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Episode 19: How Researchers Fight Dust Storms and Desertification

New Mexico State Climatologist Dr. David DuBois discusses the latest in climate observation and air quality research.
Podcast 48 minutes
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Episode 18: Busting Vineyard Water Management Myths

In vineyards, too much water can be as bad as too little. Jaclyn Fiola, hydropedologist at Virginia Tech, shares her research on the influence of soil and precipitation in U.S. Mid-Atlantic vineyards.
Podcast 45 minutes
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Episode 17: The Science Behind Growing Food in Space

Dr. Bruce Bugbee discusses his space farming research and what we earthlings can learn from space farming techniques.
Podcast 50 minutes
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Episode 16: Why Overwatering Invites Disease and Removes Critical Nutrients

Dr. Colin Campbell discusses his collaborative research efforts controlling water on potato farms in southern Idaho where he and other researchers discovered that combining measurements helped them better understand the impacts of management and the interplay between variables like evapotranspiration and soil water.
Podcast 50 minutes
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Episode 15: How Land Use Impacts Hydrology in Texas Shrink-Swell Clays

METER research scientist, Leo Rivera, discusses the ups and downs of his hydrology research in the shrink-swell clays of Texas, why the collapse of a video store got him interested in hydrology, how he got caught on camera by google maps, the interesting development story behind the SATURO infiltrometer, and more.
Podcast 31 minutes
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Episode 14: Why We Live Or Die By Soil Health

Dr. Cristine Morgan, one of the US’s premier soil scientists and Chief Scientific Officer at the Soil Health Institute shares her views on why soil health is so critical to our society.
Podcast 50 minutes
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Episode 13: Are floods and droughts really unpredictable?

Kevin Hyde, manager of the Montana Mesonet, discusses his views on predicting and mitigating the effects of flood and drought and how to build a robust weather network with high-quality data.
Podcast 50 minutes
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Episode 12: The day it snowed radiation on Iitate village

What really happened the day radiation snowed on Iitate village near Fukushima? Why were the ecological consequences even more far reaching than people realized?
Podcast 50 minutes
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Episode 11: How to meet changing water demands in a growing population

Dr. Neil Hansen, professor of environmental science at BYU, discusses challenges we face trying to meet changing water demands in a growing population.
Podcast 45 minutes
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