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NAS Member Richard Alley to Host TV Series

By Maureen O'Leary

April 7 - Richard Alley, a geologist at Penn State and NAS member, is the host of a new three-part series on PBS about climate science and sustainable energy solutions. An advance screening of "EARTH: The Operators' Manual," the first program in the series, was held at the Marian Koshland Science Museum of the NAS in Washington, D.C. It shows the viewer evidence of climate change in locations around our planet and highlights sustainable energy options that are available today. The companion website for the series offers educational materials, quizzes, and frequently asked questions answered by Alley.

The program, which premieres nationally on April 10, is based on a book of the same title authored by Alley. Other programs in the series include "Ten Ways to Power the Planet" and "Energy Quest U.S.A." After the programs air, viewers may stream episodes online.

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