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Hurricane Harvey and the Future: What Would a New Houston Look Like?

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Hurricane Harvey and the Future: What Would a New Houston Look Like?

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - September 13, 2017

Natural forces unleashed an epic scale of destruction on Houston and surrounding areas of Texas. Built upon consumption, unmitigated growth, and fossil fuels, critics now more…

Modern Alchemy: Drinking Water From Air

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Modern Alchemy: Drinking Water From Air

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - September 6, 2017

In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill shares a technology first developed by a team of scientists from MIT and UC Berkeley more…

The Privilege of Nature

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The Privilege of Nature

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - August 31, 2017

After a recent three-week sailing voyage in the North Atlantic, host Peter Neill returns to World Ocean Radio to share observations from being in a more…

About the World Ocean Observatory

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About the World Ocean Observatory

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - August 23, 2017

After more than 430 episodes of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill takes this week to outline what the World Ocean Observatory does, and the more…

Civil Engineering and the Chicago Ship Canal

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Civil Engineering and the Chicago Ship Canal

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - August 16, 2017

The Chicago Ship Canal is a major feat of civil engineering, and has been controversial and problematic since the beginning. Pollution from an ever-growing human more…

Who Governs the High Seas?

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Who Governs the High Seas?

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - August 10, 2017

Since the creation and ratification of the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), many international experts have debated how best to more…

The Marginal World: Readings From Rachel Carson’s “The Edge of the Sea”

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The Marginal World: Readings From Rachel Carson’s “The Edge of the Sea”

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - August 2, 2017

Summertime along the coast offers us the opportunity to reflect on why the ocean matters, and its importance in our lives. In this episode of more…

Healing With Fish: The Answer For Chronic Wounds?

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Healing With Fish: The Answer For Chronic Wounds?

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - July 27, 2017

An innovative company in Iceland has developed a product from fish skin to treat chronic wounds so that new skin can grow. Called Omega 3 more…

Deep Sea Mining in Papua New Guinea

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Deep Sea Mining in Papua New Guinea

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - July 12, 2017

The ocean is continually and exhaustively over-exploited: over-fishing by international fisheries, sand mining for construction projects and artificial islands, coral reefs and marine species for more…

The Flattened Ocean

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The Flattened Ocean

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - July 5, 2017

Age old discoveries and scientific advances have long dispelled the belief that the earth is flat. Recent technological advances have moved recorded data into third more…