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Meera Subramanian: Resilient Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

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As major weather-related calamities like Hurricane Sandy are teaching us, decisions around where buildings are built and trees are planted are important, especially as they relate to the encroaching coastline and other impacts of climate change. 

Empowered By Light + California’s Lone Wolf

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Today’s show starts off in Zambia. Worldwide, an estimated 1.5 billion people do not have access to electricity. In Zambia more than 80% of the population has no access to electricity according to the World Bank. It has been shown that providing access to power can be tremendously beneficial to people’s education, their health and their livelihood.

Teeny Weeny Technology: Heather Millar on Nanoparticles

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Here’s a little exercise: take a pen and a blank piece of paper and write down everything you know about nano-technology. If you do this, you may find your essay to be pretty brief. You could take comfort to know you’re not alone in your ignorance of nano-technology. But perhaps you should not be feeling so comforted.

The Future of Nowhere: James Howard Kunstler

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 This week's guest on Sea Change Radio is author and futurist James Howard Kunstler.

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 This week's guest on Sea Change Radio is author and futurist James Howard Kunstler.

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