Absorbing An Oil Spill With Cork And Lasers (Cool Weird Awesome 1229)

On today's show we’re uncorking a new method to treat oil spills with cork and lasers, an unexpected and potentially greener combination.

By |2024-04-25T07:53:36-04:00April 25, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

Egg Whites Are Helping Get Microplastics Out Of The Ocean (Cool Weird Awesome 915)

Taking plastic out of the ocean is hard, especially when it comes to microplastics. Now there’s a study out of Princeton that says we can get some help in that effort from egg whites.

By |2023-12-29T17:01:35-05:00December 29, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

The Great Green Wall Is Regreening Parts of Africa’s Sahel (Cool Weird Awesome 559)

The Great Green Wall is a multi-country project in and around Africa’s Sahel region to re-green areas that have turned to desert because of overuse, expanding desert and climate change.

By |2024-06-17T10:48:03-04:00June 17, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

Want To Save Water? Put Solar Panels Over Canals (Cool Weird Awesome 558)

Summer in California can mean drought, so every drop of water counts. A research project there says putting solar panels over the state's many miles of water canals could save tens of billions of gallons of water a year.

By |2024-06-16T15:58:48-04:00June 16, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |
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