((Starts 00:00)) Today we speak with Larry Gold, founder of the GoldLab Symposium that brings scientists and thinkers from around the world to share their perspectives about health and healthcare. The theme of this year’s symposium is: Standing Together—Health Care for Our Common Good
((Starts 00:00)) We speak via Skype with Renowned English Ornithologist Tim Birkhead, about “The Most Perfect Thing.”That’s the title of his new book.It’s all about taking a scientific look inside, and outside, a bird’s egg.
Prairie Fire (start time: 0:57) Journalist and Megafire expert Michael Kodas discusses the raging Kansas prairie fire and how it compares to wildfires in Colorado.
Pacific Temperatures Predict New York Heat Waves (start time: 6:58) Climatologist Karen McKinnon says it’s possible to use precise monitoring of Pacific Ocean surface temperatures to predict heat waves on the East Coast 50 days in advance.
Mapping Nitrogen Pollution (start time: 15:45)CU scientist Sam Simkin explains how human-caused nitrogen pollution may be killing off plant diversity throughout the US . . . and his maps show where.
Hosts: Shelley Schlender, Susan Moran Producer: Shelley Schlender Engineer: Shelley Schlender Additional Contributions: Tom Yulsman Executive Producer: Joel Parker
Flying into Methane (5:10 – 13:40) Susan Moran talks with the director of Boulder’s Scientific Aviation, Steve Conley, about how his company’s painstaking and nauseating flights documented the Los Angeles methane blowout and the huge amount of pollution it created . . . equivalent of 600,000 cars driving for an entire year! Conley also explains why we need more flights like these to find other major gas leaks.
Climate Change on Steroids (14:04 – 23:59) Shelley Schlender talks with CU-Boulder PhD candidate Kika Tuff. Tuff’s research on thermal biology is showing how cutting down trees at the edge of a forest puts climate change on steroids and may spell disaster for heat-sensitive animals.
Electric Car Road Trips (starts 3:42): We go on a road trip with How on Earth’s Shelley Schlender to see how all-electric vehicles are exceeding “range anxiety” by driving coast to coast, all on electricity. Along the way we talk with Boulder Nissan’s Nigel Zeid about regional plans to help more drivers “plug in” and with Hunter Lovins, head of Natural Capitalism Solutions.
Hunter Lovins – Regenerative Economics EXTENDED VERSION. This is the extended version of the fall 2015 talk by Hunter Lovins, recorded by Shelley Schlender.Lovins heads up Natural Capitalism Solutions, and she’s a sought after speaker around the world, as well as here in Colorado. She gave this talk, including visuals, and called itRegenerative Economics. This talk was recorded in Boulder as part of the Colorado Chautauqua Events series, in conjunction with the Boulder City Club.
Hunter Lovins – Regenerative Economics (Starts 2:42) One of the world’s leading voices for the environment is urging the world to work for even more than a sustainable economy.She says it’s time for a regenerative economy.That’s the message from Boulder County resident, Hunter Lovins.Lovins heads up Natural Capitalism Solutions, and she’s a sought after speaker around the world, as well as here in Colorado.To give you an idea about what the vision of Lovins for a regenerative economy, here is an excerpt from a recent talk about the Future of Humanity. This talk was recorded in Boulder as part of the Colorado Chautauqua Events series, in conjunction with the Boulder City Club.
Beyond Words (starts 5:00) Last week, we brought you excerpts from an interview with MacArthur Genius Grant Award winner, scientist and naturalist, Carl Safina, about his ground-breaking book:Beyond Words – What Animals Think and Feel.Last week’s excerpts focused on elephants and then on the mysterious accounts of killer whales assisting people in danger at sea.This week, we bring you more from “Beyond Words”Safina takes us to the world of wolves in Yellowstone. And we’ll look again at killer whales, and how they fare when captured for the entertainment trade.
Up Close and Personal – Astrophysicist Joel Parker (starts 3:00)talks about why he volunteers to educate people about science and outer space.
Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel, by Carl Safina. (starts 4:10) We talk with MacAurther Grant winner, naturalist and scientist, Carl Safina, about his new book. His publisher has kindly offered a limited number of these books as a gift to listeners who call and pledge their support to KGNU.
Hosts: Shelley Schlender and Joel Parker Producer: Shelley Schlender Engineer: Shelley Schlender Executive Producer: Beth Bennett
Rock Arch Stability (Starts 5:24) How on Earth’s Daniel Strain talks to Jeffrey Moore, a geologist who studies the West’s iconic rock arches — and watches them for signs that they’re about to collapse.
Neonicotinoids and Silent Spring – (Starts 15:33) We share a story from H2O radio warning about a pesticide that’s linked to the collapse of honeybee colonies, and growing concerns that it’s dangerous for other forms of life, it’s persistent in the environment and might bring about a new Silent Spring. This information will be part of this week’s Western Apicultural Society conference in Boulder.
Hosts: Shelley Schlender and Daniel Strain Producer: Shelley Schlender Engineer: Shelley Schlender Executive Producer: Susan Moran