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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation about the impact of climate change on ocean temperatures. According to a new study published in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Science, the world's oceans hit record temperatures in 2019, with the last decade being the warmest on record.


On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we'll rebroadcast our conversation with environmental scientist Laura Rogers-Bennett about the alarming decline of underwater kelp forests and the explosion of kelp eating purple sea urchins off of California's coast.


A new report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found that global warming is heating the oceans and crumbling the planet’s ice sheets. 

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Hey Area is where we find answers to questions you ask. Listener Harry Tarpey wanted to know Why are so many whales washing up dead around the Bay Area?

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On this edition of Your Call, scientist and environmental activist Marcus Eriksen discusses his book Junk Raft, his voyages exploring the impact of plastic on our oceans, and his vision of a world free of plastic.


We’ll have a conversation about the health of the ocean’s corals and why it matters.  

Your Call: Restoring our oceans

Dec 4, 2016

On the December 5th edition of Your Call, we’ll rebroadcast our conversation about marine sanctuaries. In August, President Obama created the largest marine protected area on the planet. He expanded the Papahānaumokuākea Marine Monument to include half-a-million-square-miles of waters in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Radiolab: Did this whale say thank you?

Sep 8, 2015
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Whales: their intelligence, size and elegance grab people’s attention.  But few people get to experience them close up and in the wild. Here's the story of a one-of-a-kind whale encounter off the coast of the San Francisco Bay, brought to us by WNYC’s Radiolab. It asks the question - just how much of a connection can humans and whales have?