Canary in a Coal Mine (MWV16)

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
Coral reefs are dying a death of a thousand cuts and their disappearance threatens not only the incredibly diverse ecosystem that depends on them, but also human health and welfare. In this episode of MicrobeWorld Video marine scientists Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Ph.D. , chair of marine studies at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, and Kiho Kim, Ph.D. , director of the environmental studies program at American University, explain the important relationship between microbes...

Early Spring and Autumn in Cowles Bog

submitted by: chris.g.meyer
This film is meant to both highlight the value of conservation and to inspire fascination and curiosity with Nature. This is achieved by briefly contrasting the industrialized southern lakeshore of Lake Michigan with two nearby national parks (Cowles Bog National Natural Landmark and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore) and by exhibiting the beauty and diversity of the parks in two hikes recorded in Autumn 2007 and Spring 2008. The hikes begin in Cowles Bog and follow a trail out to the...

Welcome to the New Normal

Scripps Oceanography research suggests that climate change will require a complete rethinking of water delivery systems in the West. That'll be step one.

Modern Transportation and Infectious Disease – MWV15

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
From your local bus route to international air travel, infectious diseases can spread across the globe in a matter of hours. In this video podcast episode filmed at the Koshland Science Museum in Washington, D.C., Stephen Eubank from the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute of Virginia Tech and Daniel Lucey from Georgetown University discuss the role of transportation in the spread of disease and examine the effectiveness of various measures to curb transmission. Stephen Eubank, Ph.D., is a...

Chinese Chestnut Tree Identification

submitted by: rzander

The Chinese Chestnut is commonly mistaken for the American Chestnut. Here are some pointers on the differences between the two. The American Chestnut Society is attempting to re-establish the latter in the North American forest, and biotype diversity requires many American Chestnut crosses with resistant forms.

Explorer 1 -- JPL and the Beginnings of the Space Age

submitted by: nasa

2007 was a year of scientific suprises and major milestones for JPL missions studying Earth, our solar system and distant galaxies. Part of the NASA Podcast series.