World Ocean Radio: The Sea Connects All Things

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A series of short essays on global ocean topics by Peter Neill, Director of the World Ocean Observatory

World Ocean Radio, a project of the World Ocean Observatory, is a series of five minute audio essays on a wide range of ocean issues.

The World Ocean Observatory is an on-line place of exchange for information and educational services about the ocean defined as "an integrated global social system," thereby relating the ocean to fresh water, food, energy, public health, trade, transportation, international finance, tourism, governance, culture and community development worldwide. W2O includes resources of the Cultural and Physical Ocean; a Directory of 18,500 ocean organizations; the World Ocean Forum to include a monthly letter on ocean issues, a daily posted international news digest, on-line exhibits, and media; and the World Ocean Classroom, listing educational resources for students, teachers, home schoolers, and general inquiry.
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World Ocean Radio, a project of the World Ocean Observatory, is a series of five minute audio essays on a wide range of ocean issues. The World Ocean Observatory is an on-line place of exchange for information and educational services about the ocean defined as "an integrated global social system," thereby relating the ocean to fresh water, food, energy, public health, trade, transportation, international finance, tourism, governance, culture and community development worldwide. W2O includes resources of the Cultural and Physical Ocean; a Directory of 18,500 ocean organizations; the World Ocean Forum to include a monthly letter on ocean issues, a daily posted international news digest, on-line exhibits, and media; and the World Ocean Classroom, listing educational resources for... Show full description


411 Pieces

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The Pope's recent visit to the United States sparked much conversation and debate about the environment. Pope Francis has been very clear in his vi...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2015
  • Length: 05:19
Caption: Royal Dutch Shell's conical drilling unit Kulluk, Credit: (Reuters / Zachary Painter) / Reuters
In late September Royal Dutch Shell announced it has terminated oil exploration and drilling efforts in the Arctic, citing disappointing explorator...

  • Added: Oct 06, 2015
  • Length: 05:12
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Oysters have had a history of ebb and flow, plenty and scarcity, and in New York Harbor there was a time when the waters were so polluted that oyst...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2015
  • Length: 05:14
Caption: A 2015 report on the impact of climate change on allergies in adults and children shows that increased temperatures, changing moisture patterns, and accelerated growth and distribution of pollen has generated symptoms of allergic reactions never before ex
The climate is changing: changing moisture, increased temperature, accelerated growth and distribution of pollen, increased allergic reactions. Sci...

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  • Added: Sep 29, 2015
  • Length: 05:23
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World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill recently witnessed a beautiful full moon rise from an island perch in Maine. The silent, stealthy way that it ro...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2015
  • Length: 05:11
Caption: The spots monitored for Fukushima radiation by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution., Credit: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The effects of leaking radiation have long raised concerns as a cause for many inexplicable natural events at sea. Since 2004 Ken Buesseler and his...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2015
  • Length: 05:17
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A recent series of investigative stories entitled "The Outlaw Ocean" by Ian Urbina of the New York Times exposes the dark side of the deep sea, des...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2015
  • Length: 05:21
Caption: Image of the Encina Power Station, future site of the Carlsbad Project, a 6 acre desalination plant--the largest in the United States. , Credit: Courtesy of Poseidon Water
A San Diego County Water Authority project to construct a 6-acre desalination plant, the largest of its kind in the United States, comes at a time ...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2015
  • Length: 05:20
Caption: Chinese dredging vessels in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands. Still shot is from video taken by a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft (May 2015). , Credit: REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters.
After water, the largest volume of natural material used to support global growth is sand. Demand has grown exponentially in the last two decades a...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2015
  • Length: 05:30
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This week marks the 350th episode of World Ocean Radio, a weekly program of five-minute audio essays on a wide range of ocean issues from science a...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2015
  • Length: 05:30
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The global water crisis and the prospects for future water resources is forcing adjustments for how we measure its use, how it is valued, and how (...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2015
  • Length: 05:22
Caption: Imported cars awating delivery, Credit: businessinsider.com/unsold-cars-around-the-world-2009-2
In last week's edition of World Ocean Radio we urged listeners to measure their water footprint using the WaterFootprint.org water calculator. In t...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2015
  • Length: 05:34
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The global water crisis and the prospects for future water resources is forcing adjustments for how we measure the water that is used, how it is va...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2015
  • Length: 05:19
Caption: Singapore, challenged by the consumption requirements of its 4.4 million inhabitants, has reached a level of success due to a public utilities board which manages its entire water cycle.
The global water crisis and the prospects for future water resources is forcing adjustments for how we measure the water that is used, how it is va...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2015
  • Length: 05:41
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The global water crisis and the prospects for future water resources is forcing adjustments for how we measure the water that is used, how it is va...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2015
  • Length: 05:09
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The Next System Project was developed to identify alternatives, foster conversations, evaluate fresh ideas, and propose solutions that will help us...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2015
  • Length: 05:26
Caption: thenextsystem.org, Credit: The Next System Project
What is the possibility of a post-capitalism economic model to support the values and behaviors for a new era filled with alternative technologies,...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2015
  • Length: 05:24
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The 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership has been causing conflict of late, with a broad range of disagreements over key provisions and debates inte...

  • Added: Jun 02, 2015
  • Length: 05:45
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Arctic opportunities and territorial claims are on the rise as temperatures change and the ice melts. Once impassable, the Arctic is now increasing...

  • Added: May 26, 2015
  • Length: 05:31
Caption: Sacred water of Gosainkunda Lake at the headwaters of the Trishuli River, soon to be changed by mega-projects such as the Rasuwaghadi dam. , Credit: Yosarian via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY).
The Rasuwaghadi Dam project in Nepal, severely damaged by the recent earthquake, is mired in controversy. One of many mega-projects along the Tishu...

  • Added: May 18, 2015
  • Length: 05:33