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Join us on a journey into a permafrost tunnel in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Bought by PRX Remix and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 24, 2019
  • Length: 07:57
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Volunteers planting trees in Louisville
Health researchers are planting 8,000 trees in Louisville to learn how trees prevent cardiac death. No crystals and woo woo. This is solid scienc...

Bought by KICI, WFHB, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], and 'The Sea'


  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 4
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What is the Arctic? Who lives there? How are their lives changing as the climate warms? In this Earth Day Special, we take listeners on a three-par...

Bought by KUT, Wyoming Public Radio, KVNF, KJZZ, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 04, 2019
  • Length: 58:31
  • Purchases: 6
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18 months of reporting. All eight Arctic countries. So many fascinating people. On the final episode of season two of Threshold, we pull back a lit...

Bought by Prairie Public, KBUT, and Wyoming Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 17, 2018
  • Length: 29:32
  • Purchases: 3
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The Greenland ice sheet is basically a giant ice cube the size of Alaska. What happens when it melts? We spent five days camping out on the ice wit...

Bought by Prairie Public, Wyoming Public Radio, and KBUT


  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 29:32
  • Purchases: 3
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Half of the Arctic is in Russia, and half of Russia is in the Arctic. Oil, minerals, pollution -- it's a web of complicated environmental stories t...

Bought by Prairie Public, Wyoming Public Radio, and KBUT


  • Added: Nov 27, 2018
  • Length: 29:32
  • Purchases: 3
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Russia has more land in the Arctic than any other nation. It's also a regime that does not tolerate dissent. What does this mean for residents of M...

Bought by Prairie Public, Wyoming Public Radio, and KBUT


  • Added: Nov 22, 2018
  • Length: 29:32
  • Purchases: 3
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What happens when the thing you can't live without in the short term threatens your very existence in the long run? Meet two whalers in Utqiagvik, ...

Bought by Prairie Public, Wyoming Public Radio, and KBUT


  • Added: Nov 15, 2018
  • Length: 29:32
  • Purchases: 3
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If there's one thing everybody's heard about the Arctic, it's that sea ice is melting, and that's bad news. But what's less well-known is that some...

Bought by Prairie Public and Wyoming Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 05, 2018
  • Length: 30:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Take a trip through the Norwegian archipelago, meet workers in the tourism industry, and get a glimpse of some charismatic Arctic megafauna. Plus, ...

Bought by KBUT


  • Added: Nov 01, 2018
  • Length: 18:33
  • Purchases: 1
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After thousands of years of tradition, a shifting climate is forcing changes in the way Sámi families herd reindeer. But some climate solutions are...

Bought by Prairie Public, Wyoming Public Radio, and KBUT


  • Added: Oct 29, 2018
  • Length: 29:32
  • Purchases: 3
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Everyone's heard of Vikings -- their daring North Atlantic voyages, their mysterious runes. But there's another ancient culture in Arctic Scandinav...

Bought by Prairie Public and Wyoming Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 22, 2018
  • Length: 29:32
  • Purchases: 2
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An eight-ton concrete ball and a 32,000-year-old needle collection. What's all this got to do with the Arctic? Find out on this episode of Threshold.

Bought by Prairie Public, Wyoming Public Radio, KBUT, WMPG, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Oct 15, 2018
  • Length: 29:32
  • Purchases: 5
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This week on the show: How do you "graduate" astronaut school? We ask Europe's newest astronaut. Also, the strange story of a roaring Himalayan flo...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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All across the Arctic, frozen soil is thawing out. A lot of stuff is buried there -- plants and animals that lived more than 10,000 years ago. What...

Bought by Prairie Public, PRX Remix, Wyoming Public Radio, KBUT, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Oct 09, 2018
  • Length: 29:32
  • Purchases: 5
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When a major storm hit Shishmaref, Alaska in 2005, it became a poster child for climate change in the Arctic. Dramatic pictures of houses falling i...

Bought by Prairie Public, Wyoming Public Radio, KPIP-LP, and KBUT


  • Added: Oct 01, 2018
  • Length: 29:32
  • Purchases: 4
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In Shishmaref, Alaska, no one’s asking if climate change is real. What they want to know is how bad it has to get before the world decides to act.

Bought by Prairie Public, Wyoming Public Radio, KPIP-LP, KSFR, and KBUT


  • Added: Sep 24, 2018
  • Length: 29:32
  • Purchases: 5
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On this week's Spectrum: An apple a day keeps the doctor away - We take a look at how South Africa has become a world leader in penis transplant...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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On this week’s show, it’s all about insects… An unbelievable collection of data gathered by the entomological society in Krefeld shows that the bio...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: May 16, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Rats and other vermin are adversely impacting respiratory health.

  • Added: Apr 19, 2018
  • Length: 03:38
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Spectrum: Germany’s wild boar Problem - For German hunters, it’s open season on wild boars all year round. There is, perhaps, good reason for t...

Bought by KRJF-lp, KRZA, WYAP, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WNMU-FM and more


  • Added: Mar 13, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Recorded live to tape from the streets, businesses, trade shows, homes, garages, work spaces, factories and classrooms, The UnCommonCore Podcast ex...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 55:54
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Two stories of ecological disruption: the great sea star wasting, and a graveyard of trembling aspens.

  • Added: Jul 05, 2017
  • Length: 29:03
Caption: Diver prepares to head into waters of Lake Huron, Credit: Ben Thorp
Scientists are trying to figure out how Earth developed an atmosphere rich in oxygen. The answer to this billion-year-old mystery may lie in an unl...

Bought by Delta College Public Radio, WXXI, Interlochen Public Radio, WCPN, North Country Public Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 24, 2016
  • Length: 03:29
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Lifeguards performing a drill at Silver Beach County Park, Credit: Elizabeth Miller
With lifeguards, warning signs, 911 phones and education efforts, beaches across the Great Lakes are preparing for emergencies. But how effective a...

Bought by WVBI-LP, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WMUK, WXXI, WCPN and more


  • Added: Aug 12, 2016
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 7