World Ocean Radio
Weekly environmental podcast
Lost at Sea
June 18, 2019 01:32 PM PDT
Visiting coastal graveyards in Ireland some years ago, World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill observed the many stones of sailors lost at sea and began to contemplate the coastal ports in the United States, and the ways that cities and ports alongshore honor--or forget--those who dedicated their lives to the seaborne pursuits of fishing, boatbuilding, the merchant trades, and international commerce.A Climate Conversion
June 11, 2019 09:00 AM PDT
This week on World Ocean Radio we're talking about solutions to the climate challenge by highlighting some modern examples of conversion: industries across America shifting from conventional and failing ways of doing business to an embrace of enterprising and inventive opportunities for a sustainable future.The Halcyon Ocean
June 04, 2019 09:08 AM PDT
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.
May 21, 2019 07:48 AM PDT
The World Ocean Observatory is partnering with Main Street Bucksport this year for the 4th annual International Maritime Film Festival, a celebration of maritime heritage, spirit of adventure, concern for the environment, and ingenuity of boats and waterborne pursuits. In this week's episode of World Ocean Radio we discuss the upcoming festival and call for submissions, and reflect on the importance and power of the written word, photographs and film to make us aware of issues and to act toward change with new conviction.
May 14, 2019 07:07 AM PDT
This week on World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill gets us thinking about seawater: as a resource for fresh drinking water, as a means for robust renewable energy, and perhaps so much more; and he discusses the potential for inventive ideas using ocean systems that have yet to be imagined or explored.
May 07, 2019 08:53 AM PDT
Bridges are physical structures born from the ingenuity and hard work of humankind, engineered to connect things from one side to another. Bridges are also symbols and metaphors. This week on World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill muses about the bridge between despair and hope, between resistance and reinvention, between past and future. In this episode he encourages us to have the courage and determination to cross over to the other side where a sustainable future awaits.Green New Deal and the Blue Economy
April 30, 2019 08:41 AM PDT
The Green New Deal has received much attention in the United States recently as one possible response to the challenging circumstances we face worldwide. In this episode of World Ocean Radio we outline a recent paper published by The Ocean Foundation which addresses the question, "How does the Green New Deal integrate with the best desired practices and changes for the ocean?" Their report outlines three ocean areas that must be considered as part of a vision and strategy for developing a more sustainable economy: shipping, energy production and food security.Sunburst: The Power and Viability of Solar Energy
April 23, 2019 12:06 PM PDT
Solar energy has emerged worldwide as a serious and viable alternative to fossil fuels, and can now be found in many places around the world. In this episode of World Ocean Radio we argue that solar power must be recognized as the most powerful energy technology available to us today as a means to mitigate changing climate and the deterioration of public health and security worldwide.Citizen Science and the Ocean
April 15, 2019 01:26 PM PDT
There has never been a better time to be a citizen scientist--those individuals interested in the collection of data toward solutions, the expansion of public awareness, to satisfy curiosity, and to help development concrete actions for the protection of the ocean. In this episode of World Ocean Radio we provide a number of examples of ocean science initiatives for the curious at heart, whether your interest is penguins, birds, clouds, phytoplankton or any other feature of the ocean world.
Up and Down the Food Chain
April 09, 2019 09:32 AM PDT
Food webs describe who eats whom in an ecological community. In the aquatic food web, humans feed down the food chain, consuming lesser and lesser ocean predators and marine species without a consciousness of the consequences of our actions at the microscopic level. How do we persuade listeners to adopt a different perspective? How do we articulate an optimistic and realistic way of looking at who we are in relation to all the elements of the natural world? In this episode of World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill suggests we look at the food chain from the bottom up, and ascribe value to the base elements and fundamentals of ocean life so that all life may thrive and provide and endure.
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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