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This edition: Science and the Environment

Episode Details

Original tape date: March 3, 2015.

First aired: April 7, 2015.

Science & U! this month honors Earth Day by taking a look back at some past segments that open our eyes to the environment:

• Ernabel Demillo examines the work being done to keep pine beetles in check in the New Jersey Pine Barrens

• Vianora Vinca sits down with Oceanographer Fabien Cousteau (grandson of legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau)

• Donna Hanover tells us why oysters might be the heroes of the environment…and their special history with New York Harbor

• Lisa Beth Kovetz shows us the effect glacial ice melting in Antarctica will have on our own shorelines

• Carol Anne Riddell takes a look at a special Queens school where the kids are all about being green

For More Information:
Pine Barrens:
- Pineland Preservation Alliance -
- NJDEP Forestry Service -

Oysters -

Guest List

Dr. Elizabeth Alter Marine Biologist

Lauren Barkan Growing Up Green Charter School

Ron Corcory NJ Forestry Services

Fabien Cousteau Ocean Explorer

Emily Driscoll Environmental Science Journalist

Dr. Amy Karpati Director of Conservation Science, Pineland Preservation Alliance

John Miller, Ph.D Stevens Institute of Technology

Kate Orff Landscape Architect; Founder, Scape Studio

Stephen F. Pekar, Ph.D School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Queens College/CUNY

Bob Williams Certified Forester, Pine Creek Forestry

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