Plastisphere Podcast: Chatting about individual impact in The Plastisphere

When it comes to solving the issue of plastic pollution, who would you say is responsible? Is it individuals like you and me, is it the corporations that produce plastics or products made from it, or is it the government with its rules and regulations?

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Discover the planet’s last few ‘naturally quiet’ places

From Taiwan to Washington state, peaceful places remind us that quiet has the power to heal, especially in these pandemic times.

ISGP's "The Forum" Podcast: Sugar, we're goin' down

Sugar substitutes are popular for many reasons, but rumors about their impacts on health are rampant.


ISGP's "The Forum" Podcast: If at first you don't succeed

The Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, are a set of targets for the world to meet by the year 2030. Learn how science and technology can help us accomplish them.


ISGP's "The Forum" Podcast: Meet the Plastics

Plastic pollution in waterways harms marine life and could even affect human health. Learn how a combination of individual and collective actions can help make a dent in this growing global challenge. Featuring: Kera Abraham Panni, Monterey Bay Aquarium


ISGP's "The Forum" Podcast: The keto my heart

Diets like keto, paleo, alkaline, intermittent fasting, and carb cycling are all the rage, but how much do you know about the effects they have on human and environmental health.


LISTEN: Planet of the Vapes by ISGP's "The Forum"

Are e-cigarettes safe? Are they less harmful than traditional cigarettes? And do they help people quit smoking, or do they encourage non-smokers to start?


ISGP's "The Forum" Podcast: Oil and water

What constitutes an oil spill, what effects can spills have, and how do responders clean them up? Learn the basics of oil spill response and why remediation challenges must be overcome on a case-by-case basis.


ISGP's "The Forum" Podcast: Gas line bling

Anaerobic digestion describes the process of using microorganisms to break down food and animal waste, generating biogas as a result. Learn how biogas can be used as a renewable source of heat and energy, as well as hurdles hindering broad implementation.


ISGP's "The Forum" Podcast: When life gives you emissions

This week @ISGPforum co-hosts discuss opportunities and challenges associated with carbon dioxide utilization. Can this ideal solution help address climate change?


LISTEN: Visiting climate migrants in New Bern, North Carolina

Lewis Raven Wallace visits displaced residents in New Bern, North Carolina, who are still struggling for housing and health in the wake of last year's Hurricane Florence.

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Overpopulation Podcast: Vision of a sustainable population future

Yes, the world is overpopulated, but the problem is NOT too big to solve. In this roundtable discussion we've convened the "overpopulation solution team" from World Population Balance to offer a "sustainable future" scenario.


ISGP's "The Forum" Podcast: Pollination Nation

Bees are quite possibly the most important pollinators on the planet, but their well-being is under siege. Learn what's happening to the bees, how this could affect our food system, and what governments and individuals are doing to help address the problem.


Overpopulation Podcast: Democracy cannot survive overpopulation

In the aftermath of the midterm U.S. election in November, 2018, the World Population Balance team discusses the ways democracy is hamstrung by overpopulation.


ISGP's "The Forum" Podcast: The representation approximation

The public's impression of scientists (and science as a whole) is often shaped by characters depicted in TV or movies. How has the portrayal of scientists in the entertainment industry changed over time, and what can a show like The Big Bang Theory teach us about the strategic use of science in pop culture?

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Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

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