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60-Second Earth

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Technology
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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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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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61 Ratings
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Great jolt of science

By ArchaeoWebby - Jun 17 2014
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Like all the 60-Second podcasts, this one is quick and to the point. I love the single topic news presented succinctly.

Science Nibbles

By Eph109 - Feb 27 2012
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Even if you are trained in science, these are great tid bits to keep your mind fresh.

iTunes Ratings

61 Ratings
Average Ratings
38
12
1
5
5

Great jolt of science

By ArchaeoWebby - Jun 17 2014
Read more
Like all the 60-Second podcasts, this one is quick and to the point. I love the single topic news presented succinctly.

Science Nibbles

By Eph109 - Feb 27 2012
Read more
Even if you are trained in science, these are great tid bits to keep your mind fresh.
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60-Second Earth

Updated 8 days ago

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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

Rank #1: Lighting May Cut Seed-Rich Bat Guano Production

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Bats ate less fruit in lit areas than in dark ones, which may lessen their seed-dispersal activities needed to bring back slashed rainforests. Cynthia Graber reports.
Mar 14 2014
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Rank #2: New Map Knows Noise

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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
Feb 23 2015
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Rank #3: Space-Based Solar Collectors Could Have a Sunny Future

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The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory has a working prototype for a space-based solar energy collector and distributor that would beat the cloudy-day problem. David Biello reports
Mar 25 2014
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Rank #4: Communication Towers Pluck Birds

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Almost seven million birds are killed each year when they fly into communication towers. David Biello reports
Jan 30 2013
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Rank #5: 35 Years of Renewable Energy

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has been working for 35 years to make solar power and other technologies a reality. David Biello reports
Jul 08 2012
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Rank #6: Burying Coal Ash for Good

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Five years later, what lessons have been learned from the Christmas coal ash spill? David Biello investigates
Nov 17 2013
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Rank #7: Clock Ticking on Climate Change Prevention

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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
Nov 02 2014
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Rank #8: Pope Francis Pleas for the Environment

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In a May 21 speech Pope Francis warned that despoiling the environment would come back to haunt humanity. David Biello reports
May 25 2014
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Rank #9: Wasted Food No More

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Massachusetts may ban big institutions from discarding food in the trash in a bid to cut down on the methane from landfills. David Biello reports
May 13 2012
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Rank #10: Oil-Eating Microbes Have Worldwide Underground Connections

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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
Feb 15 2015
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Rank #11: Eating the Lionfish

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The answer to an invasive fish species in the Atlantic and Caribbean may just be overfishing. David Biello reports
Jul 31 2011
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Rank #12: If the Fuel Source Ain't Clean, Your Electric Car Ain't Green

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A host of factors determine the role of electric and hybrid cars in reducing greenhouse gas pollution, such as whether coal is their ultimate fuel source. David Biello reports
Jan 26 2014
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Rank #13: Is Recycling Worth the Effort?

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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
Jan 28 2015
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Rank #14: Can the World Handle Chinese Cars?

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The first car mostly made in China has arrived for sale in the U.S. David Biello reports
Sep 18 2011
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Rank #15: Will Today's Trash Be Tomorrow's Island?

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Ancient trash heaps became modern tree islands in the Everglades. David Biello reports
Apr 03 2011
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Rank #16: Simmering Planet Keeps Heating

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Despite decades of warnings, greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, warming the world. Can such pollution peak this decade? David Biello asks
Dec 04 2011
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Rank #17: Protected Areas Get Short Shrift

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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
Nov 11 2014
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Rank #18: Durban Deal May Bring Climate Change Action into 21st Century

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As time ran out on the latest international climate change negotiations, an agreement was reached that includes all significant countries in the effort to reduce greenhouse gases. David Biello reports
Dec 11 2011
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Rank #19: Ants Could Help Warming Cry Uncle

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At test sites, the exposure of rock by ants accelerated the absorption of atmospheric CO 2 by the rock by as much as 335 times compared with ant-free areas. David Biello reports
Jul 21 2014
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Rank #20: It's Not Dead, It's Resting

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There are a wide variety of life forms that can come back to life. David Biello reports
Apr 08 2012
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