Environment

More Talk Radio on 06/13/11

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 06/13/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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PLASTIC: A Toxic Love Story

Science writer Susan Freinkel talks about her book PLASTIC: A Toxic Love Story. 

In PLASTIC, Susan traces the history of the substance, and our pervasive use of it. She writes about the good uses of plastic (IV bags, heart monitors, design concepts, etc) and the bad aspects (health concerns, danger to animals, etc). She follows the history of plastic through eight household items including the comb, credit card, and soda bottle. She visited factories in China, where women toil 60-hour weeks for $175 a month to make Frisbees. She also visited preemie wards, where the lifesaving vinyl tubes that deliver food and oxygen to premature babies may cause altered thyroid function, allergies, and liver problems later in life.

Locus Focus on 06/13/11

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Locus Focus
Air date: 
Mon, 06/13/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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An update on salmon recovery controversies on the Columbia

DAMNED DAMS, SALMON & THE COLUMBIA RIVER

This spring there has been so much water rushing down the Columbia River, fed by overabundant snow packs from the Rockies to the Cascades, that a surplus of electricity is overwhelming the power grid. So instead of spilling more water over the dams, the Bonneville Power Administration decided to shut off electricity generated by the windfarms that now dot the hills above the Columbia River. They claim this measure is meant to protect salmon.

Radiozine on 06/13/11

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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"Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle"

Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with conservation biologist Thor Hanson about his book "Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle." Hanson says, "Their sheer diversity of form and function make feathers unique from waterproofing to flight, insulation and colorful display." He'll talk about the debate about how feathers evolved and how scientists are studying feathers to gain insights into their many valuable qualities and functions.

Obama Strikes Out On Global Warming

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Mon, 06/06/2011

Tom Becker reads Bill McKibben's esssay "Obama Strikes Out on Global Warming," which tracks the unambiguous support the administration has given various carbon-intensive industries. It can be found at truth-out.org.
 

6:57 minutes (6.36 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour June 6th

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Mon, 06/06/2011

Today show, hosted by Joe Clement, features discussions about the war on drugs, medicare for all, a tribute to Helen Keller, a commentary on animal resistance and a piece imploring that the Obama administration denounce its commitment to carbon fuels.

56:49 minutes (52.03 MB)

Interview with Nicole Foss on energy, finance, empire, and environment.

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Radiozine
program date: 
Mon, 06/06/2011

 Today Per Fagering and Kurt Liebezeit have a chance to sit down and interview Nicole Foss, editor of the popular financial news aggregation site The Automatic Earth, on the topics of energy and finance.  Nicole counts nuclear safety among her many areas of expertise, and although the Fukushima disaster has dropped out of the mainstream news cycle it is still very much an area of concern for her and other experts.

27:46 minutes (25.43 MB)

WILL CHINA BECOME THE WORLD'S LEADER IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT?

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Locus Focus
program date: 
Mon, 06/06/2011

After many years of being considered the carbon-emitting elephant in the room, now China is being touted as the new leader in green and carbon-reducing technologies. A new report produced by the Climate Group describes China's plans, spelled out in its 12th Five Year Plan covering 2011 - 2015 to curb its carbon emissions and set significant targets for low-carbon energy, energy efficiency and clean technology over the next five years.

41:54 minutes (38.36 MB)

The Dirtbag on 06/08/11

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The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Wed, 06/08/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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June gardening tasks; bagging apples; plant of the month: strawberries

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert discuss tasks in the June vegetable and fruit garden. Believe it or not, it's time to be planning and planting for the fall and winter garden. It's also time to be getting bags on your apples before the codling moth mating season begins. Plant of the month: strawberries. Plus, as usual, a new Garden Stumper quiz and answers to your gardening questions.

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

Locus Focus on 06/06/11

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Locus Focus
Air date: 
Mon, 06/06/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Will China's new 5 year plan deliver a carbon free future?

WILL CHINA BECOME THE WORLD'S LEADER IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT?

After many years of being considered the carbon-emitting elephant in the room, now China is being touted as the new leader in green and carbon-reducing technologies. A new report produced by the Climate Group describes China's plans, spelled out in its 12th Five Year Plan covering 2011 - 2015 to curb its carbon emissions and set significant targets for low-carbon energy, energy efficiency and clean technology over the next five years.

Radiozine on 06/06/11

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Mon, 06/06/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Interview with Nicole Foss on energy, finance, empire, and environment.

Today Per Fagering and Kurt Liebezeit have a chance to sit down and interview Nicole Foss, editor of the popular financial news aggregation site The Automatic Earth, on the topics of energy and finance.  Nicole counts nuclear safety among her many areas of expertise, and although the Fukushima disaster has dropped out of the mainstream news cycle it is still very much an area of concern for her and other experts.  Nicole also earned her living in Ontario managing renewable energy policy, and she will explain why the green future that many people aspire to is very difficult to put into practice.

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