PODCAST - 30 October 2018
Nitrogen is a central component of life and accounts for 78% of the earth's atmosphere. Plants need it to grow, but in certain forms and in high dosages, nitrogen can be hazardous to the environment. More than 400 billion kilograms of nitrogen is produced every year. Half of it comes from natural sources, while the other half results from human activity.
Most of the nitrogen we release comes from artificial fertilizer, which is used to increase food production. Over-fertilization of the soil however, endangers biodiversity, leads to increased greenhouse gas emissions, and pollutes drinking water with nitrate. IIASA researcher Wilfried Winiwarter takes part in a discussion on ORF’s Ö1-Dimensionen Mittagsjournal about what needs to be done to make the cycle run more smoothly (in German).
PODCAST - 02 November 2018
Liquid manure spread on fields by farmers is more than just an odor nuisance; it is also a source of fine dust pollution in the air. IIASA researcher Wilfried Winiwarter spoke to ORF’s Ö1-Dimensionen Mittagsjournal to explain the problem (in German).
PODCAST - 30 October 2018
IIASA researcher Piero Visconti spoke to FM4 about the WWF’s Living Planet Report and its implications for humanity.
PODCAST - 04 December 2016
IIASA researcher Jens Borken-Kleefeld spoke to the BBC radio show Crowd Science about the impact that airplane travel has on climate change. Recent work by Borken-Kleefeld and colleagues has calculated the climate impact of trips, comparing different modes of travel. Read more>>
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PODCAST - 28 April 2016
The transition from fossil fuels to renewables for energy production is accelerating. But recent research warns that efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could put pressure on water resources, particularly in developing countries in Africa and Southeast Asia. In this radio story from Deutsche Welle, IIASA researchers Oliver Fricko and Keywan Riahi explain new research findings linking energy and water resources. Read more>>
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PODCAST - 26 April 2016
In India, indoor pollution kills 1 million people a year. In an interview with Chris Cummins, IIASA researcher Shonali Pachauri explains the problem, as well as the results of a new study which shows that reducing reliance on kerosene lighting is a stickier problem than previously thought, since the government continues to subsidize the dirty fuel, and many people use it even if they have access to other forms of energy. Read more>>
PODCAST - 09 February 2016
Getting clean water to all the people who need it on the planet is a major challenge and one that threatens to get worse as the global population increases. William Cosgrove, interim director of the IIASA Water Program, explains the challenges and the solutions, and the research being conducted at IIASA as part of the Water Futures and Solutions Initiative..
PODCAST - 02 November 2015
Rattan Lal, Distinguished Professor of Soil Sciences at the Ohio State University, USA, spoke to Radio FM4, Reality Check, about the key role of soil for ecosystems and the environment, while visiting IIASA for a public lecture.
PODCAST - 01 September 2015
Deutsche Welle reporter Kerry Skyring interviewed IIASA Risk, Policy and Vulnerability Program researcher Mia Landauer about climate adaptation, in light of the extremely hot summer of 2015, which is exacerbated by heat islands in cities like Vienna.
Read more about Mia Landauer's climate adaptation research on the IIASA research blog, Nexus.
PODCAST - 13 August 2015
Austria's wetlands have not been mapped for 25 years, yet they are vital for climate change mitigation and flood protection. Deutsche Welle reporter Kerry Skyring interviewed IIASA researcher Steffen Fritz about the new FotoQuest Austria app, which allows citizen scientists to contribute to the effort.
PODCAST - 16 March 2015
Stockholm Resilience Centre Director Johan Rockström, one of the leaders of the new World in 2050 project which was launched at IIASA last week, spoke about sustainable development and planetary boundaries with Ö1 science journalist Marlene Nowotny (interview in German language).
PODCAST - 12 November 2014
The leaders of China and the US have jointly announced new pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at a summit in Beijing. The US President Barack Obama described the move as "historic" - but how will these proposals be put into practice? IIASA's David McCollum speaks to Radio FM4 Reality Check Radio show.
PODCAST - 24 October 2014
IIASA researcher Volker Krey spoke to Vienna's Radio FM4 Reality Check show about the implications of the European Union's new climate policy for global climate goals.
PODCAST - 08 October 2014
IIASA researcher Linda See speaks with Australian national radio show Future Tense about IIASA's Geo-Wiki Project, an effort to use crowdsourcing to improve global land-cover data. Listen to the full program on Future Tense Radio.
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PODCAST - 07 October 2014
IIASA researcher Elke Loikinger spoke to Vienna's Radio FM4 Reality Check show about a new study showing the benefits of population aging. Read more about the study>>
PODCAST - 18 September 2014
A new report by IIASA has become the first to study in detail what climate change could mean for Austria. Project leader, IIASA Deputy Director General Nebojsa Nakicenovic, discusses the findings with Radio FM4's John Cummins. Read more>>More
PODCAST - 02 June 2014
IIASA researcher Volker Krey spoke to Vienna radio station FM4's FM4: Reality Check news show about the new US plan to reduce pollution from coal burning power plants by 30% by 2030.
PODCAST - 31 March 2014
IIASA Distinguished Visiting Fellow Jeffrey Sachs spoke to Vienna radio show FM4 Reality Check about the challenges and possibilities for ending extreme poverty. Read the Web story on the FM4 Web site.
PODCAST - 31 March 2014
IIASA researcher Reinhard Mechler spoke to Vienna radio show FM4 about the new report from the Integovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s Working Group II, on climate impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability.
PODCAST - 03 March 2014
IIASA researcher Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler spoke to Vienna radio show FM4: Reality Check about a new study showing that costs from floods in Europe are likely to drastically increase by 2050.
PODCAST - 06 December 2013
IIASA researcher Steffen Fritz and Tobias Sturn from the Vienna University of Technology spoke to Vienna radio show FM4: Reality Check about their new citizen science effort, Cropland Capture.
PODCAST - 10 October 2013
PODCAST - 02 October 2013
Joeri Rogelj, a researcher in IIASA's Energy program and at ETH Zurich, spoke to
Vienna's FM4: Reality Check radio show about the new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Rogelj is an author on the report which was released last Friday.
PODCAST - 11 September 2013
Kerry Skyring from Deutsche Welle's Spectrum radio show interviewed IIASA researcher Steffen Fritz and colleagues about a new study showing that citizen scientists can make a quality contribution to research.
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PODCAST - 26 June 2013
Borken-Kleefeld spoke to Vienna radio station FM4: Reality Check radio show about a new study on the climate impact of travel, and why air travel is so bad for the climate.
PODCAST - 25 June 2013
Pachauri spoke to Vienna radio station FM4: Reality Check radio show about the connections between energy access and poverty.
PODCAST - 28 April 2013
Anne Goujon in an interview to the RTS Radio Television Suisse on April 28th in the show “Hautes Fréquences” on projections of religion for Switzerland.
PODCAST - 29 April 2013
Paasonen spoke to Vienna radio station FM4: Reality Check radio show about new findings on climate feedbacks.More
PODCAST - 09 April 2013
Wolfgang Lutz spoke to Vienna radio station FM4: Reality Check radio show about progress on reaching the Millennium Development Goals.
PODCAST - 11 April 2013
Lutz spoke to Vienna radio station FM4: Reality Check radio show about the importance of women's education.
PODCAST - 18 February 2013
Winiwarter spoke to Vienna radio station FM4: Reality Check radio show about a new report for UNEP on the pollution called by fertilizers.More
PODCAST - 30 January 2013
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