Living on Earth is an environmental news and information program. Each week host Steve Curwood guides the listener through a mix of news, features, interviews and commentary on a broad range of ecological issues.
Meet John Houbolt: He figured out how to go to the moon, but few were listening
In the early 1960s, NASA was considering different ideas for landing a man on the lunar surface. Houbolt's plan ultimately won despite concerns within NASA that it was risky.
9 hours ago
Philly vows to fight commercial property owners over $48 million reassessment ruling
Philadelphia is pushing back against a court ruling that would require the city and the School District to pay $48 million to commercial property owners.
11 hours ago
New Jersey asks delivery service goPuff for more information on tax break application
New Jersey wants answers from three companies approved for tax incentives.
12 hours ago
Should landlords be required to provide air conditioning
As temperatures soar and Philly officials invite residents to cool off in air-conditioned city buildings, Maryland lawmakers want to mandate landlords provide AC at home.
Judge rules Hahnemann can sell its residency programs to highest bidder; closure plan delayed
The hospital's lawyers could not agree on a closure plan with city and state health officials in time for Friday’s scheduled hearing, and the matter was pushed to next week.
13 hours ago
Weekend heatwave may cool off gun violence in Philly
Recent crime data shows Philly sees more shootings when temperatures rise above 85 degrees. But excessive heat can have the opposite effect.
Environmental organization deploys 1 million oysters at N.J. ‘living shoreline’
An environmental organization and the U.S. Navy teamed up Tuesday to deploy one million oysters at a "living shoreline" at Naval Weapons Station Earle on the Jersey coast.
High temps buckle Delaware’s main highway to beach
DelDOT crews worked around the clock to repair stretch of highway that buckled under high temperatures. They’re on the lookout for more damage this weekend.
16 hours ago
A hydrogen fluoride release during PES fire could have been disastrous. Some say the toxic chemical shouldn’t be used
It's used to make cleaner-burning gasoline in about four dozen refineries in the U.S., including two in Philly region.
17 hours ago
‘I wish I was there’ — Puerto Ricans in North Philly keeping a close eye on island protests
Critics have accused the Rosselló administration — which has been embroiled in scandal — of handling Hurricane Maria recovery poorly.
18 hours ago
How a 10-year-old-boy helped Apollo 11 return to Earth
A half-century ago, America's dreams were realized in space. The power of U.S. innovation and spirit took the Apollo 11 crew to the moon and back.
Heat wave response: Philly’s quadrupling homeless outreach for Code Red
The “feels like” temp could hit 113 degrees.
20 hours ago
‘I’m drowning’: Those hit hardest by student loan debt never finished college
From mid-2014 to mid-2016, 3.9 million undergraduates with federal student loan debt dropped out, according to an analysis of federal data by The Hechinger Report.
21 hours ago
Tiger Poets: ‘It’s about … being able to see what you have went through, and what you overcame’
The poetry team is a safe haven and home-away-from-home for both poets and coaches — it provides a creative outlet and space to work through adversities.
22 hours ago
Is aerobic exercise the right prescription for staving off Alzheimer’s?
Researchers are prescribing exercise as if it were a drug in a study that aims to see if it can prevent Alzheimer's disease.
23 hours ago
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