21 episodes

A look at our changing environment.

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A look at our changing environment.

    Fire And Ice | Earth Wise

    Fire And Ice | Earth Wise

    In recent years, there have been countless stories about the effects of the changing climate.  Many of those stories have been about the dwindling sea ice in the Arctic and many others have been about the worsening wildfires in the western United States.   According to a recent study published by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, […]

    • 2 min
    Polar Bears And Melting Sea Ice | Earth Wise

    Polar Bears And Melting Sea Ice | Earth Wise

    Climate change poses a major threat to polar bear survival.  The polar bear, whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, depends on sea ice for nearly all of its lifecycle functions.  And rising temperatures are causing this sea ice to disappear. Climate change-driven sea ice loss is the primary threat to the future […]

    • 2 min
    Stretchy And Washable Batteries | Earth Wise

    Stretchy And Washable Batteries | Earth Wise

    Wearable electronic devices are a big market but there are limitations created by the properties of the batteries that operate them.  The ideal battery for wearable electronics would be soft and comfortable, stretchable, and washable.  Researchers at the University of British Columbia have recently developed just such a battery.  The work has been described in […]

    • 2 min
    Florida’s Starving Manatees | Earth Wise

    Florida’s Starving Manatees | Earth Wise

    Manatees, also called “sea cows”, have been the victims of farm runoff.  They have starved to death by the hundreds along Florida’s east coast because algae blooms fed by nitrogen-rich fertilizer runoff are proliferating on the ocean surface and blocking sunlight from reaching seagrass below.  Seagrass is the primary source of food for manatees in […]

    • 2 min
    Carbon Capture In Denmark | Earth Wise

    Carbon Capture In Denmark | Earth Wise

    Denmark has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 70% by 2030 compared with 1990 levels. The country has also banned oil exploration in Danish waters and plans to phase out offshore drilling in the North Sea by 2050. Instead of pumping oil from the North Sea, Denmark plans to capture CO2 and store it there.  […]

    • 2 min
    Lake Tuz Is Disappearing | Earth Wise

    Lake Tuz Is Disappearing | Earth Wise

    Lake Tuz is Turkey’s second-largest lake and one of the world’s largest hypersaline lakes.  Its high salt content makes it an ideal breeding ground for some migratory bird species, including flamingos, which are often present there in huge numbers in the spring and summer. Now, Lake Tuz rarely spans an area much larger than a […]

    • 2 min

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