Biologist, author, and cancer survivor, Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D. writes about climate change, ecology, and the links between human health and the environment. Steingraber’s highly acclaimed book, Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment was the first to bring together data on toxic releases with data from U.S. cancer registries and was […]
Leah Pawpaw Potter-Weight and Kase Intermediate-Wheatgrass Wheatley discuss agroforestry with Maayan Kreitzman, a PhD student from the University of British Colombia. Agroforestry is widely practiced in tropical climates worldwide and provides a large percentage of calories in those places especially relative to here in the United States. Agroforestry has received much hype here in the […]
Have you ever driven by a farm field and seen a lone oak tree standing amongst a sea of corn? It’s quite a stunning sight. Keefe Keeley, executive director of the Savanna Institute, discusses agroforestry, the concept of integrating tree crops into agricultural landscapes, and their potential to mitigate climate change, restore wildlife habitat, and […]
Esty Dinur hosts an open line, and receives a slew of calls. Listeners called in about chicken little-ism, marching in the streets, the commons, eminent domain, and the Takings Clause, and concerns about environmental disasters and climate change.
Tonight’s episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine is all about a winter’s treat – snow, or a lack of it this winter. But while we play and make snowmen in the snow, there’s plenty going on by critters and plants underneath the snow cover. In fact, one of our guests tonight, Jonathan Pauli from UW-Madison’s […]
Tonight, the Perpetual Notion Machine learns how new advanced technology helps in gathering data on wildlife diversity and the health of ecosystems. Will Cushman welcomes Phil Townsend, professor in forest and wildlife ecology at UW-Madison, as his guest. Phil explains that for any ecosystem to remain healthy and vibrant depends on a wide range of […]