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Living on Earth: This Week's Show.

Lead - 6 hours 27 min ago
The traveler's guide to space, wolves under the gun, marching for science, and much more.

Scientists should just be political.

Environmental justice - 6 hours 27 min ago
The sorrow of the March for Science did not hit me until I saw a photo from it—an older woman standing next to a homemade sign adorned with Ms. Frizzle.

State blasted over Irish Air Corps safety.

Cancer - 6 hours 27 min ago
A whistleblower has criticised the Government’s handling of allegations of health and safety management in the Air Corps, claiming that staff exposure to toxic chemicals has caused the deaths and chronic illnesses suffered by members and their families.

Granddaughter of coal breaker becomes local leader against climate change.

Cancer - 6 hours 27 min ago
Not everyone in coal country was won over by Trump’s promises.

Living on Earth: This Week's Show.

Asthma - 6 hours 27 min ago
The traveler's guide to space, wolves under the gun, marching for science, and much more.

A threat to Scajaquada Creek - and neighbors.

Cancer - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 10:00
It’s not the view from Virginia Golden’s front porch of the former General Motors plant that bothers her. It’s the toxic gunk – up to 110,000 gallons of it – that’s underneath the plant.

How a professional climate change denier discovered the lies and decided to fight for science.

Distorting science - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 10:00
The hardest part of reversing the warming of the planet may be convincing climate change skeptics of the need to do so. There seems no project more urgent than persuading climate deniers to reconsider their views.

Vaccine myths.

Mercury - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:00
Health officials say vaccines are safe, so where do common vaccine concerns come from?

Vaccine myths.

Distorting science - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:00
Health officials say vaccines are safe, so where do common vaccine concerns come from?

Vaccines on trial.

Distorting science - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:00
The U.S. vaccine court weighs real versus bogus risks.

The science of persuasion.

Distorting science - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:00
Vaccines save lives. But what is the most effective way to convince worried parents?

Vaccine myths.

Children's health - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:00
Health officials say vaccines are safe, so where do common vaccine concerns come from?

Vaccines on trial.

Children's health - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:00
The U.S. vaccine court weighs real versus bogus risks.

The science of persuasion.

Children's health - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:00
Vaccines save lives. But what is the most effective way to convince worried parents?

Vaccine myths.

Cancer - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:00
Health officials say vaccines are safe, so where do common vaccine concerns come from?

One specific wavelength of UV light might be the secret weapon against superbugs.

Cancer - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:00
After he saw a friend die of an antibiotic-resistant infection–following a minor surgery, despite the friend’s overall health–physicist David Brenner decided to devote his own research to the challenge of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Zika virus persists in the nervous system and elsewhere.

Women's health - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:00
Studies of infected rhesus monkeys reveal the virus’s long-term hiding places in the body.

Why even our water supply Is not safe from hackers.

Water quantity - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:00
In early 2016, it was revealed that the control system of a massive water utility serving millions was hacked—and it was not just a garden-variety data breach.

The scientists fighting to save us from a world without coffee.

Water quantity - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:00
Climate change is threatening your morning caffeine fix.

Lessons from Abu Dhabi on using renewables to power desalination.

Water quantity - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:00
Abu Dhabi’s renewable-energy company Masdar is working to reduce the energy intensity needed to desalinate seawater and make it more economically viable, technology which could prove a boon for places such as California in the future.

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