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World Ocean Radio

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World Ocean Radio is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays on a wide range of ocean topics. Available for syndicated use at no cost by college and community radio stations worldwide.

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World Ocean Radio is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays on a wide range of ocean topics. Available for syndicated use at no cost by college and community radio stations worldwide.

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Love the ocean? You’ll love World Ocean Radio!

By Badgerata - Sep 12 2018
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This is one of my favorite environmental podcasts. Short episodes each week tackling complex issues. Each week I’m left asking myself questions about what I can do to make a difference, and the changes that I can make in my home, community, government and country to combat the many issues facing our precious world ocean. Thank you!

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13 Ratings
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12
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Love the ocean? You’ll love World Ocean Radio!

By Badgerata - Sep 12 2018
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This is one of my favorite environmental podcasts. Short episodes each week tackling complex issues. Each week I’m left asking myself questions about what I can do to make a difference, and the changes that I can make in my home, community, government and country to combat the many issues facing our precious world ocean. Thank you!
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World Ocean Radio

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World Ocean Radio is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays on a wide range of ocean topics. Available for syndicated use at no cost by college and community radio stations worldwide.

Rank #1: The Outlaw Ocean, Part Two

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This week on World Ocean Radio we offer part two of a four-part series devoted to "The Outlaw Ocean," a new book by award-winning New York Times investigative journalist Ian Urbina. In this episode we discuss the potential for corruption not only at sea but at the many ports around the world. More than 90% of the world's goods are carried to market by sea, and bribery in ports adds hundreds of millions of dollars each year in unofficial import taxes and transport costs.

Sep 19 2019

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Rank #2: Underland and Underwater

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How often do we think about what lies below the surface of the land, below the sea floor? This week on World Ocean Radio we're thinking about water and our reckless consumption of it for agriculture, industry, and what we consume for both our basic needs and for our survival. How long before we exhaust the supply? In this episode we discuss the value of water underland, the water melting from warming glaciers, from the ice cap, the surface water and the water from the aquifers, and we call for a response to a rapidly changing environment that will soon demand one.

Jul 09 2019

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Rank #3: The Outlaw Ocean, Part Four

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This week on World Ocean Radio we conclude our four-part series devoted to "The Outlaw Ocean", a new book by award-winning New York Times investigative journalist Ian Urbina. In this episode we ask, "After four years of reporting across the world on vivid and corrupt aspects of the ocean, what comes next? What conclusions can be made? How can we apply what is to be learned from this remarkable adventure?"

Oct 01 2019

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Rank #4: The Outlaw Ocean, Part Two

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This week on World Ocean Radio we offer part two of a four-part series devoted to "The Outlaw Ocean," a new book by award-winning New York Times investigative journalist Ian Urbina. In this episode we discuss the potential for corruption not only at sea but at the many ports around the world. More than 90% of the world's goods are carried to market by sea, and bribery in ports adds hundreds of millions of dollars each year in unofficial import taxes and transport costs.

Sep 19 2019

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Rank #5: The Outlaw Ocean, Part Three

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This week on World Ocean Radio we offer part three of a four-part series devoted to "The Outlaw Ocean", a new book by award-winning New York Times investigative journalist Ian Urbina. In this episode we discuss the crime of ocean dumping--oil and waste, spent munitions, nuclear material, malfeasance in the cruise ship industry, plastics and airborne pollutants such as mercury and carbon dioxide.

Sep 24 2019

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Rank #6: Project Drawdown

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This week on World Ocean Radio we introduce listeners to Project Drawdown, a collective of scholars and innovators assembled to address the challenges of climate change and social confusion around the issue. In this episode we discuss Paul Hawken's book, "Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming", now in its tenth printing, and the steps required to recapture the political and social agenda for an equitable ecosystem for the future. Learn more at worldoceanobservatory.org/world-ocean-radio

Aug 20 2019

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Rank #7: The Halcyon Ocean

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This week we are talking about ocean calm and the ways that we are affected in mind, body and spirit by a peaceful ocean. In this episode we tell the myth of Alkyone and her transformation from woman to kingfisher, and the breathless calm required to hatch her fledglings at sea. hal·cy·on /ˈhalsēən/ 1. adjective denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy, calm, and peaceful. 2. noun A bird in Greek legend generally associated with the kingfisher. There was an ancient belief that the bird nested on the sea, which it calmed in order to lay its eggs on a floating nest.

Jun 04 2019

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Rank #8: Storage Solutions for a Clean Energy Solutions

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As we are increasingly reliant on energy to power our grids, our devices, our batteries, our electric vehicles, our computers and our systems, the requirement for storage increases exponentially. We currently derive a significant portion of this energy storage from extraction--mining for rare earth metals and uranium. In this episode of World Ocean Radio we ask, "Where are the inventive and novel ways to generate energy and store it?" And in response we propose OTEC--ocean thermal energy conversion--as a new way for nature to generate and store our energy needs into a sustainable future.

Jul 30 2019

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Rank #9: The Outlaw Ocean, Part One

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The outlaw ocean, a space apart, hidden from view, a place of rampant criminality and exploitation. This week on World Ocean Radio we offer part one of a four-part series devoted to "The Outlaw Ocean," a new book by award-winning New York Times investigative journalist Ian Urbina. In this episode we read select excerpts from this remarkable journalistic endeavor that begin to shine a light on just some of the dark side of life on the world ocean of which most of us are completely unaware.

Sep 10 2019

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Rank #10: Cetacean Protection Challenge

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In this episode of World Ocean Radio we call upon the Canadian government to amend and expand their June 2019 legislative action--the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act--to include a global reserve for whales, dolphins, porpoise and other cetaceans in the fertile Hudson Bay near Manitoba where an estimated 60,000 beluga whales migrate each year to feed and mate.

Aug 27 2019

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