Plastic in Our Oceans, Drones Track Eco-Criminals in Italy
This Week: The Italian mafia is involved in illegal garbage dumping. So the country is experimenting with small drones to track down the eco-criminals. How much plastic is in our oceans? Much more than previously thought, according to new studies. Also, unexpected ways in which plastic affects marine ecosystems. After fifty years of silence, Neil Armstrong gives an interview.
Neil Armstrong Finally Breaks His Silence: Apollo astronaut Neil Armstrong has given an interview after decades of silence. He spoke to an Australian accountant!
Watch the four-part video series of the interview on the website of Certified Practicing Accountants of Australia.
Small Drones Track Mafia Eco-Criminals in Italy: Italy is experimenting with small drones to track down mafia eco-criminals involved in illegal dumping. Reporter Angelica Marin reports from Naples.
Plastic Trash in Our Oceans: The world’s floating trash continues to find its way to the open waters of the world’s oceans. And new studies suggest there is much more plastic in the oceans than previously thought.Unexpected Effects of Plastic on Marine Ecosystems: On an earlier episode of this podcast, we talked about how albatrosses die as a result of eating plastic in our oceans. That’s probably true of other marine animals too. But one little critter (pictured here) may be benefiting from the plastic. That’s according to a new study in the North Pacific ocean. We speak to one of the authors of the paper, Miriam Goldstein.
She also sings us one of her favorite sea shanties. It’s called Mingulay Boat Song. Here’s a video of British folk singer Richard Thompson singing that song.Science Podcast. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.