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Soul of the Sea in the Age of the Algorithm
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October 18, 2017 01:25 PM PDT
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"Soul of the Sea in the Age of the Algorithm" is a new book by Dr. Gregory Stone and Nishan Degnarain, produced in association with World Ocean Observatory Publications. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill outlines the book and explains the ways in which it provokes the imagination, reveals the advantages of new technologies, calls for creative and talented young people to apply their knowledge and skill in the ocean world, and provides an optimistic platform for a future sustained by the capacity of the ocean.

Arctic Futures, Part Three
Clean
October 10, 2017 01:05 PM PDT
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part three of a four-part series on the Arctic. In this episode, host Peter Neill discusses the melting of sea ice, its causes, the adaptation of native Arctic people, and the potential for future exploitation and passage as sea ice continues to recede.

Arctic Futures, part two
Clean
October 03, 2017 08:02 AM PDT
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part two of a four-part series on the Arctic. In this episode, host Peter Neill examines the Finland chairmanship of the Arctic Council (2017-2019), outlines their statement of intent, speculates about why the Finland approach is so different from past agendas, and ways in which their innovative approach may make it possible for them to succeed for the Arctic.

Arctic Futures, Part One
Clean
September 26, 2017 09:03 AM PDT
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part one of a four-part series on the Arctic. In this episode, host Peter Neill examines governance, oversight, resources, and the conditions and challenges facing the Arctic. He describes the work of the Arctic Council, an eight-nation consortium with jurisdiction in the region, and outlines the processes and responsibilities of stewardship by those member nations.

Arctic Futures, Part One
Clean
September 26, 2017 08:51 AM PDT
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part one of a four-part series on the Arctic. In this episode, host Peter Neill examines governance, oversight, resources, and the conditions and challenges facing the Arctic. He describes the work of the Arctic Council, an eight-nation consortium with jurisdiction in the region, and outlines the processes and responsibilities of stewardship by those member nations.

Hurricane Harvey and the Future: What Would a New Houston Look Like?
Clean
September 12, 2017 06:34 AM PDT
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Natural forces unleashed an epic scale of destruction on Houston and surrounding areas of Texas. Built upon consumption, unmitigated growth, and fossil fuels, critics now point to the consequences of development based on an outdated paradigm. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill asks, “What are the questions we should be asking, and what are the lessons to be learned from this catastrophe?” and he suggests a new, reorganizing principle on which to rebuild, one that redesigns in the face of a changing climate future, and one that manages growth and treats water as an asset, not an enemy.

Modern Alchemy: Drinking Water from the Air
Clean
September 05, 2017 11:11 AM PDT
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In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill shares a technology first developed by a team of scientists from MIT and UC Berkeley that could radically change the world by mitigating the global water crisis.

The Privilege of Nature
Clean
August 29, 2017 11:15 AM PDT
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After a recent three-week sailing voyage in the North Atlantic, host Peter Neill returns to World Ocean Radio to share observations from being in a distant ocean environment, and how important it is for us to commit to action for protection of the natural places that improve and sustain us.

About the World Ocean Observatory
Clean
August 22, 2017 10:26 AM PDT
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After more than 430 episodes of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill takes this week to outline what the World Ocean Observatory does, and the ways in which we reach people around the globe through various programs, social networks, and our vast website of educational resources.

Civil Engineering and the Chicago Ship Canal
Clean
August 15, 2017 10:45 AM PDT
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The Chicago Ship Canal is a major feat of civil engineering, and has been controversial and problematic since the beginning. Pollution from an ever-growing human population, the added demand for increased ship and barge traffic, and the introduction of Asian carp into the waterway in the 1970s have posed increased challenges and new threats both upstream and downstream. In this episode of World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill outlines the present situation and the expensive, multi-year plan to restore a natural barrier that was destroyed more than 100 years ago.

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