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Particulate matter air pollution

Particulate matter air pollution

Finally, particulate matter, or PM. PM is just what it sounds like– tiny particles that fall so slowly they can hang around the atmosphere for a long time before being deposited on the ground. The particles most dangerous to human health have sizes less than a few microns. The most common measure of PM concentration …

How to Grow Your Own Kumquats

How to Grow Your Own Kumquats

Hi my name is Byron Martin, and today we’re going to be talking about Kumquats, which are in the genus Fortunella, or in the Citrus family. And Kumquats are actually a plant that originated out of China and Japan, and the one that we know in the US, as a plant in the store,s or …

Cow Burps Are Warming the Planet

Cow Burps Are Warming the Planet

Thanks to CuriosityStream for supporting PBS Digital Studios. If you grew up in suburbia like me, you might not have ever considered the fact that cows are pretty gassy creatures. Just ask the German farmer who in 2014 had to deal with a slight exploding shed problem, thanks to his dairy cattle’s burps. Turns out …

How Global Warming Works in 1.2 Minutes

How Global Warming Works in 1.2 Minutes

You may have heard of global climate change, which is often called “global warming.” Take a moment to try to explain to yourself how virtually all climate scientists think that Earth is warming. In one study we asked almost 300 adults in the U.S. and not a single person could accurately explain the mechanism of …

How Global Warming Works in Under 4 Minutes

You may have heard of global climate change, which is often called “global warming.” But how much do regular people understand the science of climate change? If you were asked to explain how global warming works, could you? Take a moment to try to explain to yourself how virtually all climate scientists think the Earth …