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Leading science journalists provide a weekly one-minute report on the science of the environment and the future of energy. Scientific American offers three other podcasts: the daily "60-Second Science" and the weekly "60-Second Psych" as well as "Science Talk." To view all our archived podcasts please visit: www.scientificamerican.com/podcast

Leading science journalists provide a weekly one-minute report on the science of the environment and the future of energy. Scientific American offers three other podcasts: the daily "60-Second Science" and the weekly "60-Second Psych" as well as "Science Talk." To view all our archived podcasts please visit: www.scientificamerican.com/podcast
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Leading science journalists provide a weekly one-minute report on the science of the environment and the future of energy. Scientific American offers three other podcasts: the daily "60-Second Science" and the weekly "60-Second Psych" as well as "Science Talk." To view all our archived podcasts please visit: www.scientificamerican.com/podcast

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Episodes

New Map Knows Noise

2/23/2015
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National Park Service researchers recorded ambient sound from all over the country to find out where there’s still stillness. David Biello reports

Duration:00:02:11

Oil-Eating Microbes Have Worldwide Underground Connections

2/15/2015
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Life thrives even deep inside Earth and scientists are beginning to suspect extensive connections among those underground environments. David Biello reports

Duration:00:01:49

Siberian Winters See Temp Uptick

2/8/2015
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The long-term winter warming of Russia’s far north has gotten a boost from industrialization. David Biello reports

Duration:00:01:40

Dig This: China Cuts Coal Production

2/1/2015
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The biggest single source of global warming pollution actually started to shrink in 2014. David Biello reports

Duration:00:01:33

Is Recycling Worth the Effort?

1/28/2015
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The value of recycling depends on the material in question and whether all hidden costs and benefits go into the analysis. David Biello reports

Duration:00:01:40

Tropical Forests Pay Price for Gold Rush

1/20/2015
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Desire for gold has made mining in tropical forests financially worthwhile, leading to ecosystem destruction. Cynthia Graber reports

Duration:00:01:28

Cheap Oil Means Raise the Gas T-Word

1/12/2015
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Low oil prices present an opportunity to come to grips with our crumbling infrastructure and the cost of climate change. David Biello reports

Duration:00:01:28

Meet the (Newest Known) Beetles!

12/30/2014
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Researchers announced the discovery of 98 beetle species previously unknown to science. David Biello reports

Duration:00:01:41

Oil Spill Sullies World Heritage Site

12/22/2014
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The Sundarbans, part of the world's largest mangrove forest and stretching across India and Bangladesh, have been tarnished by a 350,000-liter oil spill. David Biello reports

Duration:00:01:36

Plummeting Petroleum Price Gases Up Global Warming

12/15/2014
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Good news for gas and oil consumers can be bad news for the environment. David Biello reports

Duration:00:01:27

Movies Can Boost Solar Power

11/28/2014
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The pattern that stores a film on a Blu-ray disc also can help improve photovoltaics. David Biello reports

Duration:00:01:27

Sun's Magnetic Field Boosts Earth Lightning

11/24/2014
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When the Sun's magnetic field is pointed away from Earth, lightning strikes in the U.K. go up 50 percent. Christopher Intagliata reports

Duration:00:01:56

Wildlife Crime? There's an App for That

11/18/2014
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A new tool may help officials crack down on the illegal wildlife trade. David Biello reports

Duration:00:01:39

Protected Areas Get Short Shrift

11/10/2014
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Protected land and sea areas serve the wildlife within them as well as the humans who live near them. But countries are backtracking on their financial commitments to these vital regions. Steve Mirsky reports

Duration:00:04:16

Clock Ticking on Climate Change Prevention

11/2/2014
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The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 's new synthesis report adds urgency to the need to cut additional greenhouse gas pollution

Duration:00:01:31