Caption: PRX default Piece image
PRX default Piece image 

A Second Life for Your Old Cell Phone

From: Pat Maxwell
Series: May 2007 - Isla Earth Radio Series
Length: 01:32

Recycle those cell phones and spare the environment. Read the full description.

Default-piece-image-0 Thre are more than 213 million cell phones in use in the United States, and each year, about 150,000 will be tossed into desk drawers - or worse, into the trash...

To hear the full audio, sign up for a free PRX account or log in.

Also in the May 2007 - Isla Earth Radio Series series

Caption: PRX default Piece image

Flex Fuel Flop? (01:30)
From: Pat Maxwell

Car companies say that flex-fuel vehicles reduce our dependence on foreign oil. But how do they measure up?
Caption: PRX default Piece image

Floating Windmills? (01:32)
From: Pat Maxwell

As oil prices rise and supplies decline, interest in wind energy is soaring. But finding sites for wind farms hasn't been a breeze...
Caption: PRX default Piece image

Children Thrive In Nature (01:32)
From: Pat Maxwell

The days of kids hiking in the woods or playing tag on the playground are fading fast.
Caption: PRX default Piece image

Flying for the Environment (01:32)
From: Pat Maxwell

Over South Africa, the Bateleurs combine love of flying with a passion for nature...
Caption: PRX default Piece image

Drinking Water from Treated Sewage? (01:32)
From: Pat Maxwell

Water shortages could force us to rely on drinking water from treated sewage.
Caption: PRX default Piece image

Walking Sharks and Supersonic Shrimp (01:32)
From: Pat Maxwell

The waters near the Papua Province of Indonessia is home to a stunning variety of marine life, including species never before seen.
Caption: PRX default Piece image

Invasive Tallow Makes the Cut as Particleboard (01:32)
From: Pat Maxwell

The invasive Chinese tallow tree is a promising source for particleboard and other products.
Caption: PRX default Piece image

Data Will Illuminate Drought (01:32)
From: Pat Maxwell

There is new legislation that would create a "National Integrated Drought Information System" hosted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Caption: PRX default Piece image

Yellowstone's Hidden Life (01:32)
From: Pat Maxwell

Yellowstone National Park is home to life forms that thrive in the near-boiling temperatures of hot springs and geysers.
Caption: PRX default Piece image

River Dophins: A Vanishing Breed (01:32)
From: Pat Maxwell

China's endangered Yangtze River dolphin is one of the few remaining freshwater dolphin species in the world. Fewer than one hundred remain.

Piece Description

Thre are more than 213 million cell phones in use in the United States, and each year, about 150,000 will be tossed into desk drawers - or worse, into the trash...