Steve Curwood

Steve Curwood

Steve Curwood created the first pilot of Living on Earth in the spring of 1990, and the show has run continuously since April 1991. Today, it is aired on more than 250 public radio stations in the United States.

Curwood's relationship with public radio goes back to 1979 when he began as a reporter and host of NPR's Weekend All Things Considered. He has been a journalist for more than 30 years with experience at CBS News, the Boston Globe, NPR, WBUR-FM/Boston and WGBH-TV/Boston. He shared the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service as part of the Boston Globe's education team.

Curwood is also the recipient of the 2003 Global Green Award for Media Design, the 2003 David A. Brower Award from the Sierra Club for excellence in environmental reporting and the 1992 New England Environmental Leadership Award from Tufts University for his work on promoting environmental awareness. He is president of the World Media Foundation Inc. and lectures in Environmental Science and Public Policy at Harvard University. He lives in southern New Hampshire on a small woodlot with his family.

Recent Stories

A Green Building Blooms in the Bronx

Few think of affordable housing as a haven for nature on mean city streets. But Via Verde, an energy efficient, garden-filled affordable housing complex in the South Bronx, developed by the Jonathan Rose Companies and Phipps Houses, provides just that. We went to check it out.

Power Shift - Building A Smarter Light Bulb

A new company in the old wharf district of Boston has come up with a smart lighting system that can increase productivity and save users as much as 90% on their energy costs.

Otters As Climate Defenders

Sea Otters are known for their playful demeanor and cuddly appearance, but scientists at the University of California at Santa Cruz think that the cuddly creatures could help reduce the amount of carbon in the atmosphere.

South African Tea Farmers Adapt to Changing Climate

Many farmers in the western part of South Africa are finding that the weather is changing: the seasons are coming later and rains are less predictable than in previous years. In the town of Niewoudtville, a group of organic rooibos, or red bush, tea farmers are working with scientists to integrate traditional farming practices with new methods as a way to adapt to changing weather conditions that may be the results of global warming.

Remembering Barry Commoner

Barry Commoner, a founder of modern ecology and a key thinker and activist, recently died at 95. Commoner was among the the first to speak out about the toxic consequences of technology boom after World War Two, especially the dangers of nuclear testing, DDT and Dioxins, and climate change.