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Our Environmental Ah-Ha Moments
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Published: July 5, 2012

The Living on Earth staff recall their first environmental ah-ha moments.

Surf’s Up, America
Published: June 25, 2012

Sea Levels Will Likely Rise Faster Than Global Average Along Parts Of Both U.S. Coasts

Reforming School Lunch
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Published: June 22, 2012

With childhood obesity rates rising, some activists have set out to reform school food.

Food That Reaches Back through Slavery
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Published: June 19, 2012

The soul of American cuisine came out of bondage. On the holiday known as, Juneteenth, we remember the story of slavery and the foods that sustained the spirit.

On Earthquakes and Energy
Published: June 18, 2012

If you think fracking shakes things up, wait until you see Carbon Capture and Storage.

How the EPA is like FDR
Published: June 15, 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency pushes ahead with life-saving limits on soot. But only after they were pushed to act.

Fire Retardants in Food
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Published: June 8, 2012

Fire retardant chemicals are commonly found in household items like furniture and electronics. But a new study found them in a place you probably wouldn’t expect: food.

Fair Food Pushes for Farm Workers’ Rights
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Published: June 4, 2012

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers keeps an eye on the fields to make sure workers are paid fair wages. Jessica Ilyse Kurn talks to the Coalition’s co-founder Greg Asbed.

The Transit of Venus 1761
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Published: May 31, 2012

Living on Earth’s Bruce Gellerman talks with author Ken Shulman about his new book “Venus in Sole Visa” (Venus Seen Against the Sun).

Naturally-Raised Burritos?
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Published: May 22, 2012

Restaurant chain, Chipotle, says the Food and Drug Administration was late to the plate in terms of limiting antibiotic use on farm animals.

Were the Witch Trials a Result of Climate Change?
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Published: May 8, 2012

Researchers believe frigid temperatures in the late 1600's made it difficult to grow crops, and some farmers blamed their problems on witchcraft.

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