World Ocean Radio
Weekly environmental podcast
Hearts in the Ice: A Citizen Science Adventure of a Lifetime
July 16, 2019 07:50 AM PDT
With the Hearts in the Ice expedition set to begin one month from now, World Ocean Radio is revisiting a special episode dedicated to the upcoming 270-day exploration of the Arctic at the Bamsebu trapper’s cabin in the high north. Hearts in the Ice is a citizen science initiative that Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Falun Strom will undertake next month as a means to create a global dialogue around changes in the Polar regions that impact us all.Underland and Underwater
July 09, 2019 08:23 AM PDT
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.Environmental Crime
June 25, 2019 08:09 AM PDT
In this episode of World Ocean Radio we look back at the most egregious actions and decisions taken by individuals, corporations and governments which has led to the environmental crises we now face. The big offenders on the list include the willful ignorance of the early science that foreshadowed what was to come, energy companies, corporate greed, CO2 emissions, fracking, fossil fuels, fertilizers, plastics, and our collective unwillingness to preserve natural systems for the future of all.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.
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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