Summary: audioEARTH connects Earth, science and people by sharing compelling audio stories about geoscience.
The word "greenhouse" refers to a fundamental idea in climate science – the greenhouse effect. But did you know that the greenhouse effect was first discovered by a woman? In this episode we’re telling the story of this discovery by geoscientist Eunice Foote, and we’re talking with some of the people and organizations that are promoting women in the geosciences.
It's Earth Science Week, and AGI Earth Science Education Ambassador Sally Jewell has some words of wisdom for young people interested in the geosciences. On this episode of audioEARTH, Joe and Railey speak with Sally about how geoscience impacts our daily lives, how young people can get involved with geoscience, and how Earth inspires us each and every day.
In this episode of audioEARTH, Joe and Railey speak with Max Van Wyk de Vries, who recently discovered a new volcanic province hidden beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Listen to find out how Max discovered these volcanoes and the implications of this new discovery. And stay tuned for a sneak peek at Education GeoSource – a curated database of earth science teaching resources – with AGI’s very own Celia Thomas!
Hurricane Lane marches towards Hawaii today, August 24. On this episode of audioEARTH, Joe and Railey talk to Bill Read, former director of the National Hurricane Center. Stay tuned to hear about hurricane forecasting, how Hawaii residents are preparing for the storm, and what we can expect in the upcoming days. CNN Updates: https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/hurricane-lane-hawaii/index.html
A deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy on Tuesday has politicians and engineers searching for a cause. Join us for this mini episode of audioEARTH as we talk about some of the most common causes of bridge failures. Updates from the BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45188668 Choudhury, Jamilur & Hasnat, Ariful. (2015). Bridge collapses around the world: Causes and mechanisms. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/281280663_Bridge_collapses_around_the_world_Causes_and_mechanisms
What if you were walking along the beach one day, and you discovered some footprints which could change our understanding of human evolution? On this episode of audioEARTH, Railey and Joe talk with Professor Per Ahlberg of the University of Uppsala, whose team did just that.
Thirteen people are trapped in a cave system in northern Thailand, and the world is watching. But how did they get stuck there? What are the options for getting them out? In a brand new podcast from the American Geosciences Institute, hosts Joe and Railey speak with the president of the National Speleological Society about the geology behind the story making international headlines. This is audioEARTH.