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Climate Change: Impact on Plants – PW005

Plants and Climate Change: How will plants survive the wide swings in climate that are expected in the next century? To understand how short-term weather patterns, altered atmospheric composition, and climate change drive plant physiology, the structure of biological communities, and ecosystem processes, join Dr. Michael Loik, Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of • Read More »


Frans Lanting: Nature Photographer – PW004

Internationally acclaimed nature photographer Frans Lanting talks about his recent expedition to Antarctica and Patagonia, tracing the steps of Ernest Shackelton’s infamous expedition to the south pole. Frans Lanting has been hailed as one of the great nature photographers of our time. For three decades he has documented wildlife from the Amazon to Antarctica to promote • Read More »


Reduce green house gases while generating profitable products – PW003

Brian Sefton and Merc Martinelli of Oakbio, a “Carbon Capture and Utilization” company, are interviewed on today’s Planet Watch Radio podcast. Global emissions of carbon dioxide exceed 35 billion tons annually. These emissions are unsustainable and threaten the very habitability of our planet. Melting glaciers and ice caps, rising sea levels, unprecedented weather extremes are • Read More »


Mitigating Global Warming by Engineering Carbon Out of the Atmosphere – PW002

Global warming, or human-induced climate change, is a “hot topic” worldwide. Innovations in sustainable energy technologies are being implemented around the world to help reduce CO2 in Earth’s atmosphere, with positive impacts on the climate. But even if CO2 emissions trend downward globally, we will not be able to sufficiently mitigate climate change by just replacing • Read More »


Coasts in Crisis: A Global Challenge – PW001

Coastal regions around the world have become increasingly crowded, intensively developed, and severely exploited. Hundreds of millions of people living in these low-lying areas are subject to short-term coastal hazards such as cyclones, hurricanes, and destruction due to El Niño, and are also exposed to the long-term threat of global sea-level rise. Griggs provides an overview • Read More »