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Possibly looks at the science behind proposed environmental solutions - helping you cut through the noise and make choices that, possibly, will make a difference.

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Possibly looks at the science behind proposed environmental solutions - helping you cut through the noise and make choices that, possibly, will make a difference.

    Do you need to separate your recycling?

    Do you need to separate your recycling?

    Today we're answering a question from listener Liz Lee. She lives in Warwick, RI, and wants to know whether she is supposed to separate her paper and plastic recycling.

    How is climate change affecting the flavor of our wine?

    How is climate change affecting the flavor of our wine?

    When we talk about climate change, we often think about the big issues- sea levels rising, extreme weather, melting polar ice caps. But climate change has small, intimate consequences too. It turns out, our warming planet is even affecting the flavor of our wine.

    • 3 min
    Can you really compost compostable plastics?

    Can you really compost compostable plastics?

    Some take-out food containers, cups, and utensils are called “certified compostable.” What does that really mean?

    • 4 min
    Can we address climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere?

    Can we address climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere?

    On our show, we talk a lot about how to reduce our carbon dioxide, or CO2, emissions. But some scientists are developing another approach to climate change — techniques to remove CO2 from the atmosphere.

    • 3 min
    Should I buy electric power tools?

    Should I buy electric power tools?

    Today, we have a question from listener Todd Penoyer. He does maintenance for retail shopping centers in southeastern Massachusetts and he uses a lot of power tools to do his job. About half of his tools are electric, and the other half are gas-powered. He wonders whether it’s worth replacing the gas ones with electric versions.

    • 3 min
    Using Art to Unpack Climate Change

    Using Art to Unpack Climate Change

    On our show, we tell stories to make climate change seem less overwhelming. We know that our episodes are no replacement for massive policy changes, but we hope that they help to shift your perspective or at least make the path forward seem a little clearer. Today, we’re going to talk to an artist who also tries to unpack climate change using a very different medium.

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

jrm36 ,

Excellent

Really thoughtful, well-researched responses to often silly questions

Possibly Fan ,

Love the quick focused topics.

Great job on all the little questions- love the research and practical answers.

Sarah22sfo ,

My favorite solutions based podcast

All the answers to my sustainability related questions all under 5 min!

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