Living on EarthAuthor: World Media Foundation
12 Jul 2020

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As the planet we call home faces a climate emergency, Living on Earth is your go-to source for the latest coverage of climate change, ecology, and human health. Hosted by Steve Curwood and brought to you by PRX.

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    [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

    The iconic Jane Goodall has spent her life advocating for the conservation of the natural world. Sixty years ago on July 14th, 1960, Jane arrived in what is now Gombe National Park, Tanzania, to begin her groundbreaking research on chimpanzees. She joins Living on Earth to discuss her career studying chimps, the work her organization is doing now, and more.

    Also, House Democrats have released a massive climate action plan that aims to end carbon pollution and build new clean energy and transportation systems, while also helping communities adapt to climate disruption.

    And as tickborne diseases like Lyme disease become more common in our warming climate, some homeowners in the thick of tick country are turning to guinea fowl to control the bloodthirsty arachnids.

    Find this week's transcript here: https://loe.org/shows/shows.html?programID=20-P13-00028. . . .

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  • Posted on 10 Jul 2020

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    EPA Approves GMO Mosquito Trials + Court Finds EPA Violated Pesticide Safety Procedures

    EPA has given biotech company Oxitec the go-ahead to test the effectiveness of genetically modified mosquitoes in parts of Florida and Texas, generating environmental safety concerns.

    Also, a federal appellate court recently found EPA did not adequately consider risks and problems when it approved the herbicide Dicamba for new uses. That approval has created huge problems for farmers who do not use the chemical or who don't want to buy seeds of genetically modified crops that can tolerate it.

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  • Posted on 08 Jul 2020

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    Dancing With Bees: A Journey Back to Nature

    The innate curiosity about and connection to the natural world that many of us experience as children are often lost on the path to adulthood. Author Brigit Strawbridge Howard found her way back to a childlike fascination with nature with the help of some of the world's most important pollinators: honeybees, bumblebees, and solitary bees. She shares tips for helping diverse bee species thrive in your own backyard.

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  • Posted on 06 Jul 2020

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    [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

    The town of Verkhoyansk, Siberia recently hit a record-high temperature of 100.4º F, though it is well north of the Arctic Circle. Why the Far North is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, and the implications of this for the rest of the world.

    Also, EPA has given biotech company Oxitec the go-ahead to test the effectiveness of genetically modified mosquitoes in parts of Florida and Texas, generating environmental safety concerns.

    And observing the remarkable habits of solitary bees gave author Brigit Strawbridge Howard a way back into a childlike fascination with nature. She shares tips for helping diverse bee species thrive in your own backyard.

    Find this week's transcript here: https://loe.org/shows/shows.html?programID=20-P13-00027. . . .

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  • Posted on 03 Jul 2020

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    A Texas Town Refuses Fracking Expansion

    The City Council of Arlington, Texas has taken a historic stand by refusing to expand a fracking complex located next to a preschool that serves primarily Black and Latino children.

    Also, eye contact can be powerful, a knowing look exchanged between beings. And for Living on Earth's Explorer in Residence, Mark Seth Lender, nothing compares to catching the eye of a wild elephant.

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  • Posted on 01 Jul 2020

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