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Leading science journalists provide a weekly one-minute report on the science of the environment and the future of energy. Scientific American offers three other podcasts: the daily "60-Second Science" and the weekly "60-Second Psych" as well as "Science Talk." To view all our archived podcasts please visit: www.scientificamerican.com/podcast

Latest Episodes

New Map Knows Noise

National Park Service researchers recorded ambient sound from all over the country to find out where there’s still stillness. David Biello reports

2 MIN2015 FEB 24
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New Map Knows Noise

Oil-Eating Microbes Have Worldwide Underground Connections

Life thrives even deep inside Earth and scientists are beginning to suspect extensive connections among those underground environments. David Biello reports

1 MIN2015 FEB 16
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Oil-Eating Microbes Have Worldwide Underground Connections

Siberian Winters See Temp Uptick

The long-term winter warming of Russia’s far north has gotten a boost from industrialization. David Biello reports

1 MIN2015 FEB 9
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Siberian Winters See Temp Uptick

Dig This: China Cuts Coal Production

The biggest single source of global warming pollution actually started to shrink in 2014. David Biello reports

1 MIN2015 FEB 2
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Dig This: China Cuts Coal Production

Is Recycling Worth the Effort?

The value of recycling depends on the material in question and whether all hidden costs and benefits go into the analysis. David Biello reports

1 MIN2015 JAN 29
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Is Recycling Worth the Effort?

Tropical Forests Pay Price for Gold Rush

Desire for gold has made mining in tropical forests financially worthwhile, leading to ecosystem destruction. Cynthia Graber reports

1 MIN2015 JAN 21
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Tropical Forests Pay Price for Gold Rush

Cheap Oil Means Raise the Gas T-Word

Low oil prices present an opportunity to come to grips with our crumbling infrastructure and the cost of climate change. David Biello reports

1 MIN2015 JAN 12
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Cheap Oil Means Raise the Gas T-Word

Meet the (Newest Known) Beetles!

Researchers announced the discovery of 98 beetle species previously unknown to science. David Biello reports

1 MIN2014 DEC 31
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Meet the (Newest Known) Beetles!

Oil Spill Sullies World Heritage Site

The Sundarbans, part of the world's largest mangrove forest and stretching across India and Bangladesh, have been tarnished by a 350,000-liter oil spill. David Biello reports

1 MIN2014 DEC 23
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Oil Spill Sullies World Heritage Site

Plummeting Petroleum Price Gases Up Global Warming

Good news for gas and oil consumers can be bad news for the environment. David Biello reports

1 MIN2014 DEC 16
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Plummeting Petroleum Price Gases Up Global Warming

Latest Episodes

New Map Knows Noise

National Park Service researchers recorded ambient sound from all over the country to find out where there’s still stillness. David Biello reports

2 MIN2015 FEB 24
Comments
New Map Knows Noise

Oil-Eating Microbes Have Worldwide Underground Connections

Life thrives even deep inside Earth and scientists are beginning to suspect extensive connections among those underground environments. David Biello reports

1 MIN2015 FEB 16
Comments
Oil-Eating Microbes Have Worldwide Underground Connections

Siberian Winters See Temp Uptick

The long-term winter warming of Russia’s far north has gotten a boost from industrialization. David Biello reports

1 MIN2015 FEB 9
Comments
Siberian Winters See Temp Uptick

Dig This: China Cuts Coal Production

The biggest single source of global warming pollution actually started to shrink in 2014. David Biello reports

1 MIN2015 FEB 2
Comments
Dig This: China Cuts Coal Production

Is Recycling Worth the Effort?

The value of recycling depends on the material in question and whether all hidden costs and benefits go into the analysis. David Biello reports

1 MIN2015 JAN 29
Comments
Is Recycling Worth the Effort?

Tropical Forests Pay Price for Gold Rush

Desire for gold has made mining in tropical forests financially worthwhile, leading to ecosystem destruction. Cynthia Graber reports

1 MIN2015 JAN 21
Comments
Tropical Forests Pay Price for Gold Rush

Cheap Oil Means Raise the Gas T-Word

Low oil prices present an opportunity to come to grips with our crumbling infrastructure and the cost of climate change. David Biello reports

1 MIN2015 JAN 12
Comments
Cheap Oil Means Raise the Gas T-Word

Meet the (Newest Known) Beetles!

Researchers announced the discovery of 98 beetle species previously unknown to science. David Biello reports

1 MIN2014 DEC 31
Comments
Meet the (Newest Known) Beetles!

Oil Spill Sullies World Heritage Site

The Sundarbans, part of the world's largest mangrove forest and stretching across India and Bangladesh, have been tarnished by a 350,000-liter oil spill. David Biello reports

1 MIN2014 DEC 23
Comments
Oil Spill Sullies World Heritage Site

Plummeting Petroleum Price Gases Up Global Warming

Good news for gas and oil consumers can be bad news for the environment. David Biello reports

1 MIN2014 DEC 16
Comments
Plummeting Petroleum Price Gases Up Global Warming