Planet Watch

Series produced by Coastridge Productions

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Planet Watch Radio explores big solutions to global problems like climate change and extinction, from green tech to bioremediation, from solar energy to polar exploration, plus fun tidbits on astronomy, weather, earth and sky phenomena, and "cosmic relief". With co-hosts Rachel Anne Goodman and Joe Jordan.

Planet Watch, a weekly series exploring scientific solutions to some of the more globally challenging problems such as climate change and pollution. From green tech to low tech, from solar power to glacier studies, we interview scientists who are working to learn what can be done to respond. Can science help undo some of the worst damage caused by humans? Are some responses too risky? What are we learning about our changing planet that can help us adapt to what's coming? Each week we interview scientists and give the latest in planetary news, plus a look at earth and sky phenomena and everyday science party tricks you can use to show your smarts. Hosted by former NASA engineer, Joe Jordan and long time radio host and indie producer, Rachel Anne Goodman.


17 Pieces

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We take listeners on a tour of author and solar pioneer Bob Stayton's off-grid home.

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2017
  • Length: 53:38
  • Purchases: 1
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Will Travis, an expert in sea level rise, will discuss our options for the world's cities in the 50-100 year future.

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2017
  • Length: 53:20
  • Purchases: 1
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The future of wind energy and how rock climbers are keeping the big blades running to power a clean future.

  • Added: Dec 14, 2017
  • Length: 52:21
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Peter Weiss the "singing scientist" talks about his research and communicating environmental messages through music.

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2017
  • Length: 55:41
  • Purchases: 1
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Don Harris, home hyrdo-power inventor has tips for creating power from nearby streams.

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2017
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Cal State University Monterey Bay college professor Daniel Fernandez talks about his fog catchers and how they can convert fog into water.

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2017
  • Length: 52:11
  • Purchases: 1
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Including an interview with Tiffany Wise-West, the Climate Action Coordinator for the City of Santa Cruz, talking about how the city is planning fo...

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  • Added: May 30, 2017
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 2
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In this program, we hear from two high school students working on the issues of overpopulation and car pollution, both from Merit Academy in Santa ...

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  • Added: May 24, 2017
  • Length: 54:02
  • Purchases: 1
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A visit with former California Assemblymember and environmental champion, Fred Keeley. Fred has been an advocate for the oceans and land for as lon...

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  • Added: May 07, 2017
  • Length: 54:02
  • Purchases: 1
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California's AB 32 paved the way for a bold investment in alternative energy. SB 32 will up the ante, aiming to phase out fossil fuels by 2050. Wil...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2017
  • Length: 54:02
  • Purchases: 1
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We hear from two experts in science communications, and talking about climate change. Edward Maibach is a widely recognized expert in public health...

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  • Added: Mar 29, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Featuring interviews with Stanford Professor, Mark Z. Jacobson about efforts to go 100% renewable by 2050, and CEO of NEXTracker, Daniel Shugar abo...

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  • Added: Mar 29, 2017
  • Length: 54:01
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Two UCSC professors discuss their research into how water resources and whole ecosystems are changing and adapting to climate change.

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2017
  • Length: 54:02
  • Purchases: 2
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In this episode, Dr. Michael Loik, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at UCSC discusses how plants adapt to changing climates, based on s...

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2017
  • Length: 54:02
  • Purchases: 2
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Merc Martinelli and Brian Sefton, owners of Oak Bio, discuss their company's plans to use carbon from the atmosphere to create products like fish f...

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  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 54:01
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In this show we interview Dr. Alan Miller of "Cool it, Earth!", a company working to use ocean thermal energy technology (OTEC) to produce clean en...

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  • Added: Feb 04, 2017
  • Length: 54:02
  • Purchases: 2
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Dr. Gary Griggs, Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz and director of the Institute of Marine Sciences talks abo...

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  • Added: Feb 04, 2017
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 2