Aug 18, 2014 | 27:30What A Waste Leftovers! Audio
What A Waste Leftovers! Aug 18, 2014 | 27:30This week on What a Waste - all of the other types of waste that pile up - we're calling it the leftovers edition. From paper to cigarette butts to tires, it's our garbage catch all. Host Torah Kachur talks scientists and innovators like Amanda Tatum w
Aug 11, 2014 | 27:30What A Waste Waste Water Audio
What A Waste Waste Water Aug 11, 2014 | 27:30By 2030 nearly half the global population will face water shortages. This week on What A Waste, host and molecular biologist Torah Kachur tackles our waste water problem.....and finds solutions small and big.
Aug 4, 2014 | 27:30What A Waste Gaseous Waste Audio
What A Waste Gaseous Waste Aug 4, 2014 | 27:30Greenhouse gas emissions are the biggest problem to face the natural world today. On this week's episode of What a Waste host Torah Kachur meets scientists turning methane into plastic, vacuuming up smog in Beijing parks and even capturing cow farts, al
Jul 28, 2014 | 27:30What A Waste Industrial Waste Audio
What A Waste Industrial Waste Jul 28, 2014 | 27:30We like to blame industry for our waste woes, but, it turns out, a lot of businesses are taking sustainability to heart. Motivated by the the huge cost-savings that go into reducing, repurposing and even selling their waste. Host Torah Kachur looks at th
Jul 14, 2014 | 27:30What A Waste Human Waste Audio
What A Waste Human Waste Jul 14, 2014 | 27:30Torah Kachur finds out how flushing your pee and poop down the drain is also flushing away cash. Scientists are working to turn feces into medical treatments and cow urine into drinkable water.
Jul 7, 2014 | 27:30What A Waste Nuclear Waste Audio
What A Waste Nuclear Waste Jul 7, 2014 | 27:30Nuclear power is sometimes called the cleanest way to generate energy, but spent fuel cells are radioactive and dangerous for millions of years. Host Torah Kachur talks to scientists who are developing more efficient reactors and safer storage methods.
Jun 30, 2014 | 27:30What A Waste Food Waste Audio
What A Waste Food Waste Jun 30, 2014 | 27:30Health officials estimate North Americans throw out about one-third of our groceries,while millions go hungry in other parts of the world. Scientists are working to turn that wasted food into plastic, animal feed, even fuel.
Jun 23, 2014 | 27:27What A Waste E-waste Audio
What A Waste E-waste Jun 23, 2014 | 27:2750 million tons of electronic waste, including cell phones, computers and toasters are piling up every year, leaching poisons into soil and groundwater. Science is helping us extract valuable minerals like gold hidden within our discarded gadgets.