From green business and new environmental legislation to how nature impacts our environment in ways never before considered, Earth Wise offers a look at our changing environment every day through public radio.
About The Host: Bill Schlesinger
Throughout his career, Dr. Schlesinger has investigated the circulation of the chemical elements in natural ecosystems- a field now widely known as biogeochemistry. His work has focused on soils, especially on the carbon stored in soils, which contain a major pool in the global carbon cycle. He has provided global estimates of the storage of organic carbon (humus) and inorganic carbon (largely calcium carbonate) in soils, losses of soil carbon to runoff, changes in soil carbon with conversion of land to agriculture, and accumulations of carbon during soil development. More recently, he has examined changes in soils that will accompany plant growth at elevated levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, as simulated in the Duke Forest Free-Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) experiment, and his work also evaluates carbon sequestration as a means to control the accumulation of CO2 in Earth’s atmosphere to mitigate the potential for global warming.
Earth Wise is recorded at the beautiful Cary Institute in Upstate New York and produced by Northeast Public Radio. Support for Earth Wise comes from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Writer: Randy Simon
Randy Simon has over 30 years of experience in renewable energy technology, materials research, superconductor applications, and a variety of other technical and management areas. He has been an officer of a publicly-traded Silicon Valley company, worked in government laboratories, the aerospace industry, and at university research institutions. He holds a PhD in physics from UCLA. Dr. Simon has authored numerous technical papers, magazine articles, energy policy documents, online articles and blogs, and a book, and holds seven patents. He also composes, arranges and produces jazz music.
About The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
The world is a changing place. Interactions among the air, water, soil, plants, and animals around us are changing in complex ways that profoundly affect environmental quality, human health, and economic activity. The ecosystem approach, used holistically to investigate these interactions, is the most powerful method for analyzing environmental change.
Founded in 1983 by the eminent ecologist Dr. Gene E. Likens, the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is a world-renowned leader in applying the ecosystem approach to some of society’s most pressing problems, from the quantity and quality of freshwater resources to the health of our forests. The unbiased scientific information produced by our scientists is essential to sound environmental policy, management decisions, and education curricula.
About WAMC Northeast Public Radio
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