The Earth Day Show from “Living on Earth”

by Duane Nichols on April 21, 2015

N.P.R. — LIVING ON EARTH —- Earth Day Show

From the Weekly Program by Steve Curwood, Public Radio International, April 17, 2015

The Guardian Newspaper Climate Campaign

Before he retires this year, the Guardian Editor in Chief Alan Rusbridger wants this UK paper with a readership of more than 7 million to focus forcefully on climate change. Not only will the journalists cover from every angle, the paper will advocate for climate activism, as this is the most vital story in the world and arguably the hardest of our time to convey.


First Warnings of Endocrine Disruptors

Common synthetic chemicals that surround us and are in countless products can get into the human body and affect the immune system, intelligence and the reproductive system. In 1994, host Steve Curwood followed the investigative trail of these endocrine disruptors, and spoke with Theodora (Theo) Colborn, one of the first scientists to sound the alarm about the effects these chemicals can have on organisms and the environment.


The Mother of Endocrine Disruption Science

Theo Colborn may have waited until her 50s to get her PhD, but she still became a trailblazer in the field of environmental health. Theo died last December, and in this season of Earth Day fellow scientist and collaborator Laura Vandenberg celebrates Theo’s career and her contributions to scientific knowledge.


Beyond the Headlines

In this week’s trip beyond the headlines, we marvel at the prevalence of asthma among Olympic-level swimmers, look back on Richard Nixon’s environmental record and the 45 years since the first Earth Day.


Springtime Birding with David Sibley

David Sibley, author of the popular Sibley Guide to the Birds talks about its latest edition and takes us on an early morning walk at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, Massachusetts. We hear a cacophony of birdcalls as migratory birds stop by on their way north and local birds look for mates.

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