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Opinion: Michael Mann, Australia, And Climate Change

In an editorial for ‘The Guardian,’ Michael Mann recounts his recent visit to one of Australia’s biggest burn sites—and contemplates how climate change will affect its future.

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Book Club: The Great Lakes

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Ocean Priorities

Ira talks with Peter Seligmann, chairman of Conservation International, and with Philippe Cousteau Jr. about the connections between ocean policy, the environment, and the economy.

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Chile Peppers

In this segment, live from Tucson, Arizona, we’ll take a scientific look at the chile pepper, from the chemistry and biology of a pepper’s burn, to the psychology of why some people like it hot. Grab some salsa and listen in!

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