Werner Kurz

Apr. 25, 2008

Tiny Beetle, Big Impact

An increase in the numbers of mountain pine beetles feeding on trees in Canada could turn the carbon-sink forests into greenhouse gas liabilities. We'll talk with a scientist about how a tiny beetle could have a significant impact on the carbon balance in

trees, carbon dioxide, carbon sequestration, climate, ecosystems

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Medical Oddities from the Bowels of the Mütter

\t"Disturbingly informative," is how museum director Robert Hicks describes Philadelphia's Mütter Museum--items of interest include a gangrenous hand, wax models of extinct diseases, deformed bones and body parts. Now imagine what's in the basement. Science Friday got a behind-the-scenes tour.

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