Topic: Environment & Conservation

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.
June 26, 2015 Frog Hibernation - Hibernation is the key to getting an endangered frog species to breed in captivity.
June 25, 2015 Distressed Aquifers - Earth’s backup freshwater supplies are in peril, according to satellite images.
June 18, 2015 Human-Induced Earthquakes - What’s behind the sudden surge in earthquakes in the middle of the United States?
June 5, 2015 Mini Frogs - Scientists discover new species of tiny frogs in the remote mountains of Brazil.
June 2, 2015 Fatherless Fish - A critically endangered fish may be making up for to a lack of mates by reproducing without sex.
May 25, 2015 Tara Oceans Expedition - Scientists circle the globe to study the world’s microscopic sea creatures.
May 22, 2015 Arctic Pioneers - Like the pioneers of the American West, the birds that are now settling the Arctic frontier in response to climate change aren’t necessarily the biggest or the strongest, but may instead be castoffs from more hospitable settled areas.
May 19, 2015 Fish Ears - Can a fish’s ears tell its life story?
May 8, 2015 Smart Bird Feeding - New research reveals that careless bird feeding can harm native species.