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How Technology is Transforming Conservation Efforts Worldwide

How Technology is Transforming Conservation Efforts Worldwide

August 21, 2014

Conservationists are using drones, remote sensors and new mapping software to monitor deforestation and illegal poaching in real time. But in the wrong hands, some of these new technologies tools could have devastating effects on wildlife. A discussion on how new technology is transforming conservation efforts.

Hampton Sides: "In the Kingdom of Ice"

Hampton Sides: "In the Kingdom of Ice"

August 14, 2014

A conversation with best-selling author Hampton Sides on his latest book about an epic naval expedition to the North Pole. In 1879, 33 men journey through uncharted labyrinths of ice and become marooned almost 1,000 miles north of Siberia.

U.S. Forests And Trees

U.S. Forests And Trees

July 21, 2014

The trees in U.S. forests and cities are among our most precious resources. Join us to talk about efforts to manage threats posed by invasive species, climate change and forest fire patterns.

Soaring Natural Gas Production, New Pipelines And Private Property Rights.

Soaring Natural Gas Production, New Pipelines And Private Property Rights.

July 15, 2014

The U.S. natural gas industry plans to build an estimated 89,000 miles of new pipelines. Some private land owners are fighting back. Please join us to discuss soaring natural gas production and the effort to protect family fields, forests and streams.

New Efforts to Bring Extinct Species Back to Life

April 10, 2014

Scientists are attempting to bring extinct species back to life. Through recent breakthroughs in genetics, researchers hope to revive the passenger pigeon, woolly mammoth and others. But conservationists warn that "de-extinction" is no panacea to the current extinction crisis.

Update On Diagnosing And Treating Lyme Disease

Update On Diagnosing And Treating Lyme Disease

March 18, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 300,000 Americans are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year. An update on the challenges of diagnosing and treating Lyme disease.

Implications Of A World Without Snow

February 11, 2014

Since the 1970s, the rate of winter warming per decade in the U.S. has accelerated significantly. Why some say it's time to think about the implications of a world without snow.

Readers' Review: "The Grapes Of Wrath" By John Steinbeck

Readers' Review: "The Grapes Of Wrath" By John Steinbeck

January 22, 2014

For our January Readers’ Review: “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck. Published almost 75 years ago, Steinbeck’s story of the Joad family's migration from Dust Bowl Oklahoma to California holds important lessons for today...

Clive Hamilton: "Earthmasters"

January 15, 2014

In the face of global climate change, some scientists are turning to new technologies that can manipulate the Earth’s weather patterns. An Australian expert on climate change explores this growing field called geoengineering and what it means for human beings to be in control of the planet’s atmosphere.

Environmental Outlook: "A Feathered River Across The Sky" By Joel Greenberg

January 7, 2014

For this month’s Environmental Outlook, Diane and her guest discuss the passenger pigeon’s flight to extinction and what it teaches us about the importance of conservation.

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