Conservation Matters | Episode 20

With Deborah Martin-Downs, CAO Credit Valley Conservation Authority

On this episode of the Big Blue Marble, we explain what conservation authorities do, how communities benefit and where you can share your voice in favour of conservation.

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Into The Eye Of The Storm | Episode 18

With Nick Underwood, Aerospace Engineer /Hurricane Hunter | ‎NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

Strap in, and join us as we fly “Into the Eye of the Storm”, on this episode of the Big Blue Marble.

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World Gorilla Day LIVE | Episode 17

On this special edition of the Big Blue Marble Podcast, (streaming LIVE from the Toronto Zoo) we celebrate World Gorilla Day. Today, we will learn what threatens them most, how one of your most common possessions could help save them and get a behind-the-scenes perspective on one of Canada’s most iconic Gorillas – long-time zoo resident, Charles.

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Protected Skin – Damaged Seas | Episode 16

With Craig Downs, Forensic Eco Toxicologist, Haereticus Environmental Laboratory,

Is your sunscreen bad for the planet? On this episode of The Big Blue Marble, we slather on the research with Dr. Craig Downs, a forensic ecotoxicologist. According to Downs, more than 100 million tonnes of sunscreen a year enter coastal areas around the world, and when it does, especially in the coral reef system, “it impacts all the organisms there.” The good news is, toxic chemical bans found in sunscreens are now beginning, find out how you can practice “safe sun” without harming the seas.

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Up TICK – Thanks to Climate Change | Episode 15

With Dr. Katie Clow, Assistant Professor - Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph

Ticks are on the move, going to places they have never been recorded before – due to our warming planet. On this episode of the Big Blue Marble, it’s all tick talk, including where the tiny creatures will most likely “latch” on to you,  how fast they are spreading and what to do if you’ve been bitten.

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Nature’s Backlash? | Episode 14

With Felicia Keesing, Ecologist and Educator - Bard College, Annandale NY

On this episode of the Big Blue Marble, host Anwar Knight helps connect the dots on how the virus evolved and along with Felicia Keesing, explores the intricate relationship between animals, biodiversity and the important role that people play in preventing the next pandemic.

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Kids and Climate Anxiety | Episode 12

With Dr. Katie Hayes, Climate Change and Mental Health Researcher

On this episode of The Big Blue Marble, we explore the prevalence of eco-anxiety in kids, and most importantly, how we can support them, including resources that offer help. 

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Hold Your Breath – The Air Is Deadly | Episode 11

With Tim Smedley, Environmental Journalist, and Author of "Clearing the Air: The Beginning and the End of Air Pollution"

This episode of  The Big Blue Marble may have you rethinking your commute, or throwing another log on that cozy looking wood-burning stove. That, plus you are guaranteed to have a different perspective on the many ships at sea.  Join me as we set sail for another trip around the Big Blue Marble.

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Australia’s Animals – Extinction By Fire | Episode 10

With Martine Maron, Professor of Conservation Ecology and Environmental Mgmt, University of Queensland,

On this edition of The Big Blue Marble, we discover how devastating the ecological scars of this season’s fires will be and what the future might hold for one of the most biologically diverse nations on the planet. 

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A Window Into The Planet – 29,000 Feet In The Making | Episode 5

With Paul Mayewski Expedition Lead and Chief Scientist/Director Climate Change Institute University of Maine,

A skilled team survived some of the most extreme conditions on earth to successfully install the highest weather stations in the world. I’ve got all those answers and more on this edition of the Big Blue Marble.

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A Crisis On Climate Coverage | Episode 4

With Sean Holman, Associate Professor of Journalism, Mount Royal University

“Its the biggest story of our time and if these failures continue, journalists will be contributing to the deaths of millions.” With quotes like that, a journalism professor is making…

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Forensics, Flies And The Climate Crisis | Episode 3

With Christine J. Picard, PH.D., Director, Forensic and Investigative Sciences Program, Purdue School of Science

What is raising alarm bells is that these particular species do not perform the same way as their native cousins – could this affect how crimes are solved in the future? Find out on this episode of The Big Blue Marble.

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Where Are All The Bugs? | Episode 1

With Tanya Latty, Entomologist, University of Sydney

Remember when you were a kid and a drive down a country road meant maneuvering through a cloud of insects.  Now consider, when was the last time you had to…

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