February 2013 - Isla Earth Radio Series

Series produced by Catalina Island Conservancy

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Fun, entertaining, science-based radio show exploring critical issues regarding our natural world.

Isla Earth, a production of the Catalina Island Conservancy, is a radio series exploring environmental issues of local, national, and global importance. Our mission is to increase ecological awareness, deepen understanding, and encourage environmentally sustainable choices.


20 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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If your friends call you an “early adopter," you’ll want to take note of MIT student Ben Gulak’s [Goo Lack] way-cool emission-free vehicle. It loo...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2013
  • Length: 01:30
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Remember playing with animal match books? By flipping the left- or right-hand pages you could match the picture of an animal’s head with its body. ...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2013
  • Length: 01:30
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Can a stock market tool save a species? Conservationists often struggle to project animal populations because they hinge on complicated, interdepen...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2013
  • Length: 01:30
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When the Moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, it’s the environment! At least it is at Pizza Fusion -- a chain of gourmet pizzerias. They’re ope...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2013
  • Length: 01:30
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Ever wanted to go organic in your garden, but didn’t know how? Well, students in East Palo Alto, California, are learning. In fact, they really di...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2013
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The Soap and Detergent Association is cleaning up its act. A recent conference that included officials from the Consumer Product Safety Commission,...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2013
  • Length: 01:30
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Montana ranchers will tell you non-native plants are tough to wrangle. And getting rid of them? Even tougher.

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Golf balls away, my boys, golf balls away…For sailors at sea, seems there’s nothing more relaxing than hitting a few golf balls off the deck of a s...

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Raising endangered birds...on a volcano? It has benefits -- or, so says Alan Lieberman, head of the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center, perched on H...

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That classic American pastime, washing the family car, might soon get washed down the drain.

  • Added: Jan 31, 2013
  • Length: 01:30
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It’s possible to be eco-friendly in this life and the next, with “green,” or, “natural” burials. Bob Butz, author of “Going Out Green,” describes ...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2013
  • Length: 01:30
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Imagine a conventional, gas-powered car, with no carbon emissions. I mean, absolutely zero. In the cartoon world, the only way to do that was a ban...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2013
  • Length: 01:30
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The shape of our cities might be determining…the shape of our bodies.

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Have you ever thought of using your loved ones as compost? Uh, I’d better explain…

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Home, home on the range only covers 20 percent of what it used to. That’s worldwide, according to a new study from the World Wildlife Fund. Human e...

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Economist Nathan Fiala of the University of California at Irvine has a beef…about beef. Specifically, he's concerned about the impact producing bee...

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French poet Paul Valery wrote, “the trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.” He might’ve been onto something. Accordin...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2013
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The business of conservation -- preserving and protecting an ecosystem and all of the plants and animals in it -- is often characterized as interfe...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2013
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There’s now a shortcut between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, courtesy of climate change.

  • Added: Jan 31, 2013
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Ever wonder what jet fuel is made of? So do scientists from four universities working on a $7.5 million project funded by the Air Force and an airc...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2013
  • Length: 01:30