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Learning to be a Good Primate-PW076

How does what we’re learning about the great apes teach us about our humanity and hopes for survival on planet earth? Our guest on this week’s Planet Watch is Michelle Merrill. She is currently an independent consultant (perplexedprimate.org) and the founder of Novasutras.org. She taught anthropology and sustainability courses at Cabrillo College from 2006 to 2013. She • Read More »


Deep Sea Explorers and Elephant Seals-PW075

On the podcast we hear an interview with deep sea researcher Linda Snook whose work takes her 1500 feet down underwater in a tiny submersible. The creatures she sees few people lay eyes on in a lifetime; giant sea bass, strange worms, and lantern fish are some of the surprises she finds on old oil • Read More »


Volcanoes Changing the Earth-PW074

David Clague is our guest on Planet Watch. He is a senior scientist and volcanologist at MBARI, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. He talks about how Kilauea and other large active volcanoes help us learn more about our planet. Dave’s research interests are nearly all related to the formation and degradation of oceanic volcanoes, • Read More »


Fossil Free UC: A Divestment Movement with Momentum-PW073

At the University of California, students and faculty are engaged in a campaign to get one of the country’s largest public university systems to divest their financial interests in fossil fuel companies on moral grounds and with the argument supporting polluting industries that contribute to global warming is contrary to the values of the institution.They • Read More »