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Chemists come up with new ways to copy nature’s insect repellents.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: May 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Researchers look into whether the sounds produced by wind farms disturb some imperiled birds.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: May 23, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Scientists circle the globe to study the world’s microscopic sea creatures.

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  • Added: May 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: May 22, 2015
  • Length: 03:00
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California drought has not meant new opportunities for Midwest farmers. Nicolette Hahn Niman has ideas for how the beef industry can do it better. ...

  • Added: May 22, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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One part per billion is equal to two tablespoons of sugar dissolved in an Olympic sized swimming pool. Drugs used to treat children for ADHD are e...

Bought by KTSW 89.9 and WRGY


  • Added: May 22, 2015
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Ginger Strand
“Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?” Jack Kerouac’s “On The Road” perfectly captured the essence of the American fascinati...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: May 20, 2015
  • Length: 29:40
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: toolik Lake on Alaska's North Slope. , Credit: Copyright John C. Wingfield
Like the pioneers of the American West, the birds that are now settling the Arctic frontier in response to climate change aren’t necessarily the bi...

Bought by WABE and WLPR


  • Added: May 16, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Materials scientists are studying the structure of sea shells to design stronger materials.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: May 16, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
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Caption: Juvenile Chinook salmon., Credit:  Roger Tabor USFWS - Pacific Region CC BY 2.0, via flickr
Can a fish’s ears tell its life story?

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: May 16, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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If you send scientists to the beach, they may come back with the next way to produce biofuels. But it takes a lot of collaboration along the way.

  • Added: May 15, 2015
  • Length: 09:36
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It's like gang warfare, but with really tiny gang members. Some microbes provide their relatives with protection, emitting antibiotics that kill of...

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  • Added: May 15, 2015
  • Length: 04:07
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Benjamin Grant
As they learn more about the realities of climate change and sea level rise, some coastal communities are taking action. This week on Sea Change Ra...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: May 12, 2015
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Host Amy Martin welcomes you to this new podcast and converses with chickens.

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  • Added: May 12, 2015
  • Length: 03:00
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Caption: Expansion of the ventral grooved blubber during a fin whale lunge., Credit: University of British Columbia
Baleen whales have rubbery nerves that allow them to stretch to twice their length when they feed.

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  • Added: May 08, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
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Caption: Rhett Butler
Monoculture. It displaces native plant and animal species, it leads to long-term soil quality degradation, and, in tropical areas, it often means t...

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  • Added: May 05, 2015
  • Length: 29:30
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Caption: A still image from a remote camera trap shows a chimpanzee cracking nuts with a stone., Credit:  (Courtesy of Chimp & See/MPI-EVAPanAf)
A new citizen science project needs volunteers to watch video clips of wild chimpanzees and record their behavior.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: May 04, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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New research reveals that careless bird feeding can harm native species.

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  • Added: May 04, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
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Caption: Daniel Simons, Sven Thesen, Ann Edminster, Greg Dalton, Credit: Ed Ritger
Conservation begins at home – literally. And while designing and operating a home that generates as much energy as it uses used to be a theoretical...

  • Added: May 04, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Unicellular plankton turn toxic when they sniff nearby predators.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: May 02, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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90 second modules that celebrate the natural world and bring the wonder of nature into daily life

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Daniel Kammen
Last week we spoke about the prospect of decentralized energy systems supplying clean electricity to the developing world with Daniel Kammen, a UC...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Natural Remedies for Blood Pressure. There are ways to control blood pressure naturally.

  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 02:35
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National Poetry Month continues with Dave Smith, the author of over two dozen books, who discusses how writing poetry allowed him to recover long f...

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  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Angus Gillespie, VP for CO2, Shell Oil Company, Credit:  Rikki Ward
Low gas prices are pumping up sales of SUVs and trucks. And since transportation accounts for almost a third of America’s greenhouse gasses, that’s...

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  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 1