Topic: Environment & Conservation

November 2, 2017 Geese vs. Hunters - Geese are holing up in the big city during the winter to avoid hunters.
September 29, 2017 Tsunami Rafts - Japan’s 2011 tsunami carried hundreds of tiny species to the west coast of the United States by on manmade plastic objects.
September 26, 2017 Restoring the California Condor - Reducing lead ammo may restore California condors.
September 18, 2017 Old Fish - Many populations of fish are losing their biggest, oldest members.
September 12, 2017 Worldwide Renewables - How practical is a worldwide switch to 100% renewable energy?
September 7, 2017 Environmental DNA Collection - Conducting a census of species using environmental DNA.
September 1, 2017 Leaf Size Limits - What limits the maximum size of a plant’s leaves?
July 19, 2017 Amphibian ARC - Scientists build a rescue “ark” to protect endangered frogs.
July 12, 2017 Fighting Fungi - Scientists may learn how to deal with fungal disease by fighting a frog pandemic.
June 21, 2017 Harlequin Frog Release - Researchers release endangered Harlequin frogs back into the Panamanian rainforest.
June 20, 2017 Wildebeest Windfall - Unlucky wildebeests play a big role in African river ecology.
May 24, 2017 Saving Salt Marshes - Saving endangered salt marshes.
May 22, 2017 Marine Debris Tracker - A smartphone app allows citizen scientists to track litter that makes its way into our waterways.
May 11, 2017 Human Noise in the Wilderness - Human-produced noise is adding significantly to the ambience in national parks.
April 14, 2017 Nutrient Dust - Distant dust helps bring vital nutrients to mountain ecosystems.
April 11, 2017 Salty Lakes - Road salt is slowly turning many northern lakes and streams salty.
April 3, 2017 Mobile Plastic Fuel - Mobile power reactors could turn plastic garbage into gasoline and diesel fuel.
March 30, 2017 Cryo-Recycling - Icy temperatures may be the key to recycling unwanted technology.
March 29, 2017 Antibiotics vs. Bees - Antibiotics used to treat foulbrood in honeybee hives could be contributing to the decline of honeybee populations.
March 1, 2017 Seagrass Fights Disease - Underwater seagrass meadows combat disease.
February 15, 2017 Endangered Crow Calls - What happens to the calls of an endangered bird species when its only remaining members live in captivity?
February 13, 2017 Road Birds - Playing birdsongs near roads can entice birds to repopulate abandoned habitat.
February 10, 2017 Testing for Pesticides - Computer modeling may reveal which pesticides post long-term risks.
December 19, 2016 Coconut Rhinoceros Beetles - In a race against time, scientists attempt to stop an insect invader by using its own sounds.
October 21, 2016 Dolphin Stranding - Rescue volunteers respond to a stranded dolphin on Cape Cod.
October 20, 2016 Saving Salt Marshes - Saving endangered salt marshes.
October 6, 2016 Marine Debris Tracker - A smartphone app allows citizen scientists to track litter that makes its way into our waterways.
September 23, 2016 Bowhead Whale Songs - Bowhead whales in the Arctic Ocean sing a large variety songs to communicate with other whales.
September 14, 2016 Environmental DNA Collection - Conducting a census of species using environmental DNA.
September 12, 2016 Giraffe Genetics - A DNA analysis reveals that giraffes make up four different species instead of just one.
September 1, 2016 Bird Migration & Climate Change - Climate change could be leading to food shortages for migrating birds.
August 31, 2016 Pygmy Possums & Fire - Under certain circumstances, small hibernating animals can wake up to escape from forest fires.
August 18, 2016 From Prairies to Corn - Market forces have recently converted large areas of sensitive North American prairies to cropland.
July 22, 2016 Rooting Out Pythons - An invasive python’s own social behaviors could be its undoing in Florida.
June 17, 2016 Tree Longevity - A listener asks why some trees live for thousands of years.
June 2, 2016 Caterpillar Engineers - Caterpillars build tiny “houses” that shelter other creatures as well.
April 13, 2016 Half Earth - A famous biologist proposes protecting biodiversity by limiting the activities of Homo sapiens to just half the planet.
April 5, 2016 Fisheries Recovery - A new report finds that global fisheries could boost both sustainability and annual catch.
April 4, 2016 Clouds & Biodiversity - Scientists are tracking the range of species by analyzing satellite images of cloud cover.
March 21, 2016 Storks & Junk Food - Storks in Europe are forgoing migration to Africa because of the ready availability of human food from landfills.
March 3, 2016 Methane Leak Lessons - The massive methane leak in California’s Aliso canyon highlights the global side effects of the fossil fuel industry on the atmosphere.
February 5, 2016 Breathing Ponds - Little ponds may be significant contributors of greenhouse gases.
December 17, 2015 Cheetah Genes - The African cheetahs we know today likely migrated there from North America around 100,000 years ago.
November 20, 2015 Trees vs. Climate Change - Are coniferous or deciduous trees best at sucking up CO2?
September 17, 2015 Suburban Frogs - Genetically male tadpoles could be turning into female frogs because of the plants in your own backyard.
August 26, 2015 GMO Trees - Should regulations that limit genetic engineering research be modified to allow GMO trees?
August 24, 2015 Human Superpredators - Our unique predatory behavior puts other predators, as well as entire ecosystems, at risk.
August 19, 2015 Podcast for 19 August 2015 - ANCIENT ANATOMY (Encore Presentation) - What dental records from the Mesozoic era can tell us about the lives of dinosaurs. How humans are uniquely adapted to throw baseballs. Also: an automated nature recording system that's monitoring environmental change. And, could vaccinating children protect the elderly as well?
August 7, 2015 Trees & Drought - Droughts are reducing the ability of trees to slow climate change.
August 4, 2015 Saving Salamanders - A call to ban the sale of exotic pet salamanders to protect native populations.