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Selections from Earth Wise, a daily environmental podcast covering topics ranging from climate change and global warming to sustainable living. Subscribe to all episodes at www.wamcradio.org/EarthWise/?feed=rss2
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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-05-14 10:52
last episode published
2018-02-08 14:44
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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
8.02.2018

EcoPicks | Rock salt everlasting

Rock Salt lowers the temperature at which water freezes, so it's been widely used in wintertime to prevent our roads from icing up. It's a boon for safety but there are environmental consequences. 
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
8.02.2018

EcoPicks | Rock salt everlasting

Rock Salt lowers the temperature at which water freezes, so it's been widely used in wintertime to prevent our roads from icing up. It's a boon for safety but there are environmental consequences. 
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
8.02.2018

EcoPicks | From the road to the well

In the winter, rock salt is routinely spread on our roads to keep them free of ice. We now know that the rock salt can enter into our soil, groundwater, rivers and streams and can stay there year-round, effecting the ecosystem and people. 
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
8.02.2018

EcoPicks | From the road to the well

In the winter, rock salt is routinely spread on our roads to keep them free of ice. We now know that the rock salt can enter into our soil, groundwater, rivers and streams and can stay there year-round, effecting the ecosystem and people. 
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
8.02.2018

EcoPicks | Pickling the waters

The effects of rock salt on streams are most dramatic in streams in urban areas. These would be streams in proximity to roads The roads would receive a lot of rock salt and eventually as that dissolves, it moves on into the streams.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
8.02.2018

EcoPicks | Pickling the waters

The effects of rock salt on streams are most dramatic in streams in urban areas. These would be streams in proximity to roads The roads would receive a lot of rock salt and eventually as that dissolves, it moves on into the streams.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
6.06.2017

EcoPicks | Mapping risk

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the global authority for determining species' vulnerability in the face of threats such as habitat loss and climate change. How widely a species can be found – its geographic range – is a key...
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
6.06.2017

EcoPicks | Mapping risk

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the global authority for determining species' vulnerability in the face of threats such as habitat loss and climate change. How widely a species can be found – its geographic range – is a key...
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
28.02.2017

EcoPicks | Predicting disease: Which animal? Which country?

Why is it that diseases emerge from some species and not from others? Is it possible to predict outbreaks of infectious diseases before they occur? 
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
28.02.2017

EcoPicks | Predicting disease: Which animal? Which country?

Why is it that diseases emerge from some species and not from others? Is it possible to predict outbreaks of infectious diseases before they occur? 
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
28.02.2017

EcoPicks | Drugs in our waters: Solutions

A wide range of drugs - everything from antibiotics to antihistamines, are showing in our rivers, streams and water supply and it is having an impact on our environment. What can we do about it? 
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
28.02.2017

EcoPicks | Drugs in our waters: Solutions

A wide range of drugs - everything from antibiotics to antihistamines, are showing in our rivers, streams and water supply and it is having an impact on our environment. What can we do about it? 
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
3.01.2017

EcoPicks | Lyme disease: The Tick Project

According to the Center for Disease Control, there are over 300,000 new cases of Lyme Disease each year in the United States. Is there a way to control its spread? 
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
3.01.2017

EcoPicks | Lyme disease: The Tick Project

According to the Center for Disease Control, there are over 300,000 new cases of Lyme Disease each year in the United States. Is there a way to control its spread? 
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
21.12.2016

EcoPicks | Lyme disease & acorns

The summer following a good mouse year, which is two summers following a good acorn year, we have found are the riskiest years for human exposure to Lyme.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
21.12.2016

EcoPicks | Lyme disease & acorns

The summer following a good mouse year, which is two summers following a good acorn year, we have found are the riskiest years for human exposure to Lyme.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
21.06.2016

EcoPicks | Big data + technology = improved global health

Scientists are calling for the creation of a global early warning system for infectious diseases. Such a system would use computer models to tap into environmental, epidemiological, and molecular data – gathering the intelligence needed to forecast whe...
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
21.06.2016

EcoPicks | Big data + technology = improved global health

Scientists are calling for the creation of a global early warning system for infectious diseases. Such a system would use computer models to tap into environmental, epidemiological, and molecular data – gathering the intelligence needed to forecast whe...
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
2.06.2016

EcoPicks | Social and ecological underpinnings of infectious disease

When it comes to addressing infectious disease, we have a short attention span. In the case of Zika, the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency based on a strong association between Zika infection and microcephaly in newborns.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
2.06.2016

EcoPicks | Social and ecological underpinnings of infectious disease

When it comes to addressing infectious disease, we have a short attention span. In the case of Zika, the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency based on a strong association between Zika infection and microcephaly in newborns.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
2.06.2016

EcoPicks | Tiny forest pests cause big problems

Each year, more than 25 million shipping containers enter the U.S. All too often, highly destructive forest pests are lurking among their imported goods. Wood boring insects arrive as stowaways in wood packaging, such as pallets and crates. 
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
2.06.2016

EcoPicks | Tiny forest pests cause big problems

Each year, more than 25 million shipping containers enter the U.S. All too often, highly destructive forest pests are lurking among their imported goods. Wood boring insects arrive as stowaways in wood packaging, such as pallets and crates. 
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
8.12.2015

EcoPicks | Beavers: nature’s nitrogen busters

Beavers are one of nature's most industrious engineers. Using branches and mud, the intrepid animals create dams that slow moving water. In New York's Hudson Valley, their constructions are a common sight on streams and in wetlands.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
8.12.2015

EcoPicks | Beavers: nature’s nitrogen busters

Beavers are one of nature's most industrious engineers. Using branches and mud, the intrepid animals create dams that slow moving water. In New York's Hudson Valley, their constructions are a common sight on streams and in wetlands.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
26.08.2015

EcoPicks | Biodiversity is good for us

There are many reasons to protect Earth's biodiversity. One of the more underrated is that disease incidence is lower when ecosystems support a variety of plants and animals.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
26.08.2015

EcoPicks | Biodiversity is good for us

There are many reasons to protect Earth's biodiversity. One of the more underrated is that disease incidence is lower when ecosystems support a variety of plants and animals.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
24.06.2015

EcoPicks | Trade and trees

Debate about the Trans-Pacific Partnership overlooks an unintended consequence of increased trade with Asia – the assault on America's trees.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
24.06.2015

EcoPicks | Trade and trees

Debate about the Trans-Pacific Partnership overlooks an unintended consequence of increased trade with Asia – the assault on America's trees.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
24.06.2015

EcoPicks | The case for messy woodlands

Does your property contain a patch of forest? When managing your woodland, resist the urge to keep things tidy. Dead and dying trees are a healthy part of forest ecosystems.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
24.06.2015

EcoPicks | The case for messy woodlands

Does your property contain a patch of forest? When managing your woodland, resist the urge to keep things tidy. Dead and dying trees are a healthy part of forest ecosystems.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
22.06.2015

EcoPicks | Leaky pipes and polluted waters

Most of us don't spend a lot of time thinking about our wastewater. We want our toilets to flush and our dirty wash water to go down the drain. We assume this water is efficiently routed to a treatment facility, where it is cleaned up and returned to t...
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
22.06.2015

EcoPicks | Leaky pipes and polluted waters

Most of us don't spend a lot of time thinking about our wastewater. We want our toilets to flush and our dirty wash water to go down the drain. We assume this water is efficiently routed to a treatment facility, where it is cleaned up and returned to t...
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
4.05.2015

EcoPicks | Time to move Lyme Disease Awareness Month to April?

According to Rick Ostfeld, a disease ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, if we want to get a leg up on tick-borne illness we need to become vigilant earlier in the season.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
4.05.2015

EcoPicks | Time to move Lyme Disease Awareness Month to April?

According to Rick Ostfeld, a disease ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, if we want to get a leg up on tick-borne illness we need to become vigilant earlier in the season.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
29.01.2015

EcoPicks | Algorithms and ecology: A new partnership

If you shop online, this is a familiar scenario: You click on a product like a book, and the online merchant presents you with a list of related items. "If you like X, you might also like Y."
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
29.01.2015

EcoPicks | Algorithms and ecology: A new partnership

If you shop online, this is a familiar scenario: You click on a product like a book, and the online merchant presents you with a list of related items. "If you like X, you might also like Y."
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
18.12.2014

EcoPicks | Road Salt

In the U.S. alone, some 15 million tons of salt is applied to roadways each year. While its use has real benefits, in terms of safety and navigation, there have been cumulative costs to the environment.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
18.12.2014

EcoPicks | Road Salt

In the U.S. alone, some 15 million tons of salt is applied to roadways each year. While its use has real benefits, in terms of safety and navigation, there have been cumulative costs to the environment.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
12.10.2014

EcoPicks | Holy Toledo!

Tiny blue-green algae brought Toledo, Ohio’s municipal water system to a halt this summer. Toxic blooms left residents scrambling for bottled water to meet their drinking, cooking, and washing needs.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
12.10.2014

EcoPicks | Holy Toledo!

Tiny blue-green algae brought Toledo, Ohio’s municipal water system to a halt this summer. Toxic blooms left residents scrambling for bottled water to meet their drinking, cooking, and washing needs.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
3.07.2014

EcoPicks | Keeping a pulse on the Hudson River

Technology has transformed our ability to understand rivers. Take the Cary Institute's longstanding scientific program on the Hudson River.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
3.07.2014

EcoPicks | Keeping a pulse on the Hudson River

Technology has transformed our ability to understand rivers. Take the Cary Institute's longstanding scientific program on the Hudson River. 
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
2.08.2013

EcoPicks | The signal before the collapse

What do earthquakes, heart attacks, seizures, and the collapse of stock markets and fisheries have in common? They're all examples of what scientists call "tipping points" or "regime shifts."
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
2.08.2013

EcoPicks | The signal before the collapse

What do earthquakes, heart attacks, seizures, and the collapse of stock markets and fisheries have in common? They're all examples of what scientists call "tipping points" or "regime shifts."
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
30.07.2013

EcoPicks | How green is your grass?

Most of us are familiar with the stereotype of the peace-loving, tree-hugging hippy with a penchant for marijuana. So just how green is grass grown in sunny California? The answer might surprise you.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
30.07.2013

EcoPicks | How green is your grass?

Most of us are familiar with the stereotype of the peace-loving, tree-hugging hippy with a penchant for marijuana. So just how green is grass grown in sunny California? The answer might surprise you.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
13.07.2013

EcoPicks | The many benefits of urban trees

Trees increase property values in neighborhoods where they are planted. Through the evaporation of soil water, trees cool the urban environment, reducing the need for air conditioning.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
13.07.2013

EcoPicks | The many benefits of urban trees

Trees increase property values in neighborhoods where they are planted. Through the evaporation of soil water, trees cool the urban environment, reducing the need for air conditioning.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
10.07.2013

EcoPicks | When antibacterials go down the drain

Around half of liquid soaps now contain the chemical triclosan, as do toothpastes, deodorants, cosmetics, and other personal care products.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author
10.07.2013

EcoPicks | When antibacterials go down the drain

Around half of liquid soaps now contain the chemical triclosan, as do toothpastes, deodorants, cosmetics, and other personal care products.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies author