Whatever happened with the hole in the ozone layer? Could we dim the sun by launching chalk dust into the sky? This week, Noel and Jacob study our stratosphere and discuss some of the ways we protect our planet from UV rays… all with the help of the Cheddar Dynasty.
Did you know that plastic microfibers from our clothing are the source of 35% of all microplastics in the ocean? This week we are joined by Barbara Martinez from Conservation X Labs to tell Noel and Jacob about their challenge that will award $650,000 in prizes to winning innovations, how this could revolutionize textiles, and why curling teams need to make a comeback!
When it comes to learning more about the Earth, it’s important to look to our own solar system to see how the other planets have transformed over millions of years. That’s why we invited astrophysicist, author, host, and science educator Paul M. Sutter to join us this week on The Biofriendly Podcast to chat about interstellar space travel, life on other planets, and why Bruce Willis could be the key to everything!
With all of the recent extreme weather events occurring around the world, it’s important to look at our Earth’s natural water cycle and how it is being affected with our changing climate. This week we welcome back guest Michael Carroll to talk about what’s going on under the surface, some methods of capturing water, and why sometimes Scrooge McDuck is the only way to understand it all.
After the recent winter storms in Texas, we have seen a fair amount of finger-pointing as to why the state was underprepared and left in the cold. This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we directly address the accusations against green technology, why a fire should always have its place, and Noel gets riled up about all the nonsense!
As the news continues to report record low temperatures and winter storms hitting as far south as the U.S. State of Texas, it’s time to talk about what a Polar Vortex is exactly and why this is happening. Having been knee-deep in a Polar Vortex before, Noel and Jacob break down the science behind the arctic blast, what it means for our Earth’s climate, and that the only way to survive an Ice Age is in a Wendy’s.
From reintroduction biology to assisted evolution, The Biofriendly Podcast gets philosophical this week as we discuss the ways science can choose to step in and save a species. Noel and Jacob share some changes being made to make animals more climate change resistant, Super Bowl highlights, and should humans have built-in furry jackets for survival?
New species, who dis? It’s mind-blowing to learn just how many species we discover every year, let alone how many more unknown species we have left to discover! From plants to animals, Noel and Jacob list some of the top new finds from last year, why it’s important to look around and not just at the ground, and what do Harry Potter and The Joker have to do with all of this?
This week on The Biofriendly Podcast, Jacob does his best to figure out what Green Hydrogen is all about and then repeat it back to Noel. In the end it turns out that electrolyzing water is like the Tunnel of Love, 2020 might be the growing pains we all needed, and no mater what we can’t give up!
When it comes to our food delivery system around the world, packaging plays a pivotal role for food’s accessibility, nutrition and long-term storage. This week we welcome friend of the podcast, Mustan Lalani from Tetra Pak, to share about the new environmental ‘Go Nature. Go Carton.’ campaign, the company’s pledge to make a difference for climate change, and Mustan’s promise to let Noel and Jacob crash on his couch after one too many root beers.