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Compiled By: Rose Weiss

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Travelers In The Night (Series)

Produced by Al Grauer

Most recent piece in this series:

602-Solar Flares

From Al Grauer | Part of the Travelers In The Night series | 02:00

Nasa-solar-flare-10sept2017_small Please see the transcript.

Groks Science Radio Show (Series)

Produced by Charles Lee

Most recent piece in this series:

Universe Two -- Groks Science Show 2020-08-05

From Charles Lee | Part of the Groks Science Radio Show series | 28:30

Grokscience_small The Manhattan Project represents one of the most scientifically innovative, yet ethically challenged endeavors of our time.  On this episode, Stephen P. Kiernan discusses the human dimensions of this project in his new book, Universe of Two.

Climate Connections (Series)

Produced by ChavoBart Digital Media

Most recent piece in this series:

Climate Connections August 10 - September 4, 2020

From ChavoBart Digital Media | Part of the Climate Connections series | 30:00

Tony_pic_small This month on Climate Connections

Air Date Title

Mon., 8/10 - Teen changes step-dad’s mind on global warming: Both used to think the problem was a hoax.

Tue., 8/11 - Global warming threatens Atlantic puffin recovery in Maine: Rapid warming in the Gulf of Maine is making it more difficult for them to find food for their chicks.

Wed., 8/12 - Renewable energy needs more female leaders and leaders of color, researcher says: ‘A more inclusive, diverse leadership is essential.’

Thu., 8/13 - Wisconsin farmer says climate change brings new challenges: As the climate warms, the weather is growing more erratic.  

Fri., 8/14 - Smart thermostats help Illinois residents save energy and money: A utility has been providing free thermostats to low- and middle-income customers.  

Mon., 8/17 - Nuns agree to turn site of their former convent into flood-prevention project: The convent suffered flooding, then a lightning strike and subsequent fire.

Tue., 8/18 - Few companies consider the health effects of their environmental impacts: For example, pharmaceutical companies may not account for health problems caused by the air pollution generated when their products are shipped.

Wed., 8/19 - California’s cap-and-trade program pays for clean water fund: A 2019 law allocates up to $130 million to solutions each year for a decade.

Thu., 8/20 - Synthetic fertilizers contribute to global warming: The fertilizers are a major source of heat-trapping nitrous oxide emissions.

Fri., 8/21 - How farmers and ranchers keep animals safe during hurricanes: Beef cattle are surprisingly resilient, but horses are a different story.

Mon., 8/24 - Maggot farm in South Africa reduces food waste: The insects eat leftovers that would otherwise sit in landfills, emitting carbon pollution.

Tue., 8/25 - Preserving produce can help you eat more local food: Berries, peppers, root vegetables and more can be stored for the winter months.

Wed., 8/26 - Ancient Tennessee River floods hold a warning for the future: Researcher Lisa Davis has found evidence of enormous floods of the past – and she says similar events could happen again.

Thu., 8/27 - Nonprofit works with coffee farmers to slow deforestation in Peru: One strategy is to grow coffee in the shade.

Fri., 8/28 - Mid-Atlantic, Northeast states work on regional cap and invest program to cut CO2 from transportation: Transportation is a major source of carbon pollution.

Mon., 8/31 - How California could become carbon-neutral within 25 years: According to a strategy developed by utility Southern California Edison.

Tue., 9/1 - City turns flood-prone properties into a trail system: It’s one of a number of steps that Elkhart, Indiana, is taking to prevent flooding.

Wed., 9/2 - Costly ‘refined coal’ subsidy is failing to achieve air pollution goals: The U.S. government provides about $1 billion annually in tax credits for chemically treated coal that is supposed to cut air pollution.

Thu., 9/3 - Young conservative speaks up about the climate: ‘Now I know that I'm not the only one that sees things the way that I do.’

Fri., 9/4 - Sen. Debbie Stabenow says farmers can help reduce global warming: The Democrat from Michigan says many people in agriculture want to address the problem.