EarthSky 22: Forests from space

Earth’s forests from space. Plus the planets Jupiter and Venus near the waxing crescent moon in the week ahead. On your 22 minutes of science and music.

Host: Jorge Salazar
Lead Producer: Mike Brennan

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

Science news of the week:

Stormy U.S. Pacific Northwest, and mild winter elsewhere

The January 18 Internet “black out” in protest to SOPA and PIPA.

A newborn island in the Red Sea, 40 miles off the coast of Yemen.

What anxiety looks like

Song of the week:

Guns of Navarone’s “Put it to Rest” from the album Prize and Battlefield.

This week’s featured stories:

Monitoring Forests Jorge Salazar speaks with Dr. Alan Belward, Head of the Global Environment Monitoring Unit in Italy about human impact on global forests.

Image Credit: NPCA Photos

Global Night Sky Deborah Byrd on seeing the planet Mars, plus Venus and Jupiter with the moon this month.

Thanks for listening in. We’ll catch ya next week!

This week’s musical contributors:

Guns of Navarone

Maneja Beto

Sleep Good

The Black and White Years

One Hundred Flowers

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