This episode features an interview with the scientists Michelle Bell and Scott Goetz, who are editors-in-chief of two new environmental journals at IOP Publishing.

Bell is Professor of Environmental Health at Yale University and has helped launched the journal Environmental Research: Health. She talks about her research on how the greening of urban landscapes and other environmental factors affect human health.

Goetz heads the Global Earth Observation and Dynamics of ecosystems lab at Northern Arizona University and has helped launch the journal Environmental Research: Ecology. He talks about how Earth observation satellites are shedding light on how climate change is affecting ecosystems such as taiga (boreal forest).

Also in this podcast, the science writer Laura Hiscott looks at a recent study that suggests that innovation in science and technology is waning.

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