CurrentCast

CurrentCast is a daily, 60-second audio feature that educates the public about water issues, promotes an appreciation for aquatic environments, and encourages an educated discussion about this critical resource.

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http://www.currentcast.org
Description
CurrentCast is a daily, 60-second audio feature that educates the public about water issues, promotes an appreciation for aquatic environments, and encourages an educated discussion about this critical resource.
Language
ūüá¨ūüáß English
last modified
2018-10-17 09:50
last episode published
2018-01-31 10:00
Contributors
Center For Transformative Action author   owner  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
477
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Categories
Education Science & Medicine Natural Sciences

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
17.10.2018

The Devil in Disguise

This beautiful plant has some very ugly effects on many wetland ecosystems. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
16.10.2018

Muddying the Waters

The surprising cause, pace, and consequences of erosion in the Minnesota River watershed. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
15.10.2018

Changing Its Way

Why Chicago reversed ‚Äď and may¬†re-reverse ‚Äď its river.¬†Learn more at: ¬†http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
12.10.2018

What’s Up with Muck?

This stinky stuff is yucking up Great Lakes beaches. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
11.10.2018

Multiplying Mussels

These small but mighty invaders are taking over the Great Lakes. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
10.10.2018

Loony for A Diving Bird

There’s nothing common about the common loon. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
9.10.2018

A Wealth of Water

There’s a rich resource right in America’s backyard. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
8.10.2018

Native and Invasive Crayfish Square Off

Non-native crayfish upset the natural balance in streams. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
5.10.2018

Crayons and Clean Water

Iron oxide sludge recovered from abandoned mine clean-up efforts can be used to create pigment. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
4.10.2018

Lake Ontario Drumlins

Gentle slopes that drop off into dramatic cliffs are called drumlins. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
3.10.2018

Clean, Drain, and Dry

Boaters should follow these three simple steps to prevent the spread of invasive species. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
2.10.2018

On the Road to Cleaner Water

Watershed groups create plans, called TMDLs, to clean up waterways. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
1.10.2018

Great Lakes Observing System

A system of buoys provides information to boaters. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
28.09.2018

Trout in the Classroom

Raising brook trout teaches students about water quality. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
27.09.2018

Holding the Invaders at Bay

Plants that don’t belong in our waters can interfere with swimming, fishing, and boating. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
26.09.2018

Invasive Grass Takes Over

An invasive grass called phragmites can grow so dense, turtles can’t get through to lay their eggs. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
25.09.2018

Sea-faring Vessels and Invasive Species

Large ocean-going ships pump water into their holds for stability, but this added ballast can carry unwanted guests. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
24.09.2018

A Neighborhood Full of Raingardens

A group of non-profits has started a movement to install raingardens in neighborhoods throughout Detroit. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
21.09.2018

Fish Farming in the Great Lakes?

The state of Michigan recently considered a request to start raising fish in pens in Lake Michigan. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
20.09.2018

Reducing Water Pollution One Field at a Time

Computer models can help farmers identify which fields would benefit the most from special efforts to reduce pollution. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
19.09.2018

Nature’s Engineers

Beavers can provide a lot of benefits to a stream. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
18.09.2018

Invasive Species in Lake Ontario

Many of the most abundant species in Lake Ontario are non-native. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
17.09.2018

Reducing Water Use While Traveling

Guests are responsible for a significant portion of a hotel’s total water use. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
14.09.2018

Pennsylvania Rivers Painted a Rusty Orange

When water and air contact ores in old mines, it results in orange-colored acid mine drainage. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
13.09.2018

FISH App

This new smartphone app helps nature lovers collect information about the health of their local streams. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
12.09.2018

Great Lakes Water on the Move

When a massive swell of water moves from one end of a lake to another, it’s called a seiche. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
11.09.2018

Legacy of the Johnstown Flood

This tragedy inspired legal changes that still protect us today. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
10.09.2018

Lake Ontario’s Best-Kept Secret - Sand Dunes

Eastern Lake Ontario has some of the most majestic dunes in the Northeast. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
7.09.2018

When Sharing is Not Caring

The governors of the Great Lakes states limit the amount of water that can be removed from the Great Lakes Basin. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
6.09.2018

Nature’s Water Filter

Freshwater mussels filter and clean water.  Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
5.09.2018

Thunder Bay

The only National Marine Sanctuary found in the Great Lakes, Thunder Bay offers plenty of sights to see! Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
4.09.2018

Mud Puppies

These toothy salamanders can be found at the bottom of lakes and rivers. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
3.09.2018

Wetland Wonderlands

Wetlands provide a number of benefits for humans, plants, and wildlife. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
31.08.2018

Invasive Round Gobies

These intruders are trying to take over the Great Lakes. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
30.08.2018

Clean Water Act

This one law has played an important role in cleaning up America’s rivers, lakes and coasts. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
29.08.2018

How the Great Lakes Formed

 Get the full history of the Great Lakes. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
28.08.2018

Private Drinking Water Wells

Private wells offer safe and tasty water for millions of people, but they should be tested regularly. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
27.08.2018

How Deep Are the Great Lakes

How far is it to the bottom of the Great Lakes? Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
24.08.2018

Gravity and Groundwater

Satellites that measure changes in gravity can alert us to potential floods. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
23.08.2018

Precision Agriculture

Hi-tech instruments go down on the farm. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
22.08.2018

The Watershed Approach

Water in the middle of the country enters the watershed and eventually makes its way to the ocean. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
21.08.2018

WaterSense Hotel Challenge

Applying best practices can help hotels save water. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
20.08.2018

Putting down roots

Grass carp, a variety of Asian Carp, have been appearing in the Great Lakes for decades.  Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
17.08.2018

Getting the drift

When plastic ends up in the Great Lakes, it’s carried away on currents. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
16.08.2018

Tale of two countries

The U.S. and Canada rebuilt differently after a natural disaster. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
15.08.2018

Microbes on meds

When traces of human medication end up in the water, microbes at the bottom of the food web are affected. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
14.08.2018

Climate change in the Great Lakes

Communities in the region are already experiencing many climate change impacts. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
13.08.2018

Bringing back First Nation traditions

Metis youth spent months in a canoe following the path their ancestors took through the Great Lakes. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
10.08.2018

Watermarks

Artists are raising water awareness through physical markers. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
9.08.2018

Leaky pipes

Aging pipes in Milwaukee are leaking wastewater into the ground before it reaches the treatment plant. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author