May 2008 - Isla Earth Radio Series

Series produced by Catalina Island Conservancy

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Fun, entertaining, science-based radio show exploring critical issues regarding our natural world.

Isla Earth, a production of the Catalina Island Conservancy, is a radio series exploring environmental issues of local, national, and global importance. Our mission is to increase ecological awareness, deepen understanding, and encourage environmentally sustainable choices.


22 Pieces

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Have you ever opened a pdf file? Or used slick software like PhotoShop to manipulate images? Just a click or two with the trusty mouse, and it's by...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: 01:30
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Already declared the third smartest city in the U.S. by Forbes Magazine, Ann Arbor, Michigan recently had another bright idea. They decided to rep...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: 01:32
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Benjamin Franklin said 'nothing is certain except death and taxes.' Well, today you can at least reduce your taxes by creating a living legacy that...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: 01:32
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If you're stuck in traffic, here's something you might be interested in knowing. A University of Southern California research group reports that ne...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: 01:32
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Shakespeare called it "a precious stone set in the silver sea." Can you name the country?

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: 01:32
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Rachel Carson warned us. In 1962, she spoke out against the use of DDT in her book Silent Spring. I wonder what she would say about carbofuran tod...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: 01:32
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What''s furry, barks, and sniffs out rare species like a Sherlock Holmes? Yep -- it's a dog!

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: 01:32
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Who's the longest-lived human on record? Jeanne Calment of France -- 122 years!

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: 01:32
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Did you know rice doesn't need to grow in water?

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: 01:32
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Americans love potatoes. Fried, baked, steamed, boiled, and broiled. On average, each of us scarfs up about 140 pounds of this delectable tuber a y...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: 01:32
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They sighted him wandering through the Bavarian Alps, and the German media named him "Petzi" -- the first brown bear known to roam through super-po...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: 01:32
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Cheetahs are fast, but time is catching up with them. Their numbers are dwindling due to a small gene pool that makes these graceful Big Cats vulne...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: 01:32
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Well, it's back to the future again. Farmers are turning to "companion planting," an agricultural trick that Native Americans came up with centurie...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: 01:32
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Veterinarians made a house call on the world's rarest cat recently to give it a high-tech medical examination. It was one of thirty Amur leopards b...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: 01:32
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Camping. Fresh air. Stunning vistas. Mountain streams flashing in the sunlight. And the great outdoors offers all kinds of natural conveniences. L...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: 01:32
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Next time you travel, forget renting that gas-guzzler. A few rental car companies are offering hybrids and cars that run on biodiesel.

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: 01:32
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In 1941, there were only fifteen Whooping cranes left in North America -- a flock from Canada that wintered in Texas. In part because of the Enda...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: 01:32
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Generations of kids did their Huckleberry Finn thing down by the Ashtabula, which means "river of many fish" in the Iroquois language. It once tee...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: 01:32
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When rain refills a dried out pond, life soon returns to normal. Frogs croak, algae grows and dragonflies dart back and forth. But...that's only pa...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2008
  • Length: 01:32
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"Mother Nature"..."Mother's Day." A coincidence? I think not. Mother gave you life, nurtured and sustained you. The same can be said for Mother Na...

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2008
  • Length: 01:32
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