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terrestrial explores the choices we make in a world we have changed. Host Ashley Ahearn travels the country to bring listeners stories about people making personal choices in the face of environmental change.

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If you gave up flying how would your life change?
There was a moment when Janisse Ray realized she couldn’t call herself an environmentalist and an activist and keep traveling by airplane.
Dec 19, 2017
When climate change makes it hard to breathe | terrestrial
Climate change isn’t just contributing to drought, super-storms, sea level rise and flooding. It’s also making it harder for many people to breathe,...
Dec 05, 2017
The secret history of Biosphere 2 | terrestrial
What if you looked at the world around you, saw where things are headed on this planet and said to yourself, you know what? I want to start fresh. A...
Nov 21, 2017
His fellow conservatives call him a 'green decoy.' Here's why | terrestrial
Ty Stubblefield self-identifies as a “red blooded conservative,” but he’s also an avid hunter who is frustrated with the Republican party’s efforts to...
Nov 07, 2017
For this teenager, rebellion means suing the government over climate change | terrestrial
Scientists believe that for the planet to continue to safely support life, the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere should be kept as close to 350...
Oct 24, 2017
'I just couldn't do it:' The ambassador who quit over climate change | terrestrial
When I met Dave Rank, he was just a normal guy on a road trip with his wife in a used Subaru. But not long before that, Dave had a very important job.
Oct 10, 2017
How is pollution connected to race and inequality? | terrestrial
The Trump administration has proposed cutting the EPA's budget by 30 percent. What does that mean for polluted communities in the U.S.?
Jul 11, 2017
Would you trust the feds to make decisions about your land? | terrestrial
Why would a fourth-generation rancher who doesn't put much trust in the government choose to work with federal agencies to restore salmon runs on her...
Jun 27, 2017
Protest is broken, he said. Now he dreams of revolution in Oregon | terrestrial
It’s a radical idea — that protest as we know it is broken. And a lot of people disagreed with Micah White when he first started talking about it, but...
Jun 13, 2017
Should you have kids if you care about the environment?
Bill Radke talks with Ashley Ahearn, host of KUOW's terrestrial podcast, about about one of the more personal decisions we make around climate change:...
Jun 06, 2017
Would you have kids, given climate change? | terrestrial
Should we have kids, given where the planet is headed?
May 30, 2017
Would you compost your body? | terrestrial
I was about 12 years old when my great aunt Gilda died.
May 16, 2017
You probably have eco anxiety. You just don’t know it | terrestrial
When I first heard the term eco-anxiety — a chronic fear of environmental doom — I brushed it off. It seemed like something for people who sit on yoga...
May 02, 2017
Preview: terrestrial
A new podcast from KUOW explores the choices we make in a world we have changed. Host Ashley Ahearn travels the country — from ranches in Oregon to...
Apr 13, 2017