Climate Lab - Vox/UC

These are a selection of the episodes from this series. The full list of episodes can be found here.

The fight to rethink (and reinvent) nuclear power

The word "nuclear" is a very scary word and understandably so with the threat of war and disasters from the past. We speak with scientists at UC Berkeley and nuclear energy startup Transatomic to explore how new technology could allow for much safer nuclear energy – if we can get over our fears from the past.

Why your smartphones collect in a junk drawer of sadness

This episode explores why smartphones are so disposable. While on one hand that shiny new phone is state-of-the-art, but on the other, once it's yesterdays news how easy is it to recycle? By talking to the experts at iFixit and scientists at Livermore National Labs, we look to find better ways to design and recycle our phones.

The environmental cost of 2-day shipping

You don't often think about how something you order online physically gets to your door. The time it takes for a package to be delivered could be causing more emissions in our atmosphere. We talk to researchers at UC Davis and UC Riverside to understand what the factors are and how we can select greener options for online shopping.

The diet that helps fight climate change

You don't have to go vegan to fight climate change. This episode looks at research that shows how small changes to our diets can make big differences.