Living Lab Radio: June 16, 2019

Jun 16, 2019

A B2 bomber uses roughly 4.2 gallons of fuel per mile.
Credit U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III / Public Domain

"They act as if climate change-related inundation at their bases, and challenges to operations, and even climate war, are almost a fait accompli without recognizing their own contribution. So, the first step would be for them to put the two things together, and then develop a list of priorities for reductions in emissions." - Neta Crawford

This week on Living Lab Radio:

  • Biochemist Toni Kutchan describes how she and her team found bacteria that could help manufacture the life-saving opioid overdose reversal drug, Narcan, without the harsh chemistry used today.
  • Penn State's Matthew Ferrari explains why outbreaks are an unavoidable part of the path to elimination of measles, and why outbreaks in the U.S. are different (spoiler alert: we're going backward).
  • Samuel Lawrence is part of the team that oversees NASA's collection of moon rocks, which revolutionized our understanding of both the moon and Earth.
  • Political scientist Neta Crawford says the military has recognized the threat climate change poses, but hasn't connected that with its own huge carbon footprint.