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Summary: Wild pigs, also known as feral hogs, are an invasive species that damage crops, destroy habitat, and can spread diseases. To control their population, biologists and environmentalists are encouraging hunters to take action and eat these invaders. This episode was aired on January 25, 2018. Credits: Written, narrated, and produced by Rod Lammers References: ...

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Episode 02: Women and Water

Episode 02: Women and Water


Posted By on Mar 20, 2018

Summary: Why are women crucial for global water conservation as scientists and as community leaders? Women are under-represented in water management careers and training. But the countries that are most affected by water issues will most benefit from a conscious and gender-inclusive scientific approach to sustainable water conservation. The impact of scientists in water conservation resonates not only for gender equality and better...

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Summary: In the foothills of the Rockies, many of us love our forests for adventures. Now researchers have discovered a new reason to love forests: they keep our planet cool by releasing  compounds into the atmosphere. This episode was aired on February 7, 2018. Credits: Written, narrated, and produced by Erika Foster, Edited by Rod Lammers and Patricia Salerno References:  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-02412-4 (Nature...

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Summary: Why are peace treaties and post conflict policies so important for environmental sustainability around the globe? Because it brings opportunities to repair the environmental damage and rethink a country’s development. Credits: Written, narrated and produced by Carolina Gutierrez References:  https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2016/08/25/statement-president-colombia-peace-agreement...

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Summary: Heavily militarized borders split countries that have long been at odds. While these areas might be hazardous to humans, they can allow nature to thrive. We look at two such examples – the DMZ separating North and South Korea and the former border between communist East Germany and democratic West Germany. Conserving these areas may also be a way to diffuse tension and bring about peace. This episode was aired on...

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Summary: Climate change is not an imminent threat, species around the globe are experiencing its impacts already. Human refugees, polars bears, and tigers are all fighting for their lives due to this rapidly warming world. In response to climate change, migration can be a last remaining option that many species, including humans, must take. This episode was aired on March 1, 2018. Credits: Written and narrated by Rekha Warrier....

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