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Dr. Justin Andrew Johnson, an economist with the Natural Capital Project at the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, spoke ...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 36:54
Caption: American Robin, Credit: © Tom Grey
The mortality rate is high in our familiar songbirds. For robins, it's around 50% each year once young birds have fledged. If a robin survives to m...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
Caption: Black-capped Vireo, Credit:  © Joe Fischer
Paul Davis owns 1,500 acres in the Hill Country of Texas that he manages, not for cattle, but as habitat for warblers and vireos. He’s preserving s...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
Caption: Lapland Longspur, Credit: © Thomas Bernhardsson
Different sounds travel better in different environments. The explosive notes of a Marsh Wren carry well through thick vegetation. A Common Yellowt...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
Caption: Western Gull, Credit: © Alex Kerfoot
How do birds drink? A robin takes a mouthful of water and then tips its head way back to send the water down its gullet. Pigeons are among the few ...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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 ...

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  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ken Golden drilling through the sea ice, Credit: Amanda Kowalski
Ken Golden isn't your typical mathematician. He's the Indiana Jones of Mathematics. He gets up from behind his desk, armed with mathematical theory...

Bought by KUOW and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 07:32
  • Purchases: 2
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90 second modules that celebrate the natural world and bring the wonder of nature into daily life.

  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 33:00
Caption: In the summer monsoon season, grass carpets the Chiricahua foothills., Credit: Aengus Anderson
In the wake of a catastrophic fire, researchers use Arizona's Chiricahua Mountains to look centuries into the future of climate change and ask "wha...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2014
  • Length: 06:55
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In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill uses lyrics composed by a 20th century musical legend to reflect upon the challenges we face...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2014
  • Length: 04:39
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Coral reefs are declining at an alarming rate. Local efforts in the Caribbean are in effect to try to save them; replanting coral using artificial ...

Bought by KMUD, KUOW, KMXT, and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Aug 24, 2014
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Atomic Scientists have created temperatures hotter than the Sun inside two buildings here on Earth. They are trying to create stars on Earth to re...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2014
  • Length: 29:55
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WTIP's Dick Swanson spoke with Dr. Miriam Tatzel, a psychologist at Empire State College in New York, about why true happiness involves personally ...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 18:47
Caption: Neela Banerjee
Even the most casual followers of energy policy have become aware of the controversy surrounding the massive expansion of fracking in this country ...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2014
  • Length: 30:00
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Renewable energy is rapidly shifting to a higher profile sector of the way Americans derive electricity and "green jobs" expert Van Jones offers hi...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
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Weekly water news report released every Sunday from H2O Radio.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 10:13
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Getting engaged to climate change action. The United Nations will host an emergency Climate Summit in New York City to try to lay out a plan for ba...

Bought by KMUD, Raven Radio, WFIU, KUOW, KMXT and more


  • Added: Aug 17, 2014
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Depiction of the 1833 Leonid meteor storm, in Bible Readings for the Home Circle (1889).
On this episode of BackStory, we’re taking on space. From Cotton Mather’s list of every comet since the beginning of time (415, to be exact), to th...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Depiction of the 1833 Leonid meteor storm. , Credit: Bible Readings for the Home Circle (1889).
Americans have had an ongoing fascination with the skies above us, so in this episode, we’re taking on space. How have people made sense of meteors...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KBRP Community Radio, and WRGY


  • Added: Aug 15, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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THIS WEEK: Splitting the Clapper Rail; bird feeding help for condo owners; a swimming songbird; and, are you out there, Saskatchewan?

  • Added: Aug 15, 2014
  • Length: 30:00
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THIS WEEK: Is it a bird…or a cowboy boot? Help is on the way for the Wood Thrush, but will it arrive in time? And we answer a listener's question a...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2014
  • Length: 30:00
Caption: Yale Climate Connections
This batch of Climate Connections features stories about adapting to sea level rise in Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge; a science museum t...

Bought by KMUD, WLPR, KACU, and Harford Community Radio


  • Added: Aug 13, 2014
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Researchers are developing a technique to attack cancer cells with animal venoms.

  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Jonathan Trent
When life gives you lemons they say to make lemonade. And what if life gives you sewage released into an enclosed bay, what can you make? Certainly...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 30:00
Caption: Depiction of the 1833 Leonid meteor storm, in Bible Readings for the Home Circle (1889).
30-second promo for "Starry-Eyed: A History of the Heavens," with a 5 second hole for station-specific time/date tag

Bought by 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1