This episode explores new research which has found how satellites can be used to map the effect that ship emissions have on cloud formation. 

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Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Oh Great O North Cloud’ by Allen Grossman here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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This episode explores new research which has found that an ancient extinction event on Earth may have been caused (in part) by mercury poisoning from volcanic eruptions.

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Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Quicksilver’ by Julie Suk here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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This episode explores new research which has found that while much of the Earth's land surface remains relatively wild, it is threatened by anthropogenic fragmentation.

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Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Human Habitat’ by Alison Hawthorne Deming here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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This episode explores new research which has found a strong correlation between the rate of deforestation and the transmission of malaria in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.  

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Rainforest’ by Teresa Mei Chuc here.  

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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This episode explores new research which has found that there has been a clear degradation in mountain permafrost across the central Alps over the past two decades, likely brought about by climate change.

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Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Twilight in the Alps’ by Henry van Dyke Jr here

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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This episode explores new research which has found that heat stress from climate change has caused a dramatic decline across bird populations in the Mojave Desert in North America.

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Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘The Death of the Bird’ by A. D. Hope here.   

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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September 30, 2019

Episode 17: Rising Marshes

This episode explores new research which has found that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide causes marsh plants to increase in bulk but decrease in size, resulting in dense networks of underground roots that can potentially protect these marshes against rising sea levels.  

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Read this episode’s science poem here.  

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Marshlands’ by Emily Pauline Johnson here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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This episode explores new research which has found that spider silk and wood fibres can be combines to create materials that are incredibly strong and tough, and which are also biodegradable and do not do not damage the environment in the same way as plastics and many other synthetics.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.  

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Guide to Avian Architecture’ by Megan Synder-Camp here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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This episode explores new research which has found that salamanders may be harnessing their regenerative capabilities to protect themselves against the negative effects of anthropogenic climate change.

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Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Salamanders’ by Sandra McPherson here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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September 9, 2019

Episode 14: Falling Ice

This episode explores new research which has found that global warming is causing snowfall to decline in the Northwest United States, which will have a dramatic impact on the freshwater supply across the region.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.  

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘A Patch of Old Snow’ by Robert Frost here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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