Fire scientist Rod Linn and firefighter and journalist Kyle Dickman, the human and ecological costs and benefits of fighting fires, and of letting them burn.
That’s right, seven of them–from HIV/AIDS to resistant strains of bacteria, viruses, flus, and lyme disease. Dr. Mark Jerome Walters talks about the human role in causing and aggravating those diseases by our poor handling of ecosystems.
Climate scientist and mountaineer John All talks about the risks and rewards trekking to the highest peaks of the Himalayas, the jungles of Central America, and the wilds of southern Africa to collect scientific data.
How are ordinary people getting involved in species conservation? Mary Ellen Hannibal talks about how big data meets grass roots participation.
Geomorphologist Cathy Wilson on thawing permafrost in the arctic.