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60-Second Earth Scientific American

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    • 4.3 • 76 Ratings

Tune in every Sunday for quick reports on the science of the environment and the future of energy. It'll just take a minute!

    New Map Knows Noise

    New Map Knows Noise

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

    • 3 min
    Oil-Eating Microbes Have Worldwide Underground Connections

    Oil-Eating Microbes Have Worldwide Underground Connections

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

    • 3 min
    Siberian Winters See Temp Uptick

    Siberian Winters See Temp Uptick

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

    • 2 min
    Dig This: China Cuts Coal Production

    Dig This: China Cuts Coal Production

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

    • 2 min
    Is Recycling Worth the Effort?

    Is Recycling Worth the Effort?

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

     

    • 2 min
    Tropical Forests Pay Price for Gold Rush

    Tropical Forests Pay Price for Gold Rush

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

     

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

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Interesting bites of information

This podcast provides interesting bites of information. I wish it were not two volume clicks louder than all other podcasts.

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Great jolt of science

Like all the 60-Second podcasts, this one is quick and to the point. I love the single topic news presented succinctly.

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what happened to the downloads?

I haven't been able to download any of the 60-second podcasts since I updated to iTunes 11. Is that the cause or was that coincidental? Anyway, please fix! I do have a minute!

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