Episode Guide - Environment


7/22/14The Santa Barbara Simoom of 1859 (Skeptoid #424) - Stories of a lethally hot storm wind in Santa Barbara in 1859 persist to this day.
Read | Listen (12:27) | Discuss
1/14/14Fukushima vs Chernobyl vs Three Mile Island (Skeptoid #397) - Years after the disaster, some claim that Fukushima radiation is still going to cause widespread death.
Read | Listen (13:09) | Discuss
11/12/136 Problems with Wind Turbine Syndrome (Skeptoid #388) - Some believe that wind turbines are sickening people. Might there be anything to this?
Read | Listen (13:22) | Discuss
6/25/13Legislating Pseudoscience (Skeptoid #368) - Lawmakers are often pressured by ideologues to pass laws based on bad science.
Read | Listen (12:34) | Discuss
3/5/13Facts and Fiction of the Schumann Resonance (Skeptoid #352) - This cavity in our atmosphere resonates radio frequency at 7.83 Hz. But is that all it does?
Read | Listen (13:26) | Discuss
7/3/12Attack of the Nanobots! (Skeptoid #317) - Is it possible for nanotechnology to result in an army of self-replicating machines that consume and destroy our society?
Read | Listen (13:34) | Discuss
5/8/12The Science and Politics of Global Warming (Skeptoid #309) - Global warming is the poster boy for failed science communication. What went wrong?
Read | Listen (12:20) | Discuss
9/13/11All About Fracking (Skeptoid #275) - Hydraulic fracturing of natural gas wells incites powerful emotions. How much of the hype is justified?
Read | Listen (13:36) | Discuss
2/8/11Nuclear War and Nuclear Winter (Skeptoid #244) - Will atmospheric smoke from a nuclear war result in devastating global cooling?
Read | Listen (11:49) | Discuss
12/14/10Whales and Sonar (Skeptoid #236) - Navy sonar is said to be lethal to whales. What does the latest research actually tell us?
Read | Listen (12:59) | Discuss
11/2/10DDT: Secret Life of a Pesticide (Skeptoid #230) - Is DDT a killer of birds, a savior against malaria, or a little of each?
Read | Listen (13:42) | Discuss
8/11/09Organic vs. Conventional Agriculture (Skeptoid #166) - Is organic agriculture truly safer or better for the environment than modern farming?
Read | Listen (15:48) | Discuss
7/14/09Locally Grown Produce (Skeptoid #162) - Is locally grown produce as green as its proponents seem to think it is?
Read | Listen (12:41) | Discuss
12/16/08The Sargasso Sea and the Pacific Garbage Patch (Skeptoid #132) - We cast our skeptical eye upon two vast hazards to navigation said to lurk in the centers of the two great oceans.
Read | Listen (9:52) | Discuss
8/5/08Genetically Modified Organisms: Jeopardy or Jackpot? (Skeptoid #112) - Are GMO crops dangerous, or a boon to mankind?
Read | Listen (14:27) | Discuss
5/13/08Is Peak Oil the End of Civilization? (Skeptoid #100) - Doomsayers claim that peak oil will produce worldwide panic and disaster, but the lessons of history make a very different prediction.
Read | Listen (10:17) | Discuss
3/18/08Rethinking Nuclear Power (Skeptoid #92) - Are modern nuclear reactors as bad for us as the environmentalists have painted them?
Read | Listen (12:03) | Discuss
2/12/08Water: Alternative Fuel of the Future? (Skeptoid #87) - Can simple water really be burned to solve our energy problems?
Read | Listen (10:02) | Discuss
6/25/07Ethanol: Miracle Fuel, or Not? (Skeptoid #51) - Is ethanol really nature's wonder fuel? Is corn really going to save us?
Read | Listen (7:58) | Discuss
5/26/07Free Range Chicken and Farm Raised Fish (Skeptoid #47) - Do free range chickens and farm raised fish truly have the pros and cons that popular culture believes?
Read | Listen (9:51) | Discuss
4/16/07Heating Up to Global Warming (Skeptoid #39) - Do we really understand how much power we have to address global warming?
Read | Listen (11:21) | Discuss
2/15/07Chemtrails: Real or Not? (Skeptoid #27) - What you always thought were simply contrails are really dangerous chemicals being sprayed.
Read | Listen (9:06) | Discuss
1/5/07Organic Food Myths (Skeptoid #19) - Is it a revolution in health and the environment, or a counterproductive fad?
Read | Listen (10:18) | Discuss
12/20/06SUV Phobia (Skeptoid #15) - Are SUVs truly as evil as we're supposed to think?
Read | Listen (8:00) | Discuss
11/1/06Sustainable Sustainability (Skeptoid #05) - Focus on the year's undisputed overused buzzword: "Sustainable"
Read | Listen (6:08) | Discuss

 

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