Audio-only podcast produced by the University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute. This entertaining science documentary series is intended for general audiences and features high production values.
MATS, Fracking, Bleeding Mercury and the Minamata Convention07/02/2014 Duração: 13min
This episode provides an update on encouraging recent developments in mercury policy, both national and international, that hold out hope for reduced mercury levels in the atmosphere. Featured research scientist David Krabbenhoft also shares news about the surprisingly beneficial effect that fracking in the United States has apparently had on levels of measurable mercury in America's air.
Solving an Ocean Riddle07/02/2014 Duração: 10min
In this 2014 update, research scientist David Krabbenhoft explains how improved technology has revealed the hitherto unsuspected role that the thermocline and zooplankton play in methylizing mercury in the deep oceans.
Mercury - The Potent Element14/02/2011 Duração: 20min
This episode explains why people have used mercury, documenting the history of humanity's understanding of this intriguing metal.
Ripples of a Water Ethic in Wisconsin04/02/2011 Duração: 18min
Noted author and conservationist Curt Meine delivers an eloquent essay challenging foundational concepts of water, urging respect for this valuable resource while confirming its rightful place in humanity’s moral and ethical sphere.
Mercury Mysteries - The Scientists' Tale - Part 204/02/2011 Duração: 23min
Part two of a non-narrative presentation that vividly relates the challenges of mercury research from the 1960s to the present, told firsthand by the scientists who have been directly involved in the work.
Mercury Mysteries - The Scientists' Tale - Part 104/02/2011 Duração: 22min
Part one of an engaging non-narrative presentation that vividly relates the challenges of mercury research from the 1960s to the present, told firsthand by the scientists who have been directly involved in the work.
Mercury and Ecosystem Restoration10/12/2010 Duração: 08min
USGS scientist David Krabbenhoft details problematic aspects of the mercury cycle that impact the implementation of large-scale ecological restoration.
The METAALICUS Project10/12/2010 Duração: 07min
The mercury scientists continue to tell the story, in this case a quick overview of a critical large-scale mercury research project.
Water Shapes the Land16/09/2010 Duração: 23min
How water has shaped the environment and culture of Wisconsin, and details of the hydrological cycle in Wisconsin.