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Caption: Mark Schapiro
We hear a lot about putting a price on carbon but what does it really mean? This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio, Mark Schapiro, an investigative ...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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Jeff Gunderson, director of Minnesota Sea Grant, spoke with WTIP's Randy Eastlund recently about work they did with Wisconsin Sea Grant to identify...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2014
  • Length: 12:01
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Radio Curious speaks with four different public servants about how a rural community copes in times of catastrophic wildfires.

  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: 29:01
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Batman step aside! You're no match for these polluting villains. Polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, make the Riddler look like a saint. They're fo...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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There's a bounty on carbon dioxide molecules these days. And for good reason. Too much C02 can create global trouble by trapping heat in our planet...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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What does rain forest conservation have to do with preventing malaria? In the Amazon rainforest, the means to these two ends are virtually one in t...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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Bringing countries together to protect our natural environment looks good on paper. Real good, in fact.

  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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Saving the puffins is a tough job. But folks in Maine miss the colorful little birds resembling miniature penguins that can fly. Still plentiful th...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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Imagine trying to get home by running across a busy freeway. Without a walkway, a stoplight or a crosswalk, it could be a dangerous adventure. Well...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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Forget Chicken Little's paranoid delusions about the sky falling. With chicken litter, we really do have a problem. More than 5.6 million tons of i...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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The fine folks of Omak, Washington, found themselves up a creek recently. Cleaning it up.

  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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Farmers, start your vacations. Because after crops come in, you can leave the debris where it is and let microbes do the rest.

  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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The Fritillaries are frittering away! There's the Marsh Fritillary. The Pearl-bordered Fritillary. And the most endangered fritillary of them all, ...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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If you're wondering how our penguin friends in the Antarctic are doing these days, here are the cold, hard facts. Their poo is getting mighty pollu...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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Hello, Bluefin Tuna. Tag, you're it! No, you're really it -- you are among the last of a species that once thrived throughout the Atlantic.

  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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Sunday, April 14th, 1935, mid-afternoon: A monstrous black dust cloud quickly forms over southwest Kansas -- and within minutes, people were runnin...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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Wind turbines are a great source for alternative energy. They're less great, however, for birds.

  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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Today's creature feature is on a petite pachyderm that has dark gray to reddish brown skin and abundant hair that is finer and softer than a "norma...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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And now a good news, bad news, good news story. First, the first good news.

  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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Remember Carole King's song, "Up on the Roof"? You know...When this old world starts a getting me down, And people are just too much for me to face...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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Unless you like plants, you might find them rather boring. After all, they don't seem to do much. And, they're not cute and cuddly. But in fact, th...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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Wouldn't it be great to have a freeway named after you, a galaxy - or, maybe a complex formula for calculating carbon dioxide's effect on climate c...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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Henry Ford had the right idea. Back in the early 1940s, he developed the world's first "bio-car." Actually, it was a prototype displayed once at a ...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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Attention feed lot operators. Panda Energy International in Hereford, Texas, wants your manure. But only the good stuff.

  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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There's a fungus among us that could become a more environmentally-friendly way to weatherize your home, or business. Eben Bayer, a recent graduate...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30