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Get your science on with the new podcast from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Our hosts take on technology, attacks on science, climate change, and more, as they channel the power of science to make the world a better place.

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Get your science on with the new podcast from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Our hosts take on technology, attacks on science, climate change, and more, as they channel the power of science to make the world a better place.

    Ep. 100: Farming While Black: How One Community Farm is Uprooting Racism

    Ep. 100: Farming While Black: How One Community Farm is Uprooting Racism

    Leah Penniman, founder of Soul Fire Farm and author of Farming While Black, discusses how Afro-Indigenous centered community farms can uproot the food system and create new opportunities for Black and Brown farmers.

    • 28 min
    Ep. 9: Cómo conseguir que el público se fíe de la vacuna contra COVID-19

    Ep. 9: Cómo conseguir que el público se fíe de la vacuna contra COVID-19

    Hay dos claves importantes para asegurar que el público confíe en la nueva vacuna contra el COVID, dice epidemióloga y experta en salud pública Ana Diez Roux quien ayudó a crear el marco de recomendaciones para repartir la vacuna utilizado por los CDC. Y su consejo para mejorar la salud de todo el país te sorprenderá.

    • 26 min
    Ep. 99: How Can We Distribute a COVID-19 Vaccine Equitably?

    Ep. 99: How Can We Distribute a COVID-19 Vaccine Equitably?

    How do we make sure that vulnerable populations have access to a COVID-19 vaccine? Dr. Ana Diez Roux discusses an equitable distribution plan.

    • 28 min
    Ep. 98: Reviving the Gulf Coast Dead Zone

    Ep. 98: Reviving the Gulf Coast Dead Zone

    What happens upstream… goes downstream. Dr. Rebecca Boehm explains how excess fertilizer on Midwest farms contributes to “dead zones” in the Gulf, and how to reverse course.

    • 28 min
    Ep. 8: ¿Qué es el almacenamiento energético? La clave para alcanzar un mundo renovable

    Ep. 8: ¿Qué es el almacenamiento energético? La clave para alcanzar un mundo renovable

    Gracias al almacenamiento energético, se puede aprovechar la electricidad generada por la energía solar y eólica más que nunca. Pero...¿qué es el almacenamiento, y cuales son las ventajas?

    • 28 min
    Ep. 97: From Wolves to Wildfires: A Firefighting Biologist’s Tale

    Ep. 97: From Wolves to Wildfires: A Firefighting Biologist’s Tale

    Forest firefighter and conservation biologist Jon Trapp talks about analyzing wildfires, close calls with endangered wolves, and the urgency of global warming.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
163 Ratings

163 Ratings

stravasniper ,

Straight to the facts. No BS

Love this podcast. Episodes aren’t massively long, they hit important and interesting topics in the world of science, and it’s all provided in a factual context that is refreshing to see these days. Great job UCS!

slimvlady ,

Dr. Elena Krieger Has horrible vocal fry

It’s amazing to me how somebody who apparently is as smart as Dr. Elena Krieger has so little self awareness of what she sounds like. It’s like listening to the Kardashians. Does she actually think she sounds cool or smarter.Sounds more like a teenager valley girl than an accomplished scientist. I had to stop listening even though what she was saying was important. Those who know her or have her on their show should do her a favor and play recording back to her so she can hear what she and the Kardashians sound like.

MaryMikangaroo ,

Inspired my Literature Review!

I nonchalantly played the episode on carbon emisions and rice over winter break and was blown away at the clear issues Dr. Liska experienced at the USDA. Now I’m reading his research and studying this further for my lit review!

As a future Registered Dietitian, this episode concerned me, since RD’s are supposed to lean heavily on USDA data. Thank you, UCS, for bringing light to such topics!

P.S. Dr. Liska is speaking at my university in a few months! So excited.

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