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What On Earth
53 minutes | Jan 28, 2023
Sleuthing for greenhouse gases at grocery stores
Food prices going up? So are greenhouse gases from those grocery store fridges! And just one look at exotic foods got Tamara Lindeman penning new climate songs. A brewing battle over deep sea mining. And the Canadian ties to Somalian drought.
55 minutes | Jan 21, 2023
How scientists are unlocking the mysteries of ocean carbon
Casting off the coast of Newfoundland where researchers are using underwater drones to gather data on ocean carbon, as the call comes for international cooperation on ocean monitoring. And a new book details why a just transition needs to include more than just oil and gas workers.
54 minutes | Jan 14, 2023
Revolutionizing climate education in universities
Lessons abound for climate watchers, from inside university classrooms to outside in the real world, where news that the ozone layer is healing offers hope for today's climate fight.
54 minutes | Jan 7, 2023
Climate action updates for the new year
A new national initiative to support farmer mental health. A step forward in the fight to include people with disabilities in climate plans. Good news on energy-efficiency for low-income Canadians. And an update on the energy transition underway in Aberdeen, Scotland.
54 minutes | Dec 31, 2022
Can Canada get on board with passenger train travel?
Producer Craig Desson goes on a journey to uncover what happened to passenger rail in Canada. And, producer Molly Segal follows a scientist looking to find out if climate safe havens in the Rocky Mountains can help the elusive wolverine.
55 minutes | Dec 17, 2022
Canada's role in climate disinformation
In his book The Petroleum Papers, journalist Geoff Dembicki traces the money behind climate disinformation back to Canada. A recap of good climate news from 2022. Three CBC meteorologists weigh in on extreme weather. And tips for a green holiday.
54 minutes | Dec 10, 2022
Can a 'peace pact' with nature emerge from Montreal?
What's at stake for our planet as international delegates descend on the UN Biodiversity Conference in Canada. Why Indigenous-led conservation is key to Canada meeting its targets. And, getting into the minds of bees.
54 minutes | Dec 3, 2022
Charting a course to a greener shipping industry
A long voyage to net zero for shipping is casting off, and electric tugboats are part of it. And: a surprising boom in solar power in the land of oil and gas.
55 minutes | Nov 26, 2022
Ottawa's climate adaptation "down payment"
A national plan to fend off climate catastrophe, as one region struggles to adapt to changing waters. Forest drones taking root. Students on climate care. And: hard cash or empty promises on loss and damage?
55 minutes | Nov 20, 2022
The human cost of climate change in the Caribbean. And, Oslo's game changing emissions solution.
What On Earth's Dannielle Piper reveals connections to the Caribbean to show what's at stake for those communities. Edmonton, Oslo and carbon budgets. And, two artists connect with their culture to take climate action.
55 minutes | Nov 12, 2022
Fossil fuels in the hot seat at COP27
With UN negotiations underway in Egypt, the call continues to phase out fossil fuels. Former environment minister Catherine McKenna gives us a reality check on net zero pledges. A listener shares her memories of a beloved mountain park. And, one year after an atmospheric river hit B.C., we check in on recovery.
54 minutes | Nov 5, 2022
Loss, damage and hope at the UN climate talks
This week, What On Earth dedicates a full episode to the UN climate negotiations getting underway in Egypt. Communities on the frontlines of global warming are heading to COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh to speak out. As talks of 'loss and damage' focus on developing countries, we hear what Canada's responsibilities are internationally and at home. And, we hear what people in Canada hope for at this year's conference.
54 minutes | Oct 29, 2022
Putting a price on nature
How a small town is saving millions on climate adaptation by embracing nature's services. Climate action as a public health solution. And can throwing soup at art lead to policy change?
53 minutes | Oct 24, 2022
What On Earth Introduces: The Outlaw Ocean
The high seas are beyond the reach of international law – and beyond the beat of most reporters. But Pulitzer-Prize-winner and former New York Times journalist, Ian Urbina, has sailed into uncharted territories. Urbina sets out on a years-long quest to investigate murder at sea, modern slave labour, environmental crimes and quixotic adventurers. Part travelog, part true-crime thriller, this 7-part series takes listeners to places where the laws of the land no longer exist. The Outlaw Ocean is brought to you by CBC Podcasts and the LA Times and produced by The Outlaw Ocean Project. More episodes are available at http://hyperurl.co/theoutlawocean
54 minutes | Oct 22, 2022
The path to preparing one of Canada's beloved parks for climate change
How the rebuilding of a B.C. trail could be a blueprint to help parks better withstand climate disaster. 'Bridging, braiding and weaving' Indigenous science into environmental policy. Two Canadian TikTok creators bring smart, funny climate messages to Gen Z. And, does logging in Canada generate emissions as high as the oil sands?
54 minutes | Oct 15, 2022
How tornadoes are twisting their way into the climate conversation
A twisty tale of survival, playing games with climate change & one site for many answers to the challenges.
54 minutes | Oct 8, 2022
ENCORE: Pass the baton
Young Black Canadians talk about how they're breaking barriers in the climate movement and we hear from the 'father of environmental justice' about where the struggle began. Author Britt Wray on turning climate anxiety into "a tool, not a dead end." And a visit with people in Vancouver going meatless for Thanksgiving.
54 minutes | Oct 1, 2022
Building back better for a warmer world
Rebuilding communities after post-tropical storm Fiona can be an opportunity to keep people safer. We also hear about the Assembly of First Nations' second annual climate gathering from two young people working on climate in their communities. And comedian Chuck Nice on how humour can be a climate solution.
55 minutes | Sep 24, 2022
A volcanic revolution in energy?
Laura Lynch takes you up to Mount Meager, where volcanoes could hold the future of geothermal energy in Canada. A new report tallies the coming costs of climate change and lays out the solutions. And, we hear how renewable energy projects in Indigenous communities can be a step towards reconciliation.
54 minutes | Sep 17, 2022
The race to link extreme weather to climate change
A researcher explains why it's important to confirm the connection between greenhouse gas emissions and wild weather, such as flooding in Pakistan and the heat dome in B.C. Rocking out at a solar powered nighttime concert on Prince Edward Island. Plus, we hear from people bringing climate action into their workplaces.
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