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Month: June 2011

Distillations #124 – The Suburb

This is the second of Distillations’ four-part series Our Chemical Landscape. In this episode, we move from the city to the burbs, where increased sprawl is creating a host of traffic and related air quality issues. First, Distillations assistant producer Anne Fredrickson brings us a brief history of electric cars. Then, a feature from Austin, Texas where producer Lindsay Patterson explores how mass transit options might help mitigate growing transportation and pollution concerns in her area.

Commuters taking the highway to downtown Austin. Image courtesy of Flickr user Rutlo.

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Distillations #123 – Under the Sea

This episode was guest produced by my friend and colleague Ari Daniel Shapiro, host and producer of Ocean Gazing, a podcast about the science of the seas. First, Ari brings us to an underwater lab off the coast of Key West where scientists study the effects of CO2 on the coral reef. Then he visits a pontoon boat off the Oregon coast where researchers use light to study the seas.

Also – check out this beautiful audio slideshow Ari produced for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Image courtesy of Jim Maragos/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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