The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 83 - Citizen Science with Dr. Mark Chandler from Earthwatch

Citizen Science with Dr. Mark Chandler from Earthwatch

This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we welcome conservation biologist Dr. Mark Chandler to talk about Earthwatch, a 50-year-old organization that empowers environmental research in action by connecting regular people with scientists. Dr. Chandler teaches Noel and Jacob that they can practice this ‘citizen science’ from their own backyards to all around the world– or even at their first rodeo.

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 82 - Fix It

Fix It

Most of us have grown accustomed to throw-away culture as companies continue to make technology obsolete from the moment we take it home. This week Noel and Jacob talk about a few cool resources that are available for fixing what you own, the positive environmental impact of slowing consumerism, and that we just might be surrounded by astronauts.

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 81 - ECO-Warrior Foundation with James Pribram

ECO-Warrior Foundation with James Pribram

It’s September and this year’s Coastal Cleanup Day has become Coastal Cleanup Month! That’s why we welcomed our guest James Pribram, founder of the California non-profit ECO-Warrior Foundation, to tell us about his mission to inspire and motivate people to clean up our coast and how this all began on a Hot Summer Night!

The Avenue of the Baobabs

This striking and unique landscape is known as “The Avenue of the Baobabs” lining the dirt road in the Menabe region of western Madagascar. This prominent group of Grandidier’s baobabs have been the center of local conservation efforts for years. Photographer Unknown.

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 80 - Noel And Jacob Go Nuclear

Noel and Jacob Go Nuclear

When it comes to the topic of Nuclear Energy, most of the public’s perception has been darkened by Chernobyl and even TV shows like The Simpsons with images of glowing green goop. But this week, Noel and Jacob present how Nuclear Power could be crucial in our transition towards creating sustainable, carbon-free energy!

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 79 - Don't Mess With Smokey

Don’t Mess With Smokey

Nearly 12,000 lightning strikes hit California over a 72 hour weekend in August which ignited some of the biggest wildfire’s in the state’s history– which begs the question as to why are there more storms, more fires, and what can be done to prevent it from happening? During this week’s episode of The Biofriendly Podcast one thing is abundantly clear to Noel and Jacob, and that is you NEVER mess with Smokey the Bear!

The Thunderbird by Larry Zimmer

The Thunderbird

Captured in 2014, photographer Larry Zimmer captured this unbelievable moment during a storm in Arizona. Incredible to see that the shape of a bird formed naturally in the lighting strike.

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 78 - Longevity

Longevity

What is the secret to a long and happy life? How do people who drink martinis and eat bacon every day become Centenarians? This week on The Biofriendly Podcast, Noel and Jacob list several scientifically proven ways to increase your longevity–because they both already know they are going to live FOREVER!

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 77 - Vegan Leather

Vegan Leather

Protecting our planet’s natural wonders and restoring developed lands back to their original state is a crucial part of conservation. After returning home safely from a few trips to see National Parks, Noel and Jacob discuss some of the dangers of displacing environmental harms in the name of conservation and discover that the answer might be Beyoncé.

Roller Coaster Overgrowth

A somewhat eerie and incredible sight in Japan from photographer Shane Thoms, who captured this overgrown roller coaster at the now abandoned Nara Dreamland.