Environment

33-day fast (and counting!) for Climate Justice

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 12/07/2009

A group of climate activists in Copenhagen are on the 33rd day of a hunger strike for climate justice.

They are demanding a binding agreement to fund climate adaptation and mitigation activities in developing nations with at least one hundred ninety five billion dollars per year. They also demand an end to overconsumption, deforestation and the use of fossil fuels.

Yesterday two Portland activists joined the fast in solidarity, sitting in Pioneer Courthouse Square and calling for climate justice locally and globally. KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with one of the Copenhagen hunger strikers, Anna Keenan from Australia.

More info: www.climatejusticefast.com

9:16 minutes (8.49 MB)

Climate Change, Copenhagen, and an (almost) World Editorial

program date: 
Tue, 12/08/2009

 As the Copenhagen talks begin, Abe and Joe talk climate change.
 Hosted by: Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

 

53:42 minutes (24.58 MB)

More Talk Radio on 12/07/09

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More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 12/07/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Today's topic is global warming with guests from the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Dartmouth Professor Michael Dorsey specializes in climate justice issues. Environmental activist Sandy Gauntlett, who is of Maori Indigenous descent, has worked on forest related issues for over a decade.

WTO - What It Really Costs

program date: 
Mon, 11/30/2009

The WTO works  to protect large corporations from having to bear the real costs of their production -- forcing the rest of us to pay with our health and the quality of our lives.  Magrete Strand of the Sierra Club and the Blue Green Alliance explains how it works in this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.

10:47 minutes (6.18 MB)

Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent

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Locus Focus
program date: 
Mon, 11/30/2009

In these end days of peak oil, the Canadian province of Alberta is on a mission to replace Saudi Arabia as the world's major source of petroleum. The once pristine boreal forests of Northern Alberta are being transformed into gigantic pit mines as energy companies rush to extract some of the last of the earth's petroleum reserves. The quest to extract and refine these thick, dirty tar sands that lie beneath what was once a wilderness of wetlands and salmon-rich rivers, threatens the ecology and economy of North America.

39:24 minutes (36.07 MB)

Locus Focus on 12/07/09

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Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Mon, 12/07/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Nuclear Power - Carbon-free Energy for the Future or Still Just a Bad Idea?

A couple months ago, Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein leaped at the opportunity to interview Stewart Brand, Whole Earth Catalog creator and innovative futurist. But Stewart has changed his views on some key things since the heady days of the late 1960s and early 70s, when his ideas and projects inspired a huge counter-cultural movement. His primary concern now is curbing climate change and he believes that to achieve the goal of drastically reducing our carbon emissions we must embrace technologies that he (and most of the environmental movement) once eschewed - like nuclear power.

Locus Focus on 11/30/09

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Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Mon, 11/30/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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How Tar Sands extraction is Northern Alberta is changing the face of a continent

Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent

Nuclear Power - Carbon-free Energy for the Future or Still Just a Bad Idea?

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program: 
Locus Focus
program date: 
Mon, 12/07/2009

A couple months ago, Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein leaped at the opportunity to interview Stewart Brand, Whole Earth Catalog creator and innovative futurist. But Stewart has changed his views on some key things since the heady days of the late 1960s and early 70s, when his ideas and projects inspired a huge counter-cultural movement. His primary concern now is curbing climate change and he believes that to achieve the goal of drastically reducing our carbon emissions we must embrace technologies that he (and most of the environmental movement) once eschewed - like nuclear power.

41:53 minutes (38.34 MB)

The Yes Men Fix The World

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Mon, 11/23/2009

 Host Linda Olson Osterlund speaks with one of the Yes Men. The Yes Men often pose as powerful people as a form of protest.  Their new movie “The Yes Men Fix the World” is showing at Cinema 21 this week.

25:36 minutes (23.43 MB)

Cap & Trade 101

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Locus Focus
program date: 
Mon, 11/23/2009

Cap-and-trade systems are being touted across the country as the most likely way to reduce carbon emissions and they have been in practice in Europe for several years. But cap-and-trade is controversial in the eyes of some envrironmentalists—who see carbon trading as a form of 21st century indulgences—as well as industrial polluters who believe cap-and-trade creates unwanted government regulation.

42:48 minutes (39.18 MB)
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