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In ancient times, Aboriginal people in southwestern Australia quarried fine grained rock on an ancient hill called Barlangi Rock to make very sharp...

Bought by WTIP, WLPR, KRWG, and KKRN


  • Added: Nov 22, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Imagine being under a clear natural night sky, with no moon, waiting to see stars down to the horizon, the Milky Way, star clusters, planets, the z...

Bought by WTIP, KRWG, WLPR, KSFR, and Bandon Community Radio


  • Added: Jun 28, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: "Ponds on the Ocean" - Sea ice atop the Arctic Ocean. NASA image acquired July 12, 2011
Dahr Jamail asks us to begin to grieve for the world that is surely lost and to find a way toward adaptive change so that something may be salvaged...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:09
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In this episode of ThinkRadio Presents ThinkPlanet host Alan Wartes spoke with water law expert John McClow.

Bought by KBUT


  • Added: Dec 13, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Radio Curious discusses abrupt climate change and how to deal with this dreadful concept. The guest is Guy McPherson, professor Emeritus of Natura...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Water Well Contamination in Colorado. Homeowners Wonder if Fracking Is To Blame. (2-part story; 5-6 minutes each)

  • Added: Sep 02, 2014
  • Length: 11:16
Caption: Laura Flanders of GRITtv
Why are so few people talking about the risky operation starting at the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant?

Bought by KDNK


  • Added: Nov 17, 2013
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Quiddity International Literary Journal and Public-Radio Program
Features a discussion with The New Yorker's Elizabeth Kolbert about the impact of climate change on enviromental health, human health, and human ri...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2013
  • Length: 20:35
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Just about everybody’s seen Jaws, the hit movie about a monster shark that snacks on captains and coeds. But have you ever wondered how many sharks...

Bought by KOSU


  • Added: Jun 26, 2012
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Can you imagine a world without tuna? No more, "Chicken of the Sea?" Believe it or not, most tuna species have been heavily fished, some almost to ...

Bought by KOSU


  • Added: Oct 26, 2011
  • Length: 01:31
  • Purchases: 1
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Remember the days when kids hiked into the woods? Caught tadpoles in a stream, and played tag on the playground? Well, those days are fading fast.

Bought by KOSU


  • Added: Apr 26, 2011
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mosquito Net
According to scientists from all over the world approximately 1 million people die of malaria every year. The world community spends billions of d...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 11, 2011
  • Length: 07:19
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: An infected little brown bat., Credit: Ryan von Linden/New York Department of Environmental Conservation
A fungal disease has been destroying bat colonies in the northeastern United States and is now spreading south and west across the country. What is...

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Nov 05, 2010
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
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If you’re stuck in traffic, here’s something you might be interested in knowing. A University of Southern California research group reports that ne...

Bought by KOSU


  • Added: Oct 25, 2010
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Morning Rolled Oats, Credit: Janice Lang
We read that pollutants are causing a sex change in fish.

Bought by WTIP


  • Added: Jun 18, 2010
  • Length: 01:13
  • Purchases: 1
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Domestic tranquility has its place, but we all need a little walk on the wild side from time to time. And, apparently, the same goes for bees.

Bought by WTIP and KOSU


  • Added: May 25, 2010
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Running with the wolves just isn't happening on upper Michigan's Isle Royale. That's because most wolves on the remote isle have advanced arthritis.

  • Added: Apr 27, 2010
  • Length: 01:30
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Prairie birds of a feather flock together -- but not like they used to.

Bought by KOSU


  • Added: Mar 26, 2010
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Seems there are some strange critters living in water. Take for example the anglerfish with its glow-in-the-dark lantern on its forehead...

Bought by KOSU


  • Added: Mar 26, 2010
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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The black plague once decimated human towns in Medieval Europe. Today it's hitting prairie dog towns on the grasslands of the northern Midwest.

Bought by KOSU


  • Added: Jan 22, 2010
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This isn’t how fertilizers are supposed to work. You’d think that more nutrients in water would be good for aquatic life. But, they’re actually con...

Bought by KOSU


  • Added: Oct 22, 2009
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Rachel Carson warned us.In 1962, she spoke out against the use of DDT in her book Silent Spring. I wonder what she would say about carbofuran today...

Bought by KOSU


  • Added: Oct 22, 2009
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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The latest air pollution discovery reads like a murder mystery.

Bought by KOSU


  • Added: Sep 22, 2009
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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If you’re stuck in traffic, here’s something you might be interested in knowing. A University of Southern California research group reports that ne...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2009
  • Length: 01:30
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In the groovy 60s we were singing “Where have all the flowers gone?” Could a day come when we’ll sing the same about the honeybees?

Bought by KMXT and KOSU


  • Added: Jun 17, 2009
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 2