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Compiled By: Rose Weiss

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Travelers In The Night (Series)

Produced by Albert Grauer

Most recent piece in this series:

788-100 Years of Wilderness

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

788-ccidss-thornburg_small Please see the transcript

Groks Science Radio Show (Series)

Produced by Charles Lee

Most recent piece in this series:

Twenty Three -- Groks Science Show 2024-02-28

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

Grokscience_small This episode marks the twenty-third anniversary of the Groks Science Show, which first started airing as a radio show and podcast in February of 2001. On this episode, we look back at the past and gaze forward to the future of science on the show.

Climate Connections (Series)

Produced by ChavoBart Digital Media

Most recent piece in this series:

Climate Connections February 19 - March 15, 2024

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

Podcast_thumbnail_black_2020_240x240_small This month on Climate Connections:

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Mon., 2/19 - Company gives retired wind turbine blades new life: Turbine blades are made of a composite material that can be tricky to recycle, but a company called Carbon Rivers has found a way.

Tue., 2/20 - Why it’s so important to stay out of floodwaters: They can be dangerous and even deadly — and climate change is making flooding more frequent and severe.

Wed., 2/21 - Company manufactures skis from algae oil: They’re an alternative to skis made from fossil-fuel-based plastic.

Thu., 2/22 - The Western snowpack is changing. That’s a problem for water management: Millions rely on meltwater during the spring and summer.

Fri., 2/23 - Young people push for a Green New Deal for schools across the U.S.: As a result of student activism, a school district in Colorado will include climate change in the curriculum and implement clean energy initiatives.

Mon., 2/26 - Converting vacant offices to apartments would be a win for the climate: Repurposing a building reduces the need for new concrete and steel, which create a lot of carbon pollution during manufacturing.

Tue., 2/27 - What you need to know before you buy garden perennials this spring: In the USDA’s updated plant hardiness map, some places have shifted to a warmer zone.  

Wed., 2/28 - High schoolers helped develop Tuscon’s climate action plan: They may not be able to vote yet, but they’re already having an influence.

Thu., 2/29 - Climate change could shorten the life span of U.S. bridges: Rising seas, heavy precipitation, and extreme heat are causing corrosion, buckling, and cracking.

Fri., 3/1 - Is marijuana bad for the climate? Indoor cannabis farms consume lots of electricity, boosting their carbon footprints.

Mon., 3/4 - As seas rise, task force recommends new bridges for Outer Banks island: Storms have repeatedly isolated North Carolina’s Hatteras Island from the mainland.

Tue., 3/5 - What is ‘embodied carbon’? It’s a little-known but major factor in the carbon footprint of our buildings.

Wed., 3/6 - Heat pumps are keeping homes warm in Maine: Even in below-zero temperatures, electric heat pumps can be an effective and cost-effective heating option.

Thu., 3/7 - Video game teaches teens to stay calm in a weather emergency: The game prepares them for extreme events like wildfires, flooding, and blizzards.

Fri., 3/8 - Solar project at Fort Lauderdale park keeps basketball players cool: Solar panels shade an open-air pavilion and supply clean power to the nearby African-American Research Library and Cultural Center.

Mon., 3/11 - Why more CO2 could be bad news for crops: Carbon dioxide can boost photosynthesis, but that benefit can be outweighed by an increased risk of damage from extreme weather.

Tue., 3/12 - Volcanoes emit carbon dioxide, but not nearly as much as humans: Humanity produces an amount roughly equivalent to the eruption of Mount St. Helens every 2.5 hours.

Wed., 3/13 - Archaeological sites in North Carolina under threat from sea level rise and storms: The state’s Hammocks Beach State Park includes areas that have been used by humans for more than 2,000 years.

Thu., 3/14 - Sheep are living their best life at Susquehanna University: They’re eating the grass and weeds that grow around the Pennsylvania college’s solar array.

Fri., 3/15 - Which actions benefit the climate the most? This tool can show you: The online tool called En-ROADS helps communities understand which policies will help the most.