Nature

New Efforts to Bring Extinct Species Back to Life

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.

Environmental Outlook: Combating Light Pollution

September 3, 2013

America is losing its dark sky. Artificial light at night is harming sea turtles and other animals and has been linked to health problems in humans. For this month's Environmental Outlook, fighting light pollution.

Battling Wildfires In The West

August 27, 2013

Thousands of firefighters are struggling to control a giant wildfire threatening Yosemite National Park and San Francisco's water supply.

David Rothenberg: "Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise" (Rebroadcast)

July 5, 2013

A musician travels the world to study the science of bug music: what we can learn from sounds of crickets, cicadas and beetles.

Tim Gallagher: "Imperial Dreams: Tracking the Imperial Woodpecker Through the Wild Sierra Madre"

Tim Gallagher: "Imperial Dreams: Tracking the Imperial Woodpecker Through the Wild Sierra Madre"

April 25, 2013

A naturalist tracks the Imperial woodpecker through Mexico: He describes his dangerous expeditions through the Sierra Madre mountains to save a rare bird.

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