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Caption: Earthrise, NASA image AS08-14-2383, taken by astronaut William Anders during the Apollo 8 mission
A scientific paper published in May 2019 states that eight urgent, simultaneous actions are needed to head off potential ecological disaster in the...

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  • Added: Nov 05, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Increasingly, people around the world are experiencing a fresh water crisis. More than 17 countries are under high water stress, and one fourth of ...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2019
  • Length: 05:25
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In this episode of World Ocean Radio we call upon the Canadian government to amend and expand their June 2019 legislative action--the Wild Animal a...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2019
  • Length: 05:12
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This week on World Ocean Radio we introduce listeners to Project Drawdown, a collective of scholars and innovators assembled to address the challen...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 05:32
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Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity's annual demands on Nature exceed the capacity for Earth's ecosystems to regenerate those resource...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2019
  • Length: 05:14
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With the Hearts in the Ice expedition set to begin one month from now, World Ocean Radio is revisiting a special episode dedicated to the upcoming ...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 04:28
Caption: Wolf Schram for Unsplash
How often do we think about what lies below the surface of the land, below the sea floor? This week on World Ocean Radio we're thinking about water...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 05:33
Caption: Desalination plant in Hamburg, Germany, Credit: World Atlas | worldatlas.com/articles/can-we-make-drinking-water-out-of-ocean-water.html
This week on World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill gets us thinking about seawater: as a resource for fresh drinking water, as a means for robust rene...

  • Added: May 14, 2019
  • Length: 05:12
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Solar energy has emerged worldwide as a serious and viable alternative to fossil fuels, and can now be found in many places around the world. In th...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:52
Caption: "Charlotte’s Hope” was tagged and observed by scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, and filmed by BBC 1 for Blue Planet Live, in Charlotte Bay on the Antarctic Peninsula on March 11, 2019. Charlotte's Hope was then adopted and named by Peter
There has never been a better time to be a citizen scientist--those individuals interested in the collection of data toward solutions, the expansio...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2019
  • Length: 04:49
Caption: Phytoplankton (and algae) form the lowest trophic level, the base of the aquatic food web, Credit: NOAA | www.noaa.gov
Food webs describe who eats whom in an ecological community. In the aquatic food web, humans feed down the food chain, consuming lesser and lesser ...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2019
  • Length: 05:27
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Invention and management of energy systems have led to increased efficiency and less reliance on unsustainable supplies of fossil fuels. In this ep...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2019
  • Length: 05:02
Caption: 500 Episodes, Credit: World Ocean Radio
This week marks the 500th episode of World Ocean Radio! For more than 10 years, World Ocean Radio has been engaging in dialogue about ocean issues,...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2019
  • Length: 05:17
Caption: Ernest Shakelton British Antarctic Expedition, 1907–09, Credit: Public Domain Review
Antarctica, terra nullius--nobody's land, has long been a place apart, once explored only by intrepid and resourceful individuals willing to risk f...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2019
  • Length: 05:16
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How do we protect ourselves and our properties from storm surge and sea level rise? Last week we discussed the hard edge strategy of dikes, dams, g...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2019
  • Length: 05:28
Caption: Citizen Scientists Hilde Fålun Strøm and Sunniva Sorby , Credit: Hearts in the Ice
This week on World Ocean Radio we introduce listeners to two women who are planning to embark on an unsupported exploration in the Arctic: 270 days...

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  • Added: Dec 04, 2018
  • Length: 04:46
  • Purchases: 1
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The Catalog of Life is an online database of the world's known species of animals, plants, fungi and micro-organisms. It holds the essential inform...

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2018
  • Length: 05:07
  • Purchases: 1
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For the past eight weeks we have been discussing the concepts of ocean literacy, a framework for formal and informal education to help us better un...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2018
  • Length: 05:08
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"The ocean is largely unexplored." So states the seventh and final Ocean Literacy principle, a series of fundamental concepts to help us better und...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2018
  • Length: 05:10
Caption: Coastal Port, Barcelona, Spain , Credit: Photo by Tobias A. Müller on Unsplash
"The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected." So states the sixth Ocean Literacy principle, a series of fundamental concepts to help us b...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2018
  • Length: 05:10
Caption: Cozumel, Mexico , Credit: Vlad Tchompalov on Unsplash
"The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems." So states the fifth Ocean Literacy principle, a series of fundamental concepts to he...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 04:58
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"The ocean makes Earth habitable." So states the fourth Ocean Literacy principle, a series of fundamental concepts to help us better understand the...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2018
  • Length: 04:42
Caption: Bray, France, Credit: Stijn te Strake on Unsplash
"The ocean is a major influence on weather and climate." So states the third Ocean Literacy principle, a series of fundamental concepts to help us ...

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2018
  • Length: 05:06
  • Purchases: 1
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"The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of Earth." So states the second principle of the ocean literacy curriculum, a series of fundame...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2018
  • Length: 05:04
Caption: U.S. and Atlantic Ocean basin, Credit: NASA
"The Earth Has One Big Ocean With Many Features" So states the first principle of the ocean literacy curriculum, a series of fundamental concepts t...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2018
  • Length: 04:38