EarthSky 22: Summer, here we come

Summer talk. Song of week Sleep Good’s “Summer Explosion.” And we interview Paul R. Ehrlich, author of The Population Bomb, on eve of Rio+20. Yay summer!

Host: Jorge Salazar
Lead Producer: Mike Brennan

ES 22 Producers: Deborah Byrd, Ryan Britton, Emily Howard

Everything you need to know: June solstice 2012

Science news of the week:

Liquid methane lakes in the tropics of Saturn’s moon Titan

Gouldian finches have different personalities according to the colors of their heads

Image Credit: Nigel Jacques

New evidence challenges prevailing ideas about how supermassive black holes grow

New findings in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cervical cancer

Carnivorous plants are going vegetarian due to nitrogen pollution

Song of the week:

Sleep Good’s “Summer Explosion” off their new 7″ album Monsanto

Skiing barefoot via Wikimedia Commons

This week’s featured stories:

The June Solstice Jorge Salazar speaks with renowned skywatcher Deborah Byrd about the upcoming solstice.

Paul R. Ehrlich by L.A. Cicero

Rio + 20 Jorge speaks with biologist Paul R. Ehrlich about the upcoming Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, and how humanity can sustain itself in the 21st century.

Thanks for listening in to your 22 minutes of science and music!

This week’s musical contributors:

Sleep Good

The Black and White Years

One Hundred Flowers

The Bright Light Social Hour

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