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Caption: Warren Washington
Since 1973, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement has been bestowed upon people who have made a significant impact in the fight for a susta...

  • Added: May 14, 2019
  • Length: 28:30
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Research with commuters in Durham, NC shows what gets them to leave their cars behind and take alternate transportation.

  • Added: Apr 03, 2019
  • Length: 03:18
Caption: Jeff Boehm
Oceans cover about 70% of our planet, and represent over 95% of all of the earth’s water. The human impact on the ocean includes temperature rise, ...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Kevin Walker
You’re walking the aisles of your local grocery store, picking out fresh ingredients for dinner — you get to the counter, pay for it, bag it, and y...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 27, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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On a cold windy night, with clouds frustrating his search, my Catalina Sky Survey teammate Alex Gibbs discovered 8 new celestial visitors while obs...

Bought by KUPR low power FM, WTIP, KKRN, KSFR, and WLPR


  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Jeremy Hance
How do you usually react to the stream of dire warnings about climate change and wildlife extinction? Does it motivate you to do more to make a dif...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2019
  • Length: 28:30
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A large fireball meteor which exploded over Cuba produced a number of interesting results.

Bought by WTIP, KUPR low power FM, WLPR, and KKRN


  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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My Catalina Sky Survey Teammate Brian Africano discovered his 4th comet while asteroid hunting in the constellation of Ursa Major with our Schmidt ...

Bought by WTIP, KUPR low power FM, WLPR, KSFR, and KKRN


  • Added: Mar 02, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test or DART for short will test methods to make a dangerous asteroid miss Earth.

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Atomo Coffee
Many people around the world wouldn’t dream of starting their day without their coffee ritual. And they tend to be pretty particular about it — wha...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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The object which the 2.3 mile diameter Gault hit is likely to have been a third of a mile diameter space rock. This celestial crash left Gault with...

Bought by KRWG, Bandon Community Radio, KKRN, WTIP, and KUPR low power FM


  • Added: Feb 02, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: M Jackson
Have you ever noticed that scientists historically are mostly white men? Do you think that this fact has skewed some scientific findings? Well, our...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2019
  • Length: 28:30
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Recently, my Catalina Sky Survey teammate Hannes Growler discovered an Earth approaching asteroid which has a speed consistent with it being eject...

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  • Added: Jan 05, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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An interstellar traveler visits our neighborhood on its tour of the Milky Way.

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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The discovery of a Jupiter family comet whose fate is to become a garden variety main belt asteroid.

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Adrian Dybwad
Northern California’s now infamous Camp Fire was not only the largest, longest, and deadliest wildfire in the state’s history, it also produced rec...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 19, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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On Halloween night while observing with the Catalina Sky Survey's 60 inch telescope on Mt. Lemmon, Arizona I discovered 21 space rocks streaking th...

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Mark Schapiro
There’s no time better than after a holiday of feasting to remember where we get our food. Ultimately, most of our complex recipes begin with the s...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Ten hours and 46 minutes after my Catalina Sky Survey teammate Greg Leonard discovered a Toyota RAV4 sized space rock, now named 2018 UA, streaking...

Bought by WLPR, WTIP, KUPR low power FM, KKRN, and KSFR


  • Added: Nov 03, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Until recently the discovery of very close approaching asteroids was rare, however, due to improvements in telescopes, cameras, and computers aster...

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Don't count on the decrease in solar activity to save you from human produced global warming, however something potentially important to you is hap...

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  • Added: Oct 28, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Asteroid hunters are developing the equipment and skills which enable them to predict the impact of tiny space rocks. Thus in the future you may h...

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  • Added: Oct 28, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Recently my Catalina Sky Survey teammate Richard Kowalski was asteroid hunting in the constellation of Pegasus with our Schmidt telescope on Mt. Bi...

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The 1918 influenza pandemic killed 50 million people., Credit: US Army
Scientists are learning from history’s most deadly pandemic.

Bought by WLPR, WTIP, and KENW


  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 3
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A new study shows that birds can learn from recordings in the wild.

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 4