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Caption: Unbeknownst to most commuters, ferns grow at the Van Ness-UDC Metro station in Washington, D.C.., Credit: Andy Baldwin
What's the perfect environment for a fern species dating back 65 million years? Look no further than Washington, D.C.'s subway system.

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Oct 26, 2015
  • Length: 05:52
  • Purchases: 1
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Today, about half of all Americans believe in human-caused climate change, and yet, few Americans modify their behaviors in any serious ways. Allis...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KKRN, WEZU, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 10, 2015
  • Length: 03:44
  • Purchases: 5
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Mining in Minnesota has been going on for decades, but today, economic and environmental issues are raising important questions about the industry....

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Mar 26, 2015
  • Length: 06:16
  • Purchases: 1
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In 1857, economic hardship left farmers and other citizens bust. Looking for a way to earn money Minnesotans took to the forests to harvest ginseng...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2015
  • Length: 04:39
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During the last 150 years, most of Minnesota’s native prairies have been destroyed—converted into farmland for crops like corn and soybeans. But a ...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE


  • Added: Feb 24, 2015
  • Length: 05:55
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A resident of Okinawa, Japan, Credit: Landscapes of Longevity
Blue zones are areas of the world where people live longest. Architects studying these “Landscapes of Longevity” say that our surroundings have mor...

Bought by KENW and KPVL


  • Added: Feb 20, 2015
  • Length: 03:28
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The Working Coast campers set out fishing on their last day., Credit: Laine Kaplan-Levenson
South Louisiana’s Terrebonne Parish has low unemployment — there are lots of jobs in offshore services. So many that there could be a shortage of l...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2014
  • Length: 04:46
Caption: The Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hokulea, Credit: Courtesy Oiwi TV & the Polynesian Voyaging Society
The legendary Hawaiian voyaging canoe, Hokulea, is sailing around the world using the ancient art of wayfinding, navigating without instruments. Th...

  • Added: May 23, 2014
  • Length: 04:19
Caption: A rendering of the 'Sunny Side' section of Parisite Skate Park, Credit: Emilie Taylor / Tulane City Center
There are many ways to handle neighborhood flooding, beyond pumping stations and sewers. Some cities have realized that skate parks, of all places,...

  • Added: May 20, 2014
  • Length: 04:39
Caption: The Alley Project, Detroit, Credit: Karpov the Wrecked Train
From pedestrian plazas to pop-up-parklets…cities are looking to create spaces for people to gather, interact and create. But are some people being...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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March 27, 2014 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Good Friday Earthquake in Alaska. What was that day like for teens and young people living in Anc...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2014
  • Length: 07:41
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March 27, 2014 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Good Friday Earthquake in Alaska. What was that day like for teens and young people living in Anc...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2014
  • Length: 04:09
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Hundreds of millions of years ago, tectonic plates were shifting and volcanoes erupted along the Eastern Coast of the United States. But discoverie...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 16, 2013
  • Length: 02:47
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Salvatore Angelica and Susanna Bianco of Gigi Bianco winery explain their various Slow Wines at a Rome tasting, Credit: Nancy Greenleese
The Slow Food movement has changed how we eat in the last quarter century. The Italian organization encourages us to dine on flavorful and health...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2013
  • Length: 04:04
Caption: Dragonfly wearing a "telemetry backpack"
Why itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny backpacks may be the key to understanding how animals capture prey.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: May 20, 2013
  • Length: 03:43
  • Purchases: 1
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For years, a mysterious “colony collapse disorder” has been killing honeybees across the nation. This year, commercial beekeepers have reported los...

Bought by KENW and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: May 07, 2013
  • Length: 02:27
  • Purchases: 2
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In this month’s show, we examine three issues that build on the relationship between environmental stresses and conflict. First, we examine the imp...

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: May 03, 2013
  • Length: 40:01
  • Purchases: 1
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A new breed of bartenders calling themselves mixologists--with a little help from the TV show Mad Men--have put classic cocktails back on the bar. ...

Bought by KENW and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 14, 2012
  • Length: 02:38
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Andrew Shaw and crew poling upstream in a batteau on the James
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the Marshall Expedition, an important event in the history of early American commerce. Recently, a group o...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2012
  • Length: 03:27
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This year’s outbreak of the West Nile virus is breaking records, with over 1500 cases reported so far. One researcher believes that decreasing the ...

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Sep 07, 2012
  • Length: 02:32
  • Purchases: 1