Environment

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.

from 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.

from 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.

Finding wildlife in LA: falcons, bighorn sheep, turtles, and more

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.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The utility giant had already acknowledged that the fire investigation would likely find its equipment responsible for the Camp Fire in 2018.

PG&E transmission lines caused California's deadliest wildfire, state officials say

The utility giant had already acknowledged that the fire investigation would likely find its equipment responsible for the Camp Fire in 2018.

from NPR

The Arctic and northern Russia recently hit 84 degrees. It’s usually around 54 degrees there this time of year.

As temperatures warm, CO2 levels hit a new record

The Arctic and northern Russia recently hit 84 degrees. It’s usually around 54 degrees there this time of year.

from 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 ‘climate diet:’ How to eat more sustainably

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.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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.

Companies cope with helium shortage

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.

from 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.

Silicon Valley doesn’t give a damn about Earth’s imminent demise

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.

from 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.

More than 1,000 families still searching for homes 6 months after the Camp Fire

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.

from NPR

The United Nations released a biodiversity report today that says one million species of plants and animals are at risk of extinction soon.

United Nations predicts dire future for biodiversity

The United Nations released a biodiversity report today that says one million species of plants and animals are at risk of extinction soon.

from 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.

1 million animal and plant species are at risk of extinction, U.N. report says

"Protecting biodiversity amounts to protecting humanity," says UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay, who warns that species are being lost at an alarming rate.

from NPR

Fire, floods, and pests are biblical nightmares that are now commonplace thanks to climate change. Modern farmers have to adapt.

Climate change transforms how California farmers grow crops

Fire, floods, and pests are biblical nightmares that are now commonplace thanks to climate change. Modern farmers have to adapt.

from 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.

Air Pollution: The original component of Climate Change

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.

from 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.

Fighting climate change in our daily lives

We often hear about the huge problems involving climate change: melting glaciers, rising sea levels, plus intensifying hurricanes, tornadoes, and other weather patterns.

from 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.

Container ships asked to slow to reduce whale strikes and pollution

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.

from 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.

Paradise, Calif., water is contaminated but residents are moving back anyway

Despite public health warnings about benzene contamination in the town's water supply, some Paradise residents say they have no choice but to return.

from 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.

The story of the death of Lyell Glacier in Yosemite

John Muir, who’s known as the father of National Parks, was a key player in the efforts to preserve what is now Yosemite.

from 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.

Trump signs executive orders in push to make it easier to build oil and gas pipelines

President Trump issues two executive orders that could make it harder for states to block companies from building oil and gas pipeline projects.

from NPR

A team of international scientists have captured a photo of a supermassive black hole for the first time.

Scientists photograph a black hole for the first time

A team of international scientists have captured a photo of a supermassive black hole for the first time.

from 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.

Earth sees first image of a black hole

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.

from NPR