Ben Halpern

Feb. 15, 2008

State of the Oceans

We depend on them for food, recreation, and more -- so why do we treat our oceans so badly? In this hour, Ira and guests take a look at the state of the world's ocean ecosystems. The prognosis isn't good -- but is it hopeless?

oceans, ecosystems, water, coral, fish

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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The Myth of the Woolly Bear

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