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Fueled By Climate Change, Hurricanes Are Causing Industrial Accidents. Who's Liable?
"So, you just got back from the Gulf coast where you were covering Hurricane Laura. How was your trip? The, hurricane damage was really bad. You know a lot of people down there have lost their homes, which is hard to see. Yeah and just to remind everybody Laura was the one that hit the Texas Louisiana border in August. This storm is clearly roaring. You're reaching that critical moment here. This now joins an elite group. It's in the top ten, a small elite group of the most dangerous hurricanes to ever make landfall into the US residents along the Gulf coast are bracing for potential devastation, Hurricane Lara and that area is so flat. It is so full of petrochemical facilities to their these refineries, a lot of new natural gas infrastructure, their chemical plants that manufacture all sorts of things like plastics and solvents actually even the raw materials for p. p. e., a lot of them are manufactured. Rubber gloves and surgical masks. So so what happened when the hurricane of hit all of that a lot of them shut down and when petrochemical facilities shutdown they usually release a lot of pollution right stuff that can't safely sit in pipes. So it has to be released or burn and preliminary estimates just in Texas showed that more than four million extra pounds of pollution were released. That was actually before the storm even made landfall. But the reason I wanted to talk to you is because one chemical plant caught fire because of the storm that is a look at I ten, which has now been shut down as these plumes of smoke emerged about an hour ago. The governor now is confirming this as a chemical fire has made an emergency crews responded to the inferno at via lab in Lake Charles which manufacturers pull supplies. Okay. So we've we've talked about this on the show before it didn't chemical plant in Texas catch fire after another hurricane Hurricane Harvey. Ago Yes and we talked about it on this very podcast because that fire in Texas started this totally new kind of legal battle, a climate change criminal lawsuit, and I have to say so far there is no indication that this most recent fire will lead to similar litigation but with this really active hurricane season that we're having in the super hot water in the Gulf of Mexico hoping spawn these strong. Storms head right for America's petrochemical centers I thought it might be a good moment to revisit that story and the questions that raises. So this episode, we're going to hear that story. It's a story that asks this question can companies and the people who work for them be held responsible, even sent to prison for failing to adequately prepare for climate change, you're listening to shortwave the daily science podcast from NPR. Okay Becky, take us back to the beginning of this story. So it's a story that happened in twenty seventeen at a chemical plant near Houston Texas, and it's when this major hurricane struck. We are coming on the air for breaking news. This is Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Harvey barreling into the Texas coastline as a category four storm with one hundred and thirty mile an hour winds. It's yeah, I remember. Hervey was kind of unique because it made landfall and then it just kind of stopped and sat on top of Texas, just dumping and Dumping Rain. Some places got as much as sixty inches of rain. There was a lot of flooding obviously, our primary layer of protection was our power supply. When the storm hit we lost our primary power. You're hearing a guy who is a division president at one of those petrochemical companies that was overwhelmed by the flooding. His name is Richard. Rendered the company he helped run it's called Arkham. We brought in emergency generators to provide backup power. So what he's describing his in the aftermath of the storm, those generators were compromised. There's this intense effort to keep the power on at the Arkansas plant outside Houston. The plant is near a major highway. It's in a relatively residential area. So why were they fighting so hard to keep the power on basically because the plant was full of chemicals that have to be refrigerated Otherwise they catch fire. We do have that breaking news that we've been bringing you throughout the five o'clock hour this brand new explosion and a fire burning. As we speak the Arkham plant in Crosby, you can see that plume of black smoke billowing into the air. In fact, you can see it for miles and miles away. So they make organic peroxides which are. Volatile Chemicals, they're used to manufacture plastics and other stuff and organic rock sides are pretty hazardous because they can catch fire if they get warm right and they don't even need a spark, right. So organic peroxides contain both fuel and oxygen and when they become unstable, they heat up on their own and catch fire. Yeah. I can really hear that PhD coming through. So the Arima plant, it had a lot of refrigerated warehouses and buildings to keep these chemicals cold, and they also have a bunch of refrigerated trailers outside those warehouses. Okay. So talk me through it. What happened that resulted in the accident so harvey was stalled over the Houston area, just dumping rain for days and the refrigerated warehouses, the buildings they were flooding as the warehouses flooded. The employees were using forklifts to move containers of these chemicals from one refrigerated warehouse to another to try to keep them dry and cool, and the water just kept getting higher and higher and the electrical generators for the buildings started. Flood that's not good and then the forklift flooded. Okay. So would you do when you're forklift floods? So according to the US chemical, Safety Board investigation employees at the plant started carrying individual jugs of these highly flammable liquids in the dark my chest high water while it was still raining to get it to the refrigerated trailers we talked about because only the trailer still had power. Yeah. I read this report and it was terrifying like I can't imagine being one of those people still there as they're in like deep water trying to move these chemicals at one point, one of the trailer started to turn over. On their side. It was really like super scary. Yeah and you might be able to guess what happens next the trailers flooded they weren't refrigerated anymore the chemicals got warmer and warmer until they caught fire. So did people get hurt when the fire started in the plant? Well, the plant had been evacuated. So the employees were okay that we know of but there were some first responders who say they were injured while they were patrolling the area that had been evacuated specifically that there is and respiratory tracts were urinated by air contamination and there were some people who live nearby who also say they were injured. By the smoke and the ash from the fires. So we knew the chemicals themselves can be toxic was the smoke from them toxic as well. That's a good question. So when the chemicals burned, they actually just turned into carbon dioxide and water, but I talked to multiple organic chemists and they explained that the problem is actually the containers that were being burned a chemist at Bryn Mawr. College Name Michelle Francis explained it this way everything from the labels on things to whatever plastic or metal that the containers are made out of all that stuff is GonNa absorb other chemicals that didn't burn entirely. So the ashes nasty. The ashes nasty so that ash is made up of container junk and chemicals that didn't totally burn. That's the stuff that potentially could have harmed the first responders and the people close by and it's not something you ideally want in the air or water right so much. So that in two thousand, eighteen, the district attorney's Office for Harris County Texas announced criminal charges against the plant manager who was actually one of the people carrying those chemicals through the water. And Armas North American CEO, and later they also filed charges against a third person and executive at the company which was really surprising to a lot of people because in general, the criminal courts aren't used to punish companies in their employees for polluting the air and water especially when it happens during big storms and I went down to Houston interviewed the district attorney about it. Her name is Kim Og-. The. Charges are environmental. They are reckless emission of an air contaminant and endangerment of persons. Reckless emissions of an air contaminant feels like a bunch of words that be polluting lawyers like. Big Words. So why did she say she was filing these charges you mentioned that there were a lot of petrochemical plants around Houston that flooded and leak stuff during Hurricane Harvey is there something about these fires that was worse? Yeah I asked her that and one argument she made is that the fires happened because people at Arkham ignored the risk of flooding like they should have known that their plant could flood like that and prepared better. For example, the plant is in a flood plain and even though Harvey dumped more rain than any US storm on record the argument the county is making. Is that there were signs that flood risk was increasing before harvey because of Climate Change we've had new normal in Houston. We've had three five hundred year floods in just a short period of time, and it's true that flooding is getting more frequent and severe in. Houston as it is in many parts of the country and something climate models have been predicting for a long time that extreme rain will get more likely as earth hotter including rain from hurricanes. So in this case, the county is basically arguing that the company had a responsibility to recognize that flood risk was increasing and do. More to keep their chemicals from catching fire. So obviously, the company doesn't agree or they wouldn't be in the middle of a trial right now what is the company say? So after the indictments for announced, I interviewed two of the layers representing Komo and its employees. One of them is pretty well known in Houston been working for a really long time. His name is Rusty Harden Arkham did everything they were supposed to do here hardened says the company followed all the regulations it's required to follow. He seemed pretty galled that employees were facing criminal charges trying to find scapegoats and calling individuals felons. Are you kidding me this is outrageous. It's morally legally ethically wrong and the point he made is that if the current regulations for chemical companies in flood prone areas aren't enough. Then the regulations should be changed by legislatures not by courts and especially he argues by criminal courts sometimes bad things happen that there's no crime. There's no responsibility is not anyone's fault we need to look forward to. The future and make sure that we are prepared for these kinds of things if this is going to be the new norm in many think it is. Okay. So becky, like what is at stake in this trial if the county wins and the company loses will that change how we think about climate change in the law it could actually yeah, I talked to this Guy David Omen he's. A law professor at the University of Michigan, and one thing he said that I think is really interesting is that environmental laws and regulations are generally based on this underlying assumption that the future will look like the past today. Already, we expect companies to be prepared to handle what I might call ordinary rainfall. What climate change is going to do among other things is change our definition of what is ordinary rainfall. Another way to understand it in a legal context is that you can be held accountable and punished. If you don't prepare for something, you should have seen coming. It's the idea of foreseeability so. Like if you know that climate change is happening, does that mean it's foreseeable and you should prepare for it yet that's the big question exactly and how foreseeable extreme weather is hinges in part on how businesses inform themselves about the climate science that's available to them, right? Yeah. Like I talked to an environmental lawyer at the Conservation Law Foundation Alina Mehalle that foreseeability isn't just a question of did you personally know that this could happen but it's really what kind of maps were available to you. What kind of experts did you hire to inform yourself about this decision? What kind of modeling
NASA astronaut to cast her ballot from 200 miles above Earth
"Voting in person voting. And then there's voting in space. NASA has it all worked out for the one US astronaut aboard the international space station, the agency says. The Harris County clerk's office in Texas uploads a secure ballot to the Johnson Space Center. Mission Control astronauts in this case, Flight engineer Kate Rubens uses specific credentials, accesses her ballot and cast her vote, which is delivered back. The county Clerks office by email. It's nothing new for Reuben. She cast her vote from space in 2016 as well.
Crack open a cold one: Monday is National Drink Beer Day!
"In case you were curious about beer on this drink Beer day, According to the ancient Code of Hammurabi, it was decreed that bartender's Who watered down beer would be executed. I think it's still that way in Texas. Yeah, on once again. I'm don't know who, Mama Robbie wasn't but anyway, may even actually be a place. Of clouds and near the constellation Akila. Contains enough ethyl alcohol. To supply 300,000 pints of beer every day to every single person on Earth for the next billion years. Well, then why aren't we fly into one of the stars in Akila and put Mars further down the list of Thebes builders of the Great Pyramid of Jesu. Were paid with a daily ration of beer. Cause it was supposed to be a square. George Washington insisted that is Continental Army be permitted. A quart of beer is a part of their daily rations was old Millwall sounds good. In a paper bag. A Buddhist temple in Thailand was built with over one million recycled beer bottles. And while Americans love our brew What country do you think drinks more beer than any country in the world? Australia? Nope, Ireland? Nope. Scotland No. Well, where are your China, of course, and if the United States had a drinking competition For most beer consumed per person. Who would it be? The person know the state of the state. Um, Texas Neck North. Dakota held that explains it. There's not a lot to do there. Ham Shire is second And Montana came in third. Uh, once again, not very, really popular places. Do you have a go to beer cold? Other than that. Not really, really. You know, I kind of go all over the place right now. In the Mexican beers, Charlie. Okay, Well, you can have mine. OK, I'm a Miller high life guy myself. And I don't think I have. Ah, if I man if I'm forced to, which is a lot, Yeah. Probably going to go, Bud Light. Maybe. Margo, You have a go to beer? Yeah, I love craft beer. So I drank. Okay goes about that. You don't talk to my son in law. My daughter Charity Charity likes him too of it. My favorite brewer is Guadalupe Brewer in New Braunfels. Great place. Okay, if you say so.
Why Low-Earth Orbit Satellites Are the New Space Race
"Is launching more satellites part of his plan to shake up the space communications industry.
NASA astronaut plans to cast her ballot from space station
"Will be casting her ballot more than 200 miles above the Earth. Kate Rubins is getting ready for a mid October launch and a six month stay at the International space Station. She will use a secure electronic ballot with Mitch Mission control forwards to the space station and then sends to a county clerk lease.
NASA astronaut to cast her ballot from 200 miles above Earth
"Casting her ballot more than 200 miles above the Earth. Kate Rubins is getting ready for a mid October launch and a six month stay at the international space station. She will use a secure electronic ballot, which mission control forwards to the space station and then sends to the county clerk. Lise Matteo
President Trump to announce his Supreme Court pick
"Some pretty heated partisan back and forth at Senate Judiciary Committee hearings in the coming days, most probably launch into full moat later today, when the president is expected to announce his selection to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg slated for on five this afternoon. 10 10 winds will bring it to you live. One name in particular said to be rising to the top As one poll shows, though some people feel how do they feel about that happening before the election? President Trump expected to pick Judge Amy Cockney Barrett as his nominee to fill Justice Ginsburg seats we're going to be naming the nominee hopefully will be on that court for 50 years. Five THISS despite a new ABC News Washington Post poll, Finding by a wide margin, most Americans say The winner of the election should fill the vacancy and a Senate vote should happen next year That is correspondent Kristine Sloan with the story. Meantime, Democrats responded to all this. During their weekly Democratic address, Senator Sherrod Brown from Ohio, criticizing Republicans for their lack of he put it of handling the pandemic. And then the appointment of a new judge of the Supreme Court. Months of an action they're willing to drop everything they're willing to move heaven and earth to put another corporate special interest judge on the Supreme again the president expected to make his announcement on 5 p.m. today keep it locked here on 10 10 wins, We will bring you that announcement. Live
NASA astronaut to cast her ballot from 200 miles above Earth
"One absentee ballot, and this year's election will be out of this world. NASA astronaut Kate Ruben says she plans to cast her next vote from space more than 200 miles above Planet Earth. There's legislation passed a number of years ago to allow astronauts to vote in space. I think a lot of astronauts do this. They feel that it's very important. It's critical to participate in our democracy. And Rubens is currently just outside of Moscow, preparing with two cosmonauts for a mid October launch and a six month see if the international space station Most of US astronauts. Astronauts live in Houston, Texas, law allows them to vote from space using a secure like product, Balan.
NASA astronaut plans to cast her ballot from space station
"Leased one absentee ballot, and this year's election will be out of this world. NASA astronaut Kate Ruben says she plans to cast her next vote from space more than 200 miles above Planet Earth. There's legislation passed a number of years ago to allow astronauts to vote in space. I think a lot of astronauts do this. They feel that it's very important. It's critical to participate in our democracy. And Rubens is currently just outside of Moscow, preparing with two cosmonauts for a mid October launch and a six month see if the international space station Most of US astronauts. Astronauts live in Houston, Texas, law allows them to vote from space using a secure like product,
Elon Musk and SpaceX launch Starlink satellite broadband amid pandemic
"Is launching more satellites part of his plan to shake up the space communications industry. Musk scent up his first Starling satellites in 2019, and since then, he's deployed nearly 700. He wants to eventually reach 40,000 about 13 times. The number of active satellites in orbit broadband from space has typically relied on satellites orbiting more than 20,000 miles from Earth must slow Earth orbit or Leo satellites are at an altitude of 340 Miles. Industry analyst Chris Quilty says Leo Satellites have many benefits slower late see on potentially much better ability to provide global coverage, Quilty says. The big question is, can you compete on a cost per bit basis with the deployment of fiber from
NASA astronaut to cast her ballot 200 miles above Earth
"One absentee ballot, and this year's election will be out of this world. NASA astronaut Kate Ruben says she'll be casting her ballot from a space more than 200 miles above Planet Earth. There's legislation passed a number of years ago to allow astronauts to vote in space. I think a lot of astronauts do this. They feel that it's very important. It's critical to participate in our democracy. Rubens, currently just outside of Moscow in Star City, Russia, preparing with two cosmonauts for mid October launch, followed by a six month stay at the international space Station. In
Can Simple Fruit Peels Revive Dead Land?
"Of IHEART. Pay Brain Stuff Lauren Boban here with another classic episode from Erstwhile Host Christian Sager. This one has to do with some awesome environmental research almost never came to light. I'll let Christian explain. Stuff, it's Christian Sagar. If some of Earth's most barren wastelands could be transformed into dense productive forests by the most unlikely of helpers discarded fruit peels. It sounds like wishful thinking but that's exactly what happened in the nineteen nineties during promising ecological experiment orange juice manufacturer del Oro plunked twelve thousand metric tonnes. It's around thirteen thousand, two, hundred, twenty, eight tonnes of orange peels on top of bleak Costa Rican Pastureland eventually transforming it into a lush fertile forest but it's a success story that almost wasn't told del Oro donated a seven Acre or three. Hector plot on the edge of the WANNA cast t conservation area after being approached by University of Pennsylvania researchers, Daniel Johnson and Winnie. Hell walks who wondered how the company's discarded appeals could benefit the soil in one, thousand, nine, hundred, Ninety, eight, the company deposited one thousand truckloads of orange skins onto the degraded land as part of the agreement but rival Orange Squeezer tico fruit sued del Oro a year into the contract claiming the company was defiling National Park Costa Rica's Supreme Court agreed, and after only two years, the experiment came to a halt. That could have been the end of the story. Were it not for Timothy Truer a curious ecologist at Princeton University in two thousand, thirteen truer and a team of researchers traveled to Costa Rica for unrelated research and decided to look up the orange peel plot. The site sign was so covered with vines in the land. So densely filled with trees that took the team years and dozens of site visits to discover it the team sampled and studied the soil at the site and compared it to samples that were taken in the year two thousand. It also noted tree diameter and species from the Orange Peel site and that of. In Year by pasture that wasn't treated with peels, the researchers found that the treated area had richer soil more tree biomass and a broader variety of tree species including a fig tree with a circumference equivalent to three arm spans. The precise reasons for this one, hundred and seventy six percent increase in above ground biomass are still being investigated but the researchers contend dumping massive amounts of nutrient. Rich organic waste had a nearly immediate effect on the land's fertility changing its lifeless soil into a thick rich loamy mixture. The researchers proposed it's also probable that the orange peel suppressed growth of an invasive grass that was keeping the forest from flourishing. The rediscovery of the experiment, a boon for barren landscapes and agricultural waste, but it also could have a major impact on earth. If more companies institute similar, environmentally friendly solutions to waste the resulting richly vegetated land could help isolate harmful carbon dioxide in the air and improve Earth's polluted atmosphere. So
NASA astronaut plans to cast her ballot from space station
"Astronaut Kate Rubins says she will cast her next vote from space more than 200 miles above Earth. Rubens and two cosmonauts right now we're in Star City, Russia, just outside Moscow. She's preparing for a mid October launch in a six month stay at the International Space Station. Texas law allows US astronauts to vote from space using a secure Elektronik ballot. Mission control in Houston forward so mallet to the space station, which Rubens then emails to her county clerk.
NASA astronaut plans to cast her ballot from space station
"Says she will be casting her vote from space this year. Kate Rubins and two cosmonauts are in Russia. They will take off in a few weeks for a six month stay at the International space Station. Texas law allows astronauts to vote from space using a secure electronic ballot. Mission control in Houston will forward the ballot to the space station 200 miles above the Earth, and Rubens will email it back to the county clerk.
The Air Force Struggles With Diversity. Can The Space Force Do Any Better?
"The newest branch of the military just promoted its first female three star general. The US Space Force also recently appointed the nation's first all women space operations team. Top space force leaders say gender and racial diversity is a core part of the mission. But his Colorado public Radio's Dan Boyce reports, some female veterans are skeptical. First Lieutenant Kelly McKay serves with the all female Space Operation Squadron stationed at Schriever Air Force Base near Colorado Springs, The squadron command's one of the country's GPS satellites. I obviously never gotten work on all female crew for these were women that I've I wanted to work with their close friends of mine and co workers. The work of the space force is almost entirely digital Space Force members operates satellites and other national space assets from computers down on Earth. Lieutenant McKay says an all female squadron makes a bold statement for the military's news branch. I'm hoping that women will see that they have more opportunities, and they might have realized growing up as long as they're actively seeking out the women to come there. They have a great opportunity to be the the service that leads the way Don Christensen is president of the nonprofit Protect Our Defenders. The group focuses on reducing discrimination in the military. The space force grew out of the Air Force last December, Christensen says It's continuing the airforce tradition of a better gender balance than the other branches. But he worries the space force could continue another worrisome course when it comes to racial disparity there force with worst in analyzing military data Person's sins team found black airman 70% more likely than their white peers to get court martialed or receive other punishments. The air Force is own data shows that trend getting worse in recent years. Nevertheless, in just the last few months a couple of milestones confirmation of the first Black Air Force Academy superintendent and then the first black Air Force chief of staff General Charles Q. Brown Jr. Here's Brown's own candid assessment of the challenges ahead. I can't fix centuries of racism in our country, nor can I fixed decades, discrimination may have impacted members of our Air force. How much to make of these nominations depends on who you talk to. While we're very proud of gentle brown. It's It's so even Pacheco is a recently retired air force commanding officer. Photo op Shea. We like, like people. We like minority. Yea, we promoted on so don't complain anymore, okay? And we're like, Okay, So what? We want to see his action. What policies? Are you going to drive? What changes? Are you going to drive? She argues the ways to report discrimination in the space force are all inherited from Thie Air Force. And if you don't restructuring I honestly I don't. I'm not sure that you'll be able to restructure. I don't know. I just think they might continue get away with it. Unfortunately. Pacheco says As discrimination charges work their way up the chain of command senior officers often suppress reports to avoid looking bad themselves. They're going to be shaped to encourage honest communication, the space force's chief diversity and inclusion. Officer Carrie Baker says They've already placed heavy emphasis on developing open minded leaders and pushing them to learn about unconscious biases, even to the point where one should be careless enough to Speaks to their leadership about concerns that they have without concern of retribution. Baker says. The space force has targeted outreach initiatives to recruit women and people of color. Keep your eye on us. We're going to make you proud Tanya would nightie professional. They're working for the department defense for about 20 years, Tanya would lives in San Antonio, Texas. For years, she worked as an Air Force intelligence analyst, a job similar to the desk bound rolls found in the space force today would who's Black says misogyny and racism were rampant? Not getting a fair seat at the table, having to prove myself constantly having to prove my technical ability Trying to prove how smart I am. If if you will constantly challenged by my male colleagues, she's pleased to hear about that new all female space force team. She's still not sure it's a sign of systemic change. She compares the all female crew to the Tuskegee Airman, Those heralded black fighter pilots from World War two. That was an experiment. But was it sustainable? You know, do we still have that level of diversity? Now? She wonders if the space force doesn't address fundamental challenges involving race and gender. Will those experiments ever lead to anything beyond history? Making headlines for NPR news? I'm Dan Boys in Colorado Springs.
Is Coir an Eco-friendly Substitute for Peat Moss?
"There's one other ingredient that has let's see as its first letter that is Koya. What on Earth is Koya? Well, it's made from coconut husks. It's often being touted as a sustainable alternative for things like Peat Moss. and. You'll have to find that it comes stocked as a hard brick which then have to put in a bucket and add water to it so that it's at least fluffs up and makes a much larger amount of compost. So it's really convenient. If you are living in a flash, WE'VE GOT small amounts of storage space or you want to order growing media through the post because these lightweight. Compressed bricks are very good way of getting your Koya so is. More sustainable than Pete I would say it's definitely more sustainable than Pete but there are downsides to its production and as your member from last week helping me on these potting mix episodes is flat Nikolic also known as Mr House plant, and here he is to tell us about the pros and cons of Koya. They're also a few issues with using core and the. People generally aware of them. One is can potentially contain a lot of salt. So the first thing you should do when you buy go who core after you re hydrated unique to Charlie, rinse it to get as much of that salt out. And another problem which Is Opposing when you've been using it. You're you're aware of that is that it doesn't contain nutrients to have to fertilizer plants all blinds reporting incor- core. If you're using exclusive, we go core. So, you can either use a hundred percent cocoa mix and fertilizer plants what we or you have the option to mix core with a beat base party mix as they contain nutrients. So for example, you could use sponsor who core one-third third base party meeks in one-third per lights promise or sent improved drainage and ration- There is also an environmental issue with. Cocoa, production because a lot of chemicals are used in the production and then a lot of water has to be used to remove these chemicals and the water used to raise them out goes back into the water that is being used by local communities. So. It turns out the production of go who is not As environmentally friendly is people usually think. So if you're looking to buy Koya, it really is worth checking out the company or buying from where they're sourcing their Koya from because not all core is created equal. So for example, here in the UK fertile fiber is a company that supplies Koya and all its square is certified by the Soil Association, which is UK Campaigning Organisation for organic food. So their quality control's excellent and you can be assured that their core is top quality. And will work well for your plants and they have full traceability. So they know exactly where their products come from. If you're in the US and looking for Koya epic gardening, Dot Com guest of the show does have a nice guide to different corporate products on his website. I'll put link to that in the show notes it's also worth bearing in mind the Koya does come in different gradings. So that is very fine almost dusty, Koya which is a replacement for Pete Compost. Slightly larger particles right up to Koya chips which are about a centimeter-by-centimeter. Of US this on a couple of years and this seems rather good for plants that need a really really porous mixed with lots of in it. And, then you can get the kind of fibers which are often kind of matted into pots or in hanging basket liners. So again, look at the quality of the stuff you're getting and assess whether it's what you need because the gradation of the sizes of the particles will effect the air holes, the water holes that are available for the reach to us.
Eva Schloss on Holocaust forgiveness
"This S Charlie Goals Jewish. States those who listen for those who are willing to listen. Now. Thank you very much. tweed action. and. I've. Lived a long time and have experienced a lot of wonderful things but Israel. I'm believable Bihar. And of course, it leaves it says sign on my way overlooking. World. Let's just bring it back to today in this country. I think it's fair to say that British Jews experienced a visceral form of antisemitism that they have never done before with the election of Jeremy Corbyn, the leader ship of the Labor Party and the genuine threat that should he have won the election in December twenty nine hundred thank goodness didn't that Future, existence in the united. Kingdom. was under threats. Can I ask you in this for years of quite quite considerable pain for the Jewish community here? Could you feel parallels with what she experienced in Vienna announced the damage as a child not at all not at all and no people's starting to be afraid he upset about it. But as always say Sicily announcing and you know unfortunately antisemitism has always been and always be I don't know why but it is affects. Who is essential his and? It does it's just. It's language. So it's subsequent assist inborn in the people, but it is thus Mention it just same. Like what this I'm doesn't. Nazi. Time. So I must say, it doesn't really bother me and mustard personally offend million may. Not experienced any antisemitism in again thank you for making that clear. Now, you lived in the same apartment block in Amsterdam and frank, and you were only a month apart in Asian. Playmates together in early teenage, and then in nineteen forty two, you both went into hiding to avoid the Nazi effort to capture Jews in Amsterdam. Now, you'll family was captured by the Nazis after being betrayed by double agent in the Dutch underground and transported to Auschwitz. You father and brother didn't survive the ordeal, but you and your mother were barely alive while you afraid by Soviet troops in nineteen, forty five. How Did it feel. To have left your home city of the Anna. To try and create new life understood them. And for that to happen to you, even as you fled from way you used to. Well as it was. At tangible tangible time. Have a very happy little girl in Australia had old plaza who was Like older process should be very protective for me. I have a sort of a viable child. It was much more at a bookworm and he had to be all his stories which he was dating Again. Pants. Kaslow's advice Elliott wonderful family life, and then to go to Belgium. Glad we got out of Australia Benny. Many of our family members didn't because it was spent thirty eight. It was very difficult to get past the German Jews had already gone to England and land, and France and everywhere, and most of those companies did the daily want any more Jews? So only if you're somebody special. got visas any more. But advising referenced in Jim and then Mefatha actually lift in Holland and remain Belgium, and of course, the war stock that my father had asked to get as well to Holland because in a war board as will be closed and view may not be able to see. So in in forties ewing's a wall that in February nineteen forty because visas to for three months to visit by Fassa in in Holland. So relief like you say on the same Dressy not an apartment block, it was a hold area of. More than it'll buildings and there was eleven years old. But of course, you know ahead on trust French said ahead to Dutch Andam. difficult to accept that Baz also children and even by the teaches and. So lost all my confidence. became shy Biz stone but friendly and eventually settled down. But of course, the Nazis invaded. And, of course, a measures Jewish people started to come. And for two years VI IN FIA to be arrested. And in nineteen forty two, then southbound young people go to call up notice have to come to a place respect pex given exactly start Schefter Blake to deported to Germany to work in German factories. But Zach to him benighted forty-two most of German Jews had been deported to get us or two camps. So why on Earth should your one more young Jewish be to Cup to Germany? So Zet sit time when Anna's Fazah auto frank and my father and many other Jewish feminists is cited civil send Sam young people, but we would go into hiding. While I was just sit at ten years old. And my father called us together. And he said, hence, you not going to set you we going to hiding. But we couldn't find a family who was to take it for people. So we have split up. I go visit my Mazda enhance feel bismuth files. And that started to cry. And did not want to be separated the game.
Psychic vs. David C. Smalley
"Please join me in welcoming Michael Bodine. PODCAST Michael Jordan Myth Hey how you guys doing nice to hear you. We're doing all right as as good as twenty twenty will allow right now. Anyway. No. Kidding. It's been a weird year. Why didn't you guys worn us about this horsh did well I'm you know there are some people that did the psychics? Every psychic is different. You know like some psychics do world events and some people find your keys and you know some people. Talk to your dead relatives and and you know some people talked to. Your pets you know they all have different weird stuff and like there's the few you some of these world event people they were just like buzzing. You know they were. They were but still those are the kind of people hiding a basement with aluminum foil her don't get out much because they're so afraid of everything. So they're not the most communicative people in the planet but but they you know they they sit around and feel stuff. Let's GONNA come up. Next I would hate that I would just I would say that I have. For years you know people talked about twenty twenty, they talk about Oh. It's the end of the you know Mayan calendar and the ex you know it was kind of it was similar to the year two thousand except there wasn't the big tech freak out. Right? It was. The end of the world twenty twenty is this other thing and I think even. some I think Sylvia Brown even wrote something in her book about Twenty Twenty there being some sort of pandemic and. I thought that was really interesting because I never took her seriously but it's hard to take seriously but you know. She had a good magic eight ball I think. but everybody talked about it being this crazy thing and of course, you know skeptics like myself and a lot of people it was like, of course, that's nonsense. Of course there's nothing happening, and then right at the top of twenty twenty, we literally global pandemic and then it's just being after thing after thing, and now there's apparently an asteroid. Heading, right for us. It's going to pass. It's going to suck him earth. It might bounce off the Atlantic Ocean or something like. Jesus decided to skip rocks from heaven or something things. And, and it's going to happen. The day after election day or something and I'm depending on who wins I might welcome that damn thing. So. Yeah I mean at this point at this point I'm like, what else can twenty twenty do? I probably shouldn't say that out loud but Jeez, it's been crazy. It has been it has been crazy but you know the cool thing about it is that they're it's you know when when the whole darkness thing comes, it's it supposed to. Show the light you know it's supposed to show the light on people people supposed to shine stronger and the people that are supposed to come into play do because they're they're forced to do it. It's I. Mean I know it sucks in a lot of ways but a lot of people are doing things that they wouldn't have normally done because they're being forced to do it because they're they're being pushed. You know like the. Dark stuff is just saying, no, no, no, and they're fighting back not all of them but most of them, a lot of people are fighting back and they're they're of stand up for himself. So it's Kinda it's Kinda good in a way, but it's for a psychic sucks because the whole vibe of the country you can just feel it. You know you can feel it all the time and people are Kinda just they're just kinda. Down or they're anxious or there. There's this weird vibe and I live. Pretty close to. Where George Floyd got killed and so there's a lot of energy around here about all that stuff and. It's just it's just it's just an odd thing. But ever since I was a kid I grew up around psychics grew up around people that were trying to figure this stuff out and there's always there's always gonna be a year where that was it yesterday's news and I think there's been like five of them since I was a kid where that year we were all going to die and when I was a kid I kind of got scared but then you know after the second or third or fourth time and nothing happened just. Don't. Let it bother me like I used to because I don't really. I don't see an end at times. I'll die someday but I think I think it's really about learning how to overcome all of it as opposed to. As opposed to just giving in into it
"earth" Discussed on Rewilding Earth
"The rewarding Earth podcast supported by businesses such as Patagonia Tula and bio habitats, as well as the Weeden Foundation and listeners like you. If you love the work that the rewarding institute is doing, please consider donating at rewinding DOT ORG and be sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter while you're there. Taya's Williams is a wildlife ecologist currently working with the University of Nevada, Reno. As a field apologised, he went to school the University of Georgia where he studied fisheries and. Wildlife Science after performing his undergraduate thesis on Jaguars and believes he's now pursuing graduate school in the interest of carnivore ecology and spatial analysis. It wasn't hard detract ties down to ask him to be on the show he's got a popular twitter account is highly visible on science twitter Hash tags like black burgers and stem. He seemed like the perfect person to talk to earlier this summer about how the Environmental Justice and Equality Movement is viewed and felt by black scientists and naturalists. Today's conversation is just that a conversation one where we manage to touch on just about everything is relating to racism culture diversity in the Conservation Movement? Environmental. Justice and Rights Vegans, verses, carnivores science funding dealing with anxiety, and despite all the problems raging.
"earth" Discussed on Earth Rangers
"All right Rangers here comes the sound clip listen. Okay, here's a little hint. We've learned a lot about this creature in past episode. In fact, we even spoke to this animals zookeeper from the Toronto Zoo. Any ideas. Here's that sound more time? Ready to guess. Did you. Rhinoceros. If you did your. Who would have thought rhinos with sound like that? That sounded more like good tiny bird as opposed to Jane Norms Rhinoceros to me. There are actually five different types of Rhino on earth, two species from Africa, the Black Rhino in the white. Rhino and three from Asia Sumatran, Javan and greater one horned. Finals are such important animals. They're one of the largest land mammals alive today. Unfortunately, there are fewer than thirty thousand of them alive in the wild. Rhinos have been hunted. For Their Horn as some cultures believe the horns have medicinal properties. They absolutely do not in fact. Do you know what Rhino Horns are made of? Carrington. That's the same stuff. Your hair and fingernails are made of and last time I checked. There wasn't nothing medicinal about hair or fingernails. Rhinos need our protection. They're big. They're beautiful and we WANNA make sure that they're here for a long long time. For more INFO about rhinos and a superfund interview with my friend, Angie, the Rhino Keeper Checkout Episode Twenty Two of the Earth Rangers podcast. Rangers I am really excited because it's time for our creature feature..
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"Helicopters are large carnivorous members of the reptile family and by large I mean Hugh Fungus? They can grow up to three point. Four meters long at up to four hundred and fifty kilograms. American alligators can live for a long time up to fifty years. You can find American alligators in the southern USA. In Ponds Lakes and swamps alligators were on the brink of extinction but thanks to conservation efforts. They were over one million of them alive today. Alligators seem a little bit hesitant. But this swamp monster like but trust me the females are actually really good. Mom's alligator mothers later in on the shore guarded to keep it safe from predators. And when Mama gator? Here's peeps from inside the aches. She waits for her babies to hatch. Ben She carries the baby safely to the water her. Ab Alligators spent two years with their mothers. She keeps her safe from predators like raccoons birds and other alligators. After two years. The babies are big enough to fend for themselves and they go off on their own. Alligators are awesome now. Before you go. I know you've been waiting for this today. Under story of Earth Ranger. Sarah is going to tell us a little story about a mischievous little pink. I'm Earth Rangers. Sarah I'm GonNa tell you a story about when our pigs got out so it was first time. We got the next day when my brother went to feed them he opened the gate and they ran straight out. They went into our Hayfield and we were looking for for about an hour and we had to go to school. That Dane get ready. Got All of our nice warm clothes. I ran out to find. He took were ever. They're running and running all catch but then my brother her. He walked up to bail. And behind key chased. It overtook my mom and dad's. We almost missed the box. I had to get my backpack ready and get all my clothes and go to school. That's the story of my pigs. Getting at Was a great story so much trouble because of one little adventure. Thanks Sarah for your awesome submission. Now remember if you ever real story but it amazing animal encounter. I'd love to hear it. Also by submitting your story you'll be entered for a chance to win a special. Earth Rangers Price Bag. You can tell us your story. By going. To Earth Rangers Dot com slash podcast and clicking on the green button with the megaphone. That says leave us a message. I can't wait to hear yours. Well Earth Rangers. It's been quite the podcast. We learned pretty much. All there is to know about wolverines and we figured out that it was alligator. That made that interesting noise. I think it's high time I take a little nap. Windsor scratchy one. Of course until next time thanks for listening and keep on range in best ever DOT com..
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"Oh we're thing I wanted to ask you since I have you on the line now. Is it true that versus sleep standing up because that does not sound very comfortable so there's two kinds of sleep and Horses do One version standing up and one version lying down so they have really really special ligaments to cross their knees that lock into place to let them do really really deep napping. But it's not the kind of sleep where they can dream. Dot kind of sleep is called. Rem Sleep and they need about four hours a day of that but it doesn't need to be altogether and for REM sleep lie down but because they can get really really good rest on their feet there. Is this whole thought process. That horses sleep standing up. So it's true and it's not true. Gotcha got you sound of that. Really deep napping in. I'm going to try and do it yourself. Let me know how it goes. Well thank you so much for talking to me. I feel like I've learned so much about of course I didn't know before and it's really amazing to hear about everything you in the horses do to help people. It's been my pleasure. Thanks for calling. Okay have a great day. Oh and thank you so much take care you too bye Earth Rangers. It's official earth. Rangers courses are amazing animals. Either way do you know what it means? If you find a horseshoe sombor horses walking around in their socks now if you recall I played you an animal sound earlier in the podcast. Just refresh your memory. Let's hear it again. Did you figure out which animal made that noise? It's a porcupine are animal ambassador. Friend Willow to be exact. Quo is a prehensile tails porcupine. Which means she is a long tail that uses to help her climb in hold onto trees. Prehensile tailed porcupines originally from South America. And they spend much of their day in trees. Porcupines are covered in quills. In fact the only quilt free areas are their noses stomachs and bottoms of their feet. No it's no secret that that's how I got her name. Can you imagine if bringing with Stephanie or Caroline Caroline the Porcupine anyways despite with some may think porcupines cannot throw or shoot their quills? And what did these rodents like to eat? Leaves Flowers shoots arc en routes? They're Herbert's also next time. You're in South America hoping to catch a glimpse of a prehensile tailed porcupine. Don't expect to see one during the day. They'RE NOCTURNAL NEW YORK. You find very adorable over before you go. You guys know that I've been asking you to send in your own personal animal encounter story and today. We'll hear the very first submission which comes from Earth Rangers stature. Let's check it out by name. Thatcher I'm seven. India live in Washington state. Usa here's my story about the animal. I saw in Colorado this August Colorado cabinet listening to the sound heard the crickets chirping loudly diehard. A tree swaying softly. Eventually I fell asleep after talking with my cousin tour. My Mom Joe. Sleep to at three. Am Mom heard a crack remarkable. She went downstairs. Tiptoeing to investigate. She peeked out the window. And she saw something shocking. This Summer O.'S. In a very early sweetser is on the downstairs to where my mom was drinking her morning coffee. She told me the cabin oddly. Shaped FOOTPRINT OF MR tried to eat a dinner. Leftovers visitor had brown water repair in the most serious seen upside down. Dumpster was waiting for a had to investigate turns out the footprint. The carpet the chunks of hair. The upside down dumpster turned out for browsing by. How what an amazing story. Thank you from Washington State. You really kept us on the edge of our seat there until the very end awesome job and a nighttime visit from a brown bear certainly makes for a good story. Have you ever had an encounter with an animal? I'd love to hear it but remember it has to be a real story. Something that happened to you or someone you know in real life you can tell us your story. By going to Earth Rangers Dot com slash podcast and click on the green button with the megaphone. That says Lima's The message I love to hear all your stories and remember submitting your story. You'll automatically enter our contest for a chance to win a special Earth Rangers Prize. Pack Well Earth Rangers. It's been quite a day. We learned about horses and their Buick writing. And we met a prickly little porcupine friend. Cucolo rave now though. It's time for me to quit fooling around candor out of your bef- right talk so much that I get forced next week. We're going to need an incredibly tough animal with a mutation until then I stay in the saddle have a super and Jesus best robot ever..
"earth" Discussed on Earth Rangers
"Higher. Three injures me Earth Ranger Emma? Sorry I haven't been on air for a while. I've actually been busy helping my best friend. Sarah Starter own podcast. It's called the big mouth and it's all about climate change and how it's affecting people and animals around the world but don't worry it's not the typical scary story kind of deal that may expect some climate change podcast. No Sarah does a great job staying positive and her show Super Fun. Oh wait she actually sent me a recording of the exact moment when she decided to start the show. They should play that for you. So you'll see what I mean Let me see Where's that clip? Yeah here we go big thoughts say let me God just so much to think about where to even start I know I school today. We had an assembly with like a slide show thing and it was all about climate change and environmentalism and it was crazy. The whole thing was just problem after problem and everyone speaking and either presentations with some vague warning about things that works and like that's the usual right every time you turn on the news you hear that officials say climate change and most of the time. I just listening this bad feeling in worried and like that's it but today I don't know something changed. I was listening to it and I just kept thinking. This isn't okay. Why is this still like this? Someone Someone needs to say something. Someone needs to do something and then. I fought me right. I think about this all the time. I care deeply about the planet. I know how to fact check in research. I kind of know how to record audio. Kinda but the point is this plan started to form in my mind and now I feel like I have to do it. My guys I'm going to do it. I'm going to start a podcast to figure out what's really going on with climate change. But it's going to be different. I'M GONNA do it in a way that flips the usual bad news. No answers vibe. 'cause like who needs more that. I'm going to try and talk to people who really study it and cut through the noise like the people who are actually changing things. Scientists Aktyubinsk risks. And he is. I can get on the phone even more than that. I WanNA talk to teams. Feel the same way I do and have started to act because I know I know so many other teams all over the world are the same and I just think if we can find each other and communicate. Maybe we can actually turn things around. It's a lot to think about but I am so ready to do this. That was by bus. Sorry I gotta go. Hey wait a melt. Podcast is brought to you by Earth Rangers and Gen Z. Media climate change is changing everything. And I've got something to say about that. The big melt. Don't freak out figuring out. Make sure to smash that. Subscribe Button where you get your task later. Staters Sarah. Doesn't that sound cool? You should totally check it out just search for the big melt in your podcast APP to subscribe. She's a bunch of episodes that already. Okay I'll be back with new episodes of the Earth Rangers podcasting until then stay awesome and coupon ranging bringer..
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"And don't forget to share it with friends when I first visited the southwest and I saw cows. It was a shock because I was from the Midwest and we have grass and visibly. You can see you know big fat healthy cows all your life and you go see these cows with. Choya sticking out of their lips and you can see their ribs and everything else in. Iowa's just struck by people's to nasty to to me. Apparently holed up this Marlboro man rancher. John Wayne kind of mythology because clearly. Nobody was making any money. 'cause I looked at the landscape and I looked at the cows and their you know their need to eat and I just couldn't reconcile how anybody could ever make money. It's not something we actually talk about on this show until today. I've never really asked anybody. You mentioned money before these guys really make money like grazing on these really marginal marginal for their excellent for wildlife. They're very very marginal after. They've been degraded for just one season of grazing. I never pictured these guys when when I was younger making any money I thought they were just hobbyists can make money. To the extent that their expenses are largely offset through subsidies. We have a really low public land grazing fee. It's a dollar thirty five a month to raise your cow and calf on pub on her Kass on public lands and then you know. There's subsidies for drought payments and and disaster payments. And if your animal if you're live suck at eaten by predators they pay you for that too and you know there's a lot of offsets to the public land bledstock crazy industry that other small businesses don't get for their further losses or you know for their games like infrastructure The other thing I think that's important to recognize is what public lands livestock grazers get is political influence. A lot of how the West was developed by Western Easterners with to claim the landscape using livestock as a way of holding new territories. And then that. The displacement of indigenous people from those landscapes was backed up by the US military. So it's been a long time. They hit the history of the west of white people. In the West has largely depended upon the influence of the livestock industry on Clinton laying claim took landscape and those same livestock ranchers you know there s generation on the same ranch when they go speak to their congressperson or senator. They have an undue influence. It's a power trip that has been going on for a hundred and fifty years just in the West and so whether or not making money. There are having an influence over the political landscape. That's far out sizes their you know contribution to our communities or you know even beef production and things like that so there's a it is really a marginal business model most ranchers. These days are not relying on the money from the ranch at probably a hobby Somebody in the family has a has a real job or or it's just you know a Lark that they have an idea that they're going to be the Marlboro Man on horseback and and make some money any way you look at it. It's kind of a scam. It's a scam for the taxpayers. It's a sort of social cultural scam because the way that these people have Over Western governments is overlooked the impacts that that tradition has had on native and indigenous communities and still has a native and indigenous communities It overlooks their contribution towards imperilling species. Wiping predators destroying waterways. And they're not really the heroes that the American myth would have would make them out to be so not maybe not exactly like a hobby but like chess pieces on a board of politics and control and and really an outsized influence to the you know degree that these people represent in a general population situation. They're very very very small percentage but with such a voice we gotta yeah. I mean it's they. They are of minor part of the West. But they have a big influence in rural places and That's one of the things that I work to try to do. Is to really make it. Make people understand. Public wins are valuable to all of us whether we go there or not because of their contributions to watersheds air quality. Wildlife Habitat Border Connectivity among for Migration we need these places and we need them not to be trashed. The problem with the land is a very often. There's so badly managed that nobody wants to recreate there anyway. And so they right people right off the alarm lands and go to National Park Service or national forest to hike. But you know look around and you see if bill inlands have just as much diversity and potential As anywhere and they're mostly desert landscape so they're really interesting. Desert ecosystems with cool things happening and you know Arad aired adopted plants and animals and I just wish that more people were invested in seeing these places thrive instead of seeing those places where they might might be able to make a buck so it stands to reason that that if someone's felt their grazing operation was endanger in any way they're not freaking out necessarily about their cattle operation. They're freaking out more about the loss of their potential their power to go to DC and complain about city slickers asking for government handouts when they probably flew there on a government handout and every single bit of their operations supported by government handouts the giant irony of grazing in the West right And the things that I think. It's a loss of power that they would fear the most. If so if I bring that up just so that the other activists listening really know what we're up against like. They're not just the really about the money. It's about power and influence and think about that. The next time you go to a public these guys get very very red in the face. That's what they're fearing to lose. That's right yeah. I believe that's true. I think that they fear Change because they have held onto the West They've had as sort of you know. White supremacy world view that has claimed these lands for one hundred fifty years and they don't want they don't WanNa share. They want to be in control of them. They WanNA maintain their custom and culture of being the powerful people in the West and shifting around. Some you know the more. We understand the more Diversity you know moving into our western city. The bigger the recreation industry grows the more people understand about climate change and climb on it Sinks Carbon Sinks. And how important these public lands are for for our whole planetary health the less power that those people have.
"earth" Discussed on Rewilding Earth
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"earth" Discussed on Rewilding Earth
"We've had this living green engine that has produced everything that life needs. And right now we're going into the engine or just removing one part here one part there one part there and we remove apart and everything seems to be fine and so we keep doing it but one day you wake up and you find that the functionality of those incredibly essential systems is is no longer there who came up with the idea of half. Where's the science behind fifty percent? Hey So let me just acknowledge that. I think that there's been a lot of Indigenous groups and indigenous peoples who have for decades and centuries been essentially talking about this holistic idea that we call nature needs half. But is this idea that we are embedded in a web of life. We have to act with respect and reciprocity toward nature. Nature has needs. We aren't just the ones with knee. Nature has needs and we have to live respectfully in that That that framework In terms of western science it really started in the nineteen seventies With the the the Odem they were the ones who first published research and it was. It wasn't it wasn't about the entire planet it was It was about Ecosystems in Florida I believe I may be wrong about that but They they basically observed that after about half and this berries by ecosystem by the way there are some ecosystems that are very fragile like the rainforest that require seventy five to eighty percent But there are other ecosystems like grasslands that maybe only need forty percent but but what what the owners of served is that after approximately half the ecosystem hit a tipping point where functionality began to decline precipitously and that ecological services from the ecosystem whether that's producing oxygen whether you know purifying water or preserving topsoil that those ecological services basically just began to evaporate after half Later on in the nineteen nineties it was read knows who really began to Research this and applied these conclusions at a planetary scale and began to Say you know it's not it's not just one ecosystem here and there it's the entire biosphere that this applies to because of these ecosystems are interconnected all of them serve each other whether their neighbors or from a distance in in different ways migrating species genetic flow climates rainfall. All of these systems are interconnected and so we have to start thinking about this sort of planetary level in two thousand nine at the Ninth World Wilderness Congress and Meriden Mexico Harvey Locke and Vance Martin and Cyril Cormo of the Wild Foundation launched. The nature needs half network for the first time and the goal of this was to essentially get people in conservation talking about this idea and prioritising the protection of half and I think it's Harvey Locke says that they just said what everybody was saying privately to each other but that many didn't feel comfortable or safe thing publicly and nature needs half. Was this agenda building activity that we're going to make a safe platform for people to come out and say this publicly and we're going to start agenda-setting and getting this on the conservation agenda and later on the Public Policy Agenda So we've been doing that for ten years and it's been very needed because initially we received from conservation leaders around the world and I mean we have some of these letters framed in our office but but what they were telling us is that of course. I agree with you privately but I would be crazy to come out in public support of this because I would be laughed at and you will be too and in the last ten years that's changed. We're no longer laughing about the idea of protecting half in fact. I think we're skram willing to figure out how we do it And E O Wilson in two thousand sixteen with his Book Earth. Really helped Move that forward on the agenda and so that's kind of the evolution of this idea. It getting to the level of prominent that it is at now you know win coalition start to form around anything. It makes me feel better because I feel like resources are being used better that leverage of of synergies between organizations. There's not a Lotta waste there because they're no longer in isolation and I think it came to a head for me when I started looking at you guys and seeing the coalition that was forming their around this because as we talk about umbrella species keystone species. And we're talking about reloading connectivity projects giant projects small projects. We talk about those for read and Michael soulet informant and everybody would talk about those so that we could organize around something and we are heads. Wouldn't pop off because those species were meant to represent everything that falls under the umbrella and it was an organizing factor. And I'm starting to see and I have for years started to see you. Guys as a an organizing factor of the organizers and organizing factor of the organizations in this big total voice and it's been incredibly refreshing as I said before I refer back to it to get my energy back up about all of this so that it doesn't feel like it's just a million little battles and there's really no line drawn. There's no frontline it's just. It's all the lines and it can feel overwhelming to conservationists. Well thank you for saying that and I can totally relate to the the overwhelming When I'm meeting New People and they're like what do you do and I'm like well. I work on an international team. That's trying to protect the planet and in ten years It can be a little overwhelming. But but but here's a let me let me make a comparison here back in the early nineteen sixties. Jfk and you know the cold height of the Cold War. Everyone's worried about everyone else nuking each other etc and JFK comes out and he says we're going to go to the moon in ten years we're going to do what's never been done before. And we'RE GONNA. We're GONNA beat the Soviets to the moon and because he said that and because he made his objective society began to mobilize all the different industries and technologies and support staff that would be needed and the the innovation that would be needed to reach. What in the early nineteen sixties wasn't impossibility. No one could go to the moon in the early nineteen sixties but because that became the goal by the end of that decade there. Was the technology needed to do it. And it's the same thing with training tough to imagine in this. This is a porn allergy for a lot of different reasons but it should have the same kind of emotional urgency that we this is the new Cold War that the the struggle that we're engaging in right now which is really a struggle within ourselves about. Can we live respectful respectfully and sustainably on this planet as a species and individuals? That's the new Cold War and it's urgent and.
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"Hello there and welcome to the Earth Rangers podcast Rangers and let's not here right now so I guess I'll be today so Oh sorry oh my Gosh Hi Emily I had a rough landing on my flight back from aw and I had to check BESSE's landing Gearan hate Steve What are you doing here why is it recording light on on the podcast station Oh I was just filling in for you because I thought your thank you thank you okay that's okay. I got okay okay okay fine all right. I'll see you later bye listeners blow listeners and welcome to Earth Rangers podcast I'm Ruth Ranger Emma its one and only hopes no no no your favorite animal and wildlife report Earth Ranger now where was I been traveling so much lately but I finally home and now it's time to start cataloging collection of sound recording I I've been to so many places on this big beautiful earth like a check this out this is from the the National Park when I went to Tanzania to learn all about Cheetahs he knew that he's chirping noises right okay and here's when I traveled all the way north of the Arctic Ocean and the Sensational Song of the Beluga Whale Sorry Bit Wendy that day but listen to what happens when the Mike dips down below the wakes amazing right now I'm back home you know even though I've been to so many exciting places on earth and I've seen some pretty amazing creatures I have to admit I really don't need to travel far to see super cool animals I can just look outside don't believe me think about it there are lots of animals that live near people in the suburbs and even in the city just close your eyes and remember what kind of animals you may have seen throughout this year there's tiny Birt's.
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"Everyone Christine from Jersey Media and I'm here to tell you today about A._B._C.. Mouse the online learning resource for kids ages two eight. Both my kids absolutely love it A._B._C.. Mouse is a step by step learning path were kids can earn rewards while exploring over eight hundred fifty lessons and more than nine thousand learning activities games books songs and puzzles. It's kids safe. No advertising pop up ads or links to other sites A._B._C.. Mouse is the number one learning program for younger kids ages two eight in language arts math science social studies art and more Goto A._B._C. mouse dot com slash earth to get your first two months for five dollars. I think that's A._B._C.. MOUSE DOT COM slash E. A. R. T. H.. Mike His love it and I know yours. We'll hear the rangers. Juice which Classic Children's book do you remember reading introducing remember reading a family podcast from harpercollins about classic children's books for the kids who discover them and the adults that remember them on the show. You'll you'll hear fascinating behind the scene stories that lead to the publications of such classics like Charlotte's Web a series of unfortunate events bridge to tear boothia and more. It's a storytelling podcast but talks with kids authors an editor's it has samples of the audiobooks and even old archived interviews the podcast explores the timeless books we loved his kids and remembered long into adulthood. Find the remember reading podcast. Wherever you listen to podcasts nice to learn more visit remember reading Dot Com and follow at reading on twitter? <music> Hi everyone earth raid you actually this is just a recording because I am on vacation this week so unfortunately that means that there will not be a new episode today but I choice give you a quick update on our best job of contests as you know. The contest is now closed and all of the submissions are in so let me take this opportunity to give a huge shadow to everybody. Send in a joke over the last a few months. You guys are so awesome hilarious. I really can't wait to find out who takes on the grand. Prize as a matter of fact here is your fourth batch of contenders are I joke comes. All all the way from England Heller Zafran <hes> I'm living in gallon of credit on the mood jerked day why all computers than cats are related. Waited because they both like nice one. Let's go to joke number two hi. My name is Owen in years my joke. What do you call a pig that knows karate park high good? One Owen and here is the final joke for today. Hello my name is Laurie. I'm from Australia and my jerk kids. What do you do if you find cheese sandwich in the jungle put under guerrilla under a guerilla? These Australian jokes are killing me. Oh good now this news you know the drill. It's up to you to vote for your favorites and send them to the finals. Just click on the link in the show notes or go to Earth Rangers dot com slash podcast. CAST cast your vote so since this is an extra short episode and you'll have some extra time on your hands. Can I ask you a huge favor. There are a few things you can do to help the Earth Rangers podcast to reach even more kids across the world. The easiest thing to do is write us with five stars in your podcast APP. Just go ahead and do it right now. You can even write a short review. I read every single one of them and they really really make my day then. I need you to go and tell a friend about the show. Tell your school buddies your relatives soccer teammates anyone you can think of word of mouth is one of the best ways for kids to find out about the podcast and protect you click on the dot dot dot in the bottom right corner of apple podcasts. You can click on share episode in text or male this very episode to your friends. Actually maybe send them your favorite episode instead since today's just a bunch of Chitchat without all the usual. Usual animal goodness and if you want to take it one step further you can go to Earth Rangers Dot Com and sign up to become an official Earth Ranger it will allow you to create your own Avatar and start your animal saving journey by completing Earth Rangers Missions Operation Conservation or Scavenger Hunt showdown. It's completely free and we'll even send you a membership card in the mail with your name on it I mean what are you waiting for well. That's that's all from me for today. If you just can't wait till the next episode what did you go back and listen to some of our episodes from season one remember that time when I went to the South Pole to find out all about penguins or the time I got to help release a rehabilitated black bear into the wild <music> well a fee again next time when we'll travel over sixty six million years back in time to find out what kind of animals roamed the earth in the message Zoellick era that's right. I'm ongoing old Jurassic Park on that one well until then enjoy the summer and keep ranges brings.
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"Here Rangers earth ranger, Emma here employed, you I have a treat for you today. We're going to present an episode from our friends at the tumble podcast. It's all about bats tumble podcast is a science podcast for kids. And every episode tells a fascinating story of science and discovery if you're looking for great podcasts, the whole family can enjoy track tumble. We think both parents and kids guaranteed to learn something, new smart and fun. And personally, I'm a huge fan. So without further ado, here's the episode. Hi, I'm Lindsay and our Marshall. Welcome to tumble the show where we explore stories of science discovery today. We're headed to the bat cave. You mean the place where Batman and Robin? Hang out waiting for calls about crimes and Gotham city. No, it's way cooler than that. We're going on a field trip to the biggest back Coney in the entire world where we'll meet a bat biologist and find out how bats learn to be bad. One morning this summer. I got up to watch the sunrise on an old ranch outside of San Antonio, Texas. But there was one element of the sunrise. You can't see or hear anywhere else in the world. That sound is wind passing over millions of bat wings. So this is the beginning of when the bat start to rain down in the morning. That's real life bat women's lash bet biologist Jessica dryer, I met her around six AM near the entrance to Bracken cave, which is home to fifteen million Mexican free tailed, bats fifteen million bats. Yeah. It's the largest concentration of mammals on the planet when you are standing by the cave, and you look up into the sky pretty much as far as you can see upwards. You'll just see these little dots appear out of the sky, and they'll just drop straight down. And they've been clocked at about forty miles an hour dropping into the cave. And so I mean, literally, thousands of bats will be raining down over you coming back into the cave, and it is one of the most cool otherworldly experiences. You'll ever. Have. It was like being in some sort of secret bat world, but what made it even more special was that this huge cloud of bats was made up only of mothers and their babies too. Big moms group. So we're approaching that point right now or the sun is starting to rise and more bats are starting to come in from a night of feeding are we going to get pooped on? Yeah. Yeah. If you're standing close enough to the cave. Yes. You will get some rain some urine rain and some poop landing on your head. Hope you brought your bat raincoat or should I say hoop coat? I actually don't have one. This is so incredibly amazing where else can you see this kind of thing not many places in the world. And you know, it doesn't seem to matter. How many times you've seen it at always blows your mind? Jessica seen it a lot all summer. She's been camping outside the cave in every night. She's up between two AM and nine AM catching bats. And that's what I've come to see wait. We catching bats dislike grabbing them out of the air like. How and why let's talk about why? The point of this whole project that I'm working on is to figure out. What's the transition? Looks like when a baby bat goes from drinking only its mother's milk to learning how to catch its own bugs. And then finally feeding itself entirely on books that catches itself. In other words, she's trying to figure out how that babies get weaned from their mommies. That's something we do is human babies, except you know, we don't start eating bugs. It's usually fruit or something avocado. Yeah. But so well, this is a delightful time for humans to spread you know, food all over their faces. This is actually one of the most difficult times in a young bats life. So you're a young bat, you're still growing you're trying to figure out how to fly how to echo locate. How to catch bugs all of this is happening at the same time, and your milk supplies that you're getting fed are decreasing. And so you are expending a ton of energy trying to learn how to be about. And you're the energy. That's coming in is decreasing. So Jessica's goal is to figure out how that process actually works and to do that she has to catch a lot of bats. So we're approaching the mouth of the cave right now. It's a quick hike from the viewing area where I met Jessica to the bat catching spot, and we really just stand right in front of the opening of the cave right in the. Middle because the bats when they're dropping down into the cave from the sky, they sort of aim for the the middle top of the cave. And so that's where the most bats, aren't it gives us our best chance of catching them. So I'm with my technician his name is Harry, and he has the butterfly net. And so he's just going to go ahead and stick the butterfly in that straight up into the air, and he doesn't even have to move. It catch bats with a butterfly net. Like, there's not a special baton at the bat just this circle floating in the air in the fly right into it already caught about and it's been about a split second that he's had the net in the air. So he just reaches end with his hand. And he's wearing a baseball glove or a golf glove. It's just a thin leather gloves to protect himself from that bites. And you might have heard that on the Mike. He just drops the bat into one of the little paper bags that. I'm holding open for him. And so I fully the paper bag over a close it up with clothes pin. And I write the time of capture on the bag. And so it is six fifty two. So there are bad bags. Can you get those at target? You actually can they're like regular Brown paper lunch bags the kind. You would bring the school. And then here's the thing after they catch the bats, the put them in a little cooler. This one's for launch. This one's for the bats. Yeah. There's no ace. It's just to carry the bads. He's already got. He just dropped the second bat into the bag six fifty three. So he's got the nut back up in the air. And he's already caught a third bat. So as I watched from about fifty yards away. I could see Jessica in Harriet standing in the swarm of bats raising and lowering the net like they're picking apples or something. All right. So we have ten bats. So we are just gonna go ahead and carry are cooler with our bags full of bats backup to the top of the sinkhole. So that we can work on our data collection. The data collection is the time consuming part to do that we walked back with the cooler too small clearing where there's a little outdoor lab that would just we have this table set up with all of our equipment on it. And this is where we process the bats. So what exactly does it mean to process a bad like they have to fill out a form and make sure they get their social security number, right? No. It means that they're going to go through a series of steps. To collect information about each bat. It starts with Harry weighing them while they're still inside the lunch bag. So once he's done. I just. Ahead and pull out the bat.
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"Hi, guys earth ranger Laura here, just before we get started, April is earth months, and here earth Rangers earth Mont is for the animals, especially the big majestic ones like orcas and polar bears, right wrong. This year. It's time to stand up for the little guys. So right now when you fundraise for bring back the wild campaign, you'll also be helping to protect adorable little prairie animals like the black tailed prairie dog and the burrowing owl. Go to earth. Rangers dot com slash earth months. And check out the cool bonus rewards that you can earn. Thanks so much. Enjoy the show. Hello and welcome to the earth. Rangers podcast. I'm earned free to Emma Olsen born, June and earth Rangers. Lever? Simply become a poli go. That's a person who speaks a lot of languages. Was today's episode is all about the different ways animals communicate some news tuck, some use visuals some new sound and found even you sent or chemicals. Do tell other animals, and humans what there's been key? Like, take my old feline friends or scratch, your I was watching him run around after his toy mouse, and I couldn't help. But wonder what he was thinking. He couldn't tell me, and I couldn't really ask mostly because I can't speak cat Flint times, though. I do understand what she is saying. Like, for instance, when he rubs up against my legs when we're in the kitchen that means or when he jumped onto my lap and nestles my hand that means pet me when he is the hairbrush that means don't even think about it. And when he says. That means I love you so much. You're the light of my life. Okay. Maybe not that last one. But I do understand scratch. One's body language. The we uses touch and some of the sounds. He makes so we are communicating. What are some of the ways your pets? Let you know what they're thinking looks like it's time to investigate animal investigations resigation squad. Let's back to Laura public school and asked him brilliant earth Rangers how they think animals can communicate with us and with each other. So I I was thinking maybe they make a movement will dogs way. Pales hail. Well animals can also kind of dues display that can be type of communication. Duck calling. And so they also use like noise is to communicate my dog can ring bells at the back door if she has to go to the washroom. A kitty rubbing, you means that that you're their friend. Yep. When I'm away. It's the Bing sim buddy else. My dog howls because he misses me and my brother. Good stuff. There are lots of ways animals can communicate with us. And with each other vocal communication is often. The first kind that comes to mind you've already heard a lot of animal calls on the earth Rangers podcast in the past. And you have gotten really good at guessing them. But this time I have got a real stumper for you. Check it out. And. Listen up earth Rangers. We're going to play a sound clip of this very talented creature, and you'll have to guess which animal it is at the end of the episode all reveal this impersonators identity ready here, we go. Yes. I am. Not even kidding. We're trying to trick. You I promise an actual animal made those noises. Stay tuned to find out who it was. Earth rangers. Let's look a little more closely at how animals communicate there are four ways. Through sound like a wolf's howl, touch like babboons, grooming. Each other to help with bonding visuals the way of peacock proudly displays its tail to cast a mate and chemicals or sent like when ants Crete firm on trails to follow each other and some animals like the elephant use all four methods of communication. Okay. Your eyes and imagine urine elephant margin across the Namibian savannah with a little baby elephant, you're walking your heard feeling the warm sun on your back. Secondly, out of the corner of your eye you approaching your calf you need to and get that line to leave your baby alone. What do you do you rumble loudly? Scare the lion bits. And if that doesn't work you sound the alarm and call you heard over to surround your baby. You've
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"We have learned a ton about birds today earth Rangers. And since you're basically just now, I know you're going to want to be involved in the four the birds mission for more information about that. Let's check in with captain conservation. Earth rangers. This is captain conservation coming to you with a special assignment your mission today is for the birds to complete this mission. You will build a homemade bird feeder for our feathery friends, then use a Hindi trucking sheet to take note of who visits your feeder. And don't forget to take the bird quiz. Can you get all ten questions? Right. After today's podcast. I'm sure you ace it. So what are you waiting for time to your mission? Thanks, captain. Okay. It's TIME TO REVEAL the answer to our true or false question. True. Ostriches bury their heads in the sand. Quick. What do you say true or false? And the answer is both. But he kind of looks that way why because ostriches make their nests in the sand, and they need it turn their execute times a day. So if you saw an ostrich turning their eggs, it will look like they were burying their heads in the sand. But they're totally not rats. Looks like cartoons were wrong again. I don't know about you. But I've learned a ton today. Join me next time when we try to figure out how animals communicate and maybe even learn how to speak elephants. No, elephantine elephants. And don't forget to submit your great Hannibal jokes. I can't wait to hear them. For now, I'm going to fly home to check out what's going on at my bird. Feeder thanks for listening and keep on ranging. Best robot ever dot com.
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"Pay their Rangers its earth ranger, Emma gear. Okay. The other day when I was out in the field searching fascinating stories for the new season. I'd bumped into a friend of mine safari guide Lawrence from the animal sound safari podcast. He was trying to catch a fish with his bare hands. It didn't really work out Lawrence and his team are podcast friends from Australia. And I think you really like their show animal. Sounds far is all about the weird and wacky stories. We humans have with animals around the world like Roosters saving lives in Portugal or camel, beauty queens in the Middle East. You know, what I think we should take a listen to my favorite episode. It's a story of yet poobah writing warrior, mice in Tibet Google is that all right Lawrence take it away. This is an ABC putt cost. Welcome to animals, sound safari. I'm you'll safari guide Lawrence. It's very mice to meet you, eat safari might take you to a different part of the world to me. A special animal today will be scurrying off to catch up with a quota on your social. And how do we get well in this? Are logical safari Mabille. It's only like the coolest Mabille on the planet. But I did notice it was looking a little ready. So I decided to clean it off a bit. And now it's squeaky-clean today way going to meet a rodent that loves to run up corks and play hide in squeak. Can you guess who it is? It's the mouse. So I've seen my scarring around here and there, but I've never actually had a pet mouse before have you? But I want to know what you already know about this little critter. Myself, quiet smart. And I think mice achie- key and disgusting whenever you see. It's just a blur. And then it goes between you couches and stuff, and you can't see it in my new house to every single time when we move into this like a lot of mice. And then there's some dead. My sometimes disgusting. They can do all the tricks that have tiny legs the ability small, so they can do going to slow spaces. I've been at say Delic disgust noodle. Something good. I wouldn't say they're like fifty and Ida full. Some interesting observations there. Now, let's see what Laura out animal expert has found out. Lawrence debase learns to base. This is Laura I've been here ratting around for facts. You'll jokes are really cheesy today. Laura, actually, I've been spending some time here at base and thinking about mice when it comes to mice us people just concierge to make up L minds OB I pissed all the world's cutest companions. Do. We love them. Like Mickey Mouse. Do they make a scream when they run along the floor. The answer is we feel all of these things about mice. At once this tiny little scarring squeaking ferry animal has had a big effect on him big affect on humans. How what do you mean? I mean, one mouse stealing out cheese. Okay. But when it becomes millions of little mice who become a plague. It's terrifying. These mice can eight their way. Through everything crops and even 'cause talk about a mouse attack. Yeah. These little creed is do have a lot of strength in numbers. This also a long history of mass love in Japan, for example, people kept fancy mice. These were house must that had been dimissed decayed as picks. So your saying that some people think there are too many mice and others want to make more mice. I'm way too confused as little animals have us running a rounding circle. I guess we'll have to make up our own minds on today's safari, then I guess you will speak soon Lawrence over and out. Over and out Laura today where heading to one of the highest spots on the planet to meet our small theory friends where going to two bets. It's in Asia. And it is so beautiful lots of very high mountains. Oh, wait. I just remembered a joke, which is so relevant right now. Ready? What kind of car does a mouse drive? It drives a minivan. You get like a mini van like a small van. Such a joke. The magical Safai Mabille is the opposite of a mouse minivan, though, I mean web big with us where loud and where going come on Hoppy in.
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"Hello and welcome to the earth. Rangers podcast. I three hundred Emma, and I haven't even read ably adorable animals story for you today. Earth rangers. Before we get to our main topic. I want to introduce a brand new quiz Saguenay. It's called true or false. And I think it's name pretty much rid cell. Here's the jingle. True or false, Paul. Okay. Here is your question for today. True or false camels store water in their humps. We knew the Campbell's have big humps on their back that drain camels have to and dromedaries have one. But did they use them to store water? What do you think quick true or false? And the answer. No, they do not. The actually store fat in their homes not water. And while these hums might not Quinta. Campbell's thirst, they're still really useful that that they strip provides the same amount of energy as three weeks worth of food, which come in pretty handy in a desert habitat without much to eat, in fact, as Campbell's go longer and longer without food and use more and more of the fat, their humps, actually shrink isn't that? Interesting. Did you get it? Right. Let's do another one of these at the end of the episode. Earth rangers. You know, winters one of my most favorite times of the year when it's cold outside. Fires a crackling inside definitely gives me a serious case of the warm fuzzies, speaking of warm fuzzies that reminds me I heard the most amazing story the other day and it seriously melted, my heart. You guys wanna hear it? Christian. Of course, you do comes snuggle up with a mug of hot chocolate and prepare for cuteness overload. Our story begins off the coast of northern Quebec. Where researchers were studying a pot of beautiful beluga whales to see how they are being affected by all of the ships passing through their waters. The pod was spotted swimming around in playing with each other having a whale of a time and every look normal until a keen researcher noticed something peculiar one of the whales. Different wasn't as white is friends, and it looked like he had something funny. Growing out of the brunt of his head was this a new species of beluga closely linked to the mysterious and magical unicorn were these Wales evolving into some sort of deep-sea mutants with an amazing ability to play ring toss what was this mystery creature? Researchers continued to track the pot and the eventually realized that this new beluga wasn't a beluga at all it wasn't normal. What in the world was an Arctic mammal doing this bar south with a bunch of beluga, buddy. Best guess is that his nor wall somehow got separated from its family. So it must have pulled Dory. And just kept swimming and swimming in swimming until finally came across a pot of belugas who took him in like one of their own. But the story doesn't end there. Scientists continued to track the whales, and as of this recording the naral has been part of their group for three years now they swim together play together and the narwhal was even spotted blowing bubbles to playfully imitate, his beluga friends. Scientists expert opinion say this is a great example of compassion and openness, can my expert opinion says this is pretty adorable. Thanks for sending in your best animal jokes, by the way. I've had some really good laughs already. I'm gonna keep collecting your submissions until we hit season to an until then here's another one of mine. Why don't you ever see hippos hiding in trees? Really good at it. Okay. Okay. Okay. Fine. I'm still working on finding the best animal job of all time. Don't forget to send me yours. Just go to earth. Rangers dot com slash podcast and click on the green button with the megaphone and leave us a boy Smale.
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"Hey, it's Chris. Daria from jersey media. This episode is sponsored by welcome to Tinseltown. If you like Christmas movies like the Grinch Rudolph and frozen you're gonna love the fantastic new holiday podcast welcomed Tinseltown. Welcome to Tinseltown. Follows the lovable Holly as she's transported to the magical realm of Tinseltown before it's Christmas every day. Now, she must navigate a world of talking candy canes, ice, skating, yetis, polar, bear, queens and more to get back. Home all seven episodes are available now. Subscribe to welcome to Tinseltown for free on apple podcasts or your favorite podcast app. Jump into the Christmas season with welcome to Tinseltown. Hello and welcome to earth. Rangers podcasts. I'm earth ranger, Emma. And today, I have a super special treat for you a few weeks ago. I had the chance to be on an episode of circle round along with some of my fellow earth. Rangers circle round is an amazing kids podcast that tells folktales from all around the world adapted for today's family. I think you're really gonna love it. So without further ado, I'll hand you off to my friend. Rebecca, he's going to tell you the story of turtle island. Produced by the island at WB. You are Boston. Have you ever felt small? Maybe you weren't tall enough to go on a ride at the amusement park or you wanted to play with the older kids. But they said you were too little in today's story. We'll meet an animal who knows exactly how you feel and she sets out to prove that sometimes the tiniest among us can be the most powerful of all. Rebecca share and welcome to circle round. We're storytime happens. All the time. Today. Our story is called turtle island. It comes from the folklore of the jib wake group of the first nations people of Canada. We developed this episode with our Canadian friends at the earth Rangers podcast, and you'll hear some of their voices, including Leigh Lawson also known as earth ranger, Emma. They'll also here right chase, Rebecca Galarza and Suzie McGrath three voices from another of our fellow kid casts. The puny by Kobe Bryant. So circle round everyone for turtle island. Long long ago. The great spirit known as kitschy Manitou was watching over all the people of the earth. But the ruler of the world was not happy with what he saw. No one was getting along the treated one another so poorly. They argued about who owned what that's my fish. Are you kidding? That was my fish trap. They insulted each other. You're the slowest person I've ever seen. No, your the slowest person I've ever seen. You are. No, you are as they gossiped. Like there was no tomorrow. Can you believe how selfish us he hunted all afternoon on someone else's hunting grounds? Then brought everything back to the village and shared it with his family as if he'd cut it on his own land. It was chaos kitschy Manitou had a strong helper named Thunderbird one day. The great spirit told Thunderbird. Heard. It was time to start over to cleanse the earth and get rid of all this bad energy. But kitschy Manitou wanted those who were good or at least trying to be good to be saved. Thunderbird? Do me this favor lift you'll wings and take flight? Give a tap to all those who are are Moni, and peaceful and tell them to get ready for a big flood urge them to build rafts and boats and prepare to swim one week from today, the great brains will begin to fall so Thunderbird did as she was told a week later. Sure enough, the rains began to fall and fall and fall. Soon. The land was flooded. The people saved by Thunderbirds warnings stayed in their boats and on their rafts once the rain stopped a group of animals climbed up onto a single log in the middle of the water. There was a venturous otter wets up folks that was some rain eager beaver. Sure was what a close one scrappy muskrat. Thank goodness we all survived and wise, turtle who had received some valuable advice from Thunderbird before the flood. Listen if we were. Now that we have made it through the flood. There is one way we can build on that. And. End Thunderbirds says only need is a handful of earth from the bottom of this water that should help us get things going again turtle lifted her wrinkled legs one by one with these stubby legs. It would take me forever to peddle the way down and back again. So I wonder could any of you swim to the bottom grab some of the below and Benito up to this is. I can't utter always raised her hand. I she loved a good challenge, a usual. Ulta. We don't even know how deep this wall to is. Oh, I've got this. I'll be back before you can save two. Shakes of an otter tail author lifted her paw and gave the other animals a high five then she leapt off the log and dove into the water with a splash beaver turtle and muskrat watched otter swim deeper and deeper soon her slender furry body had disappeared completely minutes past then hours, then an entire day the animals were beside themselves with worry until. Well, the good news as I'm back. But the bad news is I couldn't find any earth, I dove again, and again and just never reached the bottom. I'm willing to try one more time, but I'll need to rest first turtle cocked her head to one side. Thank you for trying to. I'm sure I speak for everyone. When I say, I'm glad you're okay. But you need to rest. Let's give someone else a child's. Any takes me me me. Turtle nodded at beaver. Oh beaver. There's no doubt about it. You all a strong swimmer? I sure am. And looking for things is my middle name one leaves twigs unit. I can find it beaver was so excited he slapped his pedal of a tail on the log as it bobbed up and down in the water. He other animals grabbed on with their feet and claws. No, go, right. Me you go get it will do this busy beaver is about to save the world. And with that he flashed a big grin jumped from the log and landed in the water with a splash now as with otter beaver took his time two days later, he returned to the log. And when he did he was breathless and didn't check did. I'm so sorry friends. But I couldn't find any dirt. I must've done dozens of times. But I couldn't find the bottom of the water. Sheesh. How could it be anyway? Turtle gave beaver a smile be. I'm so relieved your who. Right. I don't know how much longer this. Love can keep us afloat move. How much longer the people can live on their offs? And in that bodes not to mention the bugs who have no place to land. We need to figure out something. The group was silent for a moment as they punctured their potential fate. Then suddenly well little muskrat piped up. Maybe I can try muskrat looked at her fellow creatures with hopeful is, but what was she met with? Laughter. In fact, otter and beaver were giggling and snickering heart. They could barely stay on the lawn. That's a good one month. Sure is have you noticed how puny? There's no way you can make it to the bottom of this water. But there was one animal who didn't laugh at muskrats proposal. Instead turtle looked muskrat straight in the eye and smiled musk despite what the other say. I believe you could do this beaver and otter were stunned into silence had turtle lost her mind. But not a second later puny little muskrat took a deep breath and down down down she dove to find some earth.
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"Hello and welcome to earth Rangers podcast. I refrain Emily. Earth rangers. Earth Rangers love animals and take action to protect them. And we also love talking about nature and wildlife. What's the fastest animal in the world. What's a baby king group called our their dogs that can climb trees do butterflies like to eat butter. These kinds of questions fascinates and together we're gonna find the managers today. We'll start our quest for animal knowledge by investigating the largest land welling carnivore and will also meet a bird that has flippers instead of wings. But first it's time to play, who am I animal guessing game. Here's how it works. We're gonna play sound and you'll have to guess what animal that sound belongs to listen closely. And at the end of this episode, you'll find out if you were right ready. Here we go. Okay. I think I have an idea. We'll play it again for you in a little while, but now it's time for. Okay, close your eyes. And let me take you on a journey to the south pole. The production value on this podcast is amazing. I can feel the Antarctic killed the wind. Today we're talking Bill. Now penguins aren't there average Burke, they have wings, but rather than flying, they use them for swimming. In fact, their wings are basically flippers. This makes them great swimmers, especially when diving underwater. The fastest species the gen two penguin can reach speeds of up to thirty five kilometers per hour. That's about as fast as you going downhill on your bike at top speed. Emperor penguins are the tallest species standing nearly four feet tall. The smallest is the little blue penguin which is about sixteen inches. Wow, they were so cute. I wish you could see them. Actually, you can. You can find some adorable pictures as well as all the other pictures and videos from this episode at earth Rangers dot com. Slash podcast. Own all. There are seventeen species of penguins, and they can only be found in the southern hemisphere around the south pole. That means even though they share similar tastes when it comes to climate penguins and polar bears, literally live on opposite ends of the world from each other, which is funny because that kind of brings me to our next segment. Animal investigations on animal investigations. All right. So a couple of weeks back, we got this phone call here at the earth Rangers headquarters. Let me see. Oh yes. Here. Message. One. Hi, this is earth reinjured lawn eight years older than you guys came to school a few weeks ago. I was wondering if you could tell me why pull the has white for you guys know that cash stuff. Right. Okay. Very by. Polar bear for? Well, I mean, yeah. I mean, I totally know that kind of stuff. I'm just not one hundred percent. You know what? I'll just take my microphone and see who can answer this question around here. Bill, what do you think polar bears are? White has something to do with the snow. No. But I mean, what happens if the jump in the water? Did they turn blue. Christina. Do you think you can help me out? I'm trying to solve a mystery. Do you know why polar bears are white fire polar bears fight? No, I was asking you. I don't know. He, Lisa do you. Polar bears have white coats whether for white is actually clear and their skin is black. What black that didn't really help. I'm even more confused maybe a lesson of our earth Rangers members instead.