EarthSky 22: Blue Moon
Science news of the week:
Carbon nanotubes can be toxic to aquatic animals, according to a new study
The Quake Catcher Network is looking for volunteers to use motion sensors on their personal computers to capture seismic data
July 2012 was the fourth warmest July globally since record keeping began in 1880
Greenland ice melting at record levels
The Northern Wheatear songbird flies nearly 180 miles a day for 2-3 months in its 18,000 mile migration from the Arctic to Sub-Saharan Africa each year
Song of the week:
Split Screen’s “Born” from their new Slip Screens EP.
This week’s featured stories:
Blue Moon Jorge Salazar speaks with skywatcher Deborah Byrd about the blue moon this month, and the folklore that defines a “blue moon”.
Population and Sustainability Jorge talks with biologist Paul Ehrlich, famous for his book “The Population Bomb” about sustainability in a world with over 7 billion people.
Thanks for listening in to your 22 minutes of science and music!
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