Pollution can take many forms.
Air, water, solid waste - most agree that pollution is harmful for people and other life on Earth. But more controversial is how to best prevent it - and clean it up.
What does it mean to be a mama or papa who's thinking about the environment? We hear about how our connection to nature in childhood shapes our actions later in life, and how climate change and pollution pose special risks to pregnancy. Plus, we visit a family in Germany living a low-carbon lifestyle.
You may know that women and children are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and pollution. And, how communities of color often bear the brunt of environmental hazards. Well, new research shows that climate impacts puts pregnant women of color at higher risk for having premature babies, low birth weight, or even stillbirth.
Villagers in the Ecuadorian Amazon are wondering how they'll survive an oil spill that's contaminated their water supply and put their future at risk. Also, why cars destined for the scrap heap are ending up on Africa's roads, and the campaign to save lions left behind in the wake of Sudan's conflict.