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Latest edition: Science and Water

Episode Details

Original tape date: July 5, 2016.

First aired: August 2, 2016.

This month Science & U! examines one of the most crucial elements for life - water. Stories include our oceans, sea level rise, new sources for energy, ecosystems and droughts.

Mike Gilliam explains how the oceans and climate change interact with each other historically, and what that means for the present.

Lisa Beth Kovetz heads down to the Jersey Shore to discuss the threat of sea level rise.

Ari Goldberg finds a new source for electricity, using turbines underwater to generate power.

Andrew Falzon takes a look at our local ecosystem surrounding and including the Hudson River.

Donna Hanover talks with Dr. Charles Vorosmorty about drought, which has been more common in Southern California in recent years.

For More Information:
Oceans and Climate Change - www.ldeo.columbia.edu
Ecosystems - lsc.org
Sea Level Rise - www.stevens.edu
Drought - rose.ccny.cuny.edu/~darlene/CrossRoads
Verdant Power - www.verdantpower.com

Guest List

Susie Crate Anthropologist, “The Anthropologist”

Fred Hartmann Exhibit Director, Liberty Science Center

Dr. Jerry McManus Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Dr. Jon K. Miller Assistant Director, Stevens-NJ Sea Grant Coastal Processes

Trey Taylor Co-Founder, Verdant Power

Charles Vorosmarty, PhD Director, CUNY Environmental Sciences Initiative

Dr. Amy Williams Post Doc, Stevens Institute of Technology