PODCAST: Once fringe and futuristic, this renewable energy shines brightly today as a cheap and efficient source of energy. Still, it remains controversial — for much different reasons.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~16 min
As the threat of coastal flooding grows, scientists are responding with an inundation of data. Faster and more accurate forecasts can save lives and property.
Nov. 11, 2020 • ~12 min
Modern industry has made great strides in turning trash into tomorrow’s new products, but the process is still a long way from perfect. New technologies can help. Plus, updates on chemical recycling, design for recycling and dirty recycling.
Oct. 1, 2020 • ~27 min
The controversial technology of reflecting sunlight away from the planet could help blunt the worst impacts of climate change
Sept. 16, 2020 • ~15 min
Glaciologists dream of a cold-storage vault in Antarctica to preserve key samples of the paleoclimate
May 28, 2020 • ~14 min
Where other species succumbed, the killifish survived contaminated habitats. It’s a finding that could help researchers understand environmental risk factors for humans.
April 23, 2020 • ~13 min
The interplay of carbon dioxide, winds and Southern Ocean waters could be reaching an environmental tipping point
Feb. 25, 2020 • ~22 min
Solar and wind generators have suddenly become just as cheap as other ways to produce electric power
Jan. 14, 2020 • ~11 min
Through dust, not rust, the metal plays a complex, controversial role in Earth’s climate
Dec. 19, 2019 • ~25 min
To slow or stop global warming, the world agrees it must cut carbon dioxide emissions. But monitoring each nation’s output of greenhouse gases is not always straightforward.
Dec. 7, 2019 • ~15 min