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The Green Blues Show – Edition 5

In this edition of the The Green Blues Show: Microplastic fibers in our drinking water, in our food, falling from the air. Cause for concern? Good old-fashioned sleep, and how it makes our brain more plastic. And Israeli Apartheid. An eminent academic says it’s real.

The Green Blues Show – Edition 4

In an idyllic Pacific atoll vaporized by atomic bomb tests, seventy years ago, marine life returns. Genetically modified apples and potatoes raise eyebrows — and a few concerns — and barcoding the millions of creatures in the tree of life, for instant identification.

The Green Blues Show – Edition 3

Precarious employment – the new normal; Venezuela struggles to chart its own path, the international community breathing down its neck; prairie heat – visions of a future where summers are very hot and health fails. And the ‘Forever Legacy’ of climate change. Forget about life in 2050. What will life on Earth be like in 500 years?

The Green Blues Show – Edition 2

Killer Robots. A chorus of voices from the AI and robotics community call for a ban. Computer-brain interfaces reveal music in the mind. Land Defenders in Muskrat Falls, Labrador, oppose hydro dams. And thoughts from Canada’s emeritus ecologist.

The Green Blues Show – Edition 1

Welcome to The Green Blues Show. The latest news … a bit of news. In our first edition: Fighting for the fifteen buck minimum wage, “gene drives” (the latest genetic engineering tool), and visions of life in South Asia, at the end of this century, where climbing wet bulb temperatures may make life outdoors too hot to handle.

A Tree Grows in Palestine

Tourists come to Al-Walaja from around the world to enjoy the lovely surrounding landscape. A huge olive tree, reputedly over 5000 years-old, is a big draw. For political tourists, Israel’s imposing “security barrier,” soon to enclose little Al-Walaja in a cage, is a must-see.

Music Reeds

The seductive voice of a clarinet. The wild wail of a tenor sax. The whimsical tones of a bassoon or oboe. Each of these sounds is produced by blowing air over a thin reed sliced from a cane stalk. Most cane reed is produced in the Var region of southern France.