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Compiled By: Rose Weiss

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Travelers In The Night (Series)

Produced by Al Grauer

Most recent piece in this series:

660-Double Comet (403)

From Al Grauer | Part of the Travelers In The Night series | 02:00

Comet-neat-kpno-nasa_small Please see the transcript.

Groks Science Radio Show (Series)

Produced by Charles Lee

Most recent piece in this series:

Water History -- Groks Science Show 2021-09-22

From Charles Lee | Part of the Groks Science Radio Show series | 28:30

Grokscience_small Water is crucial to our survival and underlies the organization of our societies.  What does the history of water teach us?  On this episode, Giulio Boccaletti discussed the history of water.

Climate Connections (Series)

Produced by ChavoBart Digital Media

Most recent piece in this series:

Climate Connections September 6 - October 1, 2021

From ChavoBart Digital Media | Part of the Climate Connections series | 30:00

Tony_pic_small This month on Climate Connections: 

Air Date        Title 

Mon., 9/6 - Rabbi calls on Jews to commit to climate action: She says the Jewish New Year offers an opportunity for renewal and change.

Tue., 9/7 - A young activist is working to shut down oil drilling across Los Angeles: Nearly 600,000 people in L.A. County live within a quarter mile of an active oil or gas well.

Wed., 9/8 - Low-income people more likely to be denied federal loans after Hurricane Harvey: The people who may need the most help after a disaster are less likely to get it, a recent study found.

Thu., 9/9 - Some crops can thrive in shade of solar panels, experiments suggest: Farmers in hot, dry climates might be able to produce food and electricity on the same plot of land.

Fri., 9/10 - Climate change isn’t just a natural cycle: Here’s how we know that.

Mon., 9/13 - Minority communities often lack access to safe biking infrastructure: Charles Brown, CEO of Equitable Cities, wants to make clean, two-wheeled transportation available to everyone.

Tue., 9/14 - More than a million people in drought-stricken Madagascar face food shortages: Climate change could bring more frequent droughts.

Wed., 9/15 - Santa Fe group home to go solar, save money: Casa Milagro, which supports people who have experienced homelessness and mental illness, will soon be powered by a 23-kilowatt solar array.

Thu., 9/16 - Emory to update med school curriculum to include climate risks: Medical students successfully pushed for the change.

Fri., 9/17 - Indie musician’s new album reckons with extreme weather: The album’s lyrical images of floods and storms explore broader themes of fear and helplessness.

Mon., 9/20 - Initiative aims to create fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty: It was inspired by the nuclear non-proliferation treaty negotiated in the 1960s.

Tue., 9/21 - Psychiatrist helps people cope with mental health toll of extreme weather: She assisted people in her native Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.  

Wed., 9/22 - Electric cars can cost 40% less to maintain than gasoline cars: Electric vehicles have fewer parts to service, so they’re generally less expensive to repair and maintain than conventional cars.

Thu., 9/23 - Minneapolis project demonstrates a way to make solar arrays affordable: The program is installing solar on 24 properties in North Minneapolis, a primarily low-income, Black community.

Fri., 9/24 - New fund aims to bring more people into the climate conversation: The Ohio Climate Justice Fund wants to ensure that the voices of Black, Indigenous, and people of color are heard. 

Mon., 9/27 - Rikers Island could become renewable energy hub: The notorious jail on the island is slated to close by 2027.

Tue., 9/28 - Fungus found in Yellowstone is key ingredient in new meat substitute: Chicago-based startup Nature's Fynd is using the fungus to develop products from chicken nuggets to yogurt.

Wed., 9/29 - Explorers hope to inspire new generations to protect the Arctic: Hilde Fålun Strøm and Sunniva Sorby spent much of the last two years living on a remote island in Norway.

Thu., 9/30 - Should ‘ecocide’ become an international crime? It involves causing widespread, severe, or longstanding damage to the environment.  

Fri., 10/1 - Pittsburgh’s climate-friendly plan for condemned homes: In a pilot program, the city is salvaging construction materials from the buildings instead of demolishing them.