Friday, April 18, 2008

So Close!

I am so close to being done with school for the summer -- I can almost taste it, and it is yummy.

While I'm preparing for more posts, I wanted to list what's going to be on Science Friday on NPR today. I love this show and I'm especially interested in the bat die-off story -- it is something DG was telling me about recently:

Today's Program: Friday, April 18th, 2008

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Bats in the Northeast are under attack by a mysterious illness called White Nose Syndrome. Image by Flora Lichtman.

Hour One- 2pm EDT

New U.S. Climate Change Goals?

This week, President Bush announced a new set of national goals related to climate change and called for a stop to growth in greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. We'll talk about the goals proposed by the White House, and why some say they don't go far enough. (more)

Hurricanes and Global Warming

In 2005, climate researchers said that there appeared to be a statistical link between global warming and stronger hurricanes. Now, using new models of the atmosphere, one of those scientists says the link may not be so clear after all. (more)

Water Power Cracks Ice Sheet

Researchers working on the Greenland Ice Sheet describe a flow of water exceeding that of Niagara Falls. (more)

Hour Two-3pm EDT

Jeffrey Sachs: Common Wealth

In this segment, Ira talks with Jeffrey Sachs, author of the new book "Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet." (more)

Bat Die-Off Mystery

Bat experts are struggling to explain what's causing a massive die-off in hibernating bats across parts of the Northeast. (more)

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