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This round of CurrentCast features stories about

  • Added: Mar 28, 2015
  • Length: 20:00
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What makes Earth so off-kilter?

  • Added: Mar 28, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
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Local efforts may help protect iconic ecosystems from collapse.

  • Added: Mar 28, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
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The skin of a newly discovered frog species transitions from spiny to smooth in a matter of minutes depending on its background.

  • Added: Mar 27, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
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The planet Jupiter may be responsible for Earth’s mild climate.

  • Added: Mar 27, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Jonathan Foley, Executive Director, California Academy of Sciences, Credit: Rikki Ward
Unpredictable weather has always been the farmer’s Achilles heel. And the weather is getting wilder, stressing water supplies and changing where cr...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2015
  • Length: 58:56
Caption: Harrison Dillon
What's it like to see an idea grow into something bigger than you ever imagined? This week on Sea Change Radio, host Alex Wise sits down with entre...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 30:00
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This batch of Climate Connections features record snow in New England; harnessing wave energy; small businesses tackling climate change; living sho...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WNIJ, KACU, WLRN, WLPR and more


  • Added: Mar 22, 2015
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 9
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NYC is converting rooftops into gardens for greener eco-skylines. Dog therapy helps to rehabilitate USA prisoners and gives them a new leash on lif...

Bought by Raven Radio, WFIU, KUOW, and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 22, 2015
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Vigorous exercise may help the body battle cancer.

  • Added: Mar 22, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
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New footwear helps winter walkers get a grip on ice.

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Do dog germs make us healthier?

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
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Crows gang up on birds of prey, harassing them in midflight. Is this seemingly risky behavior worth it?

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Scientists solve the puzzle of why some mushrooms glow in the dark.

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Many futuristic inventions are inspired by biological systems.

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Rolf Skar
Money doesn’t grow on trees, but if you’re a paper company, trees are definitely how you make your money. Paper production is one of the leading ca...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2015
  • Length: 30:00
Caption: Former Curiosity Rover Project Scientist John Grotzinger, Credit: Mat Kaplan
The Mars Science Laboratory rover has accomplished its primary goals on the Red Planet, and John Grotzinger has left his central role to become Cha...

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  • Added: Mar 17, 2015
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: Kathryn Sullivan, Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The frequency of extreme weather events, from hurricanes and floods to wildfires and drought, is on the rise across the country. Familiar names fr...

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2015
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 1
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A new molecule-making machine is like a 3-D printer for chemistry.

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
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Size matters in numbers: how much genetically modified crops do we want? Size also matters for many men: how big is a 'normal' penis? And, how smal...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2015
  • Length: 29:58
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Controversy looms over Nicaragua’s new "Chinese" canal. Revisiting Fukushima after the nuclear disaster, and is blue the new green in terms energy?...

Bought by KPIP-LP, Radio Phoenix, KUOW, WFIU, WOUB and more


  • Added: Mar 15, 2015
  • Length: 30:00
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While conservatives report more happiness, liberals show it more in their faces and the words they use.

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2015
  • Length: 01:01
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Dr. Nicole Labor is an alcohol and drug therapist who is also in recovery. She offers a clear description of addiction.

  • Added: Mar 11, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
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Insulin resistance in the brain may be responsible for mood disorders in diabetics, and may also play a role in Alzheimer’s disease and other disor...

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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An injectable clotting agent may stanch life-threatening bleeding.

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1