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They rock and roll them. We're talking about those boulders we all see in the woods. Geologists call them "erratics."

  • Added: Dec 17, 2014
  • Length: 03:53
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For the past fifty years physicists around the world have been trying to create a fusion power reactor, harnessing the processes deep inside of sta...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Conservationists in Sarapiqui, Costa Rica describe their relationship with birds. Excerpted from "Pura Vida: Costa Rica's Culture of Conservation."

  • Added: May 12, 2014
  • Length: 01:10
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Steve Downing has been a teacher, house painter, conflict mediator, musician, arts administrator, freelance writer, and has occasionally worked for...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2013
  • Length: 07:38
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Mining provides the resources for many products we use every day, but it's more than just a big corporate enterprise. Listen in for a look at some ...

  • Added: May 24, 2013
  • Length: 21:34
Caption: Mr Naipal at work in the rainforest, Credit: Anton Foek
Suriname heeft voor verdere economische ontwikkeling energie nodig. Dat brengt een dilemma teweeg en het land in een spagaat. Dr. van Dijck praat o...

  • Added: May 19, 2013
  • Length: 19:01

  • Added: May 10, 2013
  • Length: 05:31
Caption: Fishing guides spend their days reading the water, seeing fish., Credit: Susan Cook
The strident opponents of a rapid, unregulated re-introduction of alewives to the St. Croix believe that at one important juncture in the river, ...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2013
  • Length: 04:40
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Civilization was built by the sea. The 20th century waterfront was an accumulation of functions that were best placed on or near the coast. As popu...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2013
  • Length: 05:45
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Paul Ehrlich, author of the iconic book The Population Bomb, reflects on the history of environmentalism and his gloomy outlook for the future. [Ep...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2012
  • Length: 46:21
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Richard Alley, a climate researcher and the host of PBS’s Earth: The Operators’ Manual, discusses rapid changes in Earth’s climate through history ...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2012
  • Length: 27:55
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Michael Shellenberger addresses climate change through the eyes of his Breakthrough Institute and offers up some ideas that some see as controversi...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2012
  • Length: 19:48
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In this interview, we learn from James Holland Jones how diseases emerge and spread as humans encroach into the wilderness, and how the patterns wi...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2012
  • Length: 37:41
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Peter Kareiva, the chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy, discusses his definition of nature and challenges the assertion that nature is fragi...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2012
  • Length: 29:43
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Spirited biologist Rodolfo Dirzo discusses the complex interplay of climate change with other systems, and his personal relation to the Anthropocen...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2012
  • Length: 46:56
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Conservation biologist Terry Root discusses the road to triage and her somewhat controversial approach to saving species in the face of climate cha...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2012
  • Length: 37:16
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Luis Zambrano discusses preserving Aztec culture through a rare salamander in the Mexico City wetlands, and compares emerging conservation battles ...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2012
  • Length: 22:05
Caption: Grand Portage Trust Lands technician Roger Deschampe watches for stunned fish, Credit: Carah Thomas
In this feature, WTIP North Shore Community Radio reporter/producer Carah Thomas accompanies Dr. Moore on an electrofishing survey of Susie Island,...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 24, 2012
  • Length: 09:35
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The view from the Sloat Boulevard Parking Lot after a large storm. Photo taken March 17th, 2012, Credit: Bill McLaughlin / Surfrider Foundation
The only thing more powerful than human will is Mother Nature. At San Francisco’s Ocean Beach, the two forces have done battle for years over wave ...

Bought by Listen Current


  • Added: Apr 22, 2012
  • Length: 07:14
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Michael E. Mann
In its 2001 report on global climate, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of the United Nations prominently featured the “Hockey Stick,” ...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2012
  • Length: 28:59
Caption: Rising sea levels and extreme weather conditions threaten the nation's coastal towns, Credit: Jan Sturmann
The San Francisco Bay is a place of beauty and biological diversity. But sea level rise and extreme weather will change human life along its coastl...

Bought by WAMC, KVMR, North Country Public Radio, WXXI, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Sep 09, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Steve Mello is a farmer on Tyler Island in the San Francisco Bay Delta, Credit: Jan Sturmann
Rising waters threaten the lands of a farmer and of a developer, yet they and their families dismiss all warnings of danger. Why are so many of us ...

Bought by WAMC, WHRV, KVMR, North Country Public Radio, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 09, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Chuey Cazares and his family live in the tiny coastal town of Alviso at the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay, Credit: Jan Sturmann
Adapting to climate change will be a messy and painful business. And in the short term there will be winners and losers. Chuey Cazarez’s family is ...

Bought by KMXT, WAMC, North Country Public Radio, KUOW, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 09, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Volt, Credit: Sheri Quinn
Now more than just a battery that powers your car, 22 year-old engineer Hunter Wu is implementing a plan to install electric pads into the nation's...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2011
  • Length: 29:30
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Not THAT Martha Washington, but a 29-year-old Passenger Pigeon who spent her entire life in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo. Of billions of birds f...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2011
  • Length: 03:00