- (SciFri) Within sight of the famous New York skyline you might see something unexpected. Whales. Howard Rosenbaum, Senior Scientist for the wildlife conservation society explains why whales are showing up in New York City waterways and how researchers are tracking the phenomenon in real time. - (WLIW) Dr. Robin Bell professor at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University in New York City has coordinated ten major expeditions to Antarctica and Greenland to study the melting polar ice caps. She joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss her scientific travels. - (WEDU) Since 2000, the Annual International Robofest Competition in Southfield, Michigan, is a festival of autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of science, technology, engineering, math and computer science. With more than 20,000 students from all over the world, students design, construct, and program robots giving them hands on experience. - (KLRN) In San Antonio, Texas, climate change has made summers hotter and thunderstorms stronger. City and cultural leaders are taking a progressive stance in addressing the issue, despite being in the middle of a state where climate change can be a difficult subject to broach…this segment is part of an ongoing public media reporting initiative called peril and promise, telling the human stories and solutions of climate change. Reporter Chris Duel explains how the city is crafting its message to engage its residents.
Episode #417 / Length: 26 minutes