This episode explores new research, which has found that historical housing policies are responsible for a disproportionate exposure to dangerous climate impacts.

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Read the scientific study that inspired it here.  

Read  ‘Color Blind (For Real)’ by Marc Livanos and Quincy Hull here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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This episode explores new research, which has found that nearly a decade after the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan, wildlife populations are abundant in areas devoid of human life.

 

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Chernobyl Year’ by Jehanne Dubrow here.   

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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This episode explores new research, which has found that climate change is affecting the timing of bird migration on a continental scale.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read the ‘The Birds’ by Linda Pastan here.  

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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December 30, 2019

Episode 30: Consuming CO2

This episode explores new research which has created a strain of the bacteria E. coli, that eats carbon dioxide for energy rather than organic compounds like sugars and fats. 

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read the ‘Wings’ by Miroslav Holub here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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This episode explores new research which has found that simulated microgravity, such as that encountered in spaceflight, disrupts the functioning of the epithelial barrier (the lining of the gut).

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Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read the 'Astronaut of Waste’ by Joel Sloman here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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December 16, 2019

Episode 28: Traces in the Fog

This episode explores new research which has found that elevated levels of mercury in mountain lions may be caused by coastal fog.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.  

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘In the Fog’ by Giovanni Pascoli here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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December 9, 2019

Episode 27: Warming Clouds

This episode explores new research which has found that rainfall patterns across the globe are likely changing due to a rapid warming of the Indo-Pacific region.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.  

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Clouds’ by Stephen Dobyns here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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This episode explores new research which has found that the environmental impacts of Bitcoin mining might be lower than previously thought.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.  

Read the scientific study that inspired it here

Read ‘Miners’ by Wilfred Owen here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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November 25, 2019

Episode 25: Metallic Reefs

This episode explores new research which has found that metal pollution from agriculture and shipping poses an emerging threat to coral reefs.  

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Read this episode’s science poem here.  

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Coral’ by Derek Walcott here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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November 18, 2019

Episode 24: Plastic Pearls

This episode explores new research which has found a large number of microplastics in oysters and clams along the Oregon coast in the United States.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.  

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘What Makes a Pearl’ by Emily Rose Cole here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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