Terrestrial Terrestrial explores the choices we make in a world we have changed. Host Ashley Ahearn travels the country — from ranches in Oregon to churches in Colorado — to bring listeners stories about people making personal choices in the face of environmental change.
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Terrestrial explores the choices we make in a world we have changed. Host Ashley Ahearn travels the country — from ranches in Oregon to churches in Colorado — to bring listeners stories about people making personal choices in the face of environmental change.More from Terrestrial »

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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.

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, like 13-year-old Estefany Velasquez. Her family faced a tough choice because of her asthma.

What if we have to replicate life on Earth? | 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 group of scientists did just that — but things didn't go as planned.

His fellow conservatives call him a 'green decoy.' Here's why

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 transfer public lands out of federal control. So, he's fighting back.

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 parts per million as possible. We haven't seen that level since the late 1980s - more than a decade before Victoria Barrett was born.

For this teenager, rebellion means suing the government over climate change | terrestrial

'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.

'I just couldn't do it:' The ambassador who quit over climate change | terrestrial

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.?

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 property?

Would you trust the feds to make decisions about your land? | terrestrial

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 he believes it's time for activists to try something else.

Protest is broken, he said. Now he dreams of revolution in Oregon | terrestrial

Would you have kids, given climate change? | terrestrial

Should we have kids, given where the planet is headed?

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