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Caption: Scientists discovered the "sound channel" in 1944. Whales use it to communicate across oceans — and during the Cold War the Navy secretly used it to track nuclear subs. This 1948 graphic shows sound traveling on an axis 700 fathoms down in the Atlantic., Credit: Maurice Ewing and J. Lamar Worzel
Something unusual happens about a half mile under the sea. Ocean physics create a special zone where sound travels for hundreds, even thousands of ...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, WORT, KVSC, WXAV 88.3FM, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 11:22
  • Purchases: 5
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A Roman Catholic Sister in her 80s who wrote “The Grace to Race, “ she’s the oldest person ever (man or woman) to finish an Ironman Triathlon. This...

  • Added: May 08, 2014
  • Length: 10:06
Caption: A pulp mill tears two nations apart, Credit: DW Edward O'Neill
Deutsche Welle's weekly 59-minute magazine presenting the best of Environmental and Science & Technology reporting.

  • Added: Nov 17, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Wild horses return to Spain's countryside., Credit: Lauren Frayer
Wild Horses are roaming the plains of southern Europe again - also this week: fighting Australia's massive bush fires with new crowd-sourcing apps.

  • Added: Nov 10, 2013
  • Length: 59:02
Caption: Solar workers installing panels on the Shawl Anderson Dance Center, Credit: Andreas Karelas
Among these new and creative ways to finance solar panels is crowdfunding. Instead of one person or organization paying tens of thousands of dollar...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2013
  • Length: 07:39
Caption: Moosewatch volunteer Dave Beck holds up a marked antler. Team leader Jeff Holden looks on. They mark the antlers and hang them in a tree so others know the antler has been found and documented., Credit: Mark Brush
Wolves and moose are at the heart of the world’s longest running study of a predator and its prey. The drama unfolds on Isle Royale National Park ...

Bought by Delta College Public Radio and WTIP


  • Added: Jan 24, 2013
  • Length: 03:47
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Rolf Peterson on Caribou Island, one of more than 450 smaller islands in the national park's archipelago., Credit: Mark Brush
Researchers have studied the wolves and moose on a remote island archipelago in Lake Superior for 54 years. These days, the wolves are in trouble.

Bought by Delta College Public Radio and WTIP


  • Added: Jan 24, 2013
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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So long, drought! We're celebrating wet fall weather with stories about hydroponics and rain barrels. In the kitchen, Chef Daniel Orr cooks tilapia...

  • Added: Unknown
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Barry Truitt at the helm., Credit: Charles McGuiga
Virginia’s Barrier Islands and the waters and salt marshes that surround them represent the most pristine coastal region on the Eastern Seaboard. A...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2012
  • Length: 27:16
Caption: Courtesy of the Maine Department of Transportation
Lynn Smith moved to Maine in hopes of retiring in peace - but there was one thing she hadn't counted on.

Bought by KUOW, PRX Remix, and WAMC


  • Added: Feb 16, 2012
  • Length: 06:24
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: A locally-grown tomato, Credit: Kyle Durbin
An feature-length interview with Slow Food International Secretary General Paolo di Croce about how his organization plans to feed the growing worl...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2011
  • Length: 03:24
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Stand on a street corner at dawn in Newmarket, England and you'll see a spectacle unique in the world: 3,000 racehorses parade through town every d...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2010
  • Length: 05:38
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Kivalina is on the frontlines of global climate change where an island is literally washing away.

Bought by WMNF, KRUA, Remix Radio, and CKMO


  • Added: Apr 29, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 4
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Reusable plastic bags aren't as green as you think

Bought by Oregon Public Broadcasting, KUOW, KDNK, and KRUA


  • Added: Oct 23, 2008
  • Length: 04:14
  • Purchases: 4
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Corn ethanol is causing corn prices to go up. That will affect food bills.

Bought by WFUV


  • Added: Apr 23, 2007
  • Length: 04:21
  • Purchases: 1
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Corn ethanol could mean more water pollution from farm fields.

  • Added: Apr 23, 2007
  • Length: 03:48
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How the weather forecast is made

Bought by KMRE-LP


  • Added: Nov 02, 2005
  • Length: 06:15
  • Purchases: 1