How Russia's war in Ukraine harms wildlife : Short Wave The war in Ukraine is devastating that nation's rich, natural environment - from chemical leaks poisoning water supplies and warships killing dolphins to explosions disrupting bird migrations. NPR Environmental Correspondent Nate Rott has been reporting from Ukraine. He sits down with Short Wave's Scientist in Residence Regina G. Barber to talk about how the Russian invasion is harming the environment even beyond Ukraine's borders.

Read more of Nate's reporting: https://n.pr/3PkuKcE

Want to get in touch? Reach the show by emailing ShortWave@NPR.org.

Russia's War In Ukraine Is Hurting Nature

Russia's War In Ukraine Is Hurting Nature

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Yevgeniy Medvedovskiy, the chief of the Zhytomyr region's department of ecological inspection, walks around the site of the jet crash picking up shards of metal and looking at the fallen trees. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Yevgeniy Medvedovskiy, the chief of the Zhytomyr region's department of ecological inspection, walks around the site of the jet crash picking up shards of metal and looking at the fallen trees.

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The war in Ukraine is devastating that nation's rich, natural environment - from chemical leaks poisoning water supplies and warships killing dolphins to explosions disrupting bird migrations. NPR Environmental Correspondent Nate Rott has been reporting from Ukraine. He sits down with Short Wave's Scientist in Residence Regina G. Barber to talk about how the Russian invasion is harming the environment even beyond Ukraine's borders.

Want to get in touch? Reach the show by emailing ShortWave@NPR.org.

This episode was produced by Rachel Carlson and Rebecca Ramirez, edited by Stephanie O'Neill and fact-checked by Rachel Carlson. The audio engineers were Maggie Luthar and Patrick Murray. Special thanks to translators Olena Lysenko and Hanna Palamarenko.