Alan Weisman

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‘Countdown’ Explores the Effects of Our Overpopulated Planet

How can we sustain and balance the exploding global population?

alan weisman, countdown, human population, overpopulation, growth

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The World Without Us

What would the world be like if humans were to disappear from the planet?

life, extinction, ecology

Sep. 07, 2007

The World Without Us

Ira talks with author Alan Weisman about what the world might be like if humans were suddenly to disappear from the planet.

end, destruction, catastrophe

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How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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