Environment

Political Perspectives on 06/15/11

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Wed, 06/15/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule

David Cobb speaks on "Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule." In this talk he presents a case for Move to Amend.org, a coalition of over 100,000 people and organizations whose goal is to amend the United States Constitution to restrict corporate power.

Cobb is an organizer with Move to Amend.org and a former Presidential Candidate.

Cobb’s Corvallis talk was sponsored by the Linn-Benton chapter of the Pacific Green Party and the Veterans for Peace.

David Cobb will be leading a workshop this Saturday, June 18th, from 10AM to 5PM at the First Unitarian Church at SW 12th and Salmon in Portland. Preregistration is required at www.afd-pdx.org

 

DAMNED DAMS, SALMON & THE COLUMBIA RIVER

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 06/13/2011

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.

38:22 minutes (35.12 MB)

Thor Hanson and "Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle"

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Radiozine
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Mon, 06/13/2011

 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.

23:19 minutes (21.35 MB)

Arjun Makhijani on “The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and Its Impact on Nuclear Power in the United States”

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Sun, 06/12/2011

 Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Arjun  Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, which has released a paper “The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and Its Impact on Nuclear Power in the United States.”

57:09 minutes (65.41 MB)

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
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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

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Radiozine
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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
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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)
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