World Ocean Radio
Weekly environmental podcast
Hurricane Harvey and the Future: What Would a New Houston Look Like?
September 12, 2017 06:34 AM PDT
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consumption, unmitigated growth, and fossil fuels, critics now point to the consequences of development based on an outdated paradigm.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
September 05, 2017 11:11 AM PDT
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
August 29, 2017 11:15 AM PDT
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
August 22, 2017 10:26 AM PDT
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
August 15, 2017 10:45 AM PDT
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.Who Governs the High Seas?
August 08, 2017 11:45 AM PDT
Since the creation and ratification of the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), many international experts have debated how best to create a binding instrument to address marine areas outside of national jurisdiction—the high seas. In this episode of World Ocean Radio we detail the complex and time-consuming process of creating, coordinating and implementing international ocean policy. And we hail the work of the many people who contribute to building an effective, practical, and applicable agreement for the benefit of all.Healing with Fish
July 24, 2017 01:43 PM PDT
An innovative company in Iceland has developed a product from fish skin to treat chronic wounds so that new skin can grow. Called Omega 3 Wound, developed by Kerecis Limited, and approved by the FDA, this product illustrates that we have the capacity to use 100% of the fish, thereby maximizing the value of the catch and accelerating economic opportunity around the globe.Russia and the Arctic
July 18, 2017 11:32 AM PDT
As Finland begins to outline its Arctic Council agenda for the next two years, Russian involvement and investment in the region continues to grow at a fast pace. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill explains Russia’s history in the Arctic and their present and future interest, centered primarily on the extraction of oil and mineral resources. And he cautions that Russia, with their advantage to the region via fleet size and access, shows little concern for the consequences of the inevitable negative outcomes from increased exploitative activity.Deep Sea Mining in Papua New Guinea
July 10, 2017 12:55 PM PDT
The ocean is continually and exhaustively over-exploited: over-fishing by international fisheries, sand mining for construction projects and artificial islands, coral reefs and marine species for medical advances, and deep sea mining for minerals. In this episode of World Ocean Radio we discuss the controversial Solwara One project proposed by Nautilus Inc. for mining minerals offshore Papua New Guinea. We share outcomes from the Nautilus Annual Meeting and read a selection of comments from community members opposed to the project.The Flattened Ocean
July 05, 2017 07:22 AM PDT
Age old discoveries and scientific advances have long dispelled the belief that the earth is flat. Recent technological advances have moved recorded data into third dimension visualization, yet today we continue to depict and understand the world in two dimensions. In this episode of World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill asks us to consider how we might add dimension to our ways of thinking in order to fully understand and interact with Earth's dynamic systems.
World Ocean Radio is a project of the World Ocean Observatory, online at worldoceanobservatory.org. 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 community radio stations worldwide.
World Ocean Radio is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays on a wide range of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects, brought to you by long-time host Peter Neill. Available for RSS feed, podcast, and syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide.
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