Illinois

Obama on Climate Change

Global warming is heating up the race for president. Republican candidates are fighting over whether to cap carbon emissions and Democrats are pushing the idea of green jobs from clean energy. Living on Earth's Jeff Young talks with host Bruce Gellerman a

Seventeen Year Cicada

The cicadas are back, and commentator Tom Montgomery-Fate wonders if we can learn something from their unusual lifespan and behavior.

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Environment

The Mississippi: Pushed to the brink

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Up and down the Mississippi River, new pressures are being put on America’s inland hydro highway, which helps deliver US goods and commodities to the rest of the world and allows trade flows to return. The strain on the river system is only becoming more acute with the impacts of climate change.

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