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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...

Bought by KFOI Radio


  • Added: Apr 17, 2017
  • Length: 54:02
  • Purchases: 1
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Arizona poppy, Mexican poppy and summer poppy are some of the common names for the beautiful annual wildflower Kallstroemia grandiflora.

  • Added: Mar 19, 2017
  • Length: 04:56
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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...

Bought by KFOI Radio and WGRN-LP 94.1


  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 2
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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...

Bought by KFOI Radio and WGRN-LP 94.1


  • 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...

Bought by KFOI Radio and WGRN-LP 94.1


  • Added: Feb 04, 2017
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 2
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In this edition of the Cannabis Radio News, we hear several important stories from California, not to mention the latest from Oregon, Alaska, Rhode...

Bought by KVMR and KFCF FM


  • Added: Aug 14, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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They rock and roll them. We're talking about those boulders we all see in the woods. Geologists call them "erratics."

  • Added: Dec 17, 2014
  • Length: 03:53
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THIS WEEK: Splitting the Clapper Rail; bird feeding help for condo owners; a swimming songbird; and, are you out there, Saskatchewan?

  • Added: Aug 15, 2014
  • Length: 30:00
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THIS WEEK: Is it a bird…or a cowboy boot? Help is on the way for the Wood Thrush, but will it arrive in time? And we answer a listener's question a...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2014
  • Length: 30:00
Caption: Easily available equipment, like cameras, can be put to use by citizen scientists., Credit: Flickr user Mike.
In this episode, we look at how civic scientists can gather useful data on their surroundings. We go to the Bay Area where a series of rooftop carb...

Bought by KPVL and WTJU


  • Added: Jul 25, 2013
  • Length: 15:35
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Most people have heard the term 'food webs.' But have you heard about 'water webs'? , Credit: Flickr user shinybluesmiles.
In this episode we look at how delicate desert ecosystems are affected by climate change. Then the impact of toxic metals on Rocky Mountain streams.

Bought by KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA


  • Added: Jul 02, 2013
  • Length: 15:11
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Susan Warzek helps her fellow speleologists return Howe Caverns to its natural splendor., Credit: Amy Kraft
In this episode we investigate the science beneath our streets. First how a team of amateur speleologists are keeping Howe Caverns safe. Then a loo...

Bought by KALW and WTJU


  • Added: Apr 30, 2013
  • Length: 16:35
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Can this church be saved? Chemists and congregants alike say yes., Credit: Alex Lewis
In this episode we see old bones made new again. First the ongoing restoration of Philadelphia's 19th Street Baptist Church. Then a discussion abou...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2013
  • Length: 17:11
Caption: Arthur Henry Knighton’s Caustic Pot House Stacks, “A” Power Stack, “A” Pump Station, and “A” Evaporator Building., Credit: Image courtesy of the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation. On view in CHF’s museum.
On today's show we track the evolution of smog from symbol of industrial progress to public-health catastrophe.

  • Added: Oct 09, 2012
  • Length: 14:19
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We bring you some of our favorite segments from past Distillations episodes this week: animal communication in the Sonoran Desert and the toll of a...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2012
  • Length: 13:33
Caption: Don't let the cuteness fool you. This cat is spreading dander all over its owner's house., Credit: Flickr user admiller.
Sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose? We all know what that means: allergies. On this show we look at pet dander, a common cause. Then we talk to a res...

  • Added: May 02, 2012
  • Length: 14:22
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Natural chemical processes kick into high gear in the autumn; turning leaves, ripening vegetables, and the fermentation of apples into cider.

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Oct 22, 2009
  • Length: 11:42
  • Purchases: 1
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We find out how brownfields are converted into something useful and why Dow Chemical chose Midland, Michigan, for their plant location. Chemical Ag...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2009
  • Length: 11:57
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This week learn about the cleaning power of vinegar, what to do if you have hard water, and why green dry cleaning is catching on. Chemical Agent: ...

Bought by Prairie Public, KMXT, RadioFreePalmer, KUER, WRST-FM Oshkosh and more


  • Added: Apr 24, 2009
  • Length: 11:55
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Algae tubes at ASU, Credit: Rene Gutel
Are biofuels the answer to our energy problem? An exploration from the scientific side of things.

  • Added: Mar 26, 2009
  • Length: 11:40
Caption: Rioghan the Search Dog, Credit: Uploaded to Flickr by SARhounds
Distillations goes to the dogs with an episode on pets. Learn why they make us sneeze, how they can diagnose cancer, and how to protect them when g...

Bought by CKMO


  • Added: Mar 26, 2009
  • Length: 10:55
  • Purchases: 1
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This episode focuses on the ways that we are exposing children to chemical agents, sometimes intentionally, sometimes not.

  • Added: Nov 20, 2008
  • Length: 12:00
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A look at batteries and transportation.

  • Added: Nov 19, 2008
  • Length: 12:00
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Datura: Deadly source of important medicine

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Oct 22, 2007
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 1
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Cranberry: Urinary tract infection remedy

Bought by KRZA and WRIR


  • Added: Oct 22, 2007
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 2