines of climate action, passing tough targets and standards, with plans to go further. Click the link below to take a look at California’s climate leadership ...…
 
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