The Patagonia founder reflects on how his early days exploring the outdoors shaped the kind of products that he would come to sell under his brand.
May. 17from The 805
State investigators have determined that PG&E was responsible for the Camp Fire last year in Paradise, California. The fire killed 85 people and destroyed more than 10,000 homes.
May. 16from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
LA is often called a concrete jungle, but it’s teeming with wild animals, insects, and plants. More than 500 species of birds live here or pass through as they migrate up the coast.
The utility giant had already acknowledged that the fire investigation would likely find its equipment responsible for the Camp Fire in 2018.
May. 15from NPR
The Arctic and northern Russia recently hit 84 degrees. It’s usually around 54 degrees there this time of year.
May. 15from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Producing enough food to feed the world’s 7 billion people is a huge stress on the earth. We get tips on how you can shop, cook, and eat without exacerbating climate change too much.
The old party trick of inhaling helium to make your voice high-pitched may not be possible in the near future. There’s a worldwide helium shortage.
May. 14from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
The “world’s best green journalist” says it may be too late to save the planet, but that doesn’t seem to keep tech barons and the rest of the uber-rich up at night.
May. 10from Scheer Intelligence
Six months ago, California's deadliest wildfire almost completely destroyed the town of Paradise. Survivors are still struggling to find places to live in a region with a chronic housing shortage.
May. 8from NPR
The United Nations released a biodiversity report today that says one million species of plants and animals are at risk of extinction soon.
May. 6from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
"Protecting biodiversity amounts to protecting humanity," says UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay, who warns that species are being lost at an alarming rate.
May. 6from NPR
Fire, floods, and pests are biblical nightmares that are now commonplace thanks to climate change. Modern farmers have to adapt.
May. 2from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
It’s invisible in some places, but dirty air kills millions of people all over the world. That’s even true in America, despite the Clean Air Act and California’s Air Resources Board.
Apr. 29from To the Point
We often hear about the huge problems involving climate change: melting glaciers, rising sea levels, plus intensifying hurricanes, tornadoes, and other weather patterns.
Apr. 22from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Blue skies and blue whales are part of greater Santa Barbara’s reputation - but both are threatened by container ships that speed through the Santa Barbara Channel.
Apr. 19from The 805
Despite public health warnings about benzene contamination in the town's water supply, some Paradise residents say they have no choice but to return.
Apr. 16from NPR
John Muir, who’s known as the father of National Parks, was a key player in the efforts to preserve what is now Yosemite.
Apr. 12from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
President Trump issues two executive orders that could make it harder for states to block companies from building oil and gas pipeline projects.
Apr. 11from NPR
A team of international scientists have captured a photo of a supermassive black hole for the first time.
Apr. 10from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Every image you've ever seen of a black hole has been a simulation. Until now. "We have seen what we thought was unseeable," said Event Horizon Telescope Director Shep Doeleman.
Apr. 10from NPR