This week’s lineup:
America’s Climate Choices Jorge Salazar talks with William Chameides, dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. In 2008, at the request of the U.S. Congress, the U.S. National Research Council organized a series of studies designed to create recommendations on what should be done about climate change. Dr. Chameides is vice chair of the Committee on America’s Climate Choices, which oversaw the studies whose results were released in May 2011.
The return of the 13 year cicada! Ryan Britton explains why this noisy insect has been underground for so long and what to expect this year.
The science of human population growth. Beth Lebwohl speaks with Christopher Small, of the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University in New York. He uses census and night-light data to analyze how cities physically grow and connect.
Global Night Sky with Deborah Byrd. Deborah tells you how you might be able to see the legendary green flash and explains this sunset phenomenon.
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