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Playlist: Shorts

Compiled By: Rose Weiss

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Travelers In The Night (Series)

Produced by Al Grauer

Most recent piece in this series:

573-Sweet Asteroid

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

Smmeteors-impact-earth-nasa_small Please see the transcript.

Groks Science Radio Show (Series)

Produced by Charles Lee

Most recent piece in this series:

Exercise Medicine -- Groks Science Show 2020-01-15

From Charles Lee | Part of the Groks Science Radio Show series | 19:13

Grokscience_small Aging may seem like an inevitable deterioration of our bodies, but is there a routine way to prevent it?  Can exercise help?  On this episode, Judy Foreman discussed her book, Exercise is Medicine.

Climate Connections (Series)

Produced by ChavoBart Digital Media

Most recent piece in this series:

Climate Connections December 30 - January 24, 2019

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


Mon., 12/30 - New York City spends billions on flood protection: Storm surge from Superstorm Sandy badly damaged the city’s transportation system

Tue., 12/31 - HVAC manufacturers could play big role in cutting carbon pollution: Ingersoll Rand has pledged to cut its customers’ carbon footprint by one gigaton by 2030.

Wed., 1/1 - Tucson-based programs help residents harvest rainwater: Collecting rainwater reduces the burden on the city’s water supply.

Thu., 1/2 - Few countries on track to meet Paris climate goals: Meeting the targets is still possible, but it will take ambitious climate action.

1/3 - Cancun businesses insure a coral reef: A healthy reef helps protect Cancun’s hotels and resorts from storm damage.

Mon., 1/6 - Glaciers in the Olympic Mountains could vanish this century: The glaciers shrank 40% between 1981 and 2015, largely because of human-caused global warming.  

Tue., 1/7 - Detroit Zoo turns poo into electricity: The zoo is harnessing energy from food waste and herbivore manure.

Wed., 1/8 - Interactive tool shows climate threats to backyard birds: It displays information by ZIP code.

Thu., 1/9 - Lawyers take a stand for renewable energy: A new initiative at Columbia University provides free help to people facing legal obstacles to renewable energy projects.

Fri., 1/10 - Knox College students build campus rain gardens: The gardens help the campus drainage system during heavy rains.

Mon., 1/13 - Midlothian, Illinois, residents fight ‘terrifying’ floods: The region is experiencing more intense downpours as the climate changes.

Tue., 1/14 - Cleaning up the air in China could save lives: Air pollution, largely caused by burning coal, leads to more than one million early deaths in China each year.                  

Wed., 1/15 - Theater project helps people visualize flood scenarios: It enables people to connect with climate data in a visceral way.

Thu., 1/16 - California’s housing prices drive development in high-risk fire zones: More high-density residential construction in urban areas could help alleviate the problem.

Fri., 1/17 - EVs likely to be as cheap as conventional cars by 2025: The price of vehicle batteries is falling rapidly.

Mon., 1/20 - Solar systems power up South African shacks: A project in the !Kheis municipality has brought electricity to more than 500 homes.

Tue., 1/21 - Solar projects to help New Yorkers stay safe during disasters: Solar and battery systems will power a few ambulance stations and community buildings.

Wed., 1/22 - Cities can’t solve climate change on their own: They can make progress, but they need state and federal help, too, says sustainability manager Carol Davis of Blacksburg, Virginia.

Thu., 1/23 - Calif. carbon trading program helps disadvantaged communities: Fresno is receiving $66 million for walking trails, sidewalks, bike lanes, and more.

Fri., 1/24 - How a Chicago suburb made solar simple for residents: Now panels are going up across town.