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Listen to PBS NewsHour science reporting published every Wednesday by 9 p.m. Featuring reports from Miles O'Brien, Nsikan Akpan and the rest of our science crew, we take on topics ranging from the future of 3-D printing to power of placebo drugs. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full shows, individual segments, Brooks and Capehart, Brief but Spectacular, Politics Monday and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

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Listen to PBS NewsHour science reporting published every Wednesday by 9 p.m. Featuring reports from Miles O'Brien, Nsikan Akpan and the rest of our science crew, we take on topics ranging from the future of 3-D printing to power of placebo drugs. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full shows, individual segments, Brooks and Capehart, Brief but Spectacular, Politics Monday and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Salton Sea lithium deposits could help EV transition, support economically devastated area

    Salton Sea lithium deposits could help EV transition, support economically devastated area

    The demand for electric vehicles is surging in the U.S., sparked in part by the Biden administration's Inflation Reduction Act and the subsidies it offers. But a looming supply shortage of lithium threatens to stall the EV transition. Stephanie Sy traveled to California's Salton Sea where lithium deposits could help meet the country's energy needs and support an economically devastated region. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 8 min
    Earth's ozone layer continues to recover, scientists report

    Earth's ozone layer continues to recover, scientists report

    In one of the great environmental success stories of our time, scientists say that a 35-year-old agreement has resulted in the steady and promising recovery of the Earth's ozone layer, a critical protective shield that blocks harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Dr. Paul Newman, chief scientist for Earth sciences at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, joins William Brangham to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 6 min
    How an Alaska village's switch to renewable energy helps local Native economies

    How an Alaska village's switch to renewable energy helps local Native economies

    In the remote village of Ambler, Alaska, temperatures can fall to minus 60 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter, so heating the community is a big job. This past September, Ambler switched to a renewable energy option in an effort to go greener -- a change that also means a path toward a more sustainable economy for Alaska Native communities. Alaska Public Media's Elyssa Loughlin reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 4 min
    A look at the environmental and health effects associated with gas stoves

    A look at the environmental and health effects associated with gas stoves

    There's been a heated debate lately about gas stoves and potential government regulation. The fire was lit last week after a member of a federal consumer agency suggested the government might ban them in newly built homes. That was quickly shot down by the White House but there's still a new focus on the health impact and possible alternatives. Miles O'Brien reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 11 min
    The connection between cold weather and catching a cold

    The connection between cold weather and catching a cold

    New research suggests that cold weather may actually affect the human body's immune response, making us more susceptible to colds, flus and other upper respiratory infections. Dr. Benjamin Bleier, a sinus specialist at Mass Eye and Ear and a senior author of the study, joins John Yang to discuss its findings. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 5 min
    More homes using heat pumps as cheaper, greener alternative to fossil fuels

    More homes using heat pumps as cheaper, greener alternative to fossil fuels

    U.S. emissions fell during the height of the pandemic as people were stuck at home, but that changed as the pandemic eased. Many researchers, scientists and lawmakers argue that Americans need to reduce their use of fossil fuels much sooner than they may have planned. Miles O'Brien reports on an alternative for home heating that could reduce the use and costs of fossil fuels. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 8 min

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