As Hawaii contemplates joining over 60 places in the US to ban the use of throwaway styrofoam/polystyrene, 17 students from Hawaii invision a future for the oceans.
Earth & Environment
The "third rock from the Sun"—Earth. With an orbit neither too close nor too far from the Sun, it occupies a unique position in the Solar System. It's the only planet known to man with the right conditions for the origin and evolution of life. During Earth's 4.5 billion-year history, a combination of processes has transformed it into a watery blue, living planet. The Earth's ecosystems involve complex interactions between the biological (living) and physical (non-living) worlds. Scientific research helps us comprehend our effects on the environment and how the environment in turn responds to impacts of our activities.
This video explores the broad tectonic setting of the mighty Himalayan Mountains and the geologic factors that lead to mega-earthquakes along its borders, like the deadly 2015 M7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal.
Neil Donahue, professor of chemical engineering, chemistry, and engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon, discusses how organic compounds emitted by trees make particles that affect climate change.
NC State Phytotron ready to tackle 21st century challenges of food and energy security
UCSB researchers and colleagues review the past, present and future of marine animal life
Engineers design jellyfish-like robot that could someday clean oil spills and detect pollutants.
Two University of Michigan researchers turn useless waste from rice processing into the high-purity silica compounds that are used in everything from toothpaste to tires.
The Sea Education Association (SEA), the sole recipient of the Public Service Award in 2016, began operations in 1971 and is now an internationally recognized leader in undergraduate ocean education.
This geologist has been taking whatever Kilauea and other active volcanoes dish out for decades, gathering extensive data on eruptions
In this week's episode, we follow a construction site drone, examine tunable window technology, learn how words are represented in the brain and, finally, we examine 240 million-year-old fossils.
What happens when rattlesnakes stalk ground squirrels? UC Davis grad student Bree Putman chose Blue Oak Ranch Reserve to find out.
Alistair Evans of the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University has led research showing that the evolution of human teeth is much simpler than previously thought, and that we can predict the size of teeth missing from human fossils and those of our extinct close relatives.
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln researcher is helping create a new technology to enable a future of renewable energy.
To find out how to steer clear of Lyme disease when tick season is at its peak this year, the National Science Foundation (NSF) spoke with NSF-funded disease ecologist Rick Ostfeld of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York.
In episode 51, Charlie and Jordan explore what scientists studying a common green microalgae, found in every kind of water except salt water, have discovered.
Marine ecosystems can take thousands, rather than hundreds, of years to recover from climate-related upheavals.
An enzyme responsible for making hydrocarbons has been discovered by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists studying a common green microalga called Botryococcus braunii.
Atmospheric chemist Christine Wiedinmyer explains where smog comes from.
Scientists in Alaska are exploring using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle photography to map sea ice terrain, helping Barrow locals plot efficient courses for ice trails.
Research team uses Deepwater Horizon samples to further refine impact of sunlight and dispersants, improve cleanup models