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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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Episode 10: Less Irrigation—Is It Always Better For The Environment?

Dr. Bryan Hopkins shares his latest experimental results using the newest techniques in water management for both turf and row crops.
Podcast 50 minutes
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Episode 9: Pioneers of Environmental Measurement

What was the life of a scientist like before modern environmental measurement techniques? Pretty much like the Wild West. Find out what it was like to practice science on the cutting edge.
Podcast 44 minutes
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Episode 8: Ranching, Wildfires, & Global Sustainability

Dr. Richard Gill discusses his global research projects including climate change on the Wasatch Plateau, ranch sustainability in Colorado, reef studies in Samoa, and wildfires in the Mojave Desert.
Podcast 49 minutes
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Episode 7: Ticking Time Bomb—Climate Change in Antarctica

Dr. Marco Bittelli, soil physics wizard, talks about his exciting research projects in Italy and Antarctica. Plus, he shares insights on cutting-edge measurement methods, climate change, jazz guitar music, and more.
Podcast 36 minutes
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