60-second Earth

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Sinopse

Leading science journalists provide a weekly one-minute report on the science of the environment and the future of energy. Scientific American offers three other podcasts: the daily "60-Second Science" and the weekly "60-Second Psych" as well as "Science Talk." To view all our archived podcasts please visit: www.scientificamerican.com/podcast

Episódios

  • New Map Knows Noise

    New Map Knows Noise

    23/02/2015 Duração: 02min

    National Park Service researchers recorded ambient sound from all over the country to find out where there’s still stillness. David Biello reports

  • Oil-Eating Microbes Have Worldwide Underground Connections

    Oil-Eating Microbes Have Worldwide Underground Connections

    15/02/2015 Duração: 01min

    Life thrives even deep inside Earth and scientists are beginning to suspect extensive connections among those underground environments. David Biello reports

  • Siberian Winters See Temp Uptick

    Siberian Winters See Temp Uptick

    08/02/2015 Duração: 01min

    The long-term winter warming of Russia’s far north has gotten a boost from industrialization. David Biello reports

  • Dig This: China Cuts Coal Production

    Dig This: China Cuts Coal Production

    01/02/2015 Duração: 01min

    The biggest single source of global warming pollution actually started to shrink in 2014. David Biello reports

  • Is Recycling Worth the Effort?

    Is Recycling Worth the Effort?

    28/01/2015 Duração: 01min

    The value of recycling depends on the material in question and whether all hidden costs and benefits go into the analysis. David Biello reports  

  • Tropical Forests Pay Price for Gold Rush

    Tropical Forests Pay Price for Gold Rush

    21/01/2015 Duração: 01min

    Desire for gold has made mining in tropical forests financially worthwhile, leading to ecosystem destruction. Cynthia Graber reports  

  • Cheap Oil Means Raise the Gas T-Word

    Cheap Oil Means Raise the Gas T-Word

    12/01/2015 Duração: 01min

    Low oil prices present an opportunity to come to grips with our crumbling infrastructure and the cost of climate change. David Biello reports  

  • Meet the (Newest Known) Beetles!

    Meet the (Newest Known) Beetles!

    30/12/2014 Duração: 01min

    Researchers announced the discovery of 98 beetle species previously unknown to science. David Biello reports  

  • Oil Spill Sullies World Heritage Site

    Oil Spill Sullies World Heritage Site

    22/12/2014 Duração: 01min

    The Sundarbans, part of the world's largest mangrove forest and stretching across India and Bangladesh, have been tarnished by a 350,000-liter oil spill. David Biello reports  

  • Plummeting Petroleum Price Gases Up Global Warming

    Plummeting Petroleum Price Gases Up Global Warming

    15/12/2014 Duração: 01min

    Good news for gas and oil consumers can be bad news for the environment. David Biello reports

  • Movies Can Boost Solar Power

    Movies Can Boost Solar Power

    28/11/2014 Duração: 01min

    The pattern that stores a film on a Blu-ray disc also can help improve photovoltaics. David Biello reports

  • Suns Magnetic Field Boosts Earth Lightning

    Sun's Magnetic Field Boosts Earth Lightning

    24/11/2014 Duração: 01min

    When the Sun's magnetic field is pointed away from Earth, lightning strikes in the U.K. go up 50 percent. Christopher Intagliata reports

  • Wildlife Crime? Theres an App for That

    Wildlife Crime? There's an App for That

    18/11/2014 Duração: 01min

    A new tool may help officials crack down on the illegal wildlife trade. David Biello reports

  • Protected Areas Get Short Shrift

    Protected Areas Get Short Shrift

    11/11/2014 Duração: 04min

    Protected land and sea areas serve the wildlife within them as well as the humans who live near them. But countries are backtracking on their financial commitments to these vital regions. Steve Mirsky reports  

  • Clock Ticking on Climate Change Prevention

    Clock Ticking on Climate Change Prevention

    02/11/2014 Duração: 01min

    The  United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 's new synthesis report adds urgency to the need to cut additional greenhouse gas pollution

  • Better E-Waste Handling Helps Environment and Health

    Better E-Waste Handling Helps Environment and Health

    28/10/2014 Duração: 01min

    Plastic-removal machines will enable Ghana's e-waste recoverers to get at valuable metal guts without burning off the exteriors. David Biello reports  

  • Bottling the Suns Power on Earth

    Bottling the Sun's Power on Earth

    19/10/2014 Duração: 01min

    A breakthrough in fusion could solve the world's energy problems, but remains improbable. David Biello reports

  • Ebola Gorilla Vaccine Could Prevent Human Outbreaks

    Ebola Gorilla Vaccine Could Prevent Human Outbreaks

    13/10/2014 Duração: 01min

    Infected gorillas and chimps butchered for meat may be behind Ebola outbreaks. David Biello reports  

  • Wildlife Population Plummeted Since 1970

    Wildlife Population Plummeted Since 1970

    05/10/2014 Duração: 01min

    A World Wildlife Fund report estimates losses of 40 percent of all individual land and sea animals, and a 70 percent population crash of all river animals, since 1970. David Biello reports  

  • People Power Takes Aim at Climate Change

    People Power Takes Aim at Climate Change

    20/09/2014 Duração: 01min

    Participlants in the People's Climate March in New York City September 21st hope to persuade world leaders at the U.N. Climate Summit that follows. David Biello reports  

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