Naomi Arenberg

Sustainable Shrimp Farming

The United States imports over a billion pounds of shrimp annually. Most of it travels thousands of miles from tropical farms, which have often degraded mangroves and other sensitive areas of coastlines. Now some U.S. shrimp farmers are raising shrimp indoors, using environmentally friendly techniques, and they’re producing a fresh, delicious product with a much gentler carbon footprint.

Science Note: A Plant With Oily Leaves

Writing in The Plant Cell, the journal of the American Society of Plant Biologists, researchers report that they have engineered a plant to produce oil in its leaves. They hope to increase biofuel production and create more nutritious animal feed.

Science Note

Researchers around the world are developing "invisibility cloaks" that someday could work as well as the one that kept Harry Potter out of harm’s way. This week’s note on emerging science describes invisibility work that’s underway at the University of Texas.

Science Note: A Plant With Oily Leaves

Writing in The Plant Cell, the journal of the American Society of Plant Biologists, researchers report that they have engineered a plant to produce oil in its leaves. They hope to increase biofuel production and create more nutritious animal feed.

New Energy for New Bedford

The port of New Bedford, Massachusetts was "the city that lit the world", when whale oil was the chief fuel for lamps. Those days and most of the whales are long gone - but New Bedford has ambitions for a new and more sustainable energy future. Solar and insulation efforts are moving ahead ashore as New Bedford also readies its port to serve offshore wind power development.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

York, England is the answer to today's Geo Quiz. The city is celebrating the centuries old tradition of rapper sword dancing this weekend. Producer Naomi Arenburg sent us an audio postcard of the Clownfish Rapper Sword Dancers of Cape Cod, Massachusetts doing their thing.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

York, England is the answer to today's Geo Quiz. The city is celebrating the centuries old tradition of rapper sword dancing this weekend. Producer Naomi Arenburg sent us an audio postcard of the Clownfish Rapper Sword Dancers of Cape Cod, Massachusetts doing their thing.

New Energy for New Bedford

The port of New Bedford, Massachusetts was "the city that lit the world", when whale oil was the chief fuel for lamps. Those days and most of the whales are long gone - but New Bedford has ambitions for a new and more sustainable energy future. Solar and insulation efforts are moving ahead ashore as New Bedford also readies its port to serve offshore wind power development.

Science Note: A Plant With Oily Leaves

Writing in The Plant Cell, the journal of the American Society of Plant Biologists, researchers report that they have engineered a plant to produce oil in its leaves. They hope to increase biofuel production and create more nutritious animal feed.

Science Note

Researchers around the world are developing "invisibility cloaks" that someday could work as well as the one that kept Harry Potter out of harm’s way. This week’s note on emerging science describes invisibility work that’s underway at the University of Texas.

Science Note: A Plant With Oily Leaves

Writing in The Plant Cell, the journal of the American Society of Plant Biologists, researchers report that they have engineered a plant to produce oil in its leaves. They hope to increase biofuel production and create more nutritious animal feed.

Sustainable Shrimp Farming

The United States imports over a billion pounds of shrimp annually. Most of it travels thousands of miles from tropical farms, which have often degraded mangroves and other sensitive areas of coastlines. Now some U.S. shrimp farmers are raising shrimp indoors, using environmentally friendly techniques, and they’re producing a fresh, delicious product with a much gentler carbon footprint.