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Summary: Why are peace treaties and post conflict policies so important for environmental sustainability around the globe? Because it brings opportunities to repair the environmental damage and rethink a country’s development. Credits: Written, narrated and produced by Carolina Gutierrez References:  https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2016/08/25/statement-president-colombia-peace-agreement...

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Summary: Heavily militarized borders split countries that have long been at odds. While these areas might be hazardous to humans, they can allow nature to thrive. We look at two such examples – the DMZ separating North and South Korea and the former border between communist East Germany and democratic West Germany. Conserving these areas may also be a way to diffuse tension and bring about peace. This episode was aired on...

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Summary: Climate change is not an imminent threat, species around the globe are experiencing its impacts already. Human refugees, polars bears, and tigers are all fighting for their lives due to this rapidly warming world. In response to climate change, migration can be a last remaining option that many species, including humans, must take. This episode was aired on March 1, 2018. Credits: Written and narrated by Rekha Warrier....

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Summary: The plight of the honeybee has been the focus of many news stories over the last several years. But, honeybees are primarily an agricultural animal and saving them might not do much for the 20,000 other species of bees on the planet. Also, a new study has found that snowpack is declining all across the west – potentially leaving this region high and dry. This episode was aired on March 8, 2018. Credits: Written,...

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