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PRI's The World

The UN climate summit opens with a voice from an endangered nation

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Leaders from all over the world have gathered in New York to attend the UN Climate Summit. The first thing they heard was an impassioned poem from a mother and activist from the Marshall Islands, a tiny nation in the Pacific that may no longer exists if climate change isn't halted.

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Obama Calls For More Ambitious Approach To Climate Change In U.N. Speech

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

"There is such a thing as being too late," President Obama says in his address to the U.N. Climate Summit. The White House is touting tools to boost "global resilience" in the face of climate change.

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Your Guide To Dining From The Dump

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Maximus Thaler really puts his money (or at least, his morals) where his mouth is when it comes to food waste. He's a dumpster diver. And he's happy to share tips for foraging from trash bins safely.

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WNYC News

De Blasio: The Earth Was My First Real Cause

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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Mayor de Blasio goes global, talking about his relationship to the earth and world leaders.

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All Things Considered

Calderon: End Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Create Carbon Tax

Monday, September 22, 2014

Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon lead a group to encourage heads of state to propel climate change. He discusses the obstacles that block aggressive efforts to curb climate change.

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PRI's The World

The Rockefellers call it quits on oil, divesting themselves from fossil fuel industries

Monday, September 22, 2014

The name “Rockefeller” is just about synonymous with wealth and power in America. It’s also pretty much synonymous with oil. The family’s vast fortune stems from the oil empire that patriarch John D. Rockefeller built a century ago.

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All Things Considered

Climate Activists Look For Solutions From Business, Diplomats

Monday, September 22, 2014

Business and corporate leaders are starting to take climate risk seriously enough to put money on the table to do something about it.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

If We Know Climate Change Is Real, Why Don't More of Us Act to Stop It?

Monday, September 22, 2014

We know that the climate is changing. Why are we so good at ignoring it?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Here's What 300,000 Climate Marchers Sound Like

Monday, September 22, 2014

It started with a moment of silence. Then came the cheering and chanting of demonstrators from around the world, looking for a way out of a climate crisis. This is what they had to say.

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The Takeaway

What Works in The Fight Against Climate Change?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Getting everyone to buy an efficient washing machine is a strategy that's gotten lots of people involved in the fight against climate change. But it may not make the most impact.

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Morning Edition

Rockefeller Brothers Fund Forsakes Its Legacy

Monday, September 22, 2014

On Monday, at the U.N. climate change conference in New York, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and several dozen other groups will announce their divestment from fossil fuels.

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Morning Edition

All Eyes On Obama, World Leaders At Climate Change Summit

Monday, September 22, 2014

More than 120 leaders are expected to attend the one-day summit sponsored by the United Nations. They have been instructed to arrive Tuesday with "bold ideas" to slow the rise in global temperatures.

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The Takeaway

Climate Change Threatens Marshall Islands

Monday, September 22, 2014

Foreign Minister for the Marshall Islands, Tony De Brum, talks about his hopes and fears for an island nation that finds itself dangerously close to destruction.

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Large Protests In Hundreds Of Cities Vent Ire Over Climate Change

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The People's Climate March was timed to draw the notice of world leaders gathering for this week's U.N. Climate Summit in New York.

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Climate Marchers Try To Build Momentum For 2015

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Tens of thousands of people demanding action on climate change are expected to march in New York City, ahead of the UN Climate Summit. Joel Rose speaks with NPR's Wade Goodwyn from the protests.

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Organizers Hope U.N. Climate March Will Be Largest In History

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Hundreds of thousands are expected at a march in New York City ahead of the United Nations climate summit. Organizers want to send a message to world leaders that it's time to take concrete action.

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PRI's The World

When environmental activists march in New York, look for immigrants at the head of the parade

Friday, September 19, 2014

A climate change march expected to draw thousands in New York on Sunday will be led in part by groups of immigrants. Organizers say it shows that the movement for action on climate change is broadening beyond the traditional profile of environmental activists.

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His Camera Takes Us To The World 'We Must Preserve'

Friday, September 19, 2014

In the new exhibit "Genesis," the noted photographer Sebastiao Salgado shares his vision of "a kind of state of humanity of the planet," from Amazon tribes to frozen Siberia.

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His Camera Takes Us To The World 'We Must Preserve'

Friday, September 19, 2014

In the new exhibit "Genesis," the noted photographer Sebastiao Salgado shares his vision of "a kind of state of humanity of the planet," from Amazon tribes to frozen Siberia.

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Morning Edition

Some On Staten Island Opt For Buyout Of 'Houses That Don't Belong'

Friday, September 19, 2014

As part of the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy, New York's plan is to buy and demolish hundreds of homes on Staten and Long islands and let nature return as a barrier to future storm surges.

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