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I can’t believe I almost let November go by without at least mentioning desert broom (Baccahris sarothroides). It is the native plant the folks lo...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2019
  • Length: 04:52
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I’m telling you, late summer and fall are great times to get out into the hills, especially if you want to find interesting plants. While you’re ou...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2019
  • Length: 05:02
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Cliffrose is the star of this show. It also goes by the common name quinine bush or the scientific name of Purshia mexicana. If you look at a map o...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2019
  • Length: 10:12
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You know you haven’t been hiking or botanizing out in the desert or grassland enough when you look to the roadsides for interesting plants, but I’l...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2019
  • Length: 05:13
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I wrote this song about Lycium fremontii when I was managing the native plant nursery of Desert Survivors on West Starr Pass in Tucson. The nursery...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 05:12
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So many native plants are ready for some of that monsoonal moisture and I am too. Come on summer rains!

  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 04:55
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Mala Mujer or Cnidoscolus angustidens is an interesting plant in Euphorbiaceae, the spurge family. It’s found in southeastern Arizona and south in...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2019
  • Length: 05:09
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I revealed most of my personal chicken history in this show. It is an ongoing saga, though I am much more in control of my crazy love for chickens....

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 19, 2019
  • Length: 04:46
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Volunteer Peter Lent wades through Oatka Creek in Scottsville, New York, looking for bugs to send back to Albany., Credit: Caitlin Whyte/WXXI News
Helping the environment isn’t just about recycling and abandoning plastic straws. WXXI’s Caitlin Whyte explored the concept of citizen science, and...

Bought by WBFO


  • Added: Aug 21, 2018
  • Length: 03:48
  • Purchases: 1
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Earthquakes occur on faults and fault ruptures many miles beneath the surface. Dr. Lori Dengler says we needn't worry about storms and surface wat...

Bought by Radio Newark


  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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The next earthquake is likely to happen when you least expect it. Relatively infrequent events are hard to plan for. Geologist Lori Dengler advise...

Bought by Radio Newark


  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:28
  • Purchases: 1
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What is a raptor? Naturalist Ken Burton offers up some details on these amazing birds, including addressing the concept of convergent evolution.

Bought by Radio Newark


  • Added: Feb 28, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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I was incorrect about the species of Acalypha in this show. The correct name is A. phleoides (the former A. lindheimeri), not neomexicana as I stat...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2017
  • Length: 05:16
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I don’t think there is anything more heartbreaking than seeing a road killed pet. Well, honestly, I have a hard enough time with road killed wildli...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2017
  • Length: 05:28
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We have had 4-wheel drive vehicles for many years and we’ve always found it to be a great tool that can take the worry out of some roads. I just ha...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2017
  • Length: 05:16
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A scientist recounts the harrowing quest for life beneath the ice

  • Added: Aug 05, 2015
  • Length: 25:11
Caption: A bear in Yellowstone National Park in April 2013, Credit: . Jim Peaco, National Park Service
For some bears, weird spring weather was a wake-up call. For humans, not so much.

  • Added: May 15, 2015
  • Length: 08:47
Caption: Elliot after his trek to the top, Credit: Shana Weber
Take a journey with a parent and child as they explore the wilderness in search of their favorite mountain mammal, the American pika.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Apr 05, 2014
  • Length: 03:25
  • Purchases: 1
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My sincere but silly attempt to live without plastic for a week.

  • Added: Aug 27, 2013
  • Length: 06:36
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In our second compilation, we bring together voices from the Leopold Leadership Program to investigate the changing nature and changing goals of co...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2012
  • Length: 23:16
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If the Caribbean’s balmy turquoise charms are doubled by wintry weather at home, the argument could be made they’re halved in close succession to a...

Bought by WAMC and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 24, 2012
  • Length: 04:23
  • Purchases: 2
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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Tells the stories of how American youth think about their daily impact on our planet.

Bought by KVMR, KZYX, KXOT Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN, KUNM and more


  • Added: Aug 17, 2009
  • Length: 51:29
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Morning Rolled Oats, Credit: Janice Lang
In the next 10 years your electricity bill will at least double

  • Added: Jun 03, 2009
  • Length: 01:47
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This is a sweet segment on one of the smallest but best known little birds.

Bought by KDUR, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, and Remix Radio


  • Added: May 14, 2009
  • Length: 28:54
  • Purchases: 3