Environment

Flashpoints on 05/10/12

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Flashpoints
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Thu, 05/10/2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Fukushima and the Possibility of Another Huge Nuclear Disaster

Host Dennis Bernstein speaks with physicist and author Michio Kaku about the threat to Japan and the world from Fukushima's reactor #4, which is near the tipping point and could cause a huge nuclear disaster. They also discuss other dangerous aspects of the situation at Fukushima.  

Bill Resnick and Judy Barnes on Oregon's Clean Energy Future

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Tue, 05/08/2012

 Bill Resnick interviews Judy Barnes, cofounder of Oregonians for Renewable Energy Policy, about resistance to coal mining/transporting/burning in Oregon, democratizing energy production, and policy that promotes renewable energy in Oregon.

7:14 minutes (6.62 MB)

Bill Resnick and Harvey Wasserman

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Tue, 05/08/2012

 Bill Resnick interviews Harvey Wasserman: journalist, green energy activist and critic of nuclear power. They talk about continuing problems with nuclear plants, tactics ordinary people are using to shut them down, the struggle with coal energy, and about his newest book, "Solartopia".Har

13:08 minutes (12.03 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour May 7th 2012

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Tue, 05/08/2012

 Joe Clement hosts this Old Mole, which is shorter than usual because of membership-drive. We hear about growing concern with and resistance to nuclear energy, ecologically driven energy policy in Oregon, and about labor chauvinism toward China.

41:20 minutes (37.84 MB)

GARBOLOGY: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash - An Interview with author Edward Humes

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 05/07/2012

What is America's largest export, most prodigious product and greatest legacy? It's our trash. Each of us in on track to toss 102 tons of garbage in the course of our lifetime. Our disposable plastic alone outweighs the entire U.S;. Navy. But we don't like to think about our trash. We send it on trains, trucks or barges to landfills  hundreds of miles from where the garbage was created. We don't have to see it, but in so many ways the disposable, non-biodegradable items that fill our trash are coming back to haunt us, in forms like the Great Pacific Garbage patch of plastic that threatens marine life and ultimately our own.

30:14 minutes (41.52 MB)

Locus Focus on 05/07/12

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Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Mon, 05/07/2012 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Gaining control over all of our trash with author Edward Humes

GARBOLOGY: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash - An Interview with author Edward Humes

What is America's largest export, most prodigious product and greatest legacy? It's our trash. Each of us in on track to toss 102 tons of garbage in the course of our lifetime. Our disposable plastic alone outweighs the entire U.S;. Navy. But we don't like to think about our trash. We send it on trains, trucks or barges to landfills  hundreds of miles from where the garbage was created. We don't have to see it, but in so many ways the disposable, non-biodegradable items that fill our trash are coming back to haunt us, in forms like the Great Pacific Garbage patch of plastic that threatens marine life and ultimately our own.

The Dirtbag on 05/09/12

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Program: 
The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Wed, 05/09/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Vertical gardening. Plant of the Month: cucumbers. Honey bee topic this month: swarming.

It's May, and that means it's prime planting time. Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert tackle the topic of planting and growing vegetables vertically. Plant of the Month is cucumbers. And in the What's Happening in the Honey Bee Hive this month, the topic is swarming!

As usual, there will be a new Garden Stumper quiz and answers to your garden questions.

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

Groups Petition For Endangered Woodpecker

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Evening News
program date: 
Fri, 05/04/2012

On Wednesday, four conservation groups sought federal protections for the black-backed woodpecker under the Endangered Species Act. The John Muir Project, Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project, the Center for Biological Diversity, and the Biodiversity Conservation Alliance filed the petition together.

Less than 2,000 of the woodpeckers remain in the dense forest stretching from Oregon’s Eastern Cascades to the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. Another 800 live in South Dakota’s Black Hills. The woodpecker’s populations are threatened by what environmentalists are calling excessive logging, meant to reduce forest fires.

KBOO’s Zeke Harrington spoke with Karen Coulter, Director of the Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project, about the petition.

3:19 minutes (3.04 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 05-03-12 Blowing the lid off BP and other corporate criminals with Greg Palast

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Thu, 05/03/2012

Blowing the lid off BP and other corporate criminals with Greg Palast

Last month, award-winning investigative journalist Greg Palast uncovered new evidence of a corporate-government cover-up in the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon blowout that destroyed lives and the environment in the Gulf of Mexico. In an investigation that includes travel to - and deportation from - the Islamic republic of Azerbaijan, Palast and his team uncovered evidence of a 2008 blowout of a BP Caspian Sea rig from the use of the same faulty cement cap that led to the Gulf disaster.

58:15 minutes (53.33 MB)

Dine' (Navajo) and Hopi people say proposed water settlement sells them down the river

Hopi and Dine' (Navajo) people are banning together to oppose SB 2109 and HB 4067 that support a proposed water rights settlement that they say sells them down the river.

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