Environment

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Environment

Paved Paradise

Joni Mitchell's song ?Big Yellow Taxi,? from 1970, is the closest thing we've ever had to an environmental anthem. Mitchell told Reese Erlich why she's bothered by ?green? hypocrisy.

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Eco Art

Photographer Brandon Ballengee hunts for frogs with extra legs and missing eyes. Andrea Polli translates hurricane data into soundscapes. By seeking out these (sometimes bizarre) ecological phenomena, they hope to bring environmentalism to new audiences. Produced by Studio 360's Trey Kay.

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Green goes to the boardroom

More and more companies are finding ways to make economic growth with environmental benchmarks part of their mandates. Fred Krupp, author of 'Earth: The Sequel' and president of Environmental Defense Fund, tells host Steve Curwood, the profit motive that helped create global warming can also help solve it.

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Vision of a sustainable city

In honor of Earth Day, we revisit some of our favorite stories. When reporter Cecilia Vaisman visited Curitiba, Brazil in 1994, she learned how a city with a growing population and outdated infrastructure transformed into a sustainable and wonderfully livable city, with lots of green space, recycling programs, and an efficient rapid transit system.

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Urban visionary

Curitiba, Brazil's model sustainable city, was largely the brainchild of Jaime Lerner. As three-time mayor of the city, he created a rapid transit bus system, increased the amount of green space, and encouraged children and adults alike to recycle. Jaime Lerner joins host Steve Curwood and says all cities have the potential for environmental success.

Environment

Spain reclaims its beaches

The World's Gerry Hadden reports that Spain's government is starting to enforce a law aimed at protecting the country's coastline, and it's now demolishing structures built illegally on the country's beaches, even though that's upsetting many homeowners.

Lifestyle & Belief

Forgive Me Father

The Vatican recently called pollution of the environment a modern-day sin. Kurt calls Father Jim Martin, a Jesuit priest, to ask what kind of penance polluters are in for.

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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Ellesmere Island. An international dog sled expedition led by explorer Will Steger is currently crossing the island in an effort to document the effects of climate change.

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Power Cart

Mouna Andraos is an artist and web designer who's always been fascinated by street vendors since her childhood in Lebanon. She created a working portable generator that uses a crank and a solar cell to charge cell phones and laptops, and even run small appliances. Ada Lee Halofsky hit the New York City streets with Andraos to see Power Cart in action.

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