Frozen Energy In Texas

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!

The Polar Vortex

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.

Should Science Mess With Nature?

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?

Newly Discovered Species in 2020

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?

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 71 - Turning Food Waste Into Clothing with Mi Terro

Turning Food Waste Into Clothing with Mi Terro

This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we welcome Robert Luo, CEO and founder of the Los Angeles biotech start-up, Mi Terro, which converts food waste into sustainable material for clothing, packaging and medical supplies. Robert shares his inspiring story of how Mi Terro began, and that we don’t need to cry over spilled milk… we make it into a t-shirt!

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 62 - Biofriendly Meets Conservation X Labs

Biofriendly Meets Conservation X Labs

This week we are thrilled to welcome the Co-founders of Conservation X Labs, Dr. Paul Bunje and Dr. Alex Dehgan as our guests on The Biofriendly Podcast! Noel and Jacob get a chance to hear a little backstory on how Conservation X Labs came to be, their mission to empower innovation that will end human-induced extinction, and that both scientists are locked in turf war over which is better… snails or lemurs?!

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 40 - America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day

In past episodes, Noel and Jacob have discussed how challenging the recycling system has become in the United States, but for this America Recycles Day we share what you need to know about your plastics to recycle and that Jacob has been taking unproductive showers for a decade.

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 39 - Refreeze The Arctic

Refreeze the Arctic

In a recent International Design Competition for creative ways to fight climate change, Noel and Jacob learn about an out-of-the-icebox concept for refreezing the Arctic that placed as the runner up to a rather funereal sounding first place winner.

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 30 - Cloning Mammoths To Save The Planet

Cloning Mammoths To Save The Planet

With all of the tragic headlines about the most recent fires in the Amazon, everyone is anxious to know ways they can help, so Noel and Jacob research how much of the Earth’s forests are clear-cut every single year and what you can do to stop it.