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Compiled By: Brian Arlt

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90 Second Naturalist - October 2018 Modules

From WGUC | Part of the The 90-Second Naturalist series | 34:30

90-second modules that celebrate the natural world and bring the wonder of nature into daily life.

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The 90 Second Naturalist connects to listeners' innate love of nature through compelling stories that entertain, inform and promote interaction with the natural world.

 

Hosted by Thane Maynard, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, the 90 second modules present a bite-sized look at the world's wonders.

 

The modules are self contained and can fit easily into any format. They are produced to air each weekday and are available by month.

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From Mandy Stapleford | Part of the Good News Good Planet - Season 4 series | 02:30

IKEA makes alternative delicious foods for the future.

Gn_logopodcast_small Swedish furniture company makes delicious alternative vegetarian foods for their stores and for the future. 

How Leaves Change Color

From Dr. Ainissa Ramirez | Part of the Science Underground series | 02:00

The color of a leaf is a dance as one molecule exits and others make their way to center stage.

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Inside the leaf is chlorophyll, a green molecule, which trees use to turn sunlight into energy to grow. That green chlorophyll molecule works hard during the hot days. However, as the temperature drops at night and the amount of sunshine lessens, the trees know it is time to shut down for the winter. The chlorophyll in the leaves starts to break down and the green color starts to exit the leaf.

One secret about leaves is that hidden underneath the green molecule are other molecules that make the colors of yellow and orange. As the temperature drops, these colors are revealed. As for the reds and purple colors in leaves, they come from other molecules that the tree starts to make as the cold temperatures kick in.

Wild Bird Song Learning

From Science Update | Part of the Science Update series | 01:00

A new study shows that birds can learn from recordings in the wild.

Sciupdate_sm2_small A new study shows that birds can learn from recordings in the wild.

Sound Ecology Mountain Beaver

From Jessica Eden | Part of the Sound Ecology series | 01:30

The mountain beaver is an important part of ecosystem health.
Research Ecologist Bill Zielinski wrote this segment about this little-known mammal.

Sound_ecology_logo_small The mountain beaver is an important part of ecosystem health. Research Ecologist Bill Zielinski wrote this segment about this little-known mammal.