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PRI's Environmental News Magazine

Author: Bobby Bascomb

Fire Retardants in Food
Fire retardant chemicals are commonly found in household items like furniture and electronics. But a new study found them in a place you probably wouldn’t expect: food.

Were the Witch Trials a Result of Climate Change?
Researchers believe frigid temperatures in the late 1600's made it difficult to grow crops, and some farmers blamed their problems on witchcraft.

Notes from Senegal: Tea Time
Attempts to record goat sounds led Living on Earth's Bobby Bascomb to be invited to tea and dinner with a Peuhl family outside their hut.

Notes from Senegal. To Grow a Forest, First Start With Carrots
For Senegal's Great Green Wall to be a success the government first had to get support from communities living in the region. Bobby Bascomb's second blog from Senegal explains how they did it.

Notes from Senegal. Africa's Great Green Wall of Trees.
LOE's Bobby Bascomb is in Senegal, reporting on an ambitious plan to halt the shifting Sahara in its tracks. Here's her first blog.

Africa's Great Green Wall of Trees
LOE's Bobby Bascomb is in Senegal, reporting on an ambitious plan to halt the shifting Sahara in its tracks. Here's her first blog.

Part 3: Pizza Crusts and Hot Dogs as Fish Food
Pizza crusts and hot dogs - if cafeteria food is good enough for college students, is it also good for aquaponic fish? Closing the food waste stream. (broadcast 111202)

Radiation in the Ocean Near Japan
Tests have confirmed that highly radioactive water has escaped Japan's disabled nuclear facility and leaked into the Pacific Ocean. Cesium and Iodine contamination are big concerns but scientists think the irradiated water will be diluted by the enormity of the ocean.

 

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